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Gaspard Ulliel: The French Acting Star and the Male Face of Chanel on His New Film The Princess of Montpensier

Terry Keefe | Posted 06.13.2011 | Entertainment
Terry Keefe

While playing a French historical character with the nickname of "le Balafré," or "the Scarred," Gaspard Ulliel also risked his own famous features during the shooting of highly realistic fight scenes.

Mighty Movie Podcast: Quentin Dupieux on Rubber

Dan Persons | Posted 06.01.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Rubber was released theatrically on April 1st. No, it's not some kind of a joke -- I've seen it, I know. It's actually a film about a tire that gains consciousness in the middle of the desert.

La Fin: Reflections on a Semester in Paris

Yuliya Neyman | Posted 05.30.2011 | Travel
Yuliya Neyman

Our French misadventure started nobly with planned visits to the Louvre and ended, as one of us aptly put it, "in a haze of wine, smoke and ATM withdrawals." We were decadent, hedonistic and careless.

Patrick Cariou On His Copyright Suit Victory Against Richard Prince & Gagosian

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

NEW YORK--In a landmark decision handed down in spirited fashion last Friday, Manhattan federal court judge Deborah Batts ruled against Richard Prince...

Libya and Obama's Embrace of the Imperial Presidency

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Obama believes that as commander-in-chief he has the power to order the U.S. military into battle. But by attacking Libya he has greatly expanded the unchecked executive powers that Bush's excesses and overreach established.

Films in Review: Two of the Next Generation for Francophiles

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

Youth and tradition won another round in Heartbeats, the latest film by French-Canadian wunderkind Xavier Dolan. He tells a tale of Montrealer 20-somethings and their fractured threesome.

Street Artist JR Plans To Blanket The Earth With YOUR Photos

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

JR, the intensely private globetrotting French street artist, is known for big things. His projects involve pasting up giant, blown-up black-and-white pictures of faces on city walls.

Brooke Shields, Who Do You Think You Are?

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Megan Smolenyak

Brooke's early years may have appeared glamorous to the outside world, but few knew of her life behind the scenes.

Let's End Bi-Partisan Hatred by Changing the National Language to French

James Napoli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
James Napoli

Let's face it, once the language is absorbed into the culture, even if things do get ugly, doesn't merde sound nicer than the alternative?

Astoria Characters: The Ageless Storyteller

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Betty Deudon was only a schoolgirl standing by Long Island City High with a classmate when the handsome French sailors strode by. "Let's pick them up," Betty told her girlfriend.

French Street Artist JR's 'Wrinkles In The City' Comes To LA

Jetset Graffiti » JR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

JR is in town to put together the next iteration of his trademark "Wrinkles in the City" project. Previously developed in Shanghai, Cartagena, and Spa...

Commerce Restaurant's Incredible Roast Chicken

Josh Ozersky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Josh Ozersky

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Versailles Welcomes Wiki-Geek in Residence

ARTINFO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ARTINFO

Though there was none of the pomp and circumstance associated with the Sun King, Monday was nevertheless a historic day for the Château de Versailles...

Letting Go: The Innovation Edit

Jonathan Littman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Littman

What do city parking garages and high school classrooms have in common? Each can become remarkable by removing something most of us would never imagine getting rid of.

Tunisian Media's Quantum Leap to the Next Level?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

As a journalist who reported from Tunisia during the Ben Ali era, I can attest to his regime's constraints on freedom of speech and the press. Even checking my innocuous business email account was an ordeal -- I had to go to an embassy to do it.

Fashion in Motion: Stephane Rolland

Crane.tv | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Crane.tv

2011-01-18-rolland.jpgRecognized first by Balenciaga at the tender age of 20, Rolland's passion for the theatrical stands as the foundations of his work.

Chinese Tiger Mothers? Kittens Compared to French Mothers. Why Any Fear Model Is the Wrong Way to Go

Dominique Browning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dominique Browning

Let me throw in my nomination for the fiercest kind of mother: the French mother. Here's what the Chinese/Jewish/French superiority models have in common.

La Silhouette French-American From Some Very Vetted Vets

Thrillist | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Thrillist

Once you've worked with the best, expectations can be pretty high, especially if that person is Jay-Z, and your name is Expectations. Holding themse...

A Spectre Is Haunting Los Angeles: Fantômas at the Hammer Museum

Howard A. Rodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Howard A. Rodman

Fantômas -- the creation of writers Marcel Allain and Pierre Souvestre, then filmed by the incomparable Louis Feuillade -- was an assassin, a master of disguise, a figure of elegant terror.

Census Bureau Survey Draws Attention to Need for More Proactive Multicultural Approach

Louis Provenzano | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Louis Provenzano

The release this past week of the Census Bureau's American Community Survey (ACS) makes it clear that America's ethnic makeup is changing much quicker...

What Language Do You Dream In?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dorian de Wind

It doesn't happen that often any more, but there are still times when my English-born wife gently, and sometimes not so gently, awakens me in the middle of the night to tell me that I have been talking in my sleep again in Spanish.

Travel Like a Chef

Michael Laiskonis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Laiskonis

Though we may not all plan our vacations around high temples of gastronomy, that doesn't mean we shouldn't steer clear of bland hotel fare, tourist-trap cafés, or worse, homogenous fast food.

Franglais: Moules Marinière over Spaghetti

Kerry Saretsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Kerry Saretsky

To me, when travelling, there are two kinds of places: those places you plan and plan to go to, and the places in which you suddenly end up. Thoug...

Apple Clafoutis: A Recipe for Autumn

Jamie Schler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jamie Schler

A clafoutis is an egg and cream flan-type treat; a fruit-studded crêpe batter baked and served warm dusted with powdered sugar. This recipe is slightly different, based on a similar dessert from the Auvergne region of France.

Paris Through My Eyes

Matt Kepnes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Matt Kepnes

The largest public park in Paris, the Jardin Du Luxemborg contains just over a hundred statues, monuments, and fountains that are scattered throughout the grounds.