Sep 22nd, 2015, 09:39 PM

The Ultimate Guide to Essential Apps in Paris


When moving to a new country, we often experience culture shock in one form or another—doors that need buttons to unlock from the inside, extremely dysfunctional bathrooms, cheese as dessert, and of course, the deeply frustrating process of adapting a smartphone. It sounds like a cliché, but in the modern age we need technology to communicate, learn a language, scout restaurants, and just generally get around. Smartphones are essential, and what is a smartphone without its apps?

Sep 17th, 2015, 12:20 PM

The Rise of Documentary Activism


Documentaries can shine a light into places we can’t see, show life through someone else’s eyes, and reveal stories behind events that shape our world. The digital age has democratized documentary filmmaking and empowered a new generation to tell stories from all corners of the earth. Whatever the subject or whoever the filmmaker, the best documentaries have the power to change how we see the world. 

Sep 14th, 2015, 04:30 PM

Paris Will Close Its Streets To Cars For the First Time Ever


For the first time in Paris history, streets will be closed to vehicle traffic so that Parisians and tourists alike can enjoy many parts of the city without noise, pollution and traffic. Mayer Anne Hidalgo proposed the creation of "Une Journee Sans Voiture" this past March and hopes to make it a yearly event.

Sep 13th, 2015, 12:57 PM

Opera fan? Here's How to Score Cheap Tickets


The Opera de Paris has created a new offer called the Avant-Première to encourage young people to attend their productions at the elite Opera Garnier. 

May 1st, 2015, 02:08 PM

Play Vice


The silverware on the table rattled as a text buzzed across my phone.“Here! Red coat, long hair.” 

I took a deep breath, got up from my table at the back of Hippopotamus in Place du Ternes and wound my way through the busy restaurant. I found her standing by the door. A beautiful brunette in a red coat, with lips painted just as bright, and pursed in that way that signals you are looking at a Parisian woman. We made eye contact and she nodded, pressing her lips further into a small smile of acknowledgement.

May 1st, 2015, 01:32 PM

The Changing Perception of Ink


The vast convention hall at La Villette is buzzing. It’s not the murmured buzz of human chatter, or the ambient buzz of commercial clatter. It’s a strangely unfamiliar buzzing sound—unless you’ve been tattooed.