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Tame Impala, Kraftwerk, Jamie xx top 2022 lineup for Rock en Seine

After a two-year absence due to the pandemic, Rock en Seine will be making its return to the Château de Saint-Cloud’s Park next August. The 2022 iteration of the famed rock festival has unveiled a star-studded lineup with headliners Tame Impala, Jamie xx, Stromae, Kraftwerk, and Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. Notably, Rock en […]

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Now Is The Time For A NASCAR Driver Union

Last week, NASCAR and Atlanta Motor Speedway announced that the track would be undergoing a serious reconfiguration where most everyone was expecting nothing but a much-needed repave. The reaction from fans has largely been negative, and the few drivers that have been willing to speak about the change have voiced…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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Good Morning Mix: Flash back to Carl Cox’s Château de Chambord DJ set, courtesy of Cercle

A celebration of some of dance music’s most influential Black artists and other producers of color wouldn’t be complete without some Carl Cox, and Dancing Astronaut is voyaging back accordingly to 2018 for the king of techno’s Cercle set, live from the beautiful Château de Chambord. The rare concert experience embraces a two-hour “oh yes, […]

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Good Morning Mix: Flash back to Carl Cox’s Château de Chambord DJ set, courtesy of Cercle

A celebration of some of dance music’s most influential Black artists and other producers of color wouldn’t be complete without some Carl Cox, and Dancing Astronaut is voyaging back accordingly to 2018 for the king of techno’s Cercle set, live from the beautiful Château de Chambord. The rare concert experience embraces a two-hour “oh yes, […]

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France eases social distancing guidelines for indoor events with fewer than 5,000 as daily COVID-19 cases remain in the thousands

France has revised its COVID-19 social measures, allowing indoor gigs and events with fewer than 5,000 people to commence without social distancing guidelines. This change in policy comes as the country continues to report thousands of new positive coronavirus cases each day. At the time of the August 26 press conference announcing this shift, France […]

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France eases social distancing guidelines for indoor events with fewer than 5,000 as daily COVID-19 cases remain in the thousands

France has revised its COVID-19 social measures, allowing indoor gigs and events with fewer than 5,000 people to commence without social distancing guidelines. This change in policy comes as the country continues to report thousands of new positive coronavirus cases each day. At the time of the August 26 press conference announcing this shift, France […]

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France eases social distancing guidelines for indoor events with fewer than 5,000 as daily COVID-19 cases remain in the thousands

France has revised its COVID-19 social measures, allowing indoor gigs and events with fewer than 5,000 people to commence without social distancing guidelines. This change in policy comes as the country continues to report thousands of new positive coronavirus cases each day. At the time of the August 26 press conference announcing this shift, France […]

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French Senate approves anti-rave law

It’s been a while since “raving” has been widely regarded by governments as counterculture. Nonetheless, earlier this week, the French Senate ratified a bill that considerably tightens event parameters for even mildly sizable “music gatherings.” Republican senator, Pascale Bories says the legislation was drafted “to better supervise the festive musical gatherings (rave parties) and to […]

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French Senate approves anti-rave law

It’s been a while since “raving” has been widely regarded by governments as counterculture. Nonetheless, earlier this week, the French Senate ratified a bill that considerably tightens event parameters for even mildly sizable “music gatherings.” Republican senator, Pascale Bories says the legislation was drafted “to better supervise the festive musical gatherings (rave parties) and to […]

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Blackface Controversy Splits Cosplay Scene Over League Of Legends Outfit

For the upcoming EuroCosplay Championships, taking place in London later this month, French cosplayer Livanart decided to create an elaborate costume based on Pyke from League of Legends. Livanart is a white French woman, while Pyke is “a black guy from Bilgewater”.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Turns Out A Road Made Of Solar Panels Was, In Fact, A Bad Idea

There will be some hiccups on our path to a more environmentally-friendly future. Some hiccups, like exploding electric cars, will be bigger than others. So, I’m willing to excuse France for the very, very predictable failure of their solar panel road.Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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French EV Retrofit Start-Up Transition-ONE Wants to Future-Proof Your Hatchback

New electric vehicles are coming, but if the goal is to get the general population driving emission free as soon as possible, we’re going to need to get moving a little quicker than that. A French company called Transition-One thinks they have a good solution. Rather than force everyone to get rid of their late-model…Read […]

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Meet Colossus: The French Firefighting Robot That Helped Save Notre-Dame

Containing the Notre-Dame Cathedral conflagration in Paris was a heroic effort by dozens of people. While invaluable parts of the 856-year-old cathedral were destroyed yesterday, it was thankfully not a complete loss, and something of a miracle nobody died. Part of the credit goes to Colossus—an 1,100-pound…Read more… Continue Reading at https://jalopnik.com

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French Man Sentenced To Four Months In Prison For Replacing PS4 Price Tag With $10 Fruit Sticker

Sometimes, it is better to let dreams be dreams. A 19-year-old man from Nice, France learned that the hard way when he got the wild idea to take a PlayStation 4 off the shelf of a supermarket, walk to the fruit section, weigh it, print out a price tag sticker, put it on the box, […]

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Jewish Professor’s Office Vandalized By Anti-Semites

Professor Elizabeth Midlarsky had her office at New York’s Columbia Teachers’ College vandalized with Nazi swastikas this week. She also found the Jewish slur “Yid” painted on her office door.  Midlarsky, who has applied her training as a clinical psychologist to the field of Holocaust … Continue reading

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