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Behold Moebius’ Many Psychedelic Illustrations of Jimi Hendrix

The 1995 release of posthumous Jimi Hendrix compilation Voodoo Soup has divided fans and critics for over two decades now. But whatever its merits, its cover art should hold an honored place in every Hendrix fan’s collection. Drawn by the legendary cult comic artist Moebius from a photograph of Hendrix eating soup in France , it captures the sound Hendrix was moving toward at the end of his life—his head exploding in flames, or mushroom clouds, or pink psychedelic bronchial tubes. The image com...
Tags: Google, Art, Music, College, France, Electric Ladyland, Jimi Hendrix, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Facebook Twitter, Hendrix, Moebius, Josh Jones, Jimi, Linda McCartney, Durham NC Follow, Comics/Cartoons

Download Vincent van Gogh’s Collection of 500 Japanese Prints, Which Inspired Him to Create “the Art of the Future”

Vincent van Gogh never went to Japan, but he did spend quite a bit of time in Arles, which he considered the Japan of France. What made him think of the place that way had to do entirely with aesthetics. The Netherlands-born painter had moved to Paris in 1886, but two years later he set off for the south of France in hopes of finding real-life equivalents of the "clearness of the atmosphere and the gay colour effects" of Japanese prints. These days, we've all seen at least a few examples of tha...
Tags: Google, Art, Japan, Microsoft, College, France, Paris, Netherlands, Seoul, Arles, Van Gogh, Vincent, Simon Schama, Facebook Twitter, Vincent Van Gogh, Theo

The Strange Dancing Plague of 1518: When Hundreds of People in France Could Not Stop Dancing for Months

If you find yourself thinking you aren’t a victim of fashion, maybe take another look. Yes, we can consciously train ourselves to resist trends through force of habit. We can declare our preferences and stand on principle. But we aren't consciously aware of what's happening in the hidden turnings of our brains. Maybe what we call the unconscious has more control over us than we would like to think. Inexplicable episodes of mass obsession and compulsion serve as disquieting examples. Mass panics...
Tags: Psychology, Google, Science, College, France, History, Bbc, Strasbourg, Rhine, Moselle, Facebook Twitter, Alsace, Josh Jones, Waller, St Vitus, Oliver Sacks

150 Courses Starting at Stanford Continuing Studies Next Week: Explore the Catalogue of Campus and Online Courses

Quick fyi: I spend my days at Stanford Continuing Studies, where we've developed a rich lineup of online courses for lifelong learners, many of which will get started next week. The courses aren't free. But they're first rate, giving adult students--no matter where they live--the chance to work with dedicated teachers and students. The catalogue includes a large number of online Creative Writing courses,  covering the Novel , the Memoir, Creative Nonfiction, Travel Writing, Poetry and more. ...
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Philip Glass Finishes His David Bowie Trilogy, Debuting His Lodger Symphony

Sometimes I feel The need to move on So I pack a bag And move on Move on --David Bowie, “Move On” We might have been calling it the Lake Geneva Trilogy, given David Bowie’s recuperative sojourn in Switzerland after the emptiness he felt in L.A. The first album in the Berlin Trilogy, Low, was mostly recorded in France, and the last album of the trilogy, Lodger, in Montreaux in 1979. But they were almost all written in, around, and about Berlin, where Bowie found what he was looking for—a ...
Tags: Google, Music, London, College, France, Berlin, Los Angeles, David Bowie, Switzerland, John Adams, Times, Gary Oldman, Low, Los Angeles Times, Philip Glass, Bowie

When Pablo Picasso and Guillaume Apollinaire Were Accused of Stealing the Mona Lisa (1911)

