Paris Calling

France

My Friend From Guadeloupe And Me: What It Means To Be French

Murky definitions of national identity were igniting worldwide debates long before COVID, but tra...

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...

Czech Republic

Paris To Prague: A Czech Homecoming And Quarantine Au Revoir

PRAGUE — As I walked down Avenue René Coty on a sunny day in late May, everything was like a Paris postcard — except that my glasses were fogging up over my facemask. But I knew the ...

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

To Be Young, British And Living In Paris As Brexit Looms

How the current Brexit debacle looks (and feels) from a member of what may be Britain's last gene...

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," ...