​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

Paris Cops Charged with Raping Canadian Tourist in Police Headquarters

Preliminary charges have been made against two members of Paris' elite anti-gang police unit for raping a 34-year-old Canadian tourist inside the police headquarters after a "drunken night out." The woman had met the off-duty officers at an Irish pub not too far from 36 quai des Orfèvres, the police headquarters, and… » 4/27/14 1:00pm 4/27/14 1:00pm

​Anne Hidalgo Elected First Female Mayor of Paris

For the past few months, two women have been vying for the chance to make (more) history as the first woman to be mayor of Paris and today, Anne Hidalgo, candidate from the incumbent Socialist party and deputy mayor to Bertrand Delanoë triumphed. The Spanish-born Hidalgo won fairly comfortably, claiming 54.5% of the… » 3/30/14 4:45pm 3/30/14 4:45pm

Video of Rihanna Being Swarmed and Mobbed by French Fans Is Terrifying

The narrative: Rihanna's car approaches her hotel. A few fans get close, peering inside. Peering turns into pounding on the windows. A few fans turn into a crowd. A crowd turns into a screaming throng, crushing and pushing as she emerges from the vehicle. Warning: This will make you feel anxious. » 2/25/14 12:00pm 2/25/14 12:00pm

Sorry, Paris: New York Is Now the Most Fashionable City in the World

It's long been the goal of many an aspiring fashionista to travel to Paris, the most stylish city in the whole wide world. Unfortunately, this goal may now have to be revisited, not because France isn't worth your time (it is!), but because Paris has been knocked down a peg and might no longer be the the global… » 2/04/14 12:10pm 2/04/14 12:10pm