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Now Stream This: ‘Barry Lyndon’, ‘Her’, ‘The Way of the Gun’, ‘Cropsey’, ‘The Rock’, ‘The Brothers Bloom’ and More

(Welcome to Now Stream This, a column dedicated to the best movies streaming on Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and every other streaming service out there.)  The weekend is almost here, which means you’re likely going to be scrolling through streaming services, asking yourself: “What the heck should I watch?” That’s where Now Stream This comes in. Below, you’ll find 10 great options to stream, including a bonafide masterpiece, a A.I. love story, a forgotten sequel, a bombastic action movie, an underrat...
Tags: Movies, Michael Bay, San Francisco, Features, Netflix, 2010, Stanley Kubrick, The-Rock, Kubrick, Jupiter, Amy Adams, Hulu, Joaquin Phoenix, Nicolas Cage, Cage, Her

How to Spend 5 Days in Paris

Updated: 8/9/2018 | August 9th, 2018 Paris: the city that takes too many lifetimes to see. I’ve spent weeks and weeks in Paris, and I’ve barely scratched its surface. Just when you think you’ve seen everything, you find new attractions, new cafés, or new markets to explore. It’s impossible to try to see it all or even begin to think you can. Many travelers come for about three days and try to see the highlights of this beautiful city. You need more time than that. I think you should plan on spe...
Tags: Travel, Europe, France, SU, Gare du Nord, Paris, Luxembourg, Jesus, Eiffel Tower, Ducks, Oscar Wilde, Notre Dame, Napoleon, Montmartre, Van Gogh, Louvre

7 beautiful clock towers in Europe

Europe is filled with architectural masterpieces, from churches and synagogues to subway stations and train stations. It’s also home to some of the oldest and most beautiful clock towers in the world — ones far more intricate than the famous Big Ben. These design and mechanical wonders may not be understood by all, but they are worth admiring — even if your Apple Watch has you covered on keeping time. Here are seven of the coolest clock towers you can find around Europe and the stories behind...
Tags: Travel, Europe, England, Design, London, Prague, Liverpool, New York Times, Paris, Belgium, Victoria, Nuremberg, Chester, Piazza, Kiev, Great Britain

Paris: Escape the crowds at these 20 overlooked attractions

Looking for new ways to enjoy Paris? Perhaps it’s your second or third visit, and you just want to do something a bit different this time. Or maybe it’s your first visit, but you just want to avoid the throngs of tourists lined up around popular sites like the Louvre, Notre Dame, and Eiffel Tower. Whatever the reason, once you’ve booked your cute and affordable hotel, it’s time to think about ways to really explore the city. Each of Paris’s 20 arrondissements has attractions, museums, and garden...
Tags: Travel, New York, France, Museums, Paris, Arsenal, Colbert, Dan Brown, Eiffel Tower, Napoleon, Montmartre, Edith Piaf, Dailycheapo, Planning For Paris, Pierre Herme, Marie Antoinette

Money Diaries: Is Privilege The Real Issue Here?

Allow me to be the trillionth person to agree that the 21-year-old student and paid intern who recently shared a week of her spending choices with Money Diaries comes across as pretty privileged.It’s not just that her parents pay all her bills; and that she receives still more money from her extended family; or that she lives in the West Village in New York City, an unrealizable dream for many. It’s that she enthuses, without apparent irony, about avocados, tofu, and the “amenities” of her fanc...
Tags: Twitter, Fashion, Music, New York, New York City, Marie Antoinette, West Village, Equinox, New Orleans LA, New York Times Real Estate

Guillotine watch

Zeigeisty-ist auction ever: Marie Antoinette’s Jewelry to Be Auctioned in Geneva This November. (Image: Mosiac36, CC-BY) (Thanks, Peter!)
Tags: Post, News, Auctions, Geneva, Marie Antoinette, Guillotine Watch, Don't Be Caught Dead Wearing Them, Zeigeisty

