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Jean Cocteau

Top 10 Reasons to Go to France

Patricia Zohn | Posted 08.13.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

The French have been reading the tea leaves. Despite or perhaps because of recent violence, there seemed a new spirit of generosity towards tourists, if not to migrants. So many Americans are trooping off to art fairs. Why not also visit the most exciting performance festivals, many in France, which have a multicultural, often political, contemporary perspective? And a spate of private, hidden-away sites has also opened to the public which document the intensity of the lives and work of artists.

Mommy's Boy: Xavier Dolan Explains Why Women Are Like Gay Men

Brandon Judell | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Brandon Judell

Now, with Mommy, the easy-on-the-eyes filmmaker has been catapulted in to the top ranks of world directors -- up there with Almodovar, François Ozon and Paul Thomas Anderson.

Fashion Is Around Us and Within Us

Ann Tashi Slater | Posted 12.24.2014 | Books
Ann Tashi Slater

I realize that, in fact, fashion is deeply interesting to me. It's about who we are, who we were, who we might become. Coco Chanel said, "Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street; fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening."

A Timely Show on Mirrors Intrigues in Vienna

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 11.12.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

Classical civilizations believed that the mirror could show an image of the subject's soul.

Life Narratives: Doris's Apartment

A.J. Condeelis | Posted 09.01.2014 | Arts
A.J. Condeelis

Over the weekend, I was helping a friend sort through decades -- actually almost half a century -- belongings of a woman named Doris. I never met Doris. But I learned a lot about her life and personality by spending hours in her $130 a month rent controlled fourth floor walk-up.

Paris Journal III: Tromp L'Oeil

Francis Levy | Posted 12.16.2013 | Travel
Francis Levy

Tromp L'oeil: Imitations, Pastiches et Autre Illusions at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs begins with the following inscription from Cocteau's Les Pare...

SHE'S BACK

Posted 07.06.2013 | Entertainment

Chugging along through her seventh decade in show business, Sophia Loren is set to make a return to the big screen in what's shaping up to be a family...

What's as Compelling as The Great Gatsby in 3D? The Story of F. Scott Fitzgerald in the South of France

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 07.01.2013 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

The budget was $105 million, and as the May 10 opening of Baz Lurhmann's 3D adaptation of The Great Gatsby approaches, it feels like another $105 million is being spent to promote it. Gatsby is everywhere -- but is this Gatsby?

Catherine New

'Game Of Thrones' Author Buys Beloved Movie Theater

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 04.23.2013 | Small Business

Film buffs can thank royalties from the House of Lannister for bringing a single-screen movie theater back to life in Santa Fe, N.M. Game of Throne...

COCTEAU WINS: The New Jean Cocteau Museum Gives The Protean Artist His Due (SLIDESHOW)

Michael Kurcfeld | Posted 03.04.2012 | Arts
Michael Kurcfeld

Jean Maurice Eugène Clément Cocteau was the kind of artist who could turn a ravaging addiction to opium, or the death of a lover, into masterpieces of literature and graphic art.

Rise Up, Men, to the Glorious High-Waisted Pant!

Cator Sparks | Posted 08.16.2011 | Style
Cator Sparks

High-waisted is the way to go. My legs look Amazonian in length, my posture is perfected and my silhouette is much more streamlined.

ART MASH-UP: Resampling Jean Cocteau at the Guggenheim

Spread ArtCulture | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Spread ArtCulture

By Kisa Lala "Portrait of Jean Cocteau by Irving Penn" As part of the Guggenheim's "Chaos and Classicism" exhibition, curator Charles Fabius had or...

Jean Cocteau Goes Multimedia at the Guggenheim

Charles Fabius | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Charles Fabius

Today's music video industry would probably not exist if Jean Cocteau had not paved the way with his film The Blood of a Poet, one of the fascinating works currently on show at the Guggenheim Museum.

How Josephine Baker Helped Save Post-War French Fashion (PHOTOS)

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

I spoke to Baker's son about how Josephine became a savior of the House of Dior, who really invented that deliciously scandalous string of bananas, and how she became a "guest editor" at Vogue (without the editors ever knowing it).

The Runways of Yesterday: 9 Designers Worth Revisiting

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Lesley M. M. Blume

Fashion often looks to the past for inspiration. This fall, history is in great evidence: surrealist flourishes from the 1940s abound; shoulder pads and neons from 1980s saturate clothing lines at all levels.