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Bill Murray and Adam Driver Fight Zombies in MAGA-Infested Small-Town America

Massively self-aware and not nearly as audacious as it could have been, The Dead Dont Die, Jim Jarmuschs comic zombie film, proved to be a surprisingly innocuous choice to open the 72nd Cannes Film Festival. Although no one would have expected Jarmusch, an emblematic senior statesman of American independent cinema, to have helmed a traditional horror movie, The Dead Dont Die is stymied by an intermittent desire to eviscerate the conventions of zombie movies and a countervailing urge to pay homage played languidly by Bill Murray, Cliff Robertsonthe rugged star,…

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Marine Le Pen makes ‘OK’ hand gesture used by white supremacists

Frances far-right National Rally leader asks ally to remove controversial selfie from Facebook Marine Le Pen, the leader of Frances far-right part of the countrys coalition government, as part of cross-continent negotiations on setting up a new bloc of nationalist and far-right forces after European elections next week. She made the OK hand signal together with Ruuben Kaalep, a 25-year-old EKRE MP and the leader of its youth movement, and the Estonian politician uploaded the photograph to his Facebook page. I was in a selfie at his request, making a…

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Mona Lisa Breaks the Internet (A Social Media Short Film)

Over 6 million people visit the Mona Lisa at the Louvre each year. Many share their visit on social media. Mona Lisa Selfie is a short film by Daniel McKee, and was made using images found on Instagram. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/mona-lisa-breaks-the-internet/

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We watched Notre Dame burn. Can we recapture her spirit?

Paris residents looked on in horror as their beloved lady went up in flames. Now a new battle begins: how best to rebuild her for the centuries ahead Most of us will always remember the moment on 15 April when we heard that rebuild Notre Dame has started and promises to be fierce. The embers seem still warm, but my unruly and angry compatriots are already dividing us into the daring and the timid, those who want to add a touch of 21st-century genius to her, and those who just…

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Running With the Wild White Horses of Camargue

The Camargue horse is an ancient breed of horse indigenous to the Camargue area in southern France. Its origins remain relatively unknown, although it is generally considered one of the oldest breeds of horses in the world. Wild white (actually semi-feral) Camargue horses galloping through water has become a popular and romantic image of the region. And for good reason, just look at the GoPro video above and tell me that’s not majestic. You can learn more about these horses and the region they come from here. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/running-with-the-wild-white-horses-of-camargue/

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Mark Carney tells global banks they cannot ignore climate change dangers

Financial sector warned it risks losses from extreme weather and its stakes in polluting firms The global financial system faces an existential threat from climate change and must take urgent steps to reform, the governors of the article published in the Guardian on Wednesday aimed at the international financial community, Mark Carney, the Banks governor, and Villeroy de Galhau, the governor of the Banque de Extinction Rebellion protests and Paris climate agreement, with the banking system required to play a pivotal role. If some companies and industries fail to adjust…

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Fascinating Video Footage of Daily Life in Paris in the 1890s

In this incredible archival footage taken by the Lumière company, production artist Guy Jones has faithfully speed correct and added sound, giving the high quality footage new life—and making it available for all to see on YouTube. Seen above is a collection of high quality remastered prints from the dawn of film taken in Belle Époque-era Paris, France from 1896-1900. See below for timestamps: 0:08 – Notre-Dame Cathedral (1896) 0:58 – Alma Bridge (1900) 1:37 – Avenue des Champs-Élysées (1899) 2:33 – Place de la Concorde (1897) 3:24 – Passing…

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Didier Deschamps: The biggest victories can lead to the greatest foolishness

Having led France to World Cup glory and won Fifas coach of the year award, Didier Deschamps is at the pinnacle of his trade. But the big challenge will be staying there, he tells Amy Lawrence The crescendo for a team that finds itself growing as it hurdles the different stages of a tournament usually hits a high note at which everything suddenly seems incandescent with possibility. For France at the World Cup that came 57 minutes into the group he would take to Russia. The biggest decision I made…

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I Went To Paris To Show That It Is Not All About The Eiffel Tower And Fancy Shops

I’m David Tesinsky from Prague and I’m an independent photographer of the subcultures, urban cultures, street stories and people’s stories in general AKA reportage/social documentary photography. I’ve made this series about “different” perspective of this city when you point your eyes up from Eiffel tower down to the ground to show that this city is not just a fake romance.

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Protesters damage ‘sexist’ open-air urinals in Paris

Uritrottoirs seen as discriminatory in city that still frowns on public breastfeeding Feminist protesters have begun vandalising the new urinals in Paris, labelling them sexist and discriminatory. Several of the eco-friendly urinals have been placed in public spots in recent months as an experiment to counter Pariss problem of urine-soaked pavements. But protesters in recent days targeted two on the le Saint-Louis and near Gare de Lyon station plastering them with stained sanitary towels and tampons, then blocking them with concrete. Notes left behind attacked Paris authorities for encouraging men…

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Banksy Just Blitzed Paris With At Least 10 New Pieces

Banksy has just blitzed Paris with a series of new, politically charged works that highlight current issues in France such as migration and the hijab ban along with his usual criticisms of commercialism and income inequality. He also acknowledged the 50 year anniversary since the ‘May 68‘ uprising in France which he claims was the birthplace of modern stencil art. The recent works mark the first time the street artist has created murals in Paris and the locations of some of the pieces are symbolic as well. According to The…

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Shoah director Claude Lanzmann dies aged 92

Giant of French intellectual life known for his heavyweight journalism and series of documentaries about the Holocaust Claude Lanzmann, the French film-maker and journalist who was best known for the exhaustive Holocaust documentary Shoah, has died aged 92. Lanzmanns family He embarked on a passionate relationship with de Beauvoir, 18 years his senior, and they lived together from 1952 to 1959. In 1986, Lanzmann became chief editor of Les Temps Modernes on de Beauvoirs death and remained in the post for the rest of his life. As a journalist, Lanzmann…

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World Cup 2018 power rankings: Brazil and Croatia lead the way

At the end of the group stage we rank the 32 teams at the World Cup in Russia, with Brazil top, England in 10th and Panama last 1) Brazil It is hard to shake the feeling that Brazil are the best-balanced side at this World Cup. win over Serbia and they look capable of raising things further. thumping win over Argentina. A meeting with Spain in the last eight looks likely and Zlatko Dalics side cannot be ruled out of doing something special. 3) Belgium Whether or not they really…

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How to Launch an Acclaimed Winery for $8 Million or Less

Even by Napa Valley’s astronomical real estate standards, the sale of Heitz Wine Cellars for a reported $180 million raised eyebrows. It’s the new normal there, though: In response, some wineries have determined that it makes fiscal sense to find a less-expensive neighborhood. Jackson Family Wines, maker of Kendall-Jackson Chardonnay (the top selling chardonnay in the country), purchased its first vineyard in southern Oregon’s Willamette Valley in 2013. Today, the company owns and operates four wineries on more than 1,300 acres in the area, Oregon wines were served at the White House state dinner…

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