The French Finally Invent a Word for 'French Kiss'

"What do the French call French kissing?" is a question you might ask if you think you're extremely clever. The answer, until today, was literally nothing. There was no French word for it. Just like in 1984, the French were denied knowledge of the concept via their inability to name it. Until today, amorous… » 5/30/13 11:35am 5/30/13 11:35am

Madonna Uses Swastika Image, Displeases Right-Wing French Politician

Madonna has majorly pissed off Marine Le Pen, president of the French right-wing political party Front National, who is threatening legal action against the singer. During a stop on her world tour last week in Tel Aviv, Madonna performed "Nobody Knows Me" in front of a video montage—that included other politicians… » 6/05/12 10:50am 6/05/12 10:50am

Quite Reasonable French Government Bans 'Mademoiselle'

Au revoir, Mademoiselle. Thanks to pressure from French feminist groups, dames no longer have to identify themselves as Madam (married) or Mademoiselle (unmarried) on official government documents. The only way today could improve for French women is if Dominique Strauss-Kahn announced plans to permanently emigrate. » 2/22/12 3:55pm 2/22/12 3:55pm

French Parenting Techniques Are the Only Way to Save American Monster Children

A new book that's been making the rounds on the parenting scene, Bringing Up Bebe by Pamela Druckerman, would like you to know that your American child rearing techniques are creating an army of self-entitled little monsters hellbent on eating their way through your home and probably your soul. Well, what did you —… » 2/02/12 10:00am 2/02/12 10:00am

Courtesy Of The French, The Weirdest Video You'll See Today [NSFW]

We're pretty sure the point behind animated spot for French awareness group AIDES is that you can do lots of sexy, freaky things with your fingertips, including getting tested for AIDS. But with all of these sexually-explicit, cartoony images in our faces, all we can think is "You crazy, France." » 7/22/11 5:15pm 7/22/11 5:15pm

Techno Textiles For Your Enterprise-Dwelling Days, Rave-Going Nights

Right around the time when I was sneaking into clubs to dance spasmodically to Binary Finary, back when Radiohead was releasing albums without any guitar, DJ Goldie was in that David Bowie movie, and everybody was wearing really absurd pants, I would have totally seen a market for light-up clothes. » 5/29/09 2:40pm 5/29/09 2:40pm

Dior Releases Hitchcock-Inspired Handbag Video With Marion Cotillard

Marion Cotillard's Dior handbag commercial was released online today — and it manages to cram a whole lot of plot into 6 1/2 minutes. Cotillard worked with her La Vie En Rose director, Olivier Dahan, much as Audrey Tautou recently worked with Jean-Pierre Jeunet for Chanel. [Times of London] » 5/21/09 3:40pm 5/21/09 3:40pm

Our Faith In God Continues To Dwindle If Tori Spelling Is Now A Minister

  • Tori Spelling has become a minister. Proving what we have been telling y'all for round about a week now: God is dead. [USA Today]
  • The former Surgeon General says the Bush Administration encouraged him to dispense information about stem cell research and sex education with shades of the "theological agenda." His…
  • » 7/10/07 7:05pm 7/10/07 7:05pm

If Jezebel Was A 'Simpsons' Character She Might Look Like This

  • There's a Simpsons character-generator available on the website to promote the Simpsons movie (out in just 4 weeks!). This is what we think Jezebel would look like. [SimpsonsMovie]
  • Danny DeVito is to receive the 42nd Karloby Vary International Film Festivals's special award for outstanding creative achievement. We…
  • » 6/29/07 7:28pm 6/29/07 7:28pm

Breakup Letters For The Artistically-Inclined

French women don't get fat... they get even. Today's obsession is Gallic artist Sophie Calle (right), whose latest art installation involves taking a breakup email sent to her by an ex-boyfriend and having 107 other women — including a copy editor, etiquette consultant, forensic psychiatrist, journalist, clown, and… » 6/13/07 6:46pm 6/13/07 6:46pm