A Parisian Home That Breaks With Tradition

When an Italian architect was hired by his French agent to collaborate on an unusual triplex, they committed themselves to creating a space unburdened by the past.

#architecture, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #paris-france, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #t-design-and-luxury

Stabilized Notre-Dame Cathedral Is on Track for 2024 Reopening, Officials Say

The restoration effort is seeking to meet President Emmanuel Macron’s ambitious plan to reopen the cathedral five years after it was ravaged by a fire — just in time for the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

#fires-and-firefighters, #france, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #notre-dame-cathedral-paris-france, #paris-france, #restoration-and-renovation

Wrapped Arc de Triomphe Is Christo’s Fleeting Gift to Paris

Planned by the conceptual artist 60 years ago, the posthumous work transforms a great monument with a glistening cloak. It feels like a liberating moment for the city.

#arc-de-triomphe, #art, #christo, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #paris-france

With a Rare ‘Oedipe,’ the Paris Opera Pulls Together

Staged by the playwright and director Wajdi Mouawad, Enescu’s opera helps inaugurate a new era for the storied company.

#content-type-personal-profile, #enescu-george, #finances, #mouawad-wajdi, #oedipe-opera, #opera, #paris-france, #paris-opera, #theatre-de-la-colline-paris-france

The Paintings Within Matisse’s ‘The Red Studio’

In a coming exhibition, MoMA will feature the artworks within this famed painting. Two of them will be on public view for the first time in 50 years.

#matisse-henri, #museum-of-modern-art, #paris-france, #temkin-ann

Michel Laclotte, Who ‘Created the Modern Louvre,’ Dies at 91

He championed two of the most debated architectural projects in recent Paris history: the Musée D’Orsay (in a former train station) and the Louvre pyramid.

#architecture, #art, #aulenti-gae, #deaths-obituaries, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #laclotte-michel, #louvre-museum, #musee-dorsay, #museums, #paris-france, #pei-i-m

Trial Begins Over 2015 Paris Terrorist Attacks

The attacks carried out by Islamic State extremists that killed 130 people deeply rattled France and sent shock waves through Europe. The trial is scheduled to last at least nine months.

#bataclan-paris-france, #islamic-state-in-iraq-and-syria-isis, #muslims-and-islam, #paris-france, #paris-attacks-november-2015, #terrorism

Supermodels Speak Out Against Sexual Harassment

As former models prepare to offer testimony against Gérald Marie, their former agency boss, big names like Carla Bruni, Paulina Porizkova and Karen Elson are offering their support.

#metoo-movement, #christensen-helena, #elite-model-management, #elson-karen, #jovovich-milla, #marie-gerald, #model-alliance-the, #models-professional, #otis-carre, #paris-france, #porizkova-paulina, #sarkozy-carla, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #women-and-girls, #your-feed-fashion, #ziff-sara

Jean-Paul Belmondo, Magnetic Star of the French New Wave, Dies at 88

He was compared to Marlon Brando and James Dean for his acclaimed portrayals of tough, alienated characters, most memorably in Godard’s “Breathless.”

#actors-and-actresses, #belmondo-jean-paul, #godard-jean-luc, #movies, #paris-france

The Roots of Joan Mitchell’s Greatness

A retrospective at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art tracks how the painter’s signature style extended the contours of Abstract Expressionism.

#art, #baltimore-museum-of-art, #content-type-personal-profile, #mitchell-joan-1925-92, #paris-france, #san-francisco-museum-of-modern-art

The Marquis de Lafayette Had Quite a Second Act

Whatever else you say about him, he understood that values must be fought for, that reaction must be met with action.

#lafayette-marquis-de, #paris-france, #politics-and-government, #royal-families

Josephine Baker to Be Honored With a Panthéon Burial

Ms. Baker will be the first Black woman to be entombed in the Panthéon in Paris, a symbolic move amid racial tensions in France.

