Rules for the Perpetual Diet

"Rules for the Perpetual Diet, " a new novel by K. S. R. Burns, tells the story of 10 days in the life of Amy, a perpetually dieting 29-year-old who yearns to escape her small life in Phoenix for a bigger one in Paris. Plagued by a plethora of dieting “rules” (there are 33 of them), and dealing with a demanding husband ...


Niki de Saint Phalle Paris Retrospective

The self-taught outsider French artist Niki de Saint Phalle started getting insider attention in the early sixties with her Target Paintings where she used a gun to shoot paint balls at a canvas. Upon impact the paint balls burst and colored the relief. The aggressive act of shooting said the artist helped her to come ...


The Hotel on Place Vendome

The subtitle "Life, Death and Betrayal at the Hotel Ritz in Paris" sets the tone for Tilar Mazzeo's new book, "The Hôtel on Place Vendôme." Written in a breezy, gossipy style this book is a fun read. Her previous books include "The Widow Clicquot" and "The Secret of Chanel No. 5." Set against the backdrop of the Nazi ...


David Poe's French Kisses

A new book of short stories "French Kisses" by David Poe draws on his thirty years living the expatriate life in France. His well crafted stories have the taste of a mature wine. He is clearly someone who knows the culture here and is a man who knows what you get living a life abroad... and also what one gives up with ...


On Becoming French

A "tres fun" book "90+ Ways You Know You're Becoming French" delightfully captures some of the quirky things that make the French... French. People who have lived here awhile will get a chuckle recognizing themselves and how living in France has changed them.

This cute little book that fits in the palm of your hand was ...


Paris Magnum at Hotel de Ville

Paris as seen by thirty Magnum photographers is a free exhibition at the Hotel de Ville (until March 28, 2015). The legendary Magnum photo agency, founded in 1947 by Robert Capa, David "Chim" Seymour, Henri Cartier-Bresson and George Rodger, is an international photo cooperative owned by its members. Bresson once ...


Paris valentine with the midas touch

Okay, fellas, it's time to think about making an impression on Valentine's Day. You can do like every other guy in town and take the love of your life flowers. Or, you can score lots of  points by offering her a gift of the gods that's 18 karat gold.

In Paris, prices range from a couple of hundred Euros for a modest ...


Sonia Delaunay Retrospective

"The Colors of Abstraction"  traces Sonia Delaunay's ( 1885-1979) artistic evolution from her early days growing up in the Ukraine to her life in Paris. The  chronological retrospective of 400 works at the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris features paintings, wall decorations, gouaches, prints, fashion items and ...


Paris Années Folles

The "Roaring Twenties" known in France as "Les Années Folles" was a golden period (1919-1929) with unprecedented economic prosperity, technological progress (automobiles, telephones, motion pictures, electricity) and creativity.  Ernest Hemingway, Scott Fitzgerald, Henry Miller, John Dos Passos, Ezra Pound had ...


Garry Winogrand Revisited

Paris' Jeu de Paume is presenting a traveling retrospective of legendary American photographer Garry Winogrand (1928-1984) who chronicled America in the post war years. The first retrospective curated by John Szarkowsk took place in 1988 at the New York MOMA.

For the photo cognescenti Winogrand is considered one of the ...


Paris Freed, Paris Photographed, Paris Exhibited

Paris remembers the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Paris with an exhibition  "Paris Freed, Paris Photographed, Paris Exhibited" at the Musée Carnavalet (until February 08, 2015). On 25 August 1944 Paris was liberated by General Leclerc's Second Armoured Division and the Allies. Two and a half months later, with ...


Paris' Swinging Gypsy Jazz Scene

Originating in the suburbs of Paris in the 1930s, this distinctively energetic style of jazz was created by the legendary Django Reinhardt, who played with fellow gypsy musicians in Parisian jazz haunts during the 1930s and 1940s. Reinhardt grew up in a caravan in the Parisian suburbs and famously lost the use of two ...


English-speaking Paris

Moving Paris presents bi-weekly readings of original unpublished stage and screenplays. Winter schedule: Bob Stoner, "The Garden" (theatre) on Jan. 25, 2015. Anne Walsh with two one-act radio plays on Feb. 8, 2015. Peter Vickers, "First Came the Frost"  on Feb. 22. "Yoga" Michael Elias on March 15. Deirdre Ruth Ryan ...


Paris' Free Museums

With over 30 million visitors a year, Paris is the world’s most visited city. Among its many attractions are its 153 museums, which showcase an incredibly diverse collection of art from all around the world. In a bid to widen accessibility to this impressive cultural heritage, the city of Paris has allowed free ...


Paris' Winter Sales 2015

There's no better way to start a new season in the fashion capital than with a whole new look. True, Paris can be pricy, but during the two yearly sales, prices are slashed to invite some healthy indulgence of retail therapy. The winter sales (called soldes in French) go to February 17.

Stores offer all sorts of ...


Francois Truffaut at Paris Cinematheque

Paris' Cinematheque Francaise pays tribute to Francois Truffaut  with an exhibition of photos, documents, video clips and screenings (to January 25, 2015).  The actor, film critic, filmmaker, producer and screenwriter is best known  outside of France for his early "Nouvelle Vague" films such as "Les Quatre Cents Coups" ...

  

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