If you visit the Louvre today, you'll notice two phenomena in particular: the omnipresence of security, and the throng of visitors obscuring the Mona Lisa. If you'd visited just over a century ago, neither would have been the case. And if you happened to visit on August 22nd, 1911, you wouldn't have encountered Leonardo's famed portrait at all. That morning, writes Messy Nessy, "Parisian artist Louis Béroud, famous for painting and selling his copies of famous artworks, walked into the Louvre t...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, College, France, History, Pablo Picasso, Hitler, Seoul, Huffington Post, Louvre, Mona Lisa, Picasso, Sara Boboltz, Facebook Twitter, Da Vinci

An Animated History of Versailles: Six Minutes of Animation Show the Construction of the Grand Palace Over 400 Years

Few tourists making their first trip to France go home without having seen Versailles. But why do so many want to see Versailles in the first place? Yes, its history goes all the way back to the 1620s, with its comparatively modest beginnings as a hunting lodge built for King Louis XIII, but much in Europe goes back quite a bit further. It did house the French royal family for generations, but absolute monarchy hasn't been a favored institution in France for quite some time. Only the mos...
Tags: Google, Europe, College, France, History, Architecture, Paris, Seoul, Versailles, Facebook Twitter, Louis XIII, Louis XV, Louis XIV, Colin Marshall, Fifth Republic, 21st Century Los Angeles

How the Inventor of Dynamite, Alfred Nobel, Read an Obituary That Called Him “The Merchant of Death” and Made Amends by Creating the Nobel Prize

No one can ever fully predict the consequences of their actions. Still, some warning bells should be hard to ignore. Take Alfred Nobel, for instance, the founder of the Nobel Prize. For most of his life, he had a different reputation—as the inventor of dynamite, one of the most destructive technologies of the age. Though he maintained his motives were pure, Nobel had no shortage of signs telling him his creation might do at least as much harm as good. He persevered and lived to regret it...
Tags: Google, Europe, Sweden, College, France, Life, History, Italy, Toni Morrison, Albert Camus, Nobel, Grant, Alfred, Preet Bharara, Wharton School, Facebook Twitter

450+ Movie Scenes Where Actors Break the Fourth Wall, Presented in Two Big Supercuts

Do you remember the first time you saw the fourth wall broken? Few of us probably do, but maybe we all should, given how radial a departure from established dramatic convention — specifically, the convention dictating that a work of dramatic art not acknowledge the fact that it is a work of dramatic art — fourth-wall-breakage represents. Then again, a work of art can break the fourth wall subtly, too subtly to make an outsized impact on our consciousness: take, for example, all the brief...
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'Victor Hugo becomes a sex god in my mind' – how to get better at French

Worried that she is speaking French like Joey Essex speaks English, Emma Beddington fights back with classes, podcasts and cartoons about mustard-loving aliens resuscitating literary giantsI used to think I was pretty great at French: I could handle a subjunctive and disdained the myriad mangled pronunciations of “millefeuille” on Masterchef. I lived in French-speaking Brussels for 12 years and have a French husband who still tolerates me misgendering the dishwasher after 24 years. My inflated s...
Tags: Europe, UK, Education, France, Life and style, World news, Brussels, Languages, Samuel Johnson, Victor Hugo, Joey Essex, Emma Beddington

Napoleon’s English Lessons: How the Military Leader Studied English to Escape the Boredom of Life in Exile

When we talk about country club prison sentences, we tend to imagine a marginal amount of time spent on the inside, though the phrase sounds like an extended vacation. Napoleon Bonaparte—exiled to the island of St. Helena for his crimes against Europe—got the full treatment, what some might even call a sweetheart deal. As the Public Domain Review notes, “the British had agreed to provide Le Petit Caporal with plentiful wine, meat, and musical instruments.” He was given his own comfortable lodgi...
Tags: Google, Europe, College, France, History, Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon, St Helena, English Language, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Saint Helena, Durham NC Follow, Public Domain Review, Public Domain Review Related Content, Le Petit Caporal

British Doctors To Prescribe Arts & Culture to Patients: “The Arts Are Essential to our Health and Wellbeing”

