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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


Criterion Film Offerings: French Noir, Japanese Lovers, American Gangsters and Frames of Pure Serenity

The Criterion Collection, the busiest and most prestigious of companies devoted to classic films, provides a rare delight in this collection of films now available on Blu-ray. These are movies that have never before been on DVD or Blu-ray (at least not in Region 1), and in some cases weren't even on VHS. These tantalizing titles, long heard of but vexingly unavailable until now, are a particular pleasure to for film lovers to enjoy, at last. Panique (dir. Julien Duvivier, 1946) The aloof and mi...
Tags: Music, Japan, Hollywood, Review, France, Walter Matthau, West, Akira Kurosawa, Eiffel Tower, Brian Eno, Alfred Hitchcock, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Alice, Van Gogh, Picasso, Film Review


Foreigners' Rights in Japan: Interview with Activist and Writer Debito Arudou

None Debito Arudou (formerly David Aldwinckle) was born in California and raised in Geneva, New York. After spending a long period of residence in Japan, he became a citizen of that country. Frequently engaged in outspoken activism on the issues of anti-foreigner discrimination and racism in Japanese society, Arudou has written extensively on these topics for various publications, including his regular contributions to the Japan Times newspaper for over 15 years as well his web site Debito....
Tags: Feature, Music, Japan, Supreme Court, Interview, California, France, US, America, Hillary Clinton, United States, Tokyo, States, Republican Party, Vietnam, Johnson


Celebrity Doppelgängers That'll Make You Do A Double Take

Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage. It's almost eerie how much some celebrities resemble each other. Just look at the star of Netflix's Sex Education, British actress Maeve Wiley — she looks just like Margot Robbie. Enough so that when you Google her name, Margot Robbie's name pops up right after it. But these two actresses both share high cheekbones, they aren't related at all, and probably haven't even met (yet.) Yet, the two of them could easily share a passport or star in a madcap series of...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Music, France, Ben Affleck, Netflix, Selma, Timothy Olyphant, Harry Potter, Jon Stewart, Harry, Chris Pratt, Tom Cruise, Margot Robbie, Helen Mirren, Kris Jenner


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


These Movies That Will Remind You What It Truly Means To Be Cold

Photo: Courtesy of Buena Vista Pictures Distribution; Illustrated by Mallory Heyer. The Weeknd can't feel his face. You can't feel your face, your toes, or your fingers, and you're fairly certain that your ears now resemble two frozen Jimmy Dean sausage patties. Welcome to winter, everyone!Unless you're off to Gstaad for a spot of skiing with Mitzi and Lance, there's really only way to get through the sub-zero temps and slippery surfaces: a good old-fashioned movie night, served up with a ro...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, New York, Hollywood, London, Jennifer Lawrence, Jack Nicholson, North Korea, France, Russia, New York City, America, Chicago, Pennsylvania, Alaska


10 OPI Nail Polish Colors Everyone Agrees On

Think of the nail polish that raised you. Maybe it was the bright poppy red you watched your mom paint on her toes every summer, or the shiny bubblegum pink you drained until it was dry and crusty in middle school. Whatever your memory, chances are good that the glass bottle sticking out in your mind had a faded OPI label on it.The nail brand is iconic, thanks to its signature long-wearing, glossy formula and cheeky shade names. But with more than 500 bottles, shopping for a simple nude out of ...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, France, Walmart, Best, Málaga, OPI, OPI Nail Lacquer, Chianti OPI Malaga Wine, Cajun Shrimp


A Week In Paris, France, On A $101,000 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Are you a furloughed federal employee? We'd love to read your Money Diary. Submit here.Today: a communications director working in software development who makes $101,000 per year and spends some of her money this week on roses. Editor's note: All prices hav...
Tags: Facebook, Fashion, Music, France, Time, House, Paris, Fifa, Sharp, Starbucks, Virgo, Paris France, Picon, Left Bank, Pret, Galeries Lafayette


Deezer Has 14 Million Users, 7 Million Paid

Deezer has shared that it ended 2018 with 14 million active monthly users, of which 7 million are paying subscribers. About half of its paid users are in the music streamer's home country of France. “Four years ago, 80% of the revenue was telco-driven, of which the majority was coming from France. Now 75% of the revenues are coming from self-pay subscribers, and France is less than 50% of revenues. It’s quite a dramatic shift,” Deezer CEO Hans-Holger Albrecht told Music Ally. “We have a...
Tags: Music, France, Music Streaming, Streaming, Deezer, Music Business, Music Tech, Mena, Bruce Houghton, Hans Holger Albrecht


