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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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P.S.G. Robberies Cast Light on Soccer’s Security Problem

A string of robberies at the homes of soccer stars has cast a spotlight on the wealthy athlete’s newest luxury items: protection dogs, private guards and even panic rooms.

#di-maria-angel, #england, #english-premier-league, #high-net-worth-individuals, #italy, #paris-france, #paris-st-germain-fc-soccer-team, #robberies-and-thefts, #security-and-warning-systems, #service-dogs-and-other-animals, #soccer, #spain

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A Paris Opera Ballet Étoile on Being Young, Gifted and Successful

Hugo Marchand talks about his memoir, “Danser,” about the intensity of the company and about dancing with Anselm Kiefer paintings.

#books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #dancing, #danser-book, #dupont-aurelie-1973, #kiefer-anselm, #marchand-hugo-1993, #millepied-benjamin, #paris-france, #paris-opera-ballet

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Europe Lifts Vaccine Suspension as Virus Surge Brings New Lockdowns

France, Germany and other countries resumed use of the AstraZeneca shots after concerns about side effects, but the pace of inoculation remained too slow to blunt the latest wave of infection.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-fatalities, #easter-and-holy-week, #europe, #italy, #lithuania, #paris-france, #poland, #politics-and-government, #spain, #united-states

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Remembering Steven Spurrier, Whose Contest Shook the Wine World

His legacy will always be the Judgment of Paris tasting of 1976, but less well known was his advocacy for unheralded wines from all over the world.

#content-type-personal-profile, #dorset-england, #nineteen-hundred-seventies, #paris-france, #spurrier-steven-1941-2021, #wines

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‘I Have No Money for Food’: Among the Young, Hunger Is Rising

In France and across Europe, more students are facing food insecurity as the pandemic enters its second year, and job cuts in their families take a widening toll.

#colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #food-aid, #food-banks-and-pantries, #food-insecurity, #france, #humanitarian-aid, #les-restaurants-du-coeur, #paris-france, #youth

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Steven Spurrier, Who Upended Wine World With a Tasting, Dies at 79

In what came to be called the Judgment of Paris, he arranged for California and French wines to be compared in a blind tasting. The verdict was a shocker.

#cabernet-sauvignon-wine, #california, #chardonnay-wine, #deaths-obituaries, #paris-france, #spurrier-steven, #wine-bars, #wines

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The Louvre Turns to Merch

The famous French museum has embraced all retail opportunities in an effort to offset the economic effects of the pandemic.

#auctions, #culture-arts, #fashion-and-apparel, #louis-vuitton, #louvre-museum, #museums, #paris-france, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #uniqlo, #your-feed-fashion

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Nicolas Sarkozy, Ex-President of France, Found Guilty of Corruption

Nicolas Sarkozy was accused of trying to obtain confidential information from a judge by offering to help him land a job.

#azibert-gilbert, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #courts-and-the-judiciary, #decisions-and-verdicts, #france, #herzog-thierry, #les-republicains-france, #paris-france, #politics-and-government, #sarkozy-nicolas

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Sotheby’s Christo Auction, Part 1, Nets $9.8 Million

The 28 most valuable works he and Jeanne-Claude collected and created were offered in a live auction on Wednesday; a timed online sale of another 347 lots will end on Thursday.

#art, #auctions, #christo, #jeanne-claude, #paris-france, #sothebys

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The Designer Couple Revitalizing Jil Sander

The husband-and-wife duo Luke and Lucie Meier share the influences behind the brand’s modern, minimalist aesthetic.

#fashion-and-apparel, #jil-sander-ag, #meier-lucie, #meier-luke, #paris-france, #vancouver-british-columbia, #zermatt-switzerland

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French Mayor Opens Museums, Defying Coronavirus Orders

Cultural institutions in France have been clamoring to reopen for months. They found an unlikely champion in a far-right civic official in Perpignan.

#aliot-louis, #art, #bachelot-roselyne, #coronavirus-reopenings, #france, #hyacinthe-rigaud-perpignan-france-museum, #louvre-museum, #museums, #national-rally-france, #paris-france, #perpignan-france, #politics-and-government, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Paris, Shuttered, Must be Imagined

The pandemic has enshrouded and dimmed the City of Light. But there are many reasons to soldier through the fog.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #paris-france, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Overlooked No More: Jay Jaxon, Pioneering Black Designer of French Couture

He worked in fashion houses like Jean-Louis Scherrer, Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior and dressed Annie Lennox, Thelma Houston and other stars.

#biographical-information, #black-people, #couture-fashion, #design, #fashion-and-apparel, #jamaica-queens-ny, #jaxon-jay-jason, #paris-france

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Diary Sow, Senegalese Student Missing in Paris, Is Said to Be Found

The disappearance earlier this month of Diary Sow, 20, the “pride of a whole nation” and a published novelist, prompted an international outpouring of concern.

#france, #missing-persons, #paris-france, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #senegal, #social-media

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Alber Elbaz Has a New Answer for What Women Want

The former Lanvin designer has a new label, AZ Factory, and a whole new approach to dressing.

