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Read my Op-Ed in the NY Times

What a week - first, my Vous/Tu chart in the LA Times goes viral (although I am worried that Le Monde has picked it up -- lord, what have I done to Franco-American relations!), and today the NY Tim...

, 18/07/2014 11:02

Quiet please!

Gee, what a celebration it has been! Parade, WWI exhibit, concerts, fireworks... We Parisians - and the tourists - really had a great time. Had we won the soccer/football World Cup as well, we woul...

, 17/07/2014 10:29

Watch your mouth!

15 things you think you're saying in French that mean something quite different! (And can be quite embarrassing)

, 02/07/2014 15:53

Eiffel lace

I think I already posted a similar photo of the Eiffel Tower a long time ago with the exact same title, but what can I say, I find this ridiculously beautiful even though it's just a bunch of iron ...

, 17/06/2014 12:37

Stormy weather over Paris

France suffered terrible storms last night (with hail the size of a golf balls in the North!) and Paris was no exception, as you can see here. I did not take this photo, but a friend of mine who ha...

, 11/06/2014 14:40

Chinese weddings

I'm always impressed when I see these group weddings that take place (well they don't actually take place in Paris, but their photo shoot does) in Paris. Are there wedding tours in China? What do t...

, 05/06/2014 15:26

Un Renard in the Henhouse?

Cardinal Richelieu must be rolling in his grave. L'Académie française, his 350-year-old institution charged with protecting the French language, has just inducted an Englishman. A bilingual English...

, 03/06/2014 10:49

Is "Bon appétit" Déclassé?

In an op-ed in today's NY Times, an American expat living in France is scolded that "bon appétit" is not an expression used by people who are “well brought-up.” Here's what I've observed in several...

, 29/05/2014 09:52

A must eat at!

No, this photo has nothing to do with today's picnic! for the food will be much less sophisticated, but I happen to have walked by this Paris landmark restaurant two days ago and well, I could not ...

, 13/05/2014 09:55

The Gare du nord is 150 years old!

The Gare du nord (North station) was open on April 19 1864, it had 8 tracks and people at that time complained because it was too "gigantic"! Little did they know that 150 years later it would be r...

, 07/05/2014 12:23
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