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Our bet for COTY

November 16, 2008/4.05

I have a feeling that tomorrow, we will hear that the Ford Ka, as driven by Olga Kurylenko in Quantum of Solace, will be European Car of the Year. It has a good chassis, it’s a subcompact car that ?ts modern European sensibilities, and it has cross-Europe appeal. Our second pick would be the Alfa […]

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Omega promotes Bond watch

November 8, 2008/14.03

Omega has launched a Quantum of Solace special watch, tying in to the new MGM–Columbia Pictures movie starring Daniel Craig. The watch that Craig, as Ian Fleming’s agent James Bond 007, wears is in fact different from the promoted one, which you can get a preview of in this commercial. You may also like Chanel […]

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Celebrating the US presidential election

November 6, 2008/10.51

It’s no surprise that some celebrities ranging from Peter Fonda to Heidi Montag got out in anticipation of an Obama win in the US presidential elections last night, and US west coast editor Elyse Glickman and correspondent Leyla Messian were out to cover them. While in most elections, people would stay at home, we noted […]

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A look back at Kari’s Golden Globes suite ’08

November 3, 2008/5.47

For one reason or another, we didn’t get a chance to run the images from January’s Golden Globes Suite that Kari Feinstein organized. But these are too good to pass up, so before they get archived, they get shared. It’s been a while since we’ve seen Scott Baio.   Clockwise from top: Jodi Lyn O’Keefe […]

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Bond and feminism: our preview of Quantum of Solace

October 30, 2008/12.43

Olga Kurylenko as Camille, entering Medrano’s suite at Perla De Las Dunas, Bolivia, in Eon Productions’ Quantum of Solace. Photographed by Karen Ballard. With the worldwide première of the new James Bond ?lm, Quantum of Solace, almost upon us, we decided to run an article originally destined for the print edition of Lucire online today. […]

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Zack and Miri’s title’s in the name of fun

October 24, 2008/5.52

Readers may have noticed a few ads on the Lucire site for the Kevin Smith movie, Zack and Miri Make a Porno. Don’t worry: we haven’t gone R18 on the audience: it is a comedy and if you do click through, there’s nothing objectionable. The mini-site itself has an age verification page just to be […]

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Twenty years of the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace

October 16, 2008/13.05

On Tuesday, I had the pleasure to attend the 20th anniversary of the Katherine Mansfield Birthplace, officially in the capacity of the publisher of this magazine but also as a political candidate in the next General Election.    US ambassador Bill McCormick and his wife Gail were among the diplomatic guests. I didn’t recognize the […]

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Thumbs-up for Angelina Jolie’s breast-feeding

October 11, 2008/11.02

I was surprised to read in Entertainment Weekly that there is still controversy over public breast-feeding in the United States.    I largely agree with Mike Bruno at EW with his reactions to the cover of Advance Publications’ W, where actress Angelina Jolie is shown in a ‘private’ photograph breast-feeding her baby. The initial reaction: […]

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New York, photographed by Douglas Rimington


Every now and then, we archive things, and in doing that today, I came across these beautiful black-and-white photographs from Doug Rimington, shot in Manhattan. Some were run in the print editions of Lucire; others were not. Film, as the professionals will tell you, has more depth and character than digital photography, and I think […]

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US Life on Mars successfully charts the mood of our times

October 10, 2008/9.40

The American version of Life on Mars débuted in the United States last night and while we are still waiting for rating figures at the moment, it looks like it will be a hit. However, it will be for different reasons, despite a script for the première episode that is remarkably close to the original. […]

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