#awards-decorations-and-honors, #baker-josephine-1906-75, #black-people, #discrimination, #funerals-and-memorials, #pantheon-paris-france, #paris-france, #politics-and-government, #women-and-girls

Former Supermodel Accuses Elite Model Agency Executive of Rape

Carré Sutton accuses a former executive at a modeling agency of sexual assault, and a second employee of enabling the attacks.

#metoo-movement, #casablancas-john, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #elite-model-management, #manhattan-nyc, #marie-gerald, #models-professional, #new-york-child-victims-act-2019, #otis-carre, #paris-france, #sex-crimes, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #tapscott-trudi

People Who Changed Their Lives Are Focus of New Times Series

Stories about people trying something different in their lives have always inspired me. Now, the Times series It’s Never Too Late offers readers more examples.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #boise-idaho, #books-and-literature, #cameron-julia, #careers-and-professions, #content-type-service, #idaho, #mongolia, #national-football-league, #new-york-times, #paris-france, #rivers-keith-1986, #rousseau-henri, #the-artists-way-book, #tisch-school-of-the-arts, #writing-and-writers

Christian Boltanski, Whose Art Installations Dazzled, Dies at 76

In often sprawling works that used old photos, discarded clothes and other found objects, he pondered loss, chance and memory.

#art, #boltanski-christian, #deaths-obituaries, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #museums, #paris-france

Overlooked No More: Eve Adams, Writer Who Gave Lesbians a Voice

Her 1925 book, “Lesbian Love,” is one of the earliest examples of American lesbian literature. She also ran Eve’s Hangout, a literary haunt in Manhattan.

#adams-eve-author, #biographical-information, #books-and-literature, #greenwich-village-manhattan-ny, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #lesbian-love-book, #paris-france, #poland, #women-and-girls, #writing-and-writers

France and U.S. Agree on the Perils of a Rising China, Blinken Says

After meeting with President Emmanuel Macron of France, who says Europe should be less dependent on U.S. leadership, Secretary of State Antony Blinken told The Times they see eye to eye on key issues.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #blinken-antony-j, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #group-of-seven, #le-drian-jean-yves, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #paris-france, #united-states-international-relations

The Pompidou Center Gets a New Leader

Laurent Le Bon, a well-known figure in France’s art world, will become president of the Paris institution in July. He’ll oversee a major renovation and plans to open an outpost in New Jersey.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #art, #le-bon-laurent, #museums, #paris-france, #pompidou-center

Stripping Away History’s Layers, and Revealing a New Museum

About 200 of France’s top craftspeople collaborated to restore the Hôtel de la Marine in Paris to its original 18th-century splendor.

#historic-buildings-and-sites, #hotel-de-la-marine, #museums, #paris-france, #restoration-and-renovation

Disneyland Paris Reopens: ‘It’s Like Coming Home to Family’

Hopes are high that the most popular theme park in Europe will kickstart a tourism recovery in France.

#disneyland-paris, #paris-france, #shutdowns-institutional, #travel-and-vacations

At the French Open Grounds, a Guided Tour of Change

A tennis writer has watched Roland Garros evolve and grow for 30 years, for better or worse.

#french-open-tennis, #french-tennis-federation, #garros-roland, #paris-france, #restoration-and-renovation, #roland-garros-stadium-paris-france, #stadiums-and-arenas, #tennis

France Sends the U.S. Another, Smaller Statue of Liberty

The replica will go on display on Ellis Island for Independence Day before being moved to Washington, D.C., where it will remain until 2031.

#ellis-island-nyc, #liberty-island-nyc, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #paris-france, #statue-of-liberty, #washington-dc

Former Students Win Racial Profiling Case Against French State

Three young men filed a suit saying they had been discriminated against during ID checks in Paris in 2017, when they were high school students. An appeals court ruled in their favor this week.

#discrimination, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #paris-france, #race-and-ethnicity, #racial-profiling, #suits-and-litigation-civil

A Very Strange Version of the Paris Night

The pandemic may be ebbing, but Paris still has a curfew, which feels completely unnatural in the City of Light.

#coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #france, #french-open-tennis, #paris-france, #tennis

Paula Badosa’s Body Was Ready to Win, but Her Mind Was Not

The Spanish player is yet another in the sport who has battled depression and spoken openly about it.

