Nov 11th, 2015, 12:34 AM

PC Thought Police: Defending the "Offended"


When did the world lose its sense of humor? Every week I see more and more articles about the thought police trying to silence someone they disagree with or getting mad over a person for criticizing something they care about. The open debate of all ideas, especially the uncomfortable ones, is fundamental to a functioning public sphere, and the attempt by some to try to censor certain speech is in direct opposition to that.

Nov 10th, 2015, 10:48 PM

Paris/Atlantic: AUP's Creative Arts Outlet


Paris/Atlantic is one of many student-run mediums at the American University of Paris, focusing on both textual and visual creative pieces. The scholarly journal is published once a year during the spring semester. In each edition, AUP students and faculty, as well as contributors outside of AUP, are encouraged to submit creative works, whether that be through photography and art, screenplays and lyrics, poetry, essays, codes, and anything else that's been tucked away and is ready to make an appearance.

Nov 8th, 2015, 04:43 PM

2015 Carte Imagine'r Student Discounts!


The Carte Imagine'r! You must have heard about the RATP's metro and RER discount Navigo card for students, designed by Philip Starck. But it does more than give you cheap transport around Paris -- it also gets you substantial discounts at restaurants, clothing stores and other businesses.

Nov 7th, 2015, 12:43 PM

Round Table On New Book Of AUP Professor


A round table on the book Beyond the Archive: Memory, Narrative, and the Autobiographical Process, written by Jens Brockmeier, a professor of American University of Paris, took place on Friday, Nov. 6th from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Université Paris Diderot. Wine and cheese were provided for free. 

Nov 5th, 2015, 01:05 PM

Accessories: Fashion's Unsung Hero


The fashion industry is perhaps the most adept of any in putting up a glamourous and effortless front. The biggest brands and retailers come out season after season with endless new looks, from couture to ready-to-wear, runway to the rack, and the consumer goods just keep rolling out. However glamourous and easy it all may seem, though, there is much more to the fashion machine than style alone. Like any working business there needs to be a working model of distribution – and in fashion, the engine behind this machine often lies in its accessories.

Nov 4th, 2015, 11:37 PM

UNESCO's Youth Forum Aims to Change the World


"The forum shouldn’t be for youth to come, make proposals, and wait for the political process to play out," said Ashley Baldwin, a supervisor of UNESCO’s Ninth Youth Forum. "I want to see the participants here go out and be the difference they want to see."

Nov 2nd, 2015, 12:57 PM

Playboy Covers Up


With the rise of the all-mighty Internet, print work continues to struggle to find its niche. The famously provocative Playboy is not exempt from this squeeze. After decades of struggle, Hugh Hefner has made the radical decision to eliminate full nudity from his print magazine in an effort to reinstate its cultural relevance. The print magazine will still feature partly-nude women, but it also will return to roots with a stronger journalistic focus.

Oct 31st, 2015, 07:44 PM

Visit Paris's Very Own Cat Café


Located in the third arrondissement of Paris, you can find a cosy café that offers not only delicious food but also the company of a dozen felines. When you first walk into Le Café des Chats, you'll have to enter quickly, as the mischievous cats are sometimes tempted to run out of the café. After entering, you will be told the general rules of the cafe in order to respect the cats, as the café is not a place where these cats are temporarily kept, but their home.

Oct 31st, 2015, 01:38 PM

Why Does No One Celebrate Halloween in Paris?


The Origins 

“Halloween,” the shortened version of “All Hallow’s Evening,” is a celebration dedicated to the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and all of the departed. Halloween's origins trace back to pagan roots, such as the Gallic people, or the Gauls. For those of you who don’t know, the Gauls are the people who comprised France's population during the Iron Age.

Oct 30th, 2015, 12:29 AM

From Luxury Marketing Manager to Parisian Barbecue Master


It’s been a year since Parisian pit boss, Thomas Abramowicz, opened the first authentic smokehouse in Paris. Today, he is the undisputed barbecue king of France. His restaurant, The Beast, refers to Abramowicz's massive six-square meter, two-ton, oak-fired smoker. The included menu items would make any Texan feel at home: beef brisket, baby back ribs, pulled pork and barbecued chicken are just some of the specialties. Desserts include Southern delicacies such as pecan and key lime pie.