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04.22.10 Marina Galperina

“Guerrilla” artist Pascal Guérineau had cunningly fixed his own painting on the wall between two dead masters’ work at the Louvre. It hung there until the next day, when someone finally noticed and confiscated it. “Museums are cemeteries for artists,” Guérineau stated, protesting the lack of contemporary work in the Louvre. […]

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04.16.10 Marina Galperina

With the US release pushed way back, here’s a NSFW French trailer for Gaspar Noe’s junky-porn-art-horror ‘Enter the Void.’ It’s pretty self-explanatory, no subs needed. Critics are either loving it up or hating on it, and those that are hating on it sometimes get personalized responses from the filmmaker to the effect of: “Why do […]

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02.23.10 Bucky Turco

After announcing the opening of an office in Brussels to lobby against religion creeping into the European Union’s institutions, French Freemasons are making news again, albeit less controversial: their newly renovated museum with a dramatically scored website is open for business. The Grand Orident de France, the country’s oldest Masonic order, has put about 10,000 […]

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09.24.09 Bucky Turco

The French have gone mad. In what can best be described as an act of media sabotage, politicians are proposing a law that requires a full disclosure for all retouched images. Virtually every published photo made presentable with the help of Photoshop would be accompanied by the following warning: “Retouched photograph aimed at changing a […]

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06.24.09 Bucky Turco

French tourists were a bit scared after going on a “ride from hell” when the driver of an illegal van picked them up from JFK and zoomed around two boroughs trying to evade police in hot pursuit. Luckily, a supernatural deity intervened: “We screamed and prayed the whole time we were in the van. God […]

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