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Syria chemical attack

France’s position is that there must be a reaction, a reaction that could take the form of a reaction with force… …if Syria is proved to have used chemical weapons against civilians. France’s foreign minister Laurent Fabius, on French BFM TV channel. More
François Hollande : panthéonisez des femmes !



Alors que le Panthéon a vocation à honorer les grands personnages qui ont fait l’Histoire de France, seules deux femmes y reposent pour 71 hommes : Marie Curie, deux fois prix Nobel, pionnière de la physique nucléaire, et Sophie Berthelot … pour ne pas être séparée de son mari Marcellin Berthelot, chimiste et homme politique. ... More
Miss Van’s Dolls, tattooed and ‘crocheted’

I am a huge fan of French graffiti artist Miss Van and her sultry female characters. I really love them. All of them. So much I’m even wearing a t-shirt (which is now sold out) of one of these characters as I write this post… Among Miss Van recent projects, artist Ramon Maiden is ‘tattooing a Miss Van beauty’. You can see a picture ... More
da-eYe is The Artist



Jean Dujardin (Best Actor) did it. Michel Hazanavicius (Best Director) did it. And all the crew who worked on the film can be proud (Best Costume Design, Mark Bridges; Best Original Score, Ludovic Bource), they did it too! “The Artist” is the first silent and foreign film that has won the Oscar for Best Picture in more than 80 years… And ... More
The web was invented in France, not Switzerland!

Last month, David Galbraith updated his article published in July 2010, and in which he was investigating the location where the web was invented: “One of the more interesting consequences of the details below, that hasn’t been picked up anywhere, is that technically the web was invented in France, not Switzerland”. Great news but ... More
French journalist Gilles Jacquier killed in Syria

French TV reporter Gilles Jacquier has been killed in the Syrian city of Homs; he is the first Western journalist to die since anti-regime protests erupted 10 months ago. Jacquier was an experienced war correspondent who had previously reported from Iraq, Afghanistan, Congo, Israel and Kosovo and he was not working undercover, he had been authorised by ... More
Hollywood’s Golden Age is back with The Artist

I love Hollywood’s Golden Age, I have wrote several times about this magic era: Scarface: first and second impact, Davis, Flynn, Dietrich… They did it their way, About the Warner Bros and the Roosevelt Administration and I even shared with you: A few pages of my movie script / book, for your eyes only!. The silent movies, the rise of talkies, the ... More
Sunday Roundup: Unhappy China, JPMorgan Chase, Jal

It’s about being ‘happy’ or ‘unhappy’. Support of #Ai Weiwei makes #China “unhappy”. Reported by Yahoo News, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei said: ‘The Chinese people also feel baffled — why do some people in some countries treat a crime suspect as a hero? […] The Chinese people are ... More
da-eYe is back on the wall of Serge Gainsbourg’s house



da-eYe is back rue de Verneuil. But this time, virtually. When Serge Gainsbourg died on 2 March 1991 of a heart attack, I was among the ones who came at his home rue de Verneuil in Paris and wrote or drew graffiti on the outer wall of Serge Gainsbourg’s house. I drew a da-eYe and it was one of the last time I did. I have always considered Gainsbourg ... More
Les Yeux Noirs: Gypsy, Yiddish and Folk Influenced Music



I love Jazz music. From bebop to jazz fusion, ragtime to free jazz, acid jazz to Afro-Cuban jazz. But also reggae, Gypsy and Klezmer music. I enjoy listening to any style of music as long as I find it entertaining, and French band Les Yeux Noirs definitely is. First time I heard of them was in 2002 when they released their album ‘Balamouk‘. If ... More

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