Orly ordeal

Our day had two goals. The first was to see some of Versailles. As you've seen, we did. The second goal was to get Sue to Charles de Gaulle airport. She had a flight out to California the next day, and had made reservations for the night at an airport hotel. That worked out, too, but it was much less fun. The gardener's house in Marie Antoinette's hamlet at Versailles. The problem was that the SNCF (the French national railway) was on strike. That meant that trains were not running normally. W...
Tags: Travel, California, Paris, Sncf, Marie Antoinette, Versailles, Ken, Charles de Gaulle, WCS, Chateaux, Orly, CDG


It's hard for me to remember, exactly, my experience of Versailles in the early '80s. I didn't really have a grasp of the history of the place, apart from it starting out as the hunting lodge of Louis XIII and being transformed into the seat of French government by Louis XIV. Bits and pieces of my first visit come back to me, but probably what made the most impression was the size and scale of the domain. The entrance courtyard at the Grand Trianon. We didn't go in, just looked from outside. I...
Tags: Travel, Grand Trianon, Marie Antoinette, Versailles, Louis XIII, WCS, Louis XIV, Chateaux, Petit Trianon, Louis XIV Bits, Trianon That village


Views and perspectives are what it's all about in the park at Versailles. Grand tree-lined allées stretch in every direction, almost as far as the eye can see. Tall, immaculately trimmed hedges define pathways to and from the château. It would be interesting to see what it all looked like while it was being created, before the trees and hedges were mature. A glimpse of the château's north wing from out in the park. My friend Sue had a memory of seeing Marie Antoinette's hamlet, the queen's lit...
Tags: Travel, Grand Trianon, Marie Antoinette, Versailles, WCS, Chateaux, Louis XVI, Petit Trianon, Trianon, Versailles Grand

Things to Do in France – The 7 Best Museums in Paris

by Megan Firth Paris with all of its charm is undoubtedly one of the most breathtaking cities in the world.  Visitors to the city can spend days exploring its architecture and art, delight in its food and wine, as well as fall in love with its fashion and theatre. Artists, scholars, poets, scientists, and philosophers alike have fallen in love with the City of Love over the centuries and because of this Paris certainly has no shortage of cultural delights.  The list of museums, theatres, monume...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Europe, France, Paris, Pablo Picasso, Eiffel Tower, Audrey Hepburn, Van Gogh, Seine, Marie Antoinette, Tiffany, Audrey, Grand Palais, Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport, Best Museums

Eastern State Penitentiary's Marie Antoinette will toss Tastykakes on Saturday for final Bastille Day

Terry McNally will portray crowd-favorite Marie Antoinette one last time this Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary. In an interview, she says au revoir.
Tags: Incidents, Marie Antoinette, Eastern State Penitentiary, Terry McNally

Eastern State Penitentiary's Marie Antoinette will toss Tastykakes Saturday for final Bastille Day

Terry McNally will portray crowd-favorite Marie Antoinette one last time this Bastille Day at Eastern State Penitentiary. In an interview, she says au revoir.
Tags: Incidents, Marie Antoinette, Eastern State Penitentiary, Terry McNally

Visiting Paris for the first time: 8 rookie mistakes to avoid

Let’s face it, being a first-time visitor in Paris isn’t easy. Travelers have to deal with everything from jet lag and language barriers, to a new currency and figuring out the public transit system. Some of us save up our whole lives to visit the City of Light, so pricey mistakes aren’t something we want to keep as souvenirs. While a few faux-pas here or there won’t ruin your experience, there are a few common mistakes to look out for that will make your first days a little smoother. Avoid thes...
Tags: Travel, London, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Disneyland, Paris Hotels, Louvre, Dailycheapo, Planning For Paris, Metro, Paris Budget Tips, Paris Restaurants, Travelers, Marie Antoinette, Versailles, EuroCheapo

You have these cool bar tools, now what do you do with them?

