Style never gets old: from Kiki de Montparnasse to Kikidm
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Style never gets old: from Kiki de Montparnasse to Kikidm

In bohemian Montparnasse of the 1920s, Kiki escaped poverty to become one of the most charismatic figures of the avant-garde years between the wars. Partner to Man Ray, and one of the first emancipated women of the 20th century, Kiki made her mark with her freedom of style, word, and thought that could be learned … Continue reading

How to Boost the French Economy? Lingerie! – Daily Plate of Crazy
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How to Boost the French Economy? Lingerie! – Daily Plate of Crazy

How to Boost the French Economy? Lingerie! – Daily Plate of Crazy. © D. A. Wolf It’s Bastille Day, le 14 juillet, the French national holiday. France has been in the news in recent months – with its economic woes, its moody malaise, even editorials recommending that younger French citizens leave the country for greater … Continue reading

Fifty Shades of Starbucks: They Did It Again
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Fifty Shades of Starbucks: They Did It Again

They did it again! They refers to the USA and France, and “It” to a formidable “pas de deux” in cultural deception. The USA stole an inherently French concept, dumbed it down, repackaged it and sent it back for a large fee. And France… well, France still bought it! Think of it, it’s the equivalent of your neighbors borrowing your car, trashing it, then having you pay them to … Continue reading

Was it Love at First sight? How to Date an American.
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Was it Love at First sight? How to Date an American.

The Pilgrim’s progress of Sex demonstrateshow standard processes compare in the United States and France. This flowchart is a blueprint for dating that might lead to Serious Sex. Excerpt from chapter 6 – Women Forever in Make it Big in the USA Just because You are French, Jean-Pierre Ledauphin, 2012. Translation by Wallace B. Thompson Read more excerpts on … Continue reading

The Ultimate American is a Porn Star
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The Ultimate American is a Porn Star

The ultimate American is a porn star who takes corporate standards to their highest possible level of achievement. A lean and mean being, obsessed with fitness and health, the porn star turns even pleasure into a moneymaking business. In the life of a porn star, the personal and professional beings are finally united, overlapping perfectly as they … Continue reading

The Instant Expat: Brettsinclair’s “How I Became An American”
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The Instant Expat: Brettsinclair’s “How I Became An American”

Hugo Brettsinclair, a French expat to the U.S., tells his story on You Tube in two-minute increments. A year ago, I stumbled upon “Clean”, which recounts the making of a fateful passport picture. Hugo and I started a long distance conversation (he lives in WA), which eventually inspired me to ask him for my very own … Continue reading