Oct 28th, 2015, 09:59 AM

What to Expect From the Pitchfork 2015 Music Festival


The Opening night of the Pitchfork Music Festival took place on Tuesday night, marking the fourth year of the Parisian music festival. Throughout the night, ten different artists played at three different venues: Café de La Danse, Mécanique Ondulatoire, and Badaboum, all in the 11th arrondissement. Each venue had a personality of its own, but shared casual atmospheres and intimate performances. Borns, Empress Of, and LA Priest (perfoming in silk pajamas) took to the stage in the two story venue of Café de La Danse.

Oct 27th, 2015, 04:07 PM

Where the Lights Can't Reach


Shitty service, condescending looks, rude taxi drivers, cigarette butts, six-euro cups of tea and rain. Yes, you’re in Paris, and it’s horrible.

But once you have acclimatized—when you’ve acquired pills for your heightened blood pressure, you’ve started smoking, stopped smiling and no longer care that a meal in an upscale restaurant goes for the same price as a month’s rent in your home town—you start loving it.

Oct 26th, 2015, 04:29 AM

What You Need to Know About Internships in France


The internship hunting process can be daunting. We've all had the same questions: How do I know if my internship is relevant, in the right sector and in the right industry? Which organization should I target? How do I present myself in an interesting way? All of these are valid questions, and they're only some of many questions students may be asking themselves as they propel themselves into finding an internship.  

Oct 25th, 2015, 05:38 PM

Watch These Five Films to Rediscover Paris


When the honeymoon phase is over and you've had more than your fill of baguettes and croissants, these films will help you rediscover the magic of living in Paris.

1.  Breathless (1960)

Jean-Luc Godard's New Wave classic is about the relationship between a wandering French criminal and his American student girlfriend. 

Oct 23rd, 2015, 12:45 PM

Explore Antique Row in the Marais


In the heart of the fourth arrondissement, the streets are lined with antique shops of all types in the Village Saint-Paul. For anyone who loves antiques, this area is a gold mine. Ranging from clothes to jewelry to old books and maps to antique silverware and glassware, you can find almost anything. A stroll down Rue Saint-Paul is a must for any new or experienced antique hunter. 

Oct 19th, 2015, 10:42 PM

6 Things To Do on Your Trip to Rouen


With only an hour and and ten minutes of stunning green landscape separating Paris from this buzzing Normandy city, Rouen is certainly worth a visit. As you catch the first sights of the grand Notre-Dame de Rouen from the train, recognizable by its black and green bell tower looming from a distance, you're only fifteen minutes away from arriving at this medieval city. 

Oct 19th, 2015, 12:20 AM

Afropean: What Does it Mean to be Black and European?

What does it mean to be black and European?
In the United States, we attempt to answer this question of identity by linking cultures through sophisticated punctuation. A hyphen allows African-Americans, Caribbean-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Asian-Americans to hold on to ethnic origins and simultaneously be a part of American society.
Identity becomes more complex when discussing the black diaspora throughout Europe. If you are brown and British does that make that make you black-British or just English?
Oct 18th, 2015, 03:23 PM

French Countryside vs. Paris


Have you ever tasted Calvados? It’s a local liquor made from apples in Normandy that’s not only good to drink by itself over ice, but also popular to cook with, or drink warm on a cold winter day. France is, of course, home to famous alcoholic beverages like champagne and "les grands crus", but lesser-known Calvados is a real treat, best from an unmarked bottle someone made on their farm.

Oct 18th, 2015, 03:12 PM

Shakespeare and Company Opens a (Juicy) New Café


When in Paris, most visitors make it their objective to visit Shakespeare and Company, the fabled intellectual haunt of American expat writers like Henry Miller, Allen Ginsberg and William S. Burroughs. While this may not be news to many of you, what you might not know is that the (mostly) English language bookstore in the fifth arrondissement is now home to an adjoining literary cafe of the same name. 

Oct 15th, 2015, 03:51 PM

Are Accomplished Women the New Trophy Wives?


She holds a bachelor of laws from Oxford University, a masters of laws from New York University, worked at one of the world's top law firms, served as a United Nations advisor, as a contributor to the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence, and as a representative for Armenia in the European Court of Human Rights. Who could I possibly be talking about?

Amal Alamuddin Clooney.