Category Archives: Events

La chienlit

I couldn’t believe my eyes this week when I saw Air France managers who were forced to flee a meeting about mass job cuts while having their clothes ripped from their backs. Proposed cuts are believed to include 1,700 ground … Continue reading

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L’essor des boissons exotiques au XVIIIe siècle

Raise your hand if you had a cup of coffee today. How about a cup of tea? Or does your taste run to something a little sweeter like a nice rich hot chocolate? If Thé, Café ou Chocolat are an … Continue reading

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Napoléon avait 500 soldats

Our apartment for our Paris sojourn is going to be in the Marais, one of my favorite neighborhoods. And in that neighborhood is the always interesting musée Carnavalet. Until August 8, they are hosting the exhibit Napoléon et Paris. The … Continue reading

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Je suis Charlie

Today, twelve people were killed by three gunmen in Paris. The political cartoonists at the satirical paper Charlie Hebdo have been living under death threats for about a decade due to publishing cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed. Today, those threats … Continue reading

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Le glamour

My move to Massachusetts went as well as it possibly could. Now I even have functioning internet! So, it’s time to get back to the blogosphere. An exhibit that I enjoyed when I was in Paris was Les Années 50: … Continue reading

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Mise en scène

One of the best exhibits I saw while I was in Paris, Il était une fois l’Orient Express, is only on until the end of August. The exhibit celebrates the connection between the mythic train, literature and cinema, and the … Continue reading

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Une Nocturne

While my summer job in Paris was quite different than normal, I did have a few opportunities to get out to see some exhibits and do a little shopping. One of the exhibits that I had wanted to see was … Continue reading

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