I’m quite proud of my collection of bar tools, glasses and gizmos, collected from years of dedicated writing, reporting and drinking in the name of journalism. But I’m perturbed and a little embarrassed to say that I haven’t been using many of them correctly. That’s what I discovered after chatting recently with Michael Rooney, Beverage Director at Amar Santana’s Vaca and Broadway restaurants. Rooney is the wise sage of Orange County’s mixology world. Scholarly, resplendently bearded and impress...
Tags: Drinks, California, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Broadway, Manhattan, Rooney, Orange County, Marie Antoinette, Hawthorne, VACA, Restaurant Reviews + Food, Paul Hodgins, Michael Rooney, Amar Santana

La rue Royale

I found myself in the Place de la Madeleine, in front of the Madeleine church, a massive neoclassical construction from the early 19th century. From the front steps, the view is down the rue Royale toward Concorde, across the Seine, and to the equally classically styled National Assembly building. The Egyptian obelisk stands in the center of the Place de la Concorde, where King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette lost their heads. The building with the columns is the National Assembly, and the gild...
Tags: Travel, Paris, Napoleon, Seine, Marie Antoinette, National Assembly, WCS, Rue Royale, Place de la Concorde, Louis XVI, Invalides, Place de la Madeleine, La rue Royale

Marie Antoinette pearls unseen for 200 years to be auctioned

GENEVA (AP) — Sotheby’s says it’s auctioning a set of natural pearls that once belonged to the famed — or infamous — French queen Marie Antoinette, and have not been seen in public for two centuries. The sale of “Royal Jewels from the Bourbon-Parma family” is set to take place in Geneva on Nov. 12. […]
Tags: News, Ap, Geneva, Marie Antoinette, Sotheby, Nation & World, Bourbon Parma

Asia Argento: Fast Facts to Know About Anthony Bourdain’s Girlfriend

Anthony Bourdain—world-renowned chef, best-selling author, and Emmy-winning TV host—has died at the age of 61. According to CNN, Bourdain’s cause of death is suicide by hanging. He was found unresponsive in his hotel room in France by his good friend, fellow chef Eric Ripert. The two were reportedly working on a new episode of CNN’s Parts Unknown.CNN released the following statement confirming Anthony Bourdain’s death:“It is with extraordinary sadness we can confirm the death of our friend and c...
Tags: Asia, New York, Celebs, Hollywood, France, Los Angeles, Cnn, Rome, Italy, Harvey Weinstein, Pop Culture, Jazz, People Magazine, Emmy, MMA, Lindsay Lohan

Marie Antoinette and Perfume: Just Desserts?

    It's likely that due to popular (and false) legend, you might equate Marie Antoinette, ill-fated 18th century French queen, with...well, cake. Over in our Fragrantica Community Forum, an exciting conversation has been developing since last week as part of the community's regular "theme weeks". Fragrantica members select a theme, wear fragrances corresponding to that theme, and discus... Read full article: Marie Antoinette and Perfume: Just Desserts? from Fragrantica Perfumes and Col...
Tags: Fashion, Marie Antoinette, Fragrantica Perfumes, Fragrantica

The Government-by-Grift Mentality

Mick Mulvaney's entirely classless and petty firing of the CFPB's Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) has been amply covered elsewhere. Having served on the CAB from 2012-2015, however, I've got to comment on the statement by Mulvaney's henchman that “The outspoken members of the Consumer Advisory Board seem more concerned about protecting their taxpayer funded junkets to Washington, D.C., and being wined and dined by the Bureau than protecting consumers.” Put aside that this statement is gratuitously...
Tags: Washington, Finance, US, Bureau, Marie Antoinette, Carson, CFPB, Pruitt, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney, Adam Levitin, Mulvaney, Mnuchin, Consumer Advisory Board, Grift Mentality, Consumer Advisory Board CAB