Photo by Adam Jones, via Wikimedia Commons The arts and humanities are afterthoughts in many American schools, rarely given priority as part of a comprehensive education, though they formed the basis of one for thousands of years elsewhere. One might say something similar of preventative medicine in the U.S. healthcare system. It’s tempting to idealize the priorities of other wealthy countries. The Japanese investment in “forest bathing,” for example, comes to mind, or Finnish public schools an...
Tags: Health, Google, Art, UK, College, France, Life, Canada, NHS, Smithsonian, Baltimore, Facebook Twitter, Adam Jones, Rolling Stones, Hancock, Royal Philharmonic

The Top 100 Foreign-Language Films of All-Time, According to 209 Critics from 43 Countries

What qualifies as a “foreign-language film” is in the ear of the beholder, even if the global dominance of Hollywood effectively makes the category refer to any film in a language other than English. The sheer cultural and linguistic diversity in world cinema can seem to render the term too all-encompassing to be of much critical use. From the point of view of cinema’s purest, earliest aspirations—to be an international visual language that transcends linguistic barriers—emphasizing spok...
Tags: Google, South Korea, Japan, England, Hollywood, Film, College, France, Germany, Bbc, Tokyo, Akira Kurosawa, Federico Fellini, John Carpenter, East Asia, Kurosawa

Movie Fashion Inspiration: Marie Antoinette

Dress like a queen. Sofia Coppola's 2006 film Marie Antoinette portrays the rich life of one of France's most famous queens. If you haven't seen this movie, do so immediately! You'll be captivated by the lavishness of Marie Antoinette's royal lifestyle, including everything from eloquent banquets to breathtaking gowns with tiers and tiers of pastel fabrics. There are many fashion motifs in Marie Antoinette, all of which trigger inspiration and awe. Below, we'll review some of the most prominent...
Tags: College, France, Kirsten Dunst, Jessica Simpson, Marie Antoinette, Bloomingdale, Sofia Coppola, Fashion Tips, Fashion Inspiration, Movie Inspiration

Looks on Campus: Kamila - University College, Durham University

Kamila embodies simplicity and European style using basics to create timeless combinations. She graciously took some time out of her busy jet-setting lifestyle to pose for some photos in this classic autumn ensemble. Kamila 101 Name: KamilaHometown: Warsaw, PolandSchool: University College, Durham University, EnglandYear: Second YearMajor: Economics & Management Let's Talk Fashion Who or what inspires your style? “I take inspiration from various people [including] Audrey Hepburn [and] a Polish...
Tags: Europe, England, College, France, International, Street Style, Zara, Audrey Hepburn, Tommy Hilfiger, Durham, Warsaw, Durham University, Chelsea Boots, University College, Jack Wills, Etam

Akira Kurosawa’s 100 Favorite Movies

In movies like Seven Samurai and High and Low, director Akira Kurosawa took the cinematic language of Hollywood and improved on it, creating a vigorous, muscular method of visual storytelling that became a stylistic playbook for the likes of Martin Scorsese, George Lucas and Francis Ford Coppola. In movies like Ikiru, The Bad Sleep Well and The Lower Depths, Kurosawa relentlessly struggled to find the rays of light among the shadows of the human soul. This philosophical urgency combined...
Tags: Google, Japan, Usa, Hollywood, Greece, Yahoo, Film, College, France, Germany, Los Angeles, Spain, Iran, Earth, Taiwan, Austria

How Meditation Can Change Your Brain: The Neuroscience of Buddhist Practice

Nirvana is a place on earth. Popularly thought of a Buddhist “heaven,” religious scholars discuss the concept not as an arrival at someplace other than the physical place we are, but as the extinction of suffering in the mind, achieved in large part through intensive meditation. If this state of enlightenment exists in the here and now—the scientific inquirer is justified in asking—shouldn’t it be something we can measure? Maybe it is. Psychologist Daniel Goleman and neuroscientist Richa...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Google, College, France, Neuroscience, Ucla, Buddhist, Facebook Twitter, Davidson, Josh Jones, Richard Davidson, Nepal India, Daniel Goleman, Durham NC Follow, Goleman

