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becoming maman

Becoming Maman: A 24-hour Mother and Part-time Comic Tackles Motherhood à la Française

A comedian describes her journey Becoming Maman, bringing to the stage with humor the ultimate expat experience: birthing a French person.
The Only Street in Paris

Exclusive Book Excerpt: “The Only Street in Paris”

Bestselling author Elaine Sciolino shares an excerpt from her latest book, The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs, where she leads publisher Arianna Huffington on a secondhand clothing shopping expedition on her beloved rue des Martyrs.
the Seine

A Stroll Along the Seine with Bestselling Author Elaine Sciolino

Award-winning author Elaine Sciolino takes readers on a journey to discover the source of the Seine River, the heart of Paris and lifeblood of the French people.

12 Famous French Couples in Love, For Better or Worse

French lovers, French kisses... The French have a reputation for love. But, is romance really at the heart of every French coupling?
Paris Fringe Festival act

First-Ever Paris Fringe Shines Spotlight on English-Language Theater

The first-ever Paris Fringe Festival of English-language international theater hits the City of Light. Here are some highlights of what shows to look out for.
French bashing: Air France manager's shirt ripped off

The Art of French Solidarity

"French-Bashing" is officially a phenomenon that the French press has been aware of for years. It seems that everyone the world over loves to scorn Gallic shrugs, allegedly rude waiters and politicians that have a sex life worthy of a bad soap opera. Maybe it's jealousy, maybe it's just a bit of fun, for Anglo-Saxons at least. But to focus on negative points is taking a rather narrow view, n'est ce pas?
rude French people

Don’t Let Rude French People Spoil Your Day

The French, with their dazzling history, can behave vis-à-vis everyone as if they know everything about everything! Etiquette coach Marie de Tilly shares insights on French attitude and tips on how to deal with rude French people.
Spirtitual quest

A Spiritual Quest for Meaning in Life

What does it mean to be "spiritual"? For the past 30 years, I was and am searching for transcendence, multidimensionality, whatever you want to call it: to have an answer to that eternal question : ”is that all there is?” and if not, then, what else is there?
Crazy Rich Asians

Crazy Rich Asians: Can the Movie Captivate the French Audience Too?

An Asian-American blogger in Paris wonders if Crazy Rich Asians, the first American movie featuring all-Asian cast in 20 years, will mean as much to French-Asians as it does to her.
Paris art 2020

Paris Arts & Culture: 14 Top Picks for Fall-Winter 2020-2021

The Paris Fall-Winter 2020-2021 art season brings an enticing mix of famous names and new discoveries with a focus on fashion, photography, landscapes and the metaphysical.