#barcelona-spain, #french-open-tennis, #paris-france, #paula-badosa

Roger Federer Pulls Out of French Open

The 20-time Grand Slam champion withdrew after a brutal third-round match that lasted until early Sunday morning.

#federer-roger, #french-open-tennis, #paris-france

Far From Paris, the Pompidou Plans an Outpost in Jersey City

Out: the Metro and the Seine. In: the PATH and the Hudson. The Pompidou Center plans to open its first North American satellite museum in a renovated industrial building.

#architecture, #art, #culture-arts, #fulop-steven-m, #jersey-city-nj, #lasvignes-serge, #museums, #paris-france, #pompidou-center, #restoration-and-renovation

Ashleigh Barty, No. 1 Women’s Tennis Player, Withdraws From French Open

Barty, the world’s No. 1 tennis player, had to leave the court for medical treatment during her second-round match.

#barty-ashleigh, #french-open-tennis, #paris-france, #sports-injuries, #tennis

Anne Imhof’s Unnerving Hall of Mirrors

For her latest exhibition, the German artist has transformed the sprawling interior of the Palais de Tokyo in Paris into an eerie meditation on mortality.

#art, #content-type-personal-profile, #imhof-anne, #palais-de-tokyo, #paris-france

At the French Open, Djokovic, Federer and Nadal All Aim to Win

Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer are all playing for history, and are almost guaranteed to meet on the way to the men’s final at Roland Garros.

#djokovic-novak, #federer-roger, #french-open-tennis, #nadal-rafael, #paris-france, #tennis, #wimbledon-tennis-tournament

At the French Open, Naomi Osaka Seeks Comfort on Clay and No Interviews

The world No. 2 has said she won’t talk to journalists at the tournament, which begins on Sunday, but she faces a bigger obstacle: her record on clay.

#barty-ashleigh, #french-open-tennis, #king-billie-jean, #mental-health-and-disorders, #nadal-rafael, #osaka-naomi-1997, #paris-france, #roland-garros-stadium-paris-france, #social-media, #tennis, #womens-tennis-assn

Louvre Gets Its First Female Leader in 228 Years

Laurence des Cars, the current head of the Musée d’Orsay, will become the president of the world’s most visited museum in September.

#des-cars-laurence, #louvre-museum, #museums, #paris-france

Roland Petit: A French Choreographer, Most Savored in France

Ten years after his death, Petit is still considered an important figure in France, though his works haven’t been performed with great regularity.

#content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #paris-france, #paris-opera-ballet, #petit-roland

A Self-Styled ‘Troublemaker’ Creates a Different Paris Museum

Contemporary art owned by the billionaire François Pinault is displayed beneath the rotunda of the Bourse de Commerce and frescoes of a colonialist past.

#art, #bourse-de-commerce-paris-france, #museums, #paris-france, #pinault-francois

Coco, rescapée de Charlie Hebdo, conjure son épreuve par le dessin

Rescapée de l’attaque contre Charlie Hebdo en 2015, la dessinatrice Corinne Rey a conçu un roman graphique qui s’est attiré la reconnaissance nationale d’un milieu essentiellement masculin

#books-and-literature, #cartoons-and-cartoonists, #charlie-hebdo, #content-type-personal-profile, #corinne-rey, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #paris-france, #terrorism

Coco’s Choice: A Charlie Hebdo Cartoonist’s Road Back From Hell

Since surviving the 2015 attack on the French satirical magazine’s office, Corinne Rey has created a graphic novel and won national recognition in a man’s world.

#books-and-literature, #cartoons-and-cartoonists, #charlie-hebdo, #content-type-personal-profile, #corinne-rey, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #paris-france, #terrorism

Thousands of French Police Protest in Call for More Protection

The protesters declared that police work has become increasingly dangerous because of the government’s failure to fix the country’s social problems.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #force-ouvriere-france, #french-communist-party, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #paris-france, #police-reform, #politics-and-government

With Official Housing Scant, French People Open Their Homes to Migrants

A shelter system supported by private individuals highlights the French government’s difficulties managing a backlog of asylum cases.

