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The Origin of the Omnibus

  I tend to gravitate to postcards like this because of the rich detail in the buildings – the names of businesses, the façades of the old houses, the advertisements, the spire in the distance (it isn’t a church, it’s the mairie – city hall – of the 10th arrondissement). Most of the buildings are […]

Locked in Emotion

Guest Post by Make Love Locks We are continually delighted by the unique words and images people choose to customize padlocks via our website, MakeLoveLocks. Thanks to Instagram, we are not the only ones who get to be charmed by these heartfelt messages. The metaphor of a lock with two keys has proved especially meaningful to couples […]

Tragic End of a Street Artist

Four years ago, a giant gorilla appeared on a wall opposite my kitchen window. It stayed there for at least a year before slowly disappearing behind the rising walls of a new construction. It’s still there now, perhaps one day to be uncovered by future urban archeologists. I grew quite attached to that gorilla. But […]

Tat’s All, Folks!

Paris’ museum of indigenous art, the Musée du Quai Branly, presents “Tatoueurs Tatoués,” an exhibition devoted to the practice of tattooing, with over 300 historical and contemporary works from all over the globe on display. Curated by Anne & Julien, founders of the art magazine Hey! - and in collaboration with France’s most revered tattoo artist, Tin-Tin […]

Omniscient America?

Many French people have what seems to be a sincere belief that the U.S. government is in charge of things. Watching over the world. Blundering, doing things wrong, but omniscient. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard conspiracy theories based on the idea that the U.S. government had to know. Among the things that […]

The Next Best Thing

Researching a travel article about Paris, I clicked onto the site for Quartier d’Ete, the summer festival best know for Paris Plage, the manmade Seine-side beaches of July and August. I was delighted to see such a bigwig organization display this place-holder for its upcoming schedule. Loosely translated: “Events for this coming summer will be […]

Where Are the Jobs?

The Guignols of Canal + went for the jugular this week, showing no mercy to unpopular French president François Hollande after the catastrophic first round of municipal elections. In this brilliantly–and painfully–funny bit, the puppet Hollande sings his desperate search for jobs, looking everywhere for them, including in bookcases and under his car. “Emploioutai!” he sings […]

Paris vs Marseille

You don’t need to know much about France’s second largest city to appreciate these satirical prints by Topito, inspired by the staggering success of Vahram Muratyan’s collection Paris vs. New York. I’d love to see the stark dichotomy between Marseille and Paris, legendary archrivals, played out more broadly in a book. >more images

Here Lies…

Apparently Jim Morrison isn’t the only American-bred cultural icon buried in Pere Lachaise. A friend emailed me this photo he took in the cemetery with the caption, “Pauvre Pepe!”

Star-riffic!

Belief in astrology: it’s sort of like autism. Or sexuality. It’s a spectrum, not a black-and-white thing. Like many people, I don’t believe the planets guide our every action, but there’s little denying that the movement of our solar system (and beyond) has a real effect on us earthlings. Just look at the tide, or […]

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