Rethinking the #JeSuisCharlie Hashtag

Rethinking by Martin Taylor

Patrick DeCarlo turns to history to explain why he supports freedom of speech for “Charlie Hebdo” but not their speech itself.

In Defense of the Right to Offend

In Defense of by IsaacMao

T. J. Sullivan sees the terror attack at ‘Charlie Hebdo’ in Paris as a reminder that defending freedom of speech means defending speech we find uncomfortable, offensive, or scary.

Safe from ISIS? Yes or NO, Panic is never the Answer!


With terror groups sophisticated use of social media and misinformation, panic and overreaction are not valid options. Measured, informed and solid security measured are.

France Gives Way to Opponents of ‘Gender Theory’ in Schools


A controversial program aimed at teaching children about the difference between the sexes has been withdrawn by the French government.

Boys in France Wear Skirts to School in Protest


It’s called ‘Lift the Skirt Day,’ and aims to reduce sexism in French schools.

A Million Steps


What does it take to leave behind the familiar and face the unknown, while following the path of countless intrepid travelers whose youthful and aged feet touched down over and over throughout the centuries?

This is the Coolest Ad. Watch Spider-Man Meeting Spider-Baby (Video)

Coolest ad Ever. Evian Spider Baby

French water company Evian is famous for its baby commercials. The last one is memorable.

1996: Guyhood … The Early Years (Part II)

White House, AIDS, AIDS Quilt, Names Project, Washington D.C., National Mall

The last full viewing of the AIDS Quilt is among the many events within the second half of 1996–your childhood.

Rock ‘N Roll, French Style. Enter, Animali

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A new band from Lyon, France is helping keep rock alive for the Millennials.

Ascension: What I Learned From Getting Kidnapped in Paris

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Resolutions, reconciliations, and amends: A new year brings fresh opportunities for ascension in wisdom. Court Stroud knows everyone has a change story. Here’s his.

A Precious Practice


Communication is much different after going weeks without speaking.

Another Morning in the Zendo


Nightmares of betrayal leave me with a sense of distrust and sadness.

Going Step by Step

Clouds behind bright green alpine meadows

Being preoccupied with the steps you wish you were taking causes us to miss the beauty and importance of the small ones we can make.

“Tasting the Tour” Very Simply: Baguette Full-On!


For an easy, flavorful meal, try this baguette recipe straight from France.

Microwave Power French Toast


Looking for a delicious, easy way to power up with breakfast? Try out this french toast recipe with step-by-step photo instructions.

The French Were Getting Married on Google Plus Before It Was Cool (Video)

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Before France legalized same-sex marriage on May 18 of this year, the French people and Google decided to take matters into their own hands—and computers.