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Francois Furstenberg writes about five Frenchmen who played key roles in American diplomacy during the tumultuous first years of the United States.
Friday, June 27, 2014
By PJ Vogt
France's parliament passed a law this week that's been nicknamed "The Anti-Amazon Law."
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
We know you're tired of all of the standard holiday season film suggestions, so why don't you channel your twin desires to veg out in front of the tube and expand your horizons? We asked Marine Boudeau, WNYC's Director of Product & User Experience and resident French person, to make us an alternative list of films to stream.
Friday, November 08, 2013
A close friend of Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso, art dealer Paul Rosenberg once dominated Paris's art scene. Nazi forces confiscated much of Rosenberg's collection, at least 400 artworks worth millions of dollars. Marianne Rosenberg, Paul's granddaughter and Alexandre's son, continues her family's quest to recover their stolen art. This week, Marianne confirmed that one of her family's Matisse paintings was in the trove of Nazi-confiscated art recently discovered in Munich.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
After German Chancellor Angela Merkel received intelligence from her government that her phone was under surveillance, President Obama called Chancellor Merkel and reassured her that her phone was not being tapped. That conversation came just a few days after he had to offer similar reassurances to French President François Hollande. David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent for our partner The New York Times, joins the Takeaway to discuss this latest diplomatic riff.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
France's infamous anti-piracy law, known as Hadopi, was supposed to kick copyright infringers off the internet after giving them three warnings, or "strikes." But this month, after spending almost four years and millions of Euros to disconnect just one lowly pirate, France finally dropped the Hadopi law. Brooke asks Techdirt writer Glyn Moody what went wrong with Hadopi and what's next in the war against piracy.
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Some people might entertain the idea of giving up their careers, moving to France, and making wine, but Ray Walker actually did it. He talks about leaving a secure career in finance to start a winery in France, even though he had little money, a limited French, and almost no winemaking experience. In The Road to Burgundy: The Unlikely Story of an American Making Wine and a New Life in France, he shares the history of Burgundy’s vineyards, how he honed his skills, and how he became a pioneer in his use of ancient techniques in modern times at his winery Maison Ilan.
Sunday, June 02, 2013
By Brian Wise
Later this month, Paris will become the latest in a string of international cities to pipe classical music into its train stations in an effort to chase off vagrants.
Friday, May 10, 2013
By Fred Plotkin
A documentary about the rehearsal for a new production of La Traviata at the 2011 Aix-en-Provence reminds blogger Fred Plotkin of the French town's mix of charm and beauty.