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Why The World Needs Paris

Sarah Thebarge | Posted 10.30.2014 | Women
Sarah Thebarge

"I am sorry for the decadence of Paris," he said, apologizing to me on behalf of the entire city. He said the city's investment in food, architecture, wine and incredible art seemed so wasteful in light of the world's troubles.

Paris Opera Cast Refuses To Perform Until Woman Wearing Full Veil Leaves Audience

The New York Times | DAN BILEFSKY | Posted 10.23.2014 | Religion

The government said Monday that it would circulate guidelines for cultural institutions on France’s law against wearing full veils in public places ...

A Giant 'Butt Plug' Sculpture Is A-OK With France's President

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.21.2014 | Arts

France's President François Hollande is A-OK with the giant "butt plug" sculpture, in case you were wondering. So Paul McCarthy can sleep softly toni...

Paris Journal: Le Bon Saint Pourcain

Francis Levy | Posted 10.21.2014 | Travel
Francis Levy

At the intersection of the Rue Servandoni and the Rue du Canivet in Paris's 6th Arrondissement lies a green painted storefront that once housed a restaurant called Le Bon Saint Pourcain.

The New See-Through Eiffel Tower

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 10.20.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

For the tourists in search of intense emotions, it is now possible to walk on a floor made of clear glass on the first level of the tower, seemingly walking on air.

This Isn't A Giant 'Sex Toy.' It's A Sculpture By A Famous Artist.

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.17.2014 | Arts

This week in art news, Parisians are up in arms over an 80-foot "butt plug" imagined by the art world's ultimate enfant terrible, Paul McCarthy. ...

Faux Pas: Good for the Soul

Mackenzie Long | Posted 10.15.2014 | College
Mackenzie Long

We make mistakes, and with time they become our special stories that we lean on to teach us future lessons or even to have a future chuckle. But what about those moments, those mishaps, that give us nothing but a funny story and a smile?

Faithful Shopper: Spectacularly Shod

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 10.15.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's boot season! And heel season and flat season and ... In other words, it's time to go shoe shopping for everything you'll need for this fall and winter. Look to any of these stores for shoes that will carry you through the season and beyond.

Interview With Frank Gehry: How Does He Do It?

Patricia Zohn | Posted 10.16.2014 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

Architect Frank Gehry says on the occasion of the opening of his new LV Fondation building and retrospective in Paris, "Well, you live a couple of lives, for me personally, I feel like the luckiest guy ever."

Happy 125th, Moulin Rouge: Vintage Color Photos From the Cancan Mecca

Ben Cosgrove | Posted 10.06.2014 | Entertainment
Ben Cosgrove

In the world of show business, few addresses carry the cachet of 82 Boulevard de Clichy in Paris' Quartier Pigalle. It is there, after all, that the M...

Open Every Day? Oh Mon Dieu! That Is a Revolution!

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 10.06.2014 | Travel
Sidonie Sawyer

If you are going to Paris only once, plan to spend three weeks in the city, a treat never to be forgotten.

Sightseeing in Style: Touring Europe in Classic Cars

Party Earth | Posted 10.07.2014 | Travel
Party Earth

In order to make your next Eurotrip the coolest and most interesting experience it can be, we've compiled a list of unique sightseeing tours in classic European cars so that you can see all of the sights of the cities without the yawns or stress.

Landscapes of Clarity - Dan Kiley's Modernist Origins in Seventeenth Century France

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 10.07.2014 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

Despite all this new visibility for Kiley, there is much still not known and awaiting discovery, and part of that involves retracing his steps.

Bread Is Not Your Enemy

Gitanjali Roche | Posted 10.03.2014 | Taste
Gitanjali Roche

He's so passionate about eating good bread that he even brings his own flour on vacation.

French Idyll: One Visit, Three Voices (Part 1)

Pam Townsend | Posted 09.29.2014 | Travel
Pam Townsend

Traveling is, by its nature, an intensely individual and personal experience. Whether one travels solo on a self-planned journey or as part of an organized group tour, the resulting experiences will be different for each traveler, based on interests, knowledge and temperament.

Air France Pilots End Strike After 14 Days

AP | By JAMEY KEATEN | Posted 09.28.2014 | Business

PARIS (AP) — Despite no deal in sight, Air France' s main pilots union on Sunday unilaterally ended a 14-day strike that grounded roughly half of th...

Baldessari's '15 Seconds of Fame' Lights Up Paris

ARTPHAIRE | Posted 09.26.2014 | Arts
ARTPHAIRE

Now aged 83, Baldessari's brand of conceptualism has proved to be both influential and enduring, with his stock as high now as at any time in his career.

An American Entrepreneur in Paris: How Sylvia Beach fought censorship

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.26.2014 | Books
Steve Mariotti

Her story is legendary: an American bibliophile who brought her love of literature to Paris and created one of the most well-known and influential bookstores of the twentieth century, Shakespeare and Company.

Top Gems for the Foodie in the Heart of Paris

Renee Blodgett | Posted 09.25.2014 | Taste
Renee Blodgett

You'll know that this charming city in the heart of France is a godsend for foodies.

Cities and Nations Must Collaborate to Fight Climate Change

Anne Hidalgo | Posted 09.22.2014 | Green
Anne Hidalgo

From Rio to Paris to Istanbul to Durban to Seoul, city mayors are already making great progress in reducing greenhouse-gas emissions and minimizing climate risks.

Paris in One Day? On a Budget? Oui, Oui!

Carrie Seim | Posted 09.19.2014 | Travel
Carrie Seim

This summer I hopped aboard an early morning Eurostar train from London, with only my handbag and the joie de vive necessary for a single, delicious day in Paris.

10 Books To Read Before You Go To Paris

Fodor's | Posted 09.19.2014 | Travel
Fodor's

An iconic character in films, plays, and books, Paris has morphed into a destination so romanticized that it's easy for travelers to be skeptical abou...

Renzo Piano's Fondation Pathé: A Leaping Whale in a Tiny Pool

Frank Browning | Posted 09.15.2014 | Arts
Frank Browning

Renzo Piano speaks in a soft voice and listens carefully to the questions posed to him. It was especially so at the inauguration of his latest building in Paris, the city where he made his name with the Pompidou Museum of Modern Art almost 40 years ago.

Faithful Shopper: Coming Attractions

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.15.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Now that it's almost officially fall, all of us retail watchers are anxiously awaiting the new stores that are hurrying to open before the holidays! T...

58 Frenetic Hours in Cairo

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.15.2014 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

Cairo under the best of circumstances is frenetic, so 58 hours in the Egyptian capital proved an exhausting undertaking requiring a hardy stamina and lots of patience.