Education, Societal Division and a Proposal

Überpost alert!   It is something I've been studying and thinking about since 1993, and writing about here for 15 years, so there will be a lot of internal links, external links, links to stuff that only exists because of the Internet Wayback Machine, etc. and a lot of stuff you've seen here before if you've been here very long. It's about a lot more than education, too, but it all starts there.Lets get on with it, shall we? "All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been con...
Tags: Politics, England, New York, Guns, Education, France, Sacramento, America, Canada, United States, High School, New Zealand, Lincoln, Hitler, Delhi, New Delhi

Know Your Fashion Designers: 10 Facts About Coco Chanel

"Keep your heels, your head, and your standards high!" View the original article to see embedded media. Gabrielle Bonheur "Coco" Chanel is perhaps the most well-known fashion designer of all time. Nearly 50 years after her death, her namesake fashion house is still one of the world's most popular luxury brands, boasting legions of devoted fans worldwide, and continues to grow. And here at CF, it's safe to say we're big, big fans of this woman. (We've even done an article on fashion inspired by C...
Tags: Coco, News, College, France, History, Designers, Ford, Paris, Chanel, Coco Chanel, Sharon, Little Black Dress, Ritz Hotel, Vogue Paris, Karen Karbo, Designer Spotlight

The Ultimate Guide to Brigitte Bardot's Style

This French starlet's sexy style totally changed the game.We’ve been breaking down our list of 16 classic fashion icons everyone should know. Last week, we took things back to the 1920s and covered dancer-activist extraordinaire Josephine Baker. This week, we're hopping over to France to talk about one of the most famous models and actresses in Europe... Brigitte Bardot! All About Brigitte J'adore B.B View the original article to see embedded media. Brigitte was born in 1934 in Paris, France...
Tags: Europe, College, France, John Lennon, Inspiration, Bob Dylan, Models, Paris, Marilyn Monroe, Elle, Brigitte Bardot, 1960s, Paris France, Macy, Bardot, Brigitte

You Only Need These 4 Pieces of Jewelry

We're not kidding; it's time to start thinking about that hoard of jewelry you own. Here is my unofficial list of must-have jewelry:1. Simple pendant necklace2. Choker3. Studs4. Dangly earringsYes, you really only need four pieces of jewelry. As mentioned in my guide to clothes for college, jewelry is a wardrobe essential, but at the end of the day, it's better to have four pieces of high quality jewelry than forty pieces that you don't love.In this day and age of consumerism, it's important to...
Tags: Amazon, Jewelry, Accessories, Etsy, College, France, Earth, East Coast, Earrings, Necklace, Banana Republic, Pearls, Fashion Tips

Ask CF: What Should I Pack for My Three-Month Trip to France?

Très chic!Welcome to the latest edition of Ask CF! Every two weeks, we select a reader fashion question and answer it here on the site. Do you have a specific fashion question for us? Scroll to the bottom of this post to learn how to send it our way--including a brand new way to submit your most pressing fashion dilemmas! All the essentials. Ask CF Question Hi! I am going to be in France for three months, from September to December, and I am really worried because I don’t know what clothes to...
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The Ultimate Guide to Josephine Baker's Style

The Roaring Twenties never go out of style!We’ve been breaking down our list of 16 classic fashion icons everyone should know. Last week, we covered Janis Joplin, the soulful singer with a wardrobe as iconic as her voice.This week, we're going all the way back to the 1920s (think flappers, Gatsby, and jazz!) because it’s all about someone outrageous, provocative, and completely ahead of her time—Josephine Baker. View the original article to see embedded media. Josephine Baker was an American ent...
Tags: College, France, Inspiration, Broadway, Miami, Red Cross, Resistance, Retro, Janis Joplin, Naacp, Asos, Baker, 1920s, Paris France, Don, St Louis Missouri