From Paris, with Poetry: On Henri Cole's 'Orphic Paris'

None Paul Valéry, the great French poet and critic, famously remarked that "poetry is to prose what dancing is to walking." His point was that poetry and prose are both forms of writing, but that their use of language is fundamentally different — one of them is artistic and the other is instrumental. When poets write prose, then, they are taking advantage of the instrumentality of the medium to do something that they can't quite do in their poetry: tell a story, flesh out a character, make an a...
Tags: Feature, Music, France, Poetry, Marseille, Paris, Luxembourg, Armenia, Pope, Middle Earth, Autobiography, Bishop, Essay, Rodin, Brokeback Mountain, Picasso


Let’s put a Bluetooth speaker in concrete, said no one ever

Except someone actually did say that and then they made it and now you can own your very own concrete Bluetooth speaker AND it’s surprisingly pretty decent. It seems there’s a new Bluetooth speaker on the market every single day. You can get high quality speakers that could fill a stadium and cost over $2,000 or you can get a $15 stormtrooper head speaker that fits in the palm of your hand and can take selfies. It seems there’s no end to Bluetooth speaker manufacturing, but this concrete spe...
Tags: Music, Bluetooth, Audio, Speakers, France, Tech, Paris, Speaker, French, Portable, Le Pavé Parisien


Escape Winter With The 20 Most Wish-Listed Warm Weather Rentals On Airbnb

It's the dead of winter, so naturally, all any of us can think about is laying on a pleasantly scorching beach with a good book and a maybe even a strawberry margarita. Our imaginations actively chasing that daydream is pretty much the only thing that's getting us through the cold days. But, if you're looking for real life warm weather and sunshine, Airbnb has affordable suggestions.According to the rental site, the Caribbean is an extremely popular area for travelers during the months of Decem...
Tags: Fashion, Music, France, Airbnb, Bathsheba, Caribbean, Guadeloupe, New Providence, San Juan, Nassau, Martin, Montego Bay, Caribbean Sea, Seven Mile Beach, BRIDGETOWN, Harbor Island


Chris Power's Playlist for His Story Collection "Mothers"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Chris Power's brilliant short story collection Mothers is an auspicious debut. Kirkus Reviews wrote of the book: "Power's wide-ranging debut is confident, complex, bizarre, poigna...
Tags: Music, France, David, Atlantic, Paris, Guardian, ANN, Morrissey, Eva, Financial Times, Stockholm, New Statesman, Andy, Jg Ballard, Irish Times, Kirkus


Deezer’s CEO wants to make their mark in 2019

Deezer have held their own whilst rivals like Spotify and Apple Music dominate music streaming and after their best year yet they’re on track to carve their niche this year. French music streaming service Deezer has successfully managed to carve out success, battling against streaming giants like Spotify and Apple Music. They didn’t launch in the US until 2016 but have still managed to gain a dedicated user-base and continue expanding around the world despite being, as CEO Hans-Holger Albrec...
Tags: Spotify, Business, Music, Interview, France, Saudi Arabia, Germany, US, Egypt, Expansion, Middle East, Brazil, Streaming, Stream, Lebanon, Latin America


The Good, the Bad & the Queen  Tackle England, Englishness, and the Impact of Brexit on 'Merrie Land'

None Twelve years after the Good, the Bad & the Queen first appeared, the band returned with Merrie Land in late 2018, an album written and recorded in a reflection on England and Englishness following the Brexit vote in the summer of 2016. Damon Albarn, with Afrobeat drummer Tony Allen, Clash bassist Paul Simonon, and Verve guitarist Simon Tong, craft a dreary calm and downcast demeanor on Merrie Land and achieve no indication of diminishing output quality despite the album released barely six...
Tags: Europe, Music, England, Review, Wales, France, Scotland, Eu, Damon Albarn, Gorillaz, Music Review, Brexit, Alternative Rock, Allen, Albarn, Tony Allen


Deben Bhattacharya: Paris to Calcutta

None In many ways, musicologist Deben Bhattacharya stands as a direct predecessor to Sublime Frequencies, as one of the label's producers, Robert Millis, notes in his introduction to Paris to Calcutta: Men and Music on the Desert Road. While Sublime Frequencies' website states that its members are "dedicated to acquiring and exposing obscure sights and sounds from modern and traditional urban and rural frontiers", Bhattacharya refers in the notes to his 1956 LP to "a living tradition of folk mu...
Tags: Music, Review, France, India, Paris, World Music, Music Review, Calcutta, Desert Road, Bhattacharya, Robert Millis, Deben, Deben bhattacharya, Jharna Rose Bhattacharya, Deben Bhattacharya None Placing Bhattacharya


