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Paris Fall Art Expositions: Hokusai at the Grand Palais (until mid-January 2015)


There are quite a few big expos in Paris this fall, the most interesting, for me anyway, is that of Hokusai at the Grand Palais. I saw this one twice actually – once on my own and once with my … Continue reading

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10 Things the French Do Better


I often get accused of being a bit of a francophobe because I yearn for things american while living in Paris for so long (18 years!), but there are things that I do appreciate here. Recently, on the French edition … Continue reading

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Fino’s Guide to the French – Issue #1 – Intro and Double Shot


Hopefully Humorous Observations and Occasional Tips in Dealing with the Gauls and Parisians [Author’s Note for 2014 Re-Publish: To celebrate my 18th year in Paris and the 4th anniversary of this series of post, I am republishing this first article … Continue reading

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Paris with/out Kids: Place de la Republique, a parental lunch in the 3rd, and a bike excursion


After nearly 2 years of crippling traffic jams in the neighborhood, Paris finally unveiled the “new” Place de la Republique. Basically it eliminated traffic passing on the north side of the square and created two way traffic down the “Grands … Continue reading

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A Tale of Unmatched Socks


I noticed yesterday that I had six unpaired socks in my socks-n-undies drawer. This caused lots of existential questions to surface to my consciousness. Where did the “other halves” disappear too? Is there a singularity that appears occasionally in the … Continue reading

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More Paris Burgers: Loulou’s Friendly Diner – A Great Left Bank Grill


A reader of this blog and colleague suggested Loulou’s to me months back and I was finally in the neighborhood to be able to check it out. On the Blvd St Germain within striking distance of The Abbey Bookshop (stop … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: “L’importance d’être sérieux” at the Théâtre Montparnasse


Don’t be put off by the poor translation of the title of the Oscar Wilde classic “The Importance of Being Earnest” (I would have used the word “sincère” rather than “sérieux” personally), this new translation by Jean-Marie Besset with direction … Continue reading

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