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In France, the Murder of an Abusive Husband Raises Questions About Domestic Violence 

In September 2012, Jacqueline Sauvage shot her husband, Norbert Marot, three times in the back. The couple, who lived in a small town 70 miles outside of Paris, had been married for 47 years and, as Sauvage would claim during her trial, those years were hardly happy. Rather, Sauvage and her children were the victims…

French Goddess Lou Doillon Taught Us How to Love Again Via Song

Over the years, Lou Doillon has been tagged with many fawning monikers, the most particular and imprecise among them being “It Girl.” The French star is a multi-hyphenate (singer, actor, model) and has a fabled pedigree (her mother is Jane Birkin; her half-sister is Charlotte Gainsbourg), all viable factors why…

'Excessively Thin' Models Now Officially Banned on French Runways

For months, the French government has been moving to ban runway models who are unhealthily thin from the runway and ad campaigns, citing not just the toll on the models themselves but the influence they may have on young women. On Thursday, the legislation passed, and now all models will be required to provide medical…

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