July 18, 2016 |
BRUSSELS - The terrorist who decimated a holiday crowd in Nice on Bastille Day was the latest incarnation of the nightmare confronting police in Brussels, Paris, Toulouse, Denmark, Orlando, and elsewhere. How do you prevent a lone wolf from wreaking havoc on a community when the police have no previous indication of his terrorist leanings? A team of security experts from Rutgers University, working with community leaders and police in Molenbeek, Brussels, thinks it has come up with an answer.
July 12, 2016 |
Few farces achieve the status of high art, and Marc Camoletti's Boeing-Boeing is not one of them. But the Hedgerow Theatre's actor-driven production shrugs off any high-minded concerns in pursuit of two-hours of nearly non-stop laughter. In the 1960s, American architect Bernard (Andrew Parcell) lives in Paris, where he juggles relationships with three airline stewardesses. His mild-mannered lothario manages this difficult feat not through charisma but rather by keeping close track of the airline flight schedules and making himself available accordingly.
June 10, 2016 |
MARGATE, N.J. - At 11:52 a.m., Jym Paris, on a day off from his job impersonating colonial painter James Peale, walked up to a building impersonating a food truck in a beach town whose symbol is a hotel building designed to look like an elephant. The resemblance was uncanny. No, Paris, 71, did not look like the actual Margate Burger & Food Truck building, though his pink shirt and teal vest did coordinate well with the pastel color scheme on the adobe talk-of-Margate building, literally fashioned in the shape of a giant food truck, with wheels, windows, even windshield wipers, carved and painted into a stucco exterior.
June 5, 2016 |
Among the survivors of the 2015 Paris Bataclan massacre are the Eagles of Death Metal, who have carried on since that bloodshed with equal doses of sadness, shock, awe, argumentative finger pointing and apology. From the glam-slamming, garage pop-crunching of EODM during a sold-out show at the Trocadero on Friday, it also seems as if the ensemble has continued with its roaring, hammy rocking aesthetic. "We've had a weird six-and-a-half months," said mega-mustachioed, preacher-like bandleader Jesse Hughes, "but we feel loose tonight.
May 29, 2016
1 p.m. Sunday on WRTI-FM (90.1): The Philadelphia Orchestra plays music written in Paris, 1928-33: Kurt Weill's Symphony No. 2 , Maurice Ravel's Concerto for the Left Hand (featuring Ravel specialist Alexandre Tharaud), and George Gershwin's An American in Paris . Music director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts.
March 13, 2016
The Mysteries of Paris Eugène Sue Translated by Carolyn Betensky and Jonathan Loesberg Penguin. 1,366 pp. $17.45 Reviewed by Colin Fleming One might not think that a gargantuan Parisian novel, published in 150 newspaper episodes in the middle of the 19th century, would fill anyone's 21st-century bill as an absolute ripsnorter - but Eugène Sue's The Mysteries of Paris does exactly that. Sue's 1,366-page scuzzy epic - a novel of back alleys, hidden rooms, and an underground bar - was a triumph of the burgeoning city mystery genre.
January 22, 2016 |
Heroes to pen memoir The three young American men who last summer stopped a terrorist attack on a train bound for Paris will tell their story in a memoir due in August, the Perseus Books Group announced Wednesday. The 15:17 to Paris will recount how civilian Anthony Sadler and two friends, Army Spec. Alek Skarlatos and Air Force Airman Spencer Stone were traveling on a train bound from Brussels to Paris when they encountered a heavily armed ISIS terrorist named Ayoub al-Khazzani carrying an AK-47, a pistol, a box cutter, and hundreds of rounds of ammunition.
January 18, 2016
Name: www.walkmysteps.com . What it does: The website offers small private tours of Paris with licensed local guides who want to help you discover the city. Available in eight languages. What's hot: The tour size is capped at a number that varies - sometimes only six persons, other times four. Some tours allow as many as 10 people. With that kind of attention, you can be sure all your questions will be answered. One tour might take you to explore the famous sites of Montmartre, as well as its hidden stairs and alleys.
December 26, 2015
Fernande Grudet, 92, who under the name "Madame Claude" operated an exclusive call-girl ring in Paris in the 1960s and '70s that attracted the patronage of dictators and diplomats, heads of state and titans of industry, died on Saturday in Nice, France. The news agency Agence France-Presse reported her death Tuesday. Madame Claude's clients included world leaders, executives, actors and playboys - anyone with a boldface name and a deep enough wallet to afford her deluxe call-girl service.
December 22, 2015 |
Last Saturday, President Obama gained the second jewel in his foreign policy triple crown: the Paris climate accord. It follows his Iran nuclear deal and awaits but the closing of Guantanamo to complete his glittering legacy. To be sure, Obama will not be submitting the climate agreement for Senate ratification. It would have no chance of passing - as with the Iranian nuclear deal, also never submitted for the Senate ratification Obama knew he'd never get. And if he does close Guantánamo, it will be in defiance of overwhelming bipartisan congressional opposition.