Current Affairs

Current Affairs
American voters

American Voters Abroad Hit Feverish Pitch to Cast Their Ballots

An American expat in Paris explains the frenzy to make every vote count this year and why the whole world is watching the upcoming US elections.
restored world

Man in the Kitchen: Longing For A World Restored

Our Man in the Kitchen longs for a world restored when Paris can offer hope to the young and a simple French meals with friends can create lasting memories.
mourn the loss

Life, Love, Loss and the Art of Storytelling in the Era of Covid

Confined in Paris during the Covid health crisis, an expat woman searches how to mourn the loss and celebrate the life of a dear friend.

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.