Out of the parlor: the marginal trend of homemade tattoos

Making your own tattoo in the comfort of your home has never been easier. No matter if it is risky, the trend of “stick’n’poke” seems to be more about the experience of self-tattooing than safe-tattooing. My father once told me that he made his tattoo himself. Drawn on his forearm, a heart pierced by an arrow atop of which are written his name initials. Who … Continue reading Out of the parlor: the marginal trend of homemade tattoos

The Black legacy of the City of Light

If Paris were told to us from an Afrocentric perspective, what would it look like? Tour guide Monique Y. Wells answers that question through her Parisian walks and the example of the African American painter Beauford Delaney, whose forthcoming exhibition she curates. 10 A.M. near the Luxembourg Garden. Monique Y. Wells, red beret on, is not a typical Parisian. Born in Houston, Texas, she came … Continue reading The Black legacy of the City of Light

COP21 : les 3 étapes à franchir

  195 pays invités et des têtes d’affiche comme Obama, Hollande, Poutine, tous réunis au Bourget. La COP21 est la plus grande conférence dédiée aux changement climatique. Au-delà des multiples tractations entre négociateurs, les 12 jours de débat doivent mener à un accord historique. Car l’enjeu est important : maintenir le réchauffement climatique en dessous de 2°C. Retour sur les trois principaux points de discorde.     Les … Continue reading COP21 : les 3 étapes à franchir

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Carton jaune pour Nuit Blanche

L’événement dédié à la création contemporaine a une nouvelle fois envahi Paris. Début octobre, la capitale s’est prêtée au jeu de la déambulation artistique avec plus ou moins de succès. Retour sur ce parcours nocturne. Balades nocturnes et art contemporain. Voici comment peut être décrite la Nuit Blanche. C’est dans la nuit du 3 au 4 octobre 2015 que s’est déroulée la quatorzième édition de … Continue reading Carton jaune pour Nuit Blanche

Newspapers: towards the end of the traditional medium?

Decline in circulation, job cuts and fall in advertising revenues….These are the symptoms of the ongoing demise of the newspaper industry. Long gone is the time when newspapers dominated the provision of news. Today, the crisis that touches the industry at its core brings into focus the destiny of the written press and the future of journalism in western societies. Radio and television had challenged … Continue reading Newspapers: towards the end of the traditional medium?

Wyatt Earp, a legend revisited

From a farm in the cornfields to the gunfight at the OK Corral, Lawrence Kasdan’s modern Western biopic Wyatt Earp recounts at length the life of this mythical figure of the Old West. Framed within traditional events of Frontier history, the long journey of Wyatt Earp in 19th century America does not live up to the ambitions of its director. The boyhood of Wyatt Earp … Continue reading Wyatt Earp, a legend revisited

Put the record back on, vinyl spins again!

Listening to music has never been easier than today. With the Compact Disc, music consumption entered the digital age, and it was soon followed by mp3 files and music streaming services, making music available to everyone everywhere. However, one analogue format continues to live against all odds: the vinyl record. Destined to sink into oblivion, the sound of vinyl records faded out but did not … Continue reading Put the record back on, vinyl spins again!