Current Affairs

Current Affairs

La Rentrée: Why Life Back in Paris Feels so Different

As Parisians rush back to the city, an American writer reflects on how la rentree this year will be different and what we can do to celebrate it.
Women Fighting Climate Change

Meet 6 Inspiring Women Leading the Fight Against Climate Change

Poverty and climate change inordinately affect women and girls. Meet six inspiring women at the forefront of the battle for a better future.
change

COVID, George Floyd, and My Wave of Anger on a Normandy Beach

An American expat in Paris draws a link from the past to recent events and shares her struggle to make significant change in our turbulent world today.
Black-owned businesses

Time to Shine a Light on Black-Owned Businesses in France

Upset by scenes of police brutality worldwide, an African-American expat says protests are good but supporting Black-owned businesses in France is better.
dining

Terrace and Take Out Dining are the New Normal in Paris

As lockdown eases in Paris, restaurants and vendors must find creative new ways to provide fine dining while respecting safety measures.
paris cafés and restaurants

Essential Eating: Devastating Impact of Pandemic on Paris Cafés and Restaurants

A behind-the-scenes look at how Parisian restaurants and cafés are coping with the pandemic and reinventing the concept of French dining for the future.
masks

Stop Wondering if You Should Wear a Mask – Here’s Why

Masks protect yourselves and others from COVID-19. Luckily, there's now more than one way to get your hands on one in the Paris area.
non-French women

When Staying at Home is a Danger for Non-French Women

Domestic abuse is a serious problem during confinement, especially for non French-women. Luckily, prominent voices are working to ensure these women are not alone.
two cities

Man in the Kitchen: A Tale of Two Cities Living with COVID-19

Our Man in the Kitchen Ken Carlton reflects on how COVID-19 is affecting life in two of his favorite cities, New York and Paris.
solo lockdown

Boosting Your Spirits in Solo Lockdown

An American alone in Paris offers her tips for getting through a solo lockdown while keeping your mood lifted and your connections strong.