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…
Here’s a quartet of images from the early 1900s, all featuring French cabaret personalities. They are dashing and also quite scintillating.
Although it has not been a month since the massacre that brought their concert at the Bataclan theater to a bloody, terrifying halt, members of the rock band Eagles of Death Metal have already returned to the Paris stage.
Paris is once again in tumult on the eve of the COP21 climate summit, a series of negotiations that activists hope will achieve significant strides where past gatherings have failed.
I lived in four apartments in Paris, each with varying degrees of coolness. I lived in a chambre de bonne the size of a bathroom in the 16th, a tiny one-bedroom in the 7th shared between my boyfriend and his best friend, a charming studio in the shadow of Notre Dame, and a larger, more modern studio in the sleepy…
As France recollects itself after this week’s terror attacks in Paris, many survivors and supporters are looking to art as a way to fight back. Ernest Hemingway’s memoir about his time in 1920s Paris has come to symbolize the city’s resilience.
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…
Rock band Eagles of Death Metal has made its first official statement since the ISIL terrorist attack that occurred during their concert on November 13 at the Bataclan in Paris, France. Read their moving words below:
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…
After a series of terrorist attacks in Paris left the internet-commenting world in a state of public shock and grieving, software CMO Rurik Bradbury took note of one particular myth that was making the viral rounds: that the Eiffel Tower had gone dark in tribute, instead of as it always did at 1 a.m.
On Monday, November 16, CBS originally planned to air episodes of Supergirl and NCIS: Los Angeles that tackled terrorist-related subject matter. Seeing as this material would be jarring, to say the least, after the attacks in Paris and Beirut, the episodes have been swapped for more innocuous ones.
One day after the bloody massacre in Paris, Madonna gave a concert in Stockholm, Sweden – a concert she says she very nearly cancelled. But though Madonna chose to perform, she paused her show to deliver a tearful speech in remembrance of those who had so recently lost their lives.
A man who had just finished a call on his cell phone is alive now because of that phone, which proved a powerful shrapnel shield in a pinch.
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…
Breaking news reports from Paris are indicating that multiple people have been injured and killed in what appears to have been a simultaneous attack on a restaurant, an area near a stadium, and a concert hall.
Airbnb has teamed up with the Catacombs of Paris to offer the most deranged experience of a lifetime: the chance for two people to win an overnight stay inside the historic maze of skeleton-lined tunnels, on October 31.
Simon Porte Jacquemus, one of the best new Parisian designers in existence, presented his Spring collection in a manner of performance art, with the main thesis seeming to say: go ahead quit the shitty job you hate before you croak, dude.
Men have always played an outsized role in women’s fashion, all things considered. Which is what makes late-seventeenth-century France and its powerful couturières so fascinating. Not to mention refreshing.