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New Banksy artwork pays tribute to health workers

Since the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown, we shared with you on this website and on Twitter @SamaGazette several initiatives to support the amazing work done by health workers around the world. And if last month rats were larking around in Banksy’s bathroom, the elusive street artist is now honoring health workers. The artwork, entitled Game Changer, is paying tribute to National Health Service workers and is currently on display ...


Princess Leia’s feminist legacy in Star Wars

Yesterday was Star Wars Day and many of you celebrated that day, wearing your favorite Chewbacca costume, playing with homemade lightsaber or binging the entire Saga from beginning to end. When we think Star Wars, we think Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and of course, Princess Leia. She was (and still is) a true hero, a woman with a strong personality. Leia inspired countless earth-bound little girls everywhere to shoot for the moon (or space station), and ...


da-eYe wears protective equipment against Covid-19

As you may already know (we mentioned him many times on the Sama Gazette), da-eYe is Max Dana‘s iconic character, and he was born in the mid-Eighties, on the walls of Paris/La Défense in France. da-eYe is facetious and waggish, renowned for his repartee as well as for his witty sense of humour, and his charming and easygoing nature. He’s our guy! Max uses her iconic character to bring awareness to important causes like when he was a barefoot ...


Global Concert Online on International Jazz Day

It’s important to celebrate music and more specifically Jazz on International Jazz Day: the yearly event was created by UNESCO ‘From its roots in slavery, this music has raised a passionate voice against all forms of oppression. It speaks a language of freedom that is meaningful to all cultures, from North to South, and East to West‘. Today is International Jazz Day 2020 and events were planned in Cape Town, South Africa and other ...


400% + 100% Bearbrick Jean-Michel Basquiat V4 at Artoyz

This news made our day: our favorite Designer Toys and Urban Vinyl Figures Paris-based company Artoyz is selling a 400% + 100% Bearbrick Jean-Michel Basquiat V4! The 11″ (28 cm) & 3″ (8 cm) Bearbrick Set by Medicom Toys is a limited edition, here’s the description from Artoyz: Leader of the underground movement, Jean-Michel Basquiat is also known for his involvement in the graffiti wolrd with SAMO, his duet with Al Diaz. This is the ...


J’aime Mon Bistrot, Sauve Ton Resto, Bar Solidaire

Restaurants and bars in France have been hit hard by the coronavirus lockdown, and even if French government is in favour of the reopening of all retail outlets once lockdown is lifted, restaurants and bars won’t reopen on May, 11… The industry is seriously threatened and some establishments are in dire situation, many owners having very low cash levels. They had to lay off their staff and put their businesses into enforced hibernation. Hopefully ...


Support TOMS (Shoes) COVID-19 Global Giving Fund!

We love Toms Shoes. Really. In 2006 Blake Mycoskie founded the shoe company using a new approach: “Buy one, give one”, for every pair of shoes the company sold, a new pair would be given to a child in need. Part shoe business, part philanthropy. Since then, nearly 100 million pairs of shoes have been given to people in need. On April 8, Toms Shoes announced on Twitter: ‘For every $3 we make, we’ll donate $1 to the COVID-19 Global Giving ...


Lockdown in France and the upper class privilege

We are always interested in how life in France is perceived by foreigners living in the country, we regularly share articles here and on Twitter on that topic. Earlier this month, we read a very good post by Paris-based reporter for The Daily Beast, Erin Zaleski titled: The ‘Let-Them-Eat-Cake’ Lockdown Diaries. The title is a direct reference to the French phrase “Qu’ils mangent de la brioche” commonly attributed to Queen Marie ...


Rats are larking around in Banksy’s bathroom!

You know we love Banksy, and you might even remember (it was almost ten years ago!) when our buddy da-eYe (Max Dana’s facetious and waggish character) was looking for Banksy at the 2011 Oscars. Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, many countries are in lockdown and street artists have now to work inside their home. And Banksy makes no exception, so he worked from home by bringing his outdoor work inside, and it looks like a pack of mischievous rats ...


A man dancing in underwear and A Disco Dino in the streets of Paris

You read well, this Twitter Bazar post is kind of… special. When we saw these tweets we immediately thought we had to share them with you, they are bold and unexpected while the city of Paris is under lockdown. Let’s start with a video posted by Chantal Hoogvliet, a Paris based Fashion Producer who livestreams every day on Youtube a serie called “Paris on Lockdown Today” – a LIVE Vlog serie by Dutch Parisian Chantal. ...






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