Inspired by TV's Little House On The Prairie, writer/director Dane Whitlock's outrageous parody, Prairie-oke, won raves during its 2013 premiere at Silver Lake's Cavern Club (incidentally L.A.'s best underground theatre space).
Swirling around my head since this morning are the many André Glucksmanns that I have known. Caroming, they send me into zones of memory that I had not expected to revisit so soon.
I definitely did not anticipate that a red mesh dress by Singaporean designer Max.Tan would be turned into an edible study in deconstructing, and then re-assembling, the perfect red velvet cake.
My room with a view at the clinic. I'm here at a diet clinic in beautiful Cannes, France, trying to lose the latest round of pounds that I've gaine...
In a joint statement on Monday, China and France signaled that any deal reached at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris, Nov. 30-Dec. 11, should include five-year reviews of emissions reductions commitments in order to "promote efficient implementation."
Touching the past is important in order to understand from whence we came and who we are. Web-based ancestral searches and government data bases put at our fingertips the quest for names and places.
The farm lay six kilometers past the end of the paved road that winds from Béziers into the mountains overlooking the Mediterranean in the Languedoc, a part of France that's high, windy, and rarely traversed by outsiders. Its name was taken from an old French phrase.
There are arguments both pro and con about where one finds the best food in Paris. Is it at the classic bistro/brasserie level? The three-star Mich...
I was 12 years-old when the riots broke out in 2005. They were a real shock for me. I realized that I would be discriminated against because I lived in a neighborhood that was considered "difficult," because my parents belonged to the working-class, and because I was of foreign origin, even though I was born in France.
If the Greek government had any courage or stature, it would reject this migratory grotesque created by Europe and America with a loud "No!" and point the refugees abroad, putting them on a direct path to the United Kingdom, France and the United States, the perpetrators of this tragedy.
I know, usually the adjectives 'cool' and 'abandoned' don't seem like they should be used in the same sentence, but they should be when you're talking about forgotten resort towns and hotels.
"I'm always looking for new, emerging destinations, but honestly I am also drawn to historic places. There's just something to those old details that tells such an interesting story."
My apartment in Paris is filled with chairs: chairs tucked in little corners, posed in front of cupboard doors, chatting together in corners, pushed up against walls in a row, stacked, draped with blankets, the older ones elegant in their decrepitude. They are having a strange effect on me, both tonic and narcotic.
The model turned perfumer Annick Goutal, a legend of the scent world, once wrote "perfume is the music of my dream." Perhaps there is no other art that brings us back to a place and time quite like the olfactory art and yet perfume isn't limited to memories alone.
I love Europe. Who doesn't? It's filled with so much sophistication, dotted with beautiful cities and villages, steeped in history that has shaped the...