Jean-Paul Gaultier's Couture Vision Is Disco Katharine Hepburn, Bellboys & Day Pajamas

Jean Paul Gaultier’s latest couture collection is just the kind of vision you can sink your heart into: extremely strong women as a logical jumping-off point, a mise en scène to propel the creative story, and a perfect melange of cultural touchstones and eras, including 1930s cigarette girls, 1940s movie stars, 1970s…

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Watch a Modern Dance Odyssey From Itinerant French-Iranian Artist Lafawndah

This is “Tan,” the debut video from Paris-based musician Lafawndah’s forthcoming EP of the same name. Setting aside the video for a moment, there is not much else out there like her new music at present, whether in vocal tone or urgency or the beats’ unwillingness to adhere to a particular pattern or preset. It’s a…

Trump on Paris Attacks: If 25 People Had Guns, 'It Would've Been a Totally Different Story'

Presidential candidate and bargain bin full of yellowing Jean-Claude Van Damme movies Donald Trump has become more and more enthusiastic about guns. That enthusiasm coincides with him trying to become president, and it’s unchecked by minor considerations like good taste. Trump declared Monday that if 25 people killed…

French President Francois Hollande Calls ISIL Attacks Against Paris 'An Act of War'

Early today the Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attacks on Paris that left at least 127 dead and many injured. ISIL called the attacks a “blessed battle” of revenge. “A group of believers from the soldiers of the Caliphate set out targeting the capital of prostitution and vice, the lead carrier of the…