A Brief Summary of the Social Media Reform Movement

A Lonely Voice Finds Company I’ve been publicly criticizing social media since at least 2010. For most of this period, most of the people I encountered were either puzzled or annoyed by my stance on these services. When the event organizers first posted the video of my anti-social media TEDx talk, for example, they changed my suggested title, “Quit Social Media,” to something blander, along the lines of “Why deep work is important in the new economy.” I think this was a good-intentioned effo...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Congress, College, France, Uncategorized, US, Social Media, Atlantic, New York Times, Capitol Hill, Ftc, Trump, Mark Warner, Jean Twenge, Jaron Lanier

Green space in every schoolyard: the radical plan to cool Paris

Playground oases could benefit students and city alike, but will making them public prove too controversial in a city on high alert?It’s only 10am but the heat is already radiating off the asphalt at the École Riblette, a primary school on the outskirts of Paris. Sébastien Maire, the city’s chief resilience officer, points to the school’s lower courtyard, a classic heat trap: surrounded by concrete walls that reflect sunlight inside. Last June, the courtyard hit 55C (131F).“For three days, schoo...
Tags: Europe, Education, France, Environment, World news, Cities, Paris, Maire, Paris Sébastien Maire

How Jean-Luc Godard Liberated Cinema: A Video Essay on How the Greatest Rule-Breaker in Film Made His Name

Few can think of the very concept of the auteur without thinking of Jean-Luc Godard. That goes for those of us exhilarated by his movies, those of us amused by them, those of us frustrated by them, and those of us who experience any combination of those emotions and more. Godard's early audiences, at the dawn of the French New Wave in the late 1950s and the decade or so thereafter, reacted in all those ways, and somehow time hasn't drained his work in that period of its power. "How Jean-...
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20 Cute Pens and Pencils for College

Taking notes has never been this stylish. Ready for school? We know we are! That's why we're sharing the best college school supplies, so you can prepare all your stationery and dorm room necessities before September rolls around again.Though we're still hanging on to the remaining weeks of summer, we couldn't help getting excited over this selection of 20 cute pens and pencils.If you're in need of some stylish new writing utensils, you've come to the right place. Browse our picks...
Tags: New York, Shopping, Writing, College, France, Back To School, Italy, Tokyo, Denmark, Forest Stewardship Council, Faber Castell, School Supplies, Don, Hannah Montana, Ye, College Life

Link About It: France to Ban Smartphones at Schools

It began in 2017: French officials imposed a law that limited how frequently and in what manner employers may contact employees outside of office hours. Now, the French government is setting their sights on schools. Smartphone-less students, they believe...... Continue Reading...
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How Marcel Marceau Used His Mime Skills to Save Children’s Lives During the Holocaust

In 1972, Jerry Lewis made the ill-considered decision to write, direct, and star in a film about a German clown in Auschwitz. The result was so awful that he never allowed its release, and it quickly acquired the reputation—along with disasters like George Lucas’ Star Wars Holiday Special—as one of the biggest mistakes in movie history. Somehow, this cautionary tale did not dissuade the bold Italian comedian Roberto Benigni from making a film with a somewhat similar premise, 1997’s Life ...
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Looks on Campus: Mary - West Virginia University

Major sustainable style points.It may be a ghost town on the WVU campus during the summertime, but that doesn't mean all of the fashionistas have gone home! Mary, a fellow fashion merchandising major, is always crafting flawless looks. Trust me, if you aren't head over heels (or loafers!) when you see her style, she will seal the deal with her budget-friendly shopping tips. Mary 101 Name: MarySchool: West Virginia UniversityMajor: Fashion MerchandisingYear: JuniorHometown: New Orleans, LA  Let...
Tags: College, Ebay, France, West Virginia, Sustainable Fashion, Alexa Chung, Street Style, West Virginia University, WVU, Zara, Vintage, Annie Hall, Southeast, Sustainable Style, Grace Kelly, Mary

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