EARLY IN ROSECRANS Baldwin’s bittersweet memoir detailing his eighteen-month stint working in the French capital, he unabashedly announces that he has almost always held the conviction that the City of Lights was civilization’s summit: “For a long time I’d thought Paris had the world’s best everything. Girls, food, the crumble-down buildings. Even the very dust was arousing.” The Parisian life, he goes on to say, served as “an umbrella, a dream I carried around in case the weather turned bad.”
A photo of two McDonald's employees who Toronto computer engineering professor Steve Mann alleges physically assaulted him and tried to take his augmented reality eyepiece. The photo was taken with the eyepiece.
California's foie gras ban has angered many people in California and many more in France. A politician in France's foie gras-producing Gers region has called for a ban on California wine. Although the ban hasn't been formalized, many local wine merchants have pulled California wine from the shelves, according to Decanter's Jane Anson.
European planemaker Airbus unveiled plans to open a factory on Boeing's home turf Monday, a gambit that would see the firm roll out its first US-built plane by 2016. The new $600 million assembly plant, to be built in the southern port city of Mobile, Alabama, on the Gulf of Mexico, will produce the popular A320 family passenger planes. Airbus estimates 4,600 new single-aisle aircraft will be needed in the United States over the next 20 years and the new US plant could more than double its share in the huge market.
Bay Bread Group's La Boulange Cafe & Bakery, the San Francisco bake shop known for its French pastries and sandwich menu, was sold Monday for $100 million to Starbucks Coffee Co. La Boulange's founder, Pascal Rigo, will...
French nationals in the United States and in Canada will soon elect a deputy to represent them in the National Assembly of France, and in New York, the campaigning has taken on a distinctly local feel.
When you are an American living in France, there are a few things that you can be sure of: 1) You will compare your adopted country to your home country. 2) You will miss home, and eventually miss the other when you are home.
Two years after one of the most innovative new ideas in a panoply of advanced projects introduced by a council team under dynamic deputy mayor Alexandre Marciel, the promising pavement energy harvesting pilot has been dismantled. Worse a local entrepreneur initially keen to develop the project commercially has sold his rights to a North American company.
On the 18 and 19th of July, Pierre Moscovici, the Minister of Economic Affairs and Finance, visited Washington for the second time since taking office. During the visit, the Minister talked successively with International Monetary Fund Executive Managing Director, Christine Lagarde and Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke. After a lunch with the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy Geithner, M. Moscovici was received by the World Bank president Dr. Kim. Then, he was received at the White House, where he met Gene Sperling, President of the National Economic Council.
“I live in a state where I can buy marijuana down the street, but I can’t buy foie gras. There’s something fundamentally wrong.” This surprisingly true statement made by Sean Chaney, executive chef of Hot’s Kitchen in Hermosa Beach, CA, highlights the topic everyone seems talking about in California now that the July 1st ban on foie gras is officially in play. Pot but no duck liver. However, just like marijuana use continues to exist where it is still illegal, foie gras will continue to be enjoyed by chefs and food enthusiasts in California. Where there’s a will there’s a way.
As if their ability to consume all kinds of bread, cheese and chocolate and still not get fat isn’t enviable enough, French women have yet another reason to make their American counterparts jealous: their relationships. According to Debra Ollivier, author of What French Women Know: About Love, Sex and Other Matters of the Heart and Mind, French women enjoy a satisfaction in their romantic relationships that we here in the States can only dream about. In order to give women on this side of the Atlantic a leg up in the love department, we asked Ollivier for her thoughts on what their romance and dating practices so wildly successful — and what American women can do to capture a little of that je ne sais quoi themselves.
California restaurant owners had until midnight to legally sell foie gras to customers seeking the French delicacy. Today, a state law signed in 2004 that bans producing or selling the fatty goose or duck liver achieved by force feeding goes into effect, and violators will be slapped with a $1,000 fine.
For the first time, French foreign nationals living in the United States and Canada have elected a deputy to represent them in France's National Assembly: Corinne Narassiguin, a 13-year resident of New York City.
With his “charming, hilarious account of la vie Parisienne,” Paris, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down, about to hit bookstores, Rosecrans Baldwin set off on a two-week tour of U.S. towns (and one Vegas casino) named Paris. His assignment was to find out what Americans really think of the French; his full write-up, “Our French Connection,” has just been published in the Morning News. But we were curious what this chronicler of “the real Paris” made of its American counterparts – if, perhaps, any of them had eclipsed the City of Light, and if it’s truly possible to get tired of Paris.
President Hollande paid a visit to the D-Day memorial in Caen, France, on Wednesday, as part of official activities marking the 68th anniversary of the Allied landing on the beaches of Normandy that would free France from occupation and help bring about the end of the Second World War.