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Veiled Muslim Woman Yelled At By Woman Not In Veil, While Eliot Spitzer Moderates

Who would have thought the “Love Guv” would have found himself moderating a feminist debate about the veil? Life sure is strange sometimes. The other night on Eliot

Jessica Wakeman | April 14, 2011 - 3:40 pm

France’s Ban On Face-Covering Muslim Veils Goes Into Effect

France’s ban on face-covering Muslim veils, like the niqab and the burqa, took effect yesterday. French citizens and tourists alike will be fined $215 for covering their faces in public…

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2011 - 1:20 pm

365 Days In Paris: An Update From Our American Girl In Paris (Who’s Back In America Now)

Chers amis,

It’s been a while since we last chatted. Last time, I was saying farewell to my 365 Days in Paris blog. Ending the blog was a tough…

Leonora Epstein | April 1, 2011 - 1:00 pm

Behold, Boris Boillon—One Hot French Ambassador

The man you are looking at is not a swimsuit model. No, this is Boris Boillon, France’s new ambassador to Tunisia, who is currently having a Scott Brown moment after…

Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com | February 23, 2011 - 12:20 pm

French Women Who Like To Swim Topless Protest By Asking Men To Wear Bikini Tops

Skinny dipping is nice, right? Well, some women in France like the feeling of swimming topless so much that they’ve gone as far as to stage protests in pools. The…

Leonora Epstein | December 17, 2010 - 8:15 pm

French Macaroon Maker La Durée Brings Sweet Accessories To The Table

If you ever go to France, an absolute must on your tour should be La Durée, the famous maker of fashionable macaroons (or macarons as the French call them). They’re…

Leonora Epstein | October 20, 2010 - 7:45 pm

French Lady Not Sorry For Her “Burqa Rage” And Ripping The Veil Off A Muslim Woman

“Burqa rage.” Never heard of it before? Me neither. Women being forced to wear burqas does makes me upset. But a 63-year-old French woman, known only as Marlene, took things…

Jessica Wakeman | October 14, 2010 - 3:50 pm

French Women Protest A Ban On Burqas

The above video is from a French feminist group called Niqabitch. They’re two women in their 20s who are protesting France’s ban on burqas and niqabs by walking through…

Julie Gerstein | October 8, 2010 - 11:40 am

Female French Politician’s Sexy Slip-Up

People who live in France are laughing and shaking their heads—once again— at Rachida Dati, a former justice minister, who mistakenly said “fellation” (which means fellatio, or oral sex, in…

Leonora Epstein | September 27, 2010 - 11:50 am

Princess Hijab, The French Graffiti Artist Who Draws Burqas On Subway Ads

This short film follows Princess Hijab, a graffiti artist who skulks around the Parisian subway system, scribbling burqas on commercial advertising with a black Sharpie. The Princess appears…

Jessica Wakeman | September 17, 2010 - 2:20 pm

Elite French Grad School Students Release Cool, Erotic Mag

Who better to launch a magazine on sex and erotica than the French? Even better: French students from Sciences Po, one of Paris’ most elite grad schools and a training…

Leonora Epstein | August 31, 2010 - 4:50 pm

Today’s Lady News: Iran Calls French First Lady Carla Bruni A “Prostitute”

A state-run newspaper in Iran called Carla Bruni, the French first lady, a “prostitute” after she penned an open letter to an Iranian woman who is facing the death…

Jessica Wakeman | August 30, 2010 - 8:15 pm

Do A Lot, Don’t Talk: How French Women Stay Hot When They’re Old

When I arrived in Paris at 19 years old to study at the Sorbonne for a year, I also arrived with an enormous zit on my forehead. It was the…

Leonora Epstein | July 15, 2010 - 12:40 pm

Bastille Day Prep: The Frisky Guide To All Things French!

Bonjour! Did you know that Bastille Day is tomorrow? The holiday is France’s Independence Day, commemorating the siege of the Bastille prison and the downfall of the monarchy. Today, people…

Leonora Epstein | July 13, 2010 - 6:00 pm

Condoms From Condom, France

You’ve already asked your parents where babies come from, but ever wonder about condoms? Deep in the south of France is a small town called Condom where a company called…

Leonora Epstein | July 8, 2010 - 5:10 pm

Velibataire: The French Dating Site For Bike Fans

Nothing cuter than a cute girl or boy on a bike, right? A new French dating website works off this principle. Called Velibataire, it’s a play on the French word…

Leonora Epstein | June 30, 2010 - 11:20 am

McDonald’s In Miniature: Why French People Don’t Get Fat

I snapped a picture of this new McDonald’s ad in the Paris metro system a few days ago. Apparently, McDonald’s chains in France have added a new dessert to the…

Leonora Epstein | June 29, 2010 - 11:20 am

365 Days In Paris: In A Nutshell

Attendez! OK, I know my farewell post has gone up, but here’s a little extra bonus. After the jump, a chronological summary of 365 Days in Paris. Bref, what happens…

Leonora Epstein | June 28, 2010 - 4:30 pm

365 Days In Paris: Au Revoir

During my 10 months or so in Paris, there came a real low point in mid-January. A few weeks before, I’d been completely ripped apart by my ex from Amsterdam,…

Leonora Epstein | June 28, 2010 - 1:00 pm

Study Shows That French Guys Have A Lot Of Clothes

French men are very well dressed. (Take it from me, someone who lives in Paris and often feels like she’s walking in a living version of Sartorialist heaven.) They also…

Leonora Epstein | June 24, 2010 - 6:50 pm
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