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October 2, 2009
Perhaps it's time for a moratorium on movies where the trajectories of various people intersect, often portentously, across the tableau of a big city. Michael Winterbottom did it with wrenching effectiveness 10 years ago in Wonderland (the city: London). Paul Haggis' Crash connected the dots, and the racism, of Los Angeles. There have been many others, with the lives of strangers and friends, rich and poor, happy and sad, colliding on the streets. And now there is Paris . Directed by Cédric Klapisch with a roving camera and an obvious affection for his town, Paris isn't bad. But like the relationship that takes off between a more-than-middle-aged history professor (Fabrice Luchini)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 31, 2011 | By Hillel Italie, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - It's hard to keep up with David McCullough at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. "I think it's one of the real treasures of the capital city, really of the country," says the 77-year-old historian during a recent afternoon interview, excited as a schoolboy as he walks quickly along hallways, up and down stairs, from room to room. "Here's the painting I wanted to show you," he says, stopping in front of an oil portrait by Abraham Archibald Anderson of a pensive, bow-tied Thomas Edison.
NEWS
November 8, 2005 | By Gwynne Dyer
"Scum," French Interior Minister Nicolas Sarkozy called the rioters who have seized control of many working-class "suburbs" around Paris every night since Oct. 27, when two teenagers died in an accident that many blame on the police. Sarkozy plans to run for the presidency next year, and he wants to seem even tougher on crime and on immigrants (two separate issues that he regularly conflates) than his main rival, Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin. But his conviction that the policy of multiculturalism has failed has become the new popular wisdom in France, where right-wing commentators refer to the riots as the "Paris intifada" - as if the rioters were all Muslims.
NEWS
December 10, 1986
French Premier Jacques Chirac has been forced to withdraw the university reform bill that sent hundreds of thousands of protesting French students into Paris streets over the past three weeks. The student protests no doubt evoked memories of the student riots in France in 1968 for Mr. Chirac and others, but there was a fundamental difference. To confuse them is to misunderstand the students' anger. Unlike their radical predecessors who tried to topple bourgeois society in the heady demonstration days of May 1968, these young people are afraid they won't be allowed to enter it. The reform bill would have raised the current minimal tuition costs and allowed universities to tighten entrance requirements, which are very loose at present.
NEWS
October 6, 1991 | By Maria Gallagher, Special to The Inquirer
The question was squarely before me. Did I want a coupe simple, or a coupe transformation? Transformation had a nice ring to it, but when you're talking haircuts - and you're talking them entirely in French - there's a risk that something might be lost in the translation. Marie Antoinette, for example, underwent what could be described as a coupe transformation. So I opted for a plain old haircut. "I think you should go for the bronzage, too," my husband said as we left the salon where I had made an appointment to return two days hence.
LIVING
March 22, 1987 | Special to The Inquirer / PHILIPPE COSTES
Springtime in Paris: A harsh winter, with unusually heavy snows, is abating. People on the streets are shedding their heavy togs for cooler, lighter-weight clothes. But for designers and followers of the fashion world, springtime in Paris means the return of wool, tweeds and fur, for spring is when fall ready-to- wear collections are unveiled. And for hundreds of designers, buyers, reporters and fashion devotees, it is the best time to be in Paris. It appears that French designers, like their Italian counterparts who showcased designs in Milan earlier this month, are calling for shorter skirts and more subdued silhouettes than they did last fall.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 1996 | By Carrie Rickey, INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
Paris during the banquet years before 1914, Paris during the glorious decades between the world wars. Glittering city of light, art and love, metropolis of modernism, magnet to avant-gardists such as Ernest Hemingway, Pablo Picasso and James Joyce, who regarded the city on the Seine as their mistress and muse. Alas, this romantic picture, popularized in literature, film and nostalgic memoir, is incomplete. For, as we're reminded in the lovely documentary Paris Was a Woman, Hemingway required the inspiration of American expatriate Gertrude Stein.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 2004 | By Peter Dobrin INQUIRER MUSIC CRITIC
Without warning and with no apologies to Edith Piaf, the Philadelphia Orchestra's first tune Thursday onstage at the Th??tre Mogador was "La vie en rose" in a lovely, lilting arrangement - for four Wagner tubas. The French horn section played the merry prank at a rehearsal, preparing for the first concert of the orchestra's European tour that night. "A little something to make us feel more comfortable playing Bruckner in Paris," co-principal hornist David Wetherill told his colleagues.
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NEWS
July 18, 2016 | By Trudy Rubin, Columnist
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.
NEWS
July 12, 2016 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
June 10, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
June 5, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
January 22, 2016 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Staff Writer
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.
TRAVEL
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.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
December 22, 2015 | By Charles Krauthammer
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.
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