32 posts categorized "FRANCE"
OMG Blog: Survivor: Cambodia's Joe Anglim goes the full monty. (Work Unfriendly)
NPR: Gay couple's suit against anti-marriage equality loon Kim Davis? It's back on.
DListed: You'll never see Céline Dion the same way again after watching her answer her shoe.
#metgala co-chair @katyperry stepped in to our Instagram booth in a @maisonmargiela look by John Galliano. Director @gvsgvs Producer @kelmcgee23 DP @toddbanhazl Digital Art Installation @silasveta Multimedia Producer @paulina_zakh Steadicam @yoshisteadiop 1st AC @rebecca.rajadnya Camera Red Weapon 8KS35 @reddigitalcinema Camera Lenses @abelcine Installation DJ @evahthaevah Editors @alvarocdc, @instaroth, @modern.post Music @maiahmanser
Politico: Will the Republicans successfully repeal Obamacare? Is that what the Democrats secretly want?
Joe.My.God.: Marine Le Pen's niece swears gay marriage in France will be demolished if she wins. Thanks, gay Frenchmen who support her.
Kenneth in the (212): Germany's Angela Merkel providing the leadership on the Chechnya issue Trump — owned by Putin — is unable to.
Meanwhile, watch this video for more on how gay men are being slaughtered in Chechnya:
Here's my wrap on the French election. Le Pen probably isn't going to be the next Trump: https://t.co/5tlFJKjh68— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) April 23, 2017
Nazi-adjacent Marine Le Pen will advance to the final vote in France, along with independent candidate Emmanuel Macron, so we will get France's Trump vs. France's Trudeau.
Scary that Le Pen did so well, but — if normal polling and prognosticating are to be believed anymore — Macron is expected to easily defeat Le Pen when Round 2 of voting commences May 7.
Malaysian government endorses conversion therapy to combat homosexuality.
Incredible snaps of Jean-Michel Basquiat at home in the East Village back in the day.
Riots hit Paris over alleged rape of black man at the hands of cops.
Trump's first Cabinet pick to NOT get confirmed won't even get a vote: Puzder out.
Paris Vogue's first trans cover:
I spent Friday evening listening to Edith Piaf sing at Carnegie Hall in the '50s.
Actually, the event was Piaf! The Show, we were in the Fifties in NYC and the singer was Anne Carrere, but close enough — Carrere hauntingly summons Piaf's vocal stylings so beautifully it has been said she possesses the legend's instrument at her peak. In a warm, witty rendering of all the songs Piaf made famous, Carrere's challenge was to inhabit Piaf's unique style while giving us flashes of her own personality.
Act I consisted of early Piaf, 16 French numbers performed with gusto by Carrere and her tight band. Carrere looked the part enough to create an illusion but not enough to appear to be a caricature. The crowd was eating from the palm of her hand, so delighted were they to be hearing songs in what was likely the native language of more than a few.
After an intermission, Carrere & Co. returned for 12 more tunes, these more modern and among Piaf's signature hits. With each number the crowd grew more enthusiastic, awaiting the inevitable arrival of “La Vie en Rose” and “Non, Je ne Regrette Rien.” Carrere performed cheekily, leaving the stage to flirt with audience members, some of whom were all to eager to flirt back. (When she approached a woman, the attendee stood and shook her breasts, which earned her a skip.)
The only less than perfect part of the evening was when a creepy guy overeagerly volunteered to dance with Carrere onstage. Even seated, his body movements were disturbingly suggestive, threatening to kill the buzz of an incredibly emotional and faultlessly classy evening for Carrere, who was debuting at Carnegie Hall 60 years after Piaf's famed gig there. Her own respect for Piaf and her charm as a newcomer to the world stage won out.
Wayward audience members aside, the evening was magical, driven by Carrere's indefatigable growl and her sweetness in admitting to us how much it meant for her to be able to bring us those songs in that place in that context.
For us, too, and for any big fan of Piaf; this is a show that can't be missed. Let it pass you by and you will regret it.
Piaf!: The Show has about 400 upcoming shows scheduled through 2019 in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Info here.
Set list after the jump ...
SNL's season-opening show reeled 'em in with Baldwin's meh (sorry!) Trump and McKinnon's wow Clinton.
Christie jumps on the Trump-as-genius bandwagon regarding tax-avoidance. Huh?!
Trump once pressured Marla Maples to go nude in Playboy, negotiated big-bucks deal; she refused.
OMG, marriage-equality veteran Edie Windsor just got remarried at 87! CONGRATS!
Pitchfork's Top 200 singles of the '70s is wildly diverse. Many I'd never heard! Like:
Using a Scientology tactic, Donald Trump bought $55K of his own book to inflate sales—with campaign cash!
Strong Italian quake levels town, displaces hundreds, kills dozens.
This will for SURE stop all jihadists. (!)
Who wouldn't wanna see a dude named Fabio Fognini in a Speedo?
French-Tunisian with history of local crimes but no known terrorist ties revealed as Nice, France, butcher.
Timothy Egan writes eloquently about President Obama's grace and elegance during his tenure—the “personal is presidential” line is awesome.
It's only funny until the guy with the beard appears without a shirt.
Ginsburg admits her comments on Trump were “incautious.” (But not inaccurate.)
Gold Coast Suns jocks running around without very many clothes.
Brazilian TV airs the country's first (incredibly hot!) love scene between men. Gulp. Watch part of it below ...