Lazy Day Brunch Outfits That Still Look Put Together

The 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekend social feast known as brunch ranks high on pastimes embraced and perfected by Americans. And as all true brunch enthusiasts know, it's as much about the food as it is the company — so when the meal is delish and the crowd's just right, the syrup on top of the pancaked occasion is an outfit to match. Because brunch isn't just any old meal it deserves a fitting look for those, "snagged a reservation at that award-winning chef's new spot," or, "haven't seen this group...
Tags: Nordstrom, Topshop, Fashion, Music, France, Asos, Karla, Barneys, Free PeopleJeffrey Campbell, Danielle Slingback, Zara Snakeskin Print Dress, ZaraZara Thick Metal Chain Necklace, BoohooBaubleBar Leia Resin Hoop Earrings, BaubleBarBandolier Sarah Leather, WeeksYou, Barneys New YorkCalvin Klein


Why Micellar Water Is The One Thing You Need For Better Skin This Winter

For every American celebrity with clear, flawless baby-angel skin who claims that water is her ride-or-die beauty secret, there’s an equally radiant French ingenue who says micellar water is hers.Micellar water, for the uninitiated, is not just a fancy type of H2O, a gimmick preying on the same type of people who insist on sparkling spring water instead of tap even if you’re at Wendy’s. Rather, it’s a different kind of special water, one that uses tiny micelles, which are clusters of fatty-acid...
Tags: Amazon, Fashion, Music, France, Pacifica, La Mer, Wendy, Saks, Ulta, Garance Doré, Julie Russak, Miracle Broth, La Mer The Cleansing Micellar Water 95, La Roche Posay Micellar Cleansing Water, Pacifica Kale Water Micellar Cleansing Tonic


Beyoncé and Jay-Z help Louvre museum break visitor record in 2018

More than 10m visited Paris museum, with interest boosted by music video filmed thereThe Louvre, the world’s most visited museum, broke all ticket office records last year with more than 10 million people viewing its Paris collection of fine arts and antiquities, boosted by foreign tourists and the interest in Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s music video filmed there.The 10.2 million people who came to the museum in 2018 marked a 25% rise in visitors, beating the previous record of 9.7 million visitors in 20...
Tags: Art, Europe, Music, New York, Beyonce, Jay-z, France, Painting, World news, Culture, Art and design, Heritage, Museums, Paris, Exhibitions, Louvre




Billy Eckstine: Mr. B in Paris

One of the least known albums recorded by singer Billy Eckstine is one of his best—Mr. B in Paris. Recorded for Britain's Felsted label while Eckstine was on tour in Europe between releases for Roulette, the album features the baritone singing 12 songs in French backed by the Bobby Tucker Orchestra. Mr. B in Paris was produced by Quincy Jones and arranged by Jones, Billy Byers and Bobby Tucker. The orchestra was recorded in Paris in 1957 while Eckstine's vocal was overdubbed in London in 1958. ...
Tags: Europe, England, London, France, Britain, Paris, Army, Manhattan, Jazz, States, Quincy Jones, Decca, Scott, Newark N J, Lui, Tucker


Eric, Nat and Sarah

In The Wall Street Journal this week, I interviewed chef Eric Ripert on growing up in France (go here). Several weeks ago, I went down to Eric's Manhattan restaurant, Le Bernardin, and we spent time in his office talking about childhood—how his mother helped him develop a refined pallet and the emotional issues he had to deal with after his parents divorced. [Photo of Eric Ripert at his Le Bernardin restaurant in Manhattan by Matt Furman for The Wall Street Journal ] SiriusXM. Last...
Tags: Spotify, Hbo, France, Karen, Italy, Manhattan, Jazz, Janis Joplin, Wall Street Journal, Sarah, Elena Ferrante, Capitol, Phil, Eric, Naples Italy, Matt Furman


What Ever Happened To The Stars Of Love Actually?