Heathers Scrapped as Paramount Network Searches For Buyers

Heathers scrapped as Paramount Network searches for buyers In February, just a week prior to its March 7 premiere date, Paramount Network delayed the TV reboot of Heathers indefinitely out of respect for the victims of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show will now no longer see the light of day on any Viacom-owned network as they company is currently searching for a new network to buy the anthology, which was already renewed for a seco...
Tags: TV, Hollywood, Movies, TV News, Heathers, Viacom, Marie Antoinette, Shannen Doherty, ComingSoon, TV Premiere Dates, Heather Duke, Heather McNamara, Parkland Florida, Grace Victoria Cox, Paramount Network, Heather Chandler Brendan Scannell

ICYMI, Amal Clooney's Makeup Looked Incredible at the Royal Wedding, All Thanks to Charlotte Tilbury

It wasn't only Meghan Markle's hair and makeup that looked incredible at the royal wedding, the guests wore their best dresses, and pulled out all the stops with their makeup for the big day. One woman who looked positively radiant and was up there with the best dressed out of them all was Amal Clooney. She wore a marigold Stella McCartney dress with matching colored hat and had beautiful makeup to match. The woman behind the beauty was the one and only Charlotte Tilbury, and if Amal's look does...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Royal Wedding, Stella Mccartney, Amal Clooney, Charlotte, Marie Antoinette, Clooney, Charlotte Tilbury, Jean, Amal, MEGHAN MARKLE, Celebrity Makeup, Filmstar Bronze, Royal Wedding 2018, Hollywood Contour Wand


The biggest of the two islands in the Seine in central Paris is the Ile de la Cité and is the site of one of the city's most famous monuments. The cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris rises high above the other buildings on the island and its two towers and steeple can be seen for miles around. Notre Dame cathedral and the Ile de la Cité, seen from the right bank. The island is also home to a bustling flower market, the 13th century gothic Sainte-Chapelle, the Conciergerie where Marie Antoinette w...
Tags: Travel, France, Paris, Notre Dame, Seine, Marie Antoinette, WCS, Notre Dame de Paris, Sainte Chapelle, Ïle de la Cité, Cathedrals And Churches, Cité, Palais de Justice

Amal Clooney's Beaming Met Gala Makeup Look Is Not of This Earth

The celestial inner circle, also known as fashion and Hollywood's elite, have descended upon the Met Gala with their interpretation of this year's theme "Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination." One of the standout attendees is Met Gala co-chair, Amal Clooney, whose makeup look is as stunning as her foil Richard Quinn bustier. Here are all the details on the look, which was created by makeup goddess herself, Charlotte Tilbury. In an Instagram post, Tilbury called the look "dazzlin...
Tags: Hollywood, Makeup, Shopping, Beauty, Amal Clooney, Walk Of Fame, Met Gala, Red Carpet, Marie Antoinette, Charlotte Tilbury, Amal, Tilbury, Celebrity Beauty, Richard Quinn, Filmstar Bronze Glow, Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder Foundation

Rampaging wage slaves and Marie Antoinette – the pick of avant-garde festival games

An edible board game and a trickster goose were among offerings at London’s Now Play This experimental games showcaseNow Play This is an exhibition of experimental game design and a regular feature of the annual London games festival. For this year’s Now Play This, at Somerset House earlier this month, exhibition director Holly Gramazio and digital curator George Buckenham spread a wide range of games – digital, physical, edible, musical – across the site’s indoor and outdoor spaces. Here are so...
Tags: Games, London, Life and style, Culture, Hobbies, Board Games, Somerset House, Marie Antoinette, Holly Gramazio, Andy Wallace, George Buckenham, Jane Friedhoff Marlowe Dobbe

The high school official told the 17-year-girl to "stand up and move around" so she could see if her nipples were still showing...

