Heavy metal graffiti invades Paris

From most romantic city to Paris bridge is falling down It all started out with good intentions. The “love locks” are padlocks that couples affix to bridges and public fixtures in a declaration of their love. In Paris, the Passerelle des Arts is a hot spot for lovebirds. However, the vast number of padlocks is... Continue Reading →

Serge Gainsbourg’s house

A vibrant street art homage Serge Gainsbourg (1928–1991) was one of France’s most notable singer/songwriters. The façade of his house—5 bis, rue de Verneuil—remains a vibrant graffiti hot spot 21 years after his death. He lived in the house from 1969 until his death in 1991. Gainsbourg is buried in Montparnasse cemetery. What’s inside In an exclusive interview... Continue Reading →

DJ Mehdi, a magician at the turntables

Mehdi Favéris-Essadi 1977–2011 DJ Mehdi was a critically acclaimed and award-winning Paris-based music producer and DJ. He initially started out producing hip-hop records, most notably 113’s Les Princes de la Ville which won two major French music awards in 2000 (Rap Album of the Year and Best New Artist). He then crossed over to electronic... Continue Reading →

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