To Chill or Not to Chill: The Great Vacation Debate

I recently did something I’d fantasized about for a long time: I got on a plane and went to London and Paris. It was only for a week, but I immediately wrestled with the pressure of going so far away for so little time—how would we strike the perfect balance of chilling and seeing all the shit we were supposed to?
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An 18-Year-Old Virgin Boards a Night Train to Hamburg

We snuck into an empty sleeper compartment after downing a few beers in the dining car of a night train. His name was Mike, or maybe it was Matt, and we met a couple of hours earlier on the platform of the Duisburg train station. He had dark brown hair and clear blue eyes, and smelled like sweat and weed — the… » 4/21/15 11:50am Tuesday 11:50am

The Best Places to Sneak a Cigarette at Disneyland Paris

Through Discovery Arcade, past Le Petit Train de Cirque, across pavement that wouldn't dare crumble stateside, is a small bench sandwiched between two slightly overgrown hedges. The ground is littered with ash. This is Disneyland Paris, and despite signs to the contrary, this is a popular spot for smoking. » 4/15/15 2:00pm 4/15/15 2:00pm

Lesbian Couple "Humiliated" For Goodbye Kiss at Paris Train Station

Paris: it's supposed to be the most romantic city in the world. A city where kissing on picturesque streets is commonplace, a city where you can just happen to run into Ethan Hawke (again), a city where the weight of lovers' amorous expressions can take down a bridge. But according to one couple, Paris isn't equally… » 3/14/15 12:15pm 3/14/15 12:15pm

The 8 Dudes Involved in Epic Harry Winston Jewel Heists Are Convicted

Three gunmen showed up dressed as women to a Harry Winston in Paris in 2008. When they came out 20 minutes later, according to the AP, it was with hundreds of jewels. A year earlier the thieves were dressed up as building painters. The two heists earned them about $100 million in jewels. » 2/28/15 5:30pm 2/28/15 5:30pm

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Says He Only Went to Like Four Orgies a Year

Dominique Strauss-Kahn began his testimony yesterday in his trial for "pimping," and we finally got to hear former International Monetary Fund head's defense for participating in lavish orgies in Paris and Washington. Strauss-Kahn's defense, nutshelled: He only went to four orgies a year, and he was totally unaware… » 2/10/15 9:50am 2/10/15 9:50am

Paris Gunman Threatens to Kill Hostages if Cops Storm Charlie Killers

In a separate hostage situation unfolding in France today, police have surrounded a kosher market in eastern Paris where a gunman believed to be responsible for Thursday's killing of a police officer and injuring a street sweeper has reportedly taken several hostages, including children. » 1/09/15 9:07am 1/09/15 9:07am

​Love Lockdown: Paris Introduces Glass Panels to Prevent Love Locks

Paris may be the city of love, but the city is so concerned about love locks, those padlocks that lovesick couples attach to bridges as a token of their undying affection for one another, that officials have announced that they will be replacing the railings of one of their bridges with glass. Impenetrable glass to… » 9/21/14 12:00pm 9/21/14 12:00pm

The Unfriendly Skies: Another Flight Diverted Over Legroom Dispute

Just when you thought flying couldn't get any more miserable, yet another plane has been diverted due to a legroom-related dispute. This is just the way airlines work now, I guess! We're all criss-crossing the great blue yonder in giant tin cans, tempers on hair-trigger alert. Are you happy, Orville and Wilbur? » 8/29/14 10:10am 8/29/14 10:10am

Paris: Keep Your Love Locks Out, You're Ruining Everything

Parisians are over you and your need to express your love with padlocks on their bridges like some whimsical literary novel protagonist. You are not an imaginary person and those locks are heavy, dude — so heavy that their weight crumpled one Parisian bridge, moving City Hall to encourage selfies. In the grand scheme… » 8/13/14 9:50am 8/13/14 9:50am