History

History

Apollinaire: The Vision of a Poet at the Musée de l’Orangerie and Cabaret Picasso at the Théâtre Poche-Montparnasse celebrated the infamous bande à Picasso (Picasso’s Gang) in Paris this summer. Unfortunately, these excellent strolls...

France has never done manifestations and revolutions half heartedly. Indeed they may well be built into the French psyche, protests a natural response to discontent, but nowhere was the call, ‘To the Barricades!’ demonstrated...

No one is certain who invented the caricature. Some art historians think it might have been Leonardo da Vinci, whose studies of grotesque heads led his devotees to the realization that contorted aspects of...
L'Hôtel, Paris

"Déjeuner deux fois par jour n’est pas une liberté mais votre droit," said Oscar Wilde who spent the last days of his life (circa 1900) eating lunch twice daily at L'Hôtel, the iconic Left...

As it is the month of July, thus the month of Bastille Day (July 14), the time is ripe to dip into a – to use a seasonal metaphor – refreshing pool of French...

"It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch...