Current Affairs

Current Affairs
refugee camp

What Happened on a Design Student’s Quest to Help a Refugee Camp

For the first few hours in the camp, I was scoping out potential design related modifications to make the refugees’ stay more… adequate? I had come expecting to experience a eureka moment: “I’m going to make this camp so much better, good Design will solve the refugee crisis!”. Boy was I wrong.
change in France 2019

Important Changes in 2019 That Will Impact Life In France

There is no overnight panacea to resolve the economic malaise à la française but "change" is the mantra for 2019. Here are some new laws that could affect your pocketbooks and French lifestyle in this new year.
quarantine

Life Under Quarantine for a Bi-Cultural Student

A half-French, half-American student reflects on the evolution of the Coronavirus quarantine and how it has altered her life in the space of a few weeks.
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.
biracial

Métis: The Beauty of Being Biracial in France Today

Award-winning photographer Alexis Duclos produces a photographic essay featuring 46 biracial personalities living and working in France 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.
French elections

Why My French Vote is Weighing On Me

An expat voter reviews the candidates in the upcoming French elections and considers what's at stake for her, her family and the country.

How a Single Mom in Paris Covers War, Conflict and Human Lives

Many women choose to alter or give up their careers when they have children. Not Janine di Giovanni. An award winning war correspondent and Middle East Editor of Newsweek, this single mother feels the call of duty each time an opportunity arises to slip into battle zones to put a human face on war.
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.

The 5 Dangers of Being a Native Anglophone Who Speaks English Only

It makes every last member of the Académie Française fly into a panic, but the truth, hélas, is that English, not French, is today’s universal language. Tongue of technology, patois of the 20th and 21st centuries, dominant more than any other language in history, English is omnipresent in the mouths and minds of much of humankind. You’d think that would put native Anglophones at a huge advantage. But I'm here to tell you that it does not.