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BJ “Bitter” Bastard’s I Hate Paris

Oh la la. There are so many things to get annoyed at in Paris that BJ “Bitter” Bastard has already filled five Moleskine notebooks. From pretentious American students trying to follow in Hemingway’s footsteps to branché dickheads sniffing at your non-designer attire, from people groping everywhere to the line at the Louvre, Bastard’s not feeling the romance, and here’s a few reasons why.

1. Dog Shit
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Busy P: Ed Banger's Proud Papa

Pedro Winter’s career in the music industry is an iconic one. He was the longtime manager of mega-sensation Daft Punk before quitting to start his own label, Ed Banger Records. Home to celebrated artists like Justice, Sebastian, DJ Medhi, and Mr. Oizo, the four-year-old start-up has received international praise and has birthed and nurtured a distinctive French electro sound. Read more » 

From Paris With Love

Visitors to Paris typically all do the same tour. The Louvre. The Left Bank. The grands boulevards whose intricate stone façades stretch for miles, the perfectly manicured gardens, maybe an overpriced café crème or greasy cassoulet that makes you wonder why French cuisine is supposed to be the best in the world.

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My Paris By Blek Le Rat

Parisian street art pioneer Blek Le Rat goes stenciling in the city.

1. Beggar in Paris
Rue Béranger is located behind Place de la République, and it’s where the headquarters of the daily French newspaper Libération are located. When I pasted up this poster of a beggar during the night, I was being insulted by a man right from his balcony.

2. Jesus Christ
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Colette's Favorite Things

Often imitated, never duplicated, Parisian store Colette has been serving up the sweetest limited-edition accessories, art books, and cutting-edge fashions since 1997. The emporium has collaborated with numerous fashion designers, illustrators, and icons since the start, and is known for–among other things–throwing dance classes in clubs and having a bar that serves 90 brands of designer mineral water (including Cloud Juice, which is composed of 7,800 drops of Tasmanian rainwater). Read more » 

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