Ismael El Iraki, a survivor of the November 13 Paris attacks, has composed an open letter to fellow survivor and Eagles of Death Metal singer Jesse Hughes, accusing the front-man of becoming a “spreader of hate” by spewing anti-Muslim rhetoric in interviews with the press.
When Kristen Stewart last collaborated with director Olivier Assayas as a headliner in Clouds of Sils Maria, she won a coveted César for her performance. She is also being lauded for her performance in Assayas’s most recent production, Personal Shopper, though the film itself has elicited some nasty reactions. In…
Six people were arrested in a series of police raids carried out around Brussels late on Thursday, the Guardian reports, in connection with Tuesday’s bombings. Also on Thursday, two Belgian officials offered to resign, as evidence mounted that the country failed to adequately prepare for the attacks
Have you ever been walking a dog or commuting home and thought, “I need three to four slices of ham or I’ll die?” For me, that happens everyday. Same for people in Paris. So much so that two entrepreneurial residents have begun installing vending machines throughout the city filled with vacuum-packed meat.
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…
This is not, in fact, a Norwegian black metal concert, but the runway today in Paris for Rick Owens’s new menswear collection. Fashion! So fickle! So fun! So TERRIFYING AHHH GET THIS MONSTER AWAY FROM ME!
Early in graduate school, I still believed literature could save us, so I clung to a narrative device that seemed to promise deliverance: focalization. It’s not an especially sexy term; it means that an author writes from the perspective of one character, rather than from narrative omniscience—narrowing the reader’s…
Mickey Mouse has been playing games in Europe. A recent investigation found that Disneyland Paris has been purposely overcharging British and German visitors, presumably in an attempt to double down on that that whole “French people are rude” thing.
The couture collections for fall are debuting in Paris this week, but we have already declared ourselves deceased after day one: Atelier Versace giving itself over to the festival fashion ideal and dropping straight Coachella bombs on the runway, complete with flower crowns.
If you were a lovestruck tourist who visited Paris and attached a lock on the Pont des Arts bridge to symbolize your undying devotion to your sweetheart, your token of affection is about to be destroyed. The popular trend of placing locks on the famous bridge will come to an end on Monday, when close to a million…
In four days (and three nights), I fell in love with Paris. It was my first time in Europe and I happily became a cliché. But it wouldn’t be a real vacation if I didn’t sully it with a trivial predicament: How was I supposed to effectively stunt on Instagram without appearing obnoxious?
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?
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…
A survey of 600 women living in two Paris suburbs found that all of them reported being sexually harassed while riding the subway. All of them. One hundred percent. Alternate headline: Get Ahold of Yourselves, Frenchmen.
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.
Arizona: You are still alive and happy. We’re dancing to A Tribe Called Quest in your living room. It’s 2001. We’re seniors in college. You are my best friend. I’m too young and naïve to imagine either of us will ever be gone.
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…
This is painful because Givenchy is one of my faves, but this is ridiculous: for Fall 2015, Riccardo Tisci sent a runway of models in baby hairs and nose rings, with stones glued to their faces a la piercings.
Construction workers renovating a French supermarket in January were probably a little bit surprised (possibly pleasantly so?) when they dug into the store's foundation and found not gold or oil, but hundreds of neatly placed skeletons rotting away beneath the ground in a mass grave.
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.