#az-factory-fashion-label, #compagnie-financiere-richemont-sa, #content-type-personal-profile, #dresses, #elbaz-alber, #fashion-and-apparel, #knitting-and-knit-goods, #lanvin, #paris-france, #your-feed-fashion

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Mona Lisa Is Alone, but Still Smiling

With the Louvre closed because of the pandemic, museum officials are pushing ahead on a grand restoration and cleanup.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #france, #louvre-museum, #museums, #paris-france, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restoration-and-renovation

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Men’s Wear Has an Emo Moment

Designers in Paris turned inward during lockdown and collectively found resources to keep creativity alive.

#content-type-service, #fashion-and-apparel, #hermes-international-sa, #j-w-anderson-fashion-label, #louis-vuitton, #owens-rick, #paris-france, #paul-smith-fashion-label, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #your-feed-fashion

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Europe’s Bankruptcies Are Plummeting. That May Be a Problem.

Governments have extended national programs to keep troubled businesses afloat, but the aid may only be postponing a painful reckoning.

#bankruptcies, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #finances, #france, #paris-france, #restaurants

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Basil Twist in Paris: When Puppets Meet Baroque Opera

Before his directorial debut in France, with Mondonville’s “Titon et l’Aurore” at the Opéra Comique, the virtuoso puppeteer discussed the challenges of working in a pandemic.

#opera, #opera-comique, #paris-france, #puppets, #theater, #twist-basil

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How a Historian Got Close, Maybe Too Close, to a Nazi Thief

Over nearly a decade, Jonathan Petropoulos met dozens of times with a man who helped the Nazis loot Jewish art collections, a complicated relationship he explores in “Göring’s Man in Paris.”

#archives-and-records, #art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #books-and-literature, #collectors-and-collections, #content-type-personal-profile, #europe, #goering-hermann-1893-1946, #gorings-man-in-paris-the-story-of-a-nazi-art-plunderer-and-his-world-book, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #lohse-bruno-d-2007, #paris-france, #petropoulos-jonathan, #war-crimes-genocide-and-crimes-against-humanity, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Behind Closed Doors, Paris Theaters Carry On

Rather than let finished productions go to waste in the locked-down city, exasperated artists are continuing with closed performances for others in the industry. If everyone’s “working,” it’s technically still allowed.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #impatience-festival, #mc93-theatre, #paris-france, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #theater, #theatre-de-la-ville

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Another French Intellectual Falls After Comments on Abuse Accusations

A leading television network fired Alain Finkielkraut, a prominent intellectual, after he spoke about the case of Olivier Duhamel, who was recently accused of abusing his stepson.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #duhamel-olivier, #finkielkraut-alain, #paris-france, #sex-crimes

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Angst in Senegal After Its ‘Best Student’ Goes Missing in Paris

Diary Sow, a 20-year-old enrolled in an elite French school, had won top academic prizes in Senegal, where many take pride in her success and now worry about her disappearance.

#france, #missing-persons, #paris-france, #senegal, #social-media

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Catch a Fish in Paris. Post on Social Media. Release.

A new, younger generation of fishers is taking over the banks of the Seine, transforming a centuries-old tradition into an underground culture.

#canals, #fish-and-other-marine-life, #fishing-sport, #graffiti, #paris-france, #rivers, #seine-river-france, #social-media, #youth

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House Hunting in France: A Soaring Paris Loft With Gustave Eiffel Ceilings

As nervous sellers pull their homes off the market in Paris, sales are slowing. But eager buyers are keeping prices afloat.

#france, #paris-france, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Paris by Bike

Pedaling across the Seine on a sunny day is a peak experience. How did the City of Light become a city of cycles?

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cycling-road, #france, #hidalgo-anne-1959, #paris-france, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seine-river-france, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transit-systems

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Prominent French Intellectual Steps Down Amid Accusations of Incest

Olivier Duhamel, TV commentator and luminary of Sciences Po University, quits in a scandal involving the French literary and political elite.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #doctors-without-borders, #duhamel-olivier, #institut-detudes-politiques-de-paris, #kouchner-camille, #matzneff-gabriel, #paris-france, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #springora-vanessa

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Prominent French Intellectual Falls to Accusations of Incest

Olivier Duhamel, TV commentator and luminary of Sciences Po University, quits in a scandal involving the French literary and political elite.

#child-abuse-and-neglect, #doctors-without-borders, #duhamel-olivier, #institut-detudes-politiques-de-paris, #kouchner-camille, #matzneff-gabriel, #paris-france, #politics-and-government, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment, #springora-vanessa

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Pierre Cardin: He Dressed Jane Jetson and Lady Gaga

Some observations on the influential designer who made futurism his watchword.

#cardin-pierre, #deaths-obituaries, #design, #fashion-and-apparel, #paris-france

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A New Year’s Treat to Close Out a Difficult Year

Dorie Greenspan is baking this layer cake, a cousin to gingerbread with plenty of frosting, hoping it will make 2021 a bit sweeter.