... and then offered her 4 adhesive bandages to X out her nipples. The girl, Lizzy Martinez, had left off wearing her bra that day because a sunburn (we're told) made the bra unusually uncomfortable.From the NYT, "Is Your Body Appropriate to Wear to School?":“She told me, ‘I’m thinking of ways I could fix this for you. She said, ‘I was a heavier girl and I have all the tricks up my sleeve,’” Ms. Martinez said....The incident happened two weeks ago — Ms. Martinez’s initial tweet about the inciden...
Tags: Law, America, Marilyn Monroe, Kendall Jenner, Breasts, Bras, Nipples, Ny Post, Marie Antoinette, Martinez, Marilyn, Big And Small, Ann Althouse, Sex And Education, Folies Bergère, Lizzy Martinez

Powder Concealer, Mascara, & Lipstick Exist — & I Tried It All

Beauty with Mi, hosted by Refinery29's beauty writer Mi-Anne Chan, explores the coolest new trends, treatments, products, and subcultures in the beauty world. Follow along on her wild beauty adventures here.Marie Antoinette never really did say that the starving citizens of 18th-century France, in lieu of bread and other plain sustenance, should be permitted to eat cake; she did, however, live up to the other most common trope associated with her short life, which is that her beauty routine c...
Tags: Fashion, Music, France, Kardashian, Marie Antoinette, Place de la Concorde, Antoinette, Mi Anne Chan

Kanye Is Back & Apparently Kim Kardashian Is Marie Antoinette

Kanye West recently interviewed his friend and interior designer Axel Vervoordt for The Hollywood Reporter, which gave insight into what’s on Kanye’s mind these days...kind of.The interview was rife with Kanye-isms. To start, the hip-hop mogul spoke of his imminent philosophy book called Break The Simulation. At one point, after discussing the importance of staying focused on the present and not looking to the past for inspiration, West referred to Kim Kardashian West as “a Marie Antoinette of ...
Tags: Twitter, Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Kim Kardashian, France, Kanye West, West, Stephen Hawking, Kim, Donald Trump, Taylor, George W Bush, Martin Luther King Jr, Kim Kardashian West, Marie Antoinette

5 Fashion Week Trends to Try on an Intern Budget

Although the flurry of fashion week is now behind us, I'm still obsessing over the fall trends I'll be trying in the coming months. However, as an intern here at Who What Wear and a college student just getting my start in New York City, straight-off-the-runway isn't really in my budget. So where does that leave me? With affordable, on-trend brands more accessible than ever , believe it or not, it is possible to test the latest runway trends without breaking the bank. While every fashion we...
Tags: Fashion, New York City, Trends, Tom Ford, Roberto Cavalli, Mcqueen, Tory Burch, Marie Antoinette, Versace, Zimmermann, Miu Miu, Alexander Wang, Jeremy Scott, Tom Ford Adam Selman, Anne Sraders

5 Upcoming Trends to Try on an Intern Budget

Although the flurry of fashion week is now behind us, I'm still obsessing over the fall trends I'll be trying in the coming months. However, as an intern here at Who What Wear and a college student just getting my start in New York City, straight-off-the-runway isn't really in my budget. So where does that leave me? With affordable, on-trend brands more accessible than ever , believe it or not, it is possible to test the latest runway trends without breaking the bank. While every fashion we...
Tags: Fashion, New York City, Trends, Tom Ford, Roberto Cavalli, Mcqueen, Tory Burch, Marie Antoinette, Versace, Zimmermann, Miu Miu, Alexander Wang, Jeremy Scott, Tom Ford Adam Selman, Anne Sraders

The Beauty Treatment That Made Me Love My Least Fave Body Part

I hate feet, and I always have. It doesn't matter if they are my own or belong to the hottest person ever. Jared Leto? Keep your socks on. Beyoncé? Please, every flip-flop you own in a box to the left. I find toes ugly and feet unhygienic, and I used to despise getting pedicures equally as much as going to the gynecologist before finally accepting them as a necessary evil. Which is why I felt both elation and terror when I discovered Baby Foot, a Japanese-devised beauty product that promises to...
Tags: Beyonce, Beauty, Jared Leto, Marie Antoinette, Bret Easton Ellis, Beauty tips, Beauty Review, Pedicure