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Legion of Honor

Americans, Briton Who Thwarted Train Attack Receive France's Top Honor

AP | Jade Walker | Posted 08.24.2015 | World

PARIS — Three Americans and a Briton who tackled an attacker loaded with guns and ammunition prevented carnage on the high-speed train...

Can We Please Talk About This Very Tiny Unicorn

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 08.10.2015 | Arts

Once upon a time, circa 1505 or 1506, the great High Renaissance painter Raphael painted a little known worked titled "Portrait of a Lady with a Unic...

Thomas Piketty Refuses Big Award: Government Shouldn't 'Decide Who Is Honorable'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.01.2015 | Politics

Economist Thomas Piketty refused to accept France's highest honor, the Legion d'honneur, saying government shouldn't decide who is honorable. "I ha...

The Monuments Man and One Recovered Painting in San Francisco

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 04.14.2014 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

Just as George Clooney's new film The Monuments Men is opening, San Francisco's Legion of Honor museum has begun exhibiting one of the paintings recovered by that group of museum professionals.

Bob Dylan's Major Honor

Reuters | Posted 08.03.2013 | Entertainment

PARIS, June 3 (Reuters) - American singer Bob Dylan may soon be awarded France's highest distinction, the Legion d'Honneur, after his nomination was...

Comic Artist Refuses France's Top Award

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 01.02.2013 | Arts

Renowned comic book artist Jacques Tardi had a surprising response this week when he learned he was set to receive the Legion d’Honneur medal, Franc...

Paul McCartney Gets BIG Honor

AP | Posted 11.08.2012 | Entertainment

PARIS — France's Elysee Palace says former Beatle Paul McCartney has been decorated with the legion of honor for services to music. On Saturday...

Paul McCartney Nabs Huge Honor

AP | Posted 09.05.2012 | Entertainment

PARIS -- France's Elysee Palace has said former Beatle Paul McCartney has been nominated for the legion of honor for services to music. On Tuesday, a...

Man Ray's Surreal Love (NSFW)

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.17.2012 | Arts

In 1929 Lee Miller approached Man Ray, an artist 17 years her senior, asking him to be her mentor. The elder artist reluctantly agreed, and they began...

FIT: Lecture on Vogue Italia

Franca Sozzani | Posted 05.04.2012 | Style
Franca Sozzani

FIT is New York's best-known college for fashion, design, art and communication. FIT is not only a college, as it also features an exhibition space --...

Anna Wintour Awarded Legion Of Honor (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Ellie Krupnick | Posted 09.06.2011 | Style

We'd imagine it takes a lot to make Anna Wintour crack a smile. But receiving the Legion of Honor medal at the Elysée Palace in Paris on Wednesday ...

Toni Morrison Inducted Into France's Legion Of Honor

AP | JENNY BARCHFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

PARIS — Toni Morrison is "beloved" in France, the country's culture minister said Wednesday, as he inducted the celebrated U.S. novelist into th...

Carla Bruni Holds Garden Party To Fete Karl Lagerfeld's Legion Of Honor (PHOTO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Karl Lagerfeld was awarded France's Legion of Honor at the Elysee palace on Thursday, and was also treated to a surprise garden party by French Presid...