Mark Lewis, Above and Below

Canadian documentary art videographer Mark Lewis (born 1958) exhibits seven mini movies at Le Bal including his signature "Above and Below the Minhocão "(2014), "Cold Morning" (2009) and "Cigarette Smoker at the Cafe Grazynka Warsaw" (2010). To get an idea of Lewis' silent films imagine William Eggleston and Stephen ...


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 ...


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 ...


English-speaking Paris

Moving Paris presents bi-weekly readings of original unpublished stage and screenplays. Winter schedule:   Peter Vickers, "First Came the Frost"  on Feb. 22. "Yoga" Michael Elias on March 15. Deirdre Ruth Ryan with two one-act stage plays (Dance with Me & Jane Smith, March 29,  "The Nightgown" Christopher Lord "The ...


Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano

A new book "Gods and KIngs: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano" is getting quite a buzz in Paris this week. The author, Dana Thomas, talks about her book as part of the "evening with an author" series hosted by The American Library in Paris (March 04, 7:39PM  2015) .

The book tells the tale of how ...


Unbuttoning Fashion

In the 17th century buttons were so precious that the kings of France attempted to regulate their number and use. Buttons meet fashion with an exhibition— Déboutonner la Mode—featuring over 3000 buttons from the amazing collection of Loic Allio at Paris' Musée des Arts Décoratifs (to July 19, 2015).

This is not a bunch ...


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 ...


Paris Magnum at Hotel de Ville

Paris as seen by thirty Magnum photographers is a free exhibition at the Hotel de Ville (until April 25, 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 ...


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 ...


Storysongs

A charming children's book "Storysongs" (Chantefables) —with playful poems by the French surrealist poet Robert Desnos (1900-1945) superbly translated into English— is published by Agneda Editions, a respected poetry journal founded in 1959 by Ezra Pound and William Cookson. Storysongs is a joy with magical ...


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 ...


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 ...


Still Standing Tall

Did you hear the one about the lady who married the Eiffel Tower? No, really. Erika La Tour Eiffel had had other infatuations with objects, including Lance, the bow with which she became an archery champion, and the Berlin Wall. But, now in her late 30s, she tossed those over and promised  to love, honor, and obey the ...


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 ...

  

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