Sep 29th, 2015, 09:09 PM

Homeless & Human

Sep 29th, 2015, 08:27 PM

From Censorship to Photographing Luxury Brands


In 2005, Asadeh Avichy left Tehran, Iran, and moved to Paris with hopes of gaining more freedom to pursue art. Today, at the age of 34, Avichy is working for the most prestigious luxury brands in the world, while running her own art project on the side. She tells us about making it in Paris as a foreigner and the dangers of being a controversial artist in Iran.

Q. How was it to start a new career in Paris?

Sep 28th, 2015, 05:04 PM

Scotland Independence: Time For Round Two

There were many cowards in Scotland last September, when 55 percent of voters cast ballots against their own independence and in favor of continued subjugation under Westminster.
This vote didn’t come out of nowhere, the process of politically ceding control of Scotland away from the UK has been going for almost a century.  It began with the formation of the Scottish National Party (SNP) in 1934.
Sep 28th, 2015, 12:52 PM

Les Trois Baudets: The Concert Hall that Revived French Music


Walk out of the dark, musty metro at Blanche and the Moulin Rouge’s iconic crimson-windmill and the flashy lights of Pigalle flood your vision. Tourists take shameless selfies from every angle, but turn around and find the tree-lined Boulevard de Clichy, with its countless sex shops and strip clubs.  Here you will find a remodeled art deco style building with tall, sleek windows, which sharply contrasts with the grungy, risqué ambiance of Pigalle.

Sep 27th, 2015, 11:52 PM

Sex, Money, and HIV: 'Shuga' Debuts New Season


Pills, pain, and death are typically the images brought to mind when one thinks of typical HIV/AIDs awareness campaigns. But Shuga, the MTV television drama, takes a different approach. Instead, glamor and love drive the plot. Sexual health messages are seamlessly intertwined into stories of young adults navigating their way through school, relationships, and a materialistic culture.

Sep 27th, 2015, 08:40 PM

Trêve Attempts Horse Racing History


One of the most anticipated horse races in modern French history, the 94th Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, will drag in more than 60,000 spectators to the fabled Hippodrome de Longchamp on October 3rd and 4th. Expect to see French movie stars, Arabian princes, and Japanese CEOs standing in the crowds, adding to the supercharged atmosphere. This year, all eyes will be on Trêve, the French mare who made history by winning the Arc for a second consecutive year in 2014.

Sep 27th, 2015, 08:17 PM

Instagram's Most Ironic Hashtag


"If there is, among all words, one that is inauthentic, then surely it is the word 'authentic.'" -Maurice Blanchot

Sep 27th, 2015, 05:53 PM

A Glass of Wine with the Refugees Under the Bridge


“Oh, you’re American? Let me tell you something: you’re welcome in Paris,” says a young Parisian, swaying slowly from side to side and blinking with concentrated effort. He has to yell in order to be heard over the beat of the drums and tambourines.

“Me too, no?” The accented voice belongs to a young black man, smiling in anticipation.

The inebriated Parisian takes a few seconds to look the man over, then a few more to steady himself.  

Sep 26th, 2015, 02:03 PM

Carly Fiorina: When the Man Among Boys is a Woman


In the world of presidential politics, debates are like the matches leading up to a title fight, and Carly Fiorina has a mean right hook. Due to a change in the poll numbers after the August Republican primary debate, she requested to be included in the prime time debate held by CNN in mid-September. After much deliberation she claimed her spot, and the buzz surrounding her inclusion began. Did she deserve to be on the main stage? Could she handle debating the top 10 contenders? Facing the pressure, Fiorina rose to the occasion.

Sep 26th, 2015, 01:57 PM

Eiffel Tower Goes Pink to Support Breast Cancer Awareness


On Monday, September 28, 2015, at 8:20 PM, the Eiffel Tower turned pink for Octobre Rose, an annual Paris event in support of breast cancer. It was launched 23 years ago by Estee Lauder to "bring awareness to breast cancer by getting people to talk about it." The Breast Cancer: Let's Talk! association also invited 300 women on a "walk of fame," to set their handprints in pink clay under the Eiffel Tower.