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Though most Europeans have no idea who Charles “Sparky” Schulz was, his “Peanuts” characters are known all over the world.  Until Wednesday's events, French cartoonists  Bernard “Tignous” Verlhac, Jean “Cabu” Cabut, Georges Wolinski and Philippe...

It’s been a tough few weeks for France. On Wednesday, January 7, my husband stood transfixed in front of the television, muttering something about "some shooting somewhere in Paris."  Soon, it became more specific:  The...

At the crossroads of the 10th, 11th, 19th, and 20th districts, Belleville is known among Parisians as a miniature Chinatown and for its rowdy bars. But who knew that the area’s history was so...

It’s always interesting when French filmmakers venture into Hollywood genres, not to subvert them like the New Wave directors, but to give them a French spin (and hope for American-style box office). Luc Besson...

There's no doubt, Paris is a true paradice for fashion lovers and there probably isn't one that wouldn't want to visit this fashion capital at least once in their life. To help all the...

Since the 18th century France has been the leader of the fashion world for the wealthy, fashionably-dressed throughout Europe and the US. Cut off from France during the Napoleonic Wars, the English hurried back...

Jean-Luc Godard has been making films his own way for about 60 years, ever since Une Histoire d’Eau (A Story of Water), the documentary short he co-filmed with François Truffaut, and then the ground-breaking...

Director Xavier Dolan is considered a prodigy in France. At 25-years-old and with several Cannes prizes already under his belt, he’s being hailed as the French-Canadian Orson Welles. His new film, Mommy, has had...

Gemma Bovery is lushly filmed but oddly constructed, a movie that tickles your senses while your brain wonders whether it’s all a botched cinematic soufflé. It mashes up an update of Flaubert’s novel and...

There’s nothing off about the off season in Paris. More like right on. From roughly late September to early April, Paris is strictly in season and ripe for the picking. Less noisy groups of student...

hn weekends the old men gather on the sands to pitch their pétanque boules into the air.  The knock of metal against metal, sand grinding into heels, and the hoarse counting of numbers fills...

An American in Paris Ralph Lauren’s Mission Statement : « At the Double RL family ranch, Colorado, we enjoy natural, seasonal food and our pasture-grazed, hormone free Angus beef. It’s my pleasure to share this distinctly American...