Paris Calling

France

French Monarchist Lessons For A Broken American Democracy

-Essay- PARIS — The rendez-vous was for last January 21, on the anniversary of Louis XVI's death. A friend had tipped me off that hundreds of French citizens gather each year in Paris to ...

France

Buenos Aires To Paris, Don't Blame Covid For Killing Culture

Swedish-born, Paris-based writer Carl-Johan Karlsson has been seeing "dead museums" since the pan...

France

Bad American Art — How Trump Looks In France

A self-described American aesthete has no good answers for her French friends aghast at the reali...

France

Pandemic Postcard: Nearly Alone As A Paris Museum Reopens

PARIS — Growing up in Chicago, one of my favorite books was From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, the story of a brother and sister who run away to live in New York's ...

France

A Recovery Recipe For French Restaurants

Some of the country's eateries may not survive. Others are having to adapt — and quickly —...

France

From Paris To The World, An End And New Beginning For COVID-19

By now, our regular readers know that Worldcrunch works hard at being of and for and about no one particular place or people or subject matter. Our beat and our audience are written in our name, ...

France

Face Masks And A Flâneur In Paris

PARIS — There's a price to be paid, in euros and other things, when you choose to live in a city like Paris. But there's a reason people pay: There's only one Louvre, one Opera Garnier and ...

France

There's A Good Reason Paris Opera Dancers Retire At 42

Dancers don't have things as easy as the French government, which was looking to end their "privi...

United States

Berkeley To Paris To Moscow, Eternal Ideals Of Youth

-Essay- PARIS — Growing up in Northern California, acts of public protest were never far away. It felt perfectly natural for me to join fellow students in the annual "Day of Silence," ...