#asylum-right-of, #france, #immigration-and-emigration, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #paris-france, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

What Kenzo Left Behind

An auction of the estate of Kenzo Takada, who died last year, was a lot more popular than anyone expected.

#art, #artcurial, #auctions, #christies, #design, #fashion-and-apparel, #paris-france, #takada-kenzo, #wills-and-estates

The French Count Who Turned His Home Into a Museum to Honor His Dead Son

“Letters to Camondo,” by Edmund de Waal, is addressed to a wealthy fin-de-siècle French Jew whose elegant Parisian home is filled with priceless objets d’art — and memories of the family that once lived there.

#art, #books-and-literature, #collectors-and-collections, #de-waal-edmund, #jews-and-judaism, #letters-to-camondo-book, #museums, #paris-france, #world-war-ii-1939-45

The Dream: International Travel. The Reality: Chaos and Confusion.

The world beckons, especially for those who have been vaccinated, but would-be travelers face a difficult moment when travel possibilities are at odds with the facts of a still reeling world.

#canada, #caribbean-area, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #disease-rates, #europe, #paris-france, #politics-and-government, #travel-and-vacations, #travel-warnings, #vaccination-and-immunization, #vaccination-proof-and-immunization-records

The Embers of a Long-Smoldering Revolution Are Stoked in France

The 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune of 1871 has struck a chord, reviving calls for better political representation and highlighting economic inequalities.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #paris-france, #yellow-vests-movement

Can the U.S. Win Back Its Climate Credibility?

At a summit he convened, the president discovered how difficult it will be to re-establish America as an environmental leader.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #bush-george-w, #clinton-bill, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #obama-barack, #paris-france, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states, #united-states-economy

In France, an Ever-Extending Labyrinth of Covid Lockdowns

Walk the dog? Only one kilometer. Want a raclette maker? Sure. A lamp? Nope. During the pandemic, France’s bureaucracy has hit overdrive, and the French are increasingly fed up.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #france, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #paris-france, #shutdowns-institutional

Eddy de Pretto Is the Proud Sound of a New France

Born in the Paris suburbs, the singer has made waves with two albums that draw as much from ’60s chanson as contemporary hip-hop.

#a-tous-les-batards-album, #content-type-personal-profile, #de-pretto-eddy, #france, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #music, #paris-france

A French Monument Remains Every Bit as Grand on Film

The Palais Garnier, which inspired the first “Phantom” in 1910, is silent at the moment, but it continues to hold the imagination.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #marie-antoinette-movie, #movies, #nureyev-rudolf, #palais-garnier, #paris-france, #paris-opera-ballet, #the-phantom-of-the-opera-play, #the-white-crow-movie

Members of the Paris Opera Take Their Talents to a Different Stage

The singers, dancers and musicians played on, serenading their phones, pirouetting in masks and performing, faceless, on the radio.

#basso-jose-luis, #chatenet-nicolas, #classical-music, #colasante-valentine, #dancing, #opera, #paris-france, #paris-opera, #paris-opera-ballet, #quarantine-life-and-culture

The Paris Opera, Awaiting Normalcy, Forges Ahead

There’s no applause for these performers, but they’re working to be ready for live audiences when they return.

#de-beer-lotte, #kaufmann-jonas, #opera, #opera-bastille, #palais-garnier, #paris-france, #paris-opera, #paris-opera-ballet, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #radvanovsky-sondra

Amaranth Ehrenhalt, Abstract Expressionist, Dies at 93

She was an under-the-radar figure in New York and Paris in the formative 1950s and for decades after. She died of Covid-19.

#art, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #ehrenhalt-amaranth-1928-2021, #paris-france

In the Latin Quarter, Paris’s Intellectual Heartbeat Grows Fainter

The closing of beloved bookstores is the latest in a series of blows to the neighborhood’s cultural vibrancy, a long decline accelerated by the pandemic.

#books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gentrification, #paris-france, #shutdowns-institutional, #theaters-buildings