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In Conversation with tUnE-yArDs

Image by Sarah Moroz Merrill Garbus, founder of the musical project tUnE-yArDs, was sporting some serious face paint when I first saw her perform. It stretched from her left eyebrow to right cheek, transforming her into a David Bowie-esque stage warrior wielding vocal gymnastics with her deep voice. She performed instrumental acrobatics in tandem, puncturing [...]

In Conversation with Twin Shadow

Twin Shadow’s music has been christened many things: a resurrection of synth-laced 1980s tunes! Hazy new wave-tinged pop! Bedroom electro-disco! All of these revival features have garnered the band’s founder George Lewis Jr. enough cred to earn him the moniker the “black Morrissey,” and not without merit. His songs have wonderfully danceable beats, yet the [...]

I Miss You When You’re Not Here

In her ongoing search for fragility and truth, Dossier contributing editor Spela Kasal photographs everything from emerging models to still-life scenes. The resulting images land somewhere between fashion and fine art, and as of this Tuesday, February 23, they will be on display at Ofr in Paris. The solo exhibition, titled I Miss You When [...]

Paris’ White Night

Staying out all night is nothing new for Parisians, but this weekend, they will do so in the name of art. This Saturday, October 3, Paris’ Nuit Blanche returns for its 8th year. This free annual event (which translates roughly to “sleepless night”) celebrates art’s integral role in the life of the city and its [...]

Culinary Love: Le Fooding d’Amour Paris-New York

I’ve long believed that Paris and New York are jealous lovers-mutually obsessed, covetous, but still fiercely stubborn and, ultimately, true only to themselves. Nowhere is this dynamic more apparent than in the kitchen, where American innovation has borrowed from (and then challenged) the French standard that has dominated for so long. This Friday and Saturday [...]

Playtime in Saint Germain

As the summer crowds descend on Paris, art lovers would do well to avoid the Louvre in favor of the more discrete exhibitions that are popping up in neighborhoods around the city. This Friday, the 7th edition of the “Parcours Saint Germain” draws to a close after a two-week run in Paris’ 6th arrondissement. The [...]

Super! Mon Amour in Paris

There’s some pretty shredding rock/roll/dance shows coming to France from now through the March. Running from February 11th – 22nd, the Super! Mon Amour festival is relatively intimate as far as music happenings go. Featuring 14 bands and seven shows in some of the better venues in Paris, the fest has done away with the [...]

Visionaire and Lacoste

While Monday everyone was still busy talking about last week’s Demolition Party, (where yes, Jude Law participated in the destruction of a French hotel, and no I was in Corsica and didn’t go) tomorrow no doubt everyone will be talking about last night’s Lacoste-Visionaire party, held on the Paquebot on the River Seine. The party [...]