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Paris Climate Change Agreement Adopted

After two weeks of heavy negotiations in France, a total of 195 countries approved a pact that would slowly wean the world off of fossil fuels in this century.
The aspiration is to reduce global warming to 2ºC, with an end target of 1.5ºC. It’s the first time a global effort to end global climate change has come… More »


Russia Gives France A New Puppy To Replace Killed Beloved Police Dog

Russia is improving its relations with France by sending an Alsatian puppy to them named Dobrynya in a gesture of solidarity after the beloved Parisian police dog Diesel, a Belgian Shepherd, was killed in a raid north of Paris last Wednesday after terror attacks rattled the city and the whole country of France.

The puppy is named… More »


Brussels On High Terror Alert, Shuts Down Its Subway

After last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, the threats to Belgium’s capital of Brussels has been raised due its housing of members of terror organizations connected to the attacks.

Brussels was home to the suspected organizer of the Paris attacks, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, and Belgium has filed charges of “participation in terrorist attacks and… More »


Friendly Reminder: “Homegrown” Terrorists Have Killed Far More Americans Than “Muslim Extremists” Since 9/11

Hi! How are you doing this Wednesday morning? Get a good night’s rest? Watch a little news this morning? In which perhaps some people were debating whether or not we should be taking refugees from Syria into our country, on the grounds that “some of them could maybe somehow be terrorists”? Did you see the… More »


Eagles Of Death Metal Release First Statement Since Paris Attacks

Although bonded in grief with the victims, the fans, the families, the citizens of Paris, and all those affected by terrorism, we are proud to stand together, with our new family, now united by a common goal of love and compassion.” More »


Don’t Worry, This Little French Boy Will Make You Feel Better

I’ve been spending the last few days reading essays that were published after 9/11, thinking about how deep the rift in my life is, between my childhood until September 11, 2001, and my adolescence and adulthood after. I’ve been wondering what life is going to be like for French kids, now, because I know howMore »


Watch: SNL’s Cecily Strong Delivers Heartfelt Message For Paris In Opening Monologue

Cecily Strong delivered a seriously powerful and emotional opening to SNL last night, honoring the victims of the November 13th terrorist attacks in Paris.

Strong delivers her message in both English and French.

Strong said: “Paris is the City of Lights, and here in New York City, we know that light… More »


ISIS Claims Responsibility For Paris Terrorist Attacks, President Hollande Vows Retaliation

After Friday night’s terrorist attacks in Paris which left 128 dead and 200 injured, French president Francois Hollande vowed to retaliate with a “merciless” response to the deadliest attacks on their soil since World War II.

The terrorist group responsible for the attacks are ISIS, or the Islamic State of Iraq and the… More »


Breaking News: At Least 140 Dead In Multiple Paris Attacks, Hostage Situation Over

This post is being updated as more information becomes available. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone in Paris and the people of France. More »


Paris To Remove Iconic Lovers’ Locks From Pont Des Arts Bridge

Love is dead. JK, but people may be if the estimated over 700,000 pad locks attached to the the bridge at the Pont des Arts in Paris aren’t removed stat, since they are creating a weight that is sending the bridge into eventual collapse.

Lovers attach personalized locks to this bridge in Paris… More »


“Paris/New York” Beautifully Integrates Two Of The World’s Greatest Cities

The Paris vs. New York debate has been (lazily) carrying on for decades, though in my humble opinion they’re too unique in their own ways to compare. This video by Franck Matellini compares the two cities side by side. His work showcases the very different vibes for each city evokes (and if I’m being honest, has… More »


Paris Says Chill Out With The Love Locks Because Selfies Are More Romantic

Paris is getting fed up couples placing padlocks on the Pont des Arts railing and tossing the keys into the river to demonstrate their undying love for each other. Romance is great and all, but the locks accumulated over the years until they weighed in at 45 tons and caused the bridge to collapse inMore »


A Fierce Spin On The Famous French Motto Spotted In Paris

Spotted in Paris: No doubt the work of a diehard member of the BeyHive, someone armed with a can of spray paint graffitied the side of a building with this play on the French motto “liberté, egalité, fraternité” (“freedom, equality, brotherhood”). Parfait! [Cosmopolitan] … More »


The Soapbox: Pharrell Curates Women As Objects In Parisian Art Show

Yoko Ono’s breasts, a model’s ass, and a vagina are front in center at an art show in Paris. It would be just another day in the art world if the person behind it wasn’t one of hip hop’s greatest assets. Which begs the question: Does Pharrell Williams have a woman problem?

The… More »


I Want To Go To There: The Sparkling Turquoise Pool Hidden Underneath Paris

This serene scene isn’t a buried relic from the Roman Empire or a magical underground fairy beach (which was my first thought, honestly), it’s actually a reservoir buried under one of the busiest, most crowded cities in the world. Built in 1874, the tank lies undisturbed beneath the streets in the south of Paris, and… More »


Kim Kardashian Takes Paris By Storm For Her Bachelorette

Kim Kardashian and 20 of her closest friends took over Paris last night for her bachelorette party. The ladies drove around in a party van, posing for pictures at the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. Kim wore a $20,000 gown modeled after a Faberge egg given to Elizabeth Taylor by Richard Burton. (No, I’m… More »


Love It Or Leave It: Kristen Stewart’s Black, White, And Leather All Over

Kristen Stewart showed up at the Paris Haute Couture shows in this bold black and white ensemble, comprised of itty bitty leather shorts, a white boucle jacket, super smoky eyes, and her signature scowl/smile (oh K.Stew, never change!). As tempting as it is to write off this outfit purely because of the gratuitous fingerless leather… More »


This Is How Parisians Trim The Grass

In an effort to make Paris a greener city, this week, city officials introduced a group of two-foot-tall Bretton sheep to “eco-graze” their way through half an acre of park in the in the 19th Arrondissement. These adorable lawnmowers will be keeping the grass well-maintained until October at which time they’ll be moved to a… More »


Paris T-Shirt, Je T’Aime

I’m one of those totally undiscerning, overeager Francophiles who will gladly buy anything that even remotely reminds me of Paris, from a mug that says “Oui!” to a giant cocktail ring in the shape of a macaron (I know, I’m the worst). This t-shirt, with a black and white screen-printed design of the Eiffel Tower, fulfills my… More »


Pants Are Finally Legal For Women In Paris

French women are finally legally allowed to wear pants in Paris. Previously they would only allowed to do so while holding horse reins. [Guardian UK]
Five adult men accused of the rape and murder of an Indian woman have plead not guilty. The sixth rapist, a teenager, will be tried in a juvenile… More »


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