#cakes, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #gingerbread, #new-year, #paris-france

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A Designer Who Lives Surrounded by Gems

Marco Panconesi has filled his Paris apartment with precious stones and trinkets he’s collected on his travels, and that inspire his own otherworldly creations.

#architecture, #content-type-personal-profile, #design, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #jewels-and-jewelry, #panconesi-marco, #paris-france, #rock-and-stone

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Epstein Associate Jean-Luc Brunel Is Arrested in France

Jean-Luc Brunel was arrested at an airport near Paris by French authorities investigating possible sex crimes committed by Jeffrey Epstein and his associates.

#brunel-jean-luc-1946, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #epstein-jeffrey-e-1953, #france, #human-trafficking, #paris-france, #prostitution, #sex-crimes, #sexual-harassment

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City of Paris Fined Nearly $110,000 for Appointing Too Many Women

The French government ordered the city to pay up under a 2012 law intended to address gender imbalance at senior levels of the country’s Civil Service. The mayor deemed the decision “absurd.”

#fines-penalties, #france, #hidalgo-anne-1959, #paris-france, #politics-and-government, #women-and-girls, #womens-rights

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Al Gore: I Have Hope on the Climate Crisis. America Must Lead.

The Biden administration will have the opportunity to restore confidence in America and take on the worsening climate crisis.

#alternative-and-renewable-energy, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #energy-and-power, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #intergovernmental-panel-on-climate-change, #international-energy-agency, #labor-and-jobs, #paris-france, #presidential-election-of-2020, #solar-energy, #trump-donald-j, #united-nations-framework-convention-on-climate-change, #united-states

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With Paris Theaters Closed, Church Is the Only Show in Town

Coronavirus restrictions have shut playhouses and concert halls. So our critic went to Mass to get her fix of music, choreography and drama.

#church-of-st-pierre-de-chaillot-paris-france, #church-of-st-roch-paris-france, #church-of-st-sulpice-paris-france, #churches-buildings, #music, #paris-france, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #religion-and-belief, #roman-catholic-church, #theater

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Video of Police Beating Black Man in Paris Fuels Debate on Filming Officers

Footage from security cameras and bystanders suggested the officers had lied about the beating, bolstering critics of a new bill that would restrict circulating videos of security forces.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #france, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #paris-france, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #video-recordings-downloads-and-streaming

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Outcry in France After Police Clear Paris Migrant Camp

With Parliament considering a security bill, officers used tear gas and dispersal grenades in their response to a camp set up in a prominent square to protest against a lack of housing.

#asylum-right-of, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #france, #immigration-and-emigration, #paris-france, #politics-and-government

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Around the World at Home Series Lets Readers Explore Cultures

A new series, Around the World at Home, lets readers channel the spirit of a faraway place without hopping on a flight.

#books-and-literature, #cartagena-colombia, #colombia, #content-type-service, #dakar-senegal, #hawaii, #japan, #johannesburg-south-africa, #maui-hawaii, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #paris-france, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #senegal, #special-projects-media, #tokyo-japan, #tunis-tunisia

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How to Pretend You’re in Paris Tonight

There are countless ways to invite Paris into your home. All you need is a little creativity. And perhaps a glass of Champagne.

#art, #bakeries-and-baked-products, #books-and-literature, #content-type-service, #cooking-and-cookbooks, #culture-arts, #fashion-and-apparel, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #music, #paris-france, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #scarves, #shopping-and-retail, #travel-and-vacations

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T Black Book: Florists

Where you can find the most singular flower arrangements in six major cities, from New York to Tokyo.

#design, #florists, #flowers-and-plants, #gardens-and-gardening, #gooch-simone-florist, #milan-italy, #paris-france, #thompson-emily-florist, #tokyo-japan

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10 French Movies That Can Transport You to Paris

With trans-Atlantic travel all but suspended, the closest you can get to Paris may be onscreen. These movies will take you there.

#movies, #paris-france, #travel-and-vacations

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Au Revoir but Not Adieu

For 12 years as a columnist I wore my “heart out after the unattainable.”

#cape-town-south-africa, #europe, #new-york-times, #news-and-news-media, #newspapers, #paris-france, #sarajevo-bosnia-and-herzegovina, #south-africa

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11 Hotels to Visit in Your Dreams

Travel options may be limited, but here are places sure to linger in the mind, and that these writers, designers and others hope to get to — or get back to — someday.

#amalfi-coast-italy, #aswan-egypt, #dakar-senegal, #damascus-syria, #hotels-and-travel-lodgings, #mendocino-calif, #paris-france, #positano-italy, #rio-de-janeiro-brazil, #siem-reap-cambodia, #travel-and-vacations, #zihuatanejo-mexico

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Want to Play La Parisienne? Here’s How

Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, a.k.a. Sylvie of “Emily in Paris,” spills the beans on acting the part of a French femme fatale.

#actors-and-actresses, #call-my-agent-tv-program, #emily-in-paris-tv-program, #fashion-and-apparel, #leroy-beaulieu-philippine, #netflix-inc, #paris-france, #star-darren, #television, #your-feed-fashion

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