It's that time of year: The holidays are here. Along with good tidings and cheer comes a list of must-haves. On that list — for most people — is a required viewing of Love Actually. Whether you love it or hate it, you know it's true.Love Actually came out in 2003 — that's 13 years ago — and in the time since, the movie has come to be associated with everything warm, fuzzy, and British. Who doesn't love watching Hugh Grant dance to "Jump For My Love"? Doesn't everyone love it when that little gi...
Tags: Facebook, Old school, Fashion, Music, Hbo, England, New York, Hollywood, Keira Knightley, France, Matt Damon, Brit, Norah Jones, America, Bbc, Nicole Kidman


Expensive-Looking Bubbly That's Actually Affordable

If the clock strikes midnight on January 31st and no one pops Champagne, is it even New Year's Eve? We might not be able to fully address this timeless philosophical conundrum, but we can attest that bottles of bubbly and NYE go together like PB&J. Champagne undoubtedly adds festive layers of sophistication to any celebratory occasion, but finding the right bottle can an expensive investment. So what's a New Year's Eve partier, with no dough to drop on Dom and no desire to go the sugary $5 bott...
Tags: Fashion, Music, France, New Zealand, New Mexico, Sofia, Francis Ford Coppola, Dom, Chloe, Chenin Blanc, Gruet, Proseccos Sofia Coppola, Drizly NYE, Francis Ford Coppola Sofia Blanc, Drizly Sauvage, Gruet Sauvage Blanc de Blancs


Russia 2018: Major Talking Points From The Tournament

Russia 2018 will go down as one of the most successful FIFA tournaments in history, having raked in revenue, fans, and exposure unlike any competition before it. From the first blast of the whistle till the last one there was non-stop action and drama, with France’s victory over Croatia in the final drawing curtains on the breathless month of football. The hectic nature of events in Russia was such that some major stories might have slipped under the radar or given minimal attention due to oth...
Tags: South Korea, Mexico, France, Germany, Russia, Senegal, Spain, Soccer, Fifa, Ronaldo, Argentina, Jazz, Croatia, Messi, Poland Croatia, Var


UZY – “Pay 4 It” Ft. YeYo & Konnect (Video)

Rising Hip Hop artist out of France, UZY releases his new music video titled “Pay 4 It” featuring YeYo & Konnect.
Tags: Videos, France, Jazz, Konnect, Yeyo, UZY


R.E.M. at the BBC Podcast Series - Part 1 (premiere)

None Recently PopMatters reviewed R.E.M.'s live recordings from the BBC, which Craft Recordings gathered together in a glorious set that made our list of the 21 Best Album Re-Issues of 2018. Kevin Korber wrote, "what's striking is how the collection shows an appreciation for R.E.M.'s unheralded later material, which had a more receptive audience in Europe than it did in the U.S. Hearing the band play stately, beautiful renditions of 'Imitation of Life' and 'At My Most Beautiful' to a rapt audie...
Tags: Europe, Podcast, Music, England, Bruce Springsteen, France, America, Georgia, Bbc, Rock, Athens, John Peel, Premiere, Peter, Alternative Rock, Peter Buck


Moving On Up: Apple Gets Into The Business Of Elevator Music

Although the tinkly, saccharine iterations of current major hits, dubbed 'Muzak' is much maligned by those forced to endure it, such watered down covers are a fairly profitable vein of music business, enough so that apple has decided it wants its piece of the pie. ____________________________ Guest post by Bobby Owsinski of Music 3.0 Remember Muzak, the music we all loved to hate, affectionately known as “elevator music?” Even though it supplied super-sweet versions of cutting edge h...
Tags: Apple, Music, France, United States, Guest Post, Streaming, Jamaica, Apple Music, Music Business, Nielsen Music, Bobby Owsinski, US UK Sweden Spain Italy Germany


Making music American: a playlist from 1917

The entrance of the United States into World War I on 6 April 1917 inspired a flood of new music from popular songwriters. Simultaneously, the first recording of instrumental jazz was released in April 1917, touching off a fad for the new style and inspiring record companies to promote other artists before year’s end. Victor and Columbia, the industry leaders, developed technological innovations that made possible the first recordings of a full symphony orchestra. These recordings are a sample o...
Tags: Spotify, Europe, Books, Music, Featured, Congress, France, Germany, US, Indiana, History, United States, Paris, World War I, Manhattan, Jazz


Michelle Obama's Book Tour Will Continue In 2019

There's no stopping Michelle Obama now. The former first lady, whose memoir Becoming quickly rose to be the most sold hardcover book of 2018, is extending her tour well into next year.“I’ve been so humbled by the response to the tour thus far and the overwhelming interest we’ve received from so many communities we weren’t able to visit this year,” Obama exclusively told People. “That’s why I’m thrilled that we’re able to expand our conversations to these new settings and wider audiences. I can’...
Tags: Europe, Fashion, Music, Obama, France, America, Barack Obama, Atlanta, Austin, Canada, United States, Michelle Obama, Denmark, Nashville, Donald Trump, John Kelly



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