Letter From Paris
Atheism was especially chic in 18th century Paris.
It was exactly 130 years ago this winter that Sarah Bernhardt made her long-awaited appearance in America.
The end of Funny Money?
The anti-socialist resistance -- or finding personal satisfaction in a job well done.
The perverse pleasure of non.
Today Mona Lisa is the ultimate in kitsch.
The French enjoyed it, as they must, without any of their hopes getting anywhere (they never do).
Concorde's end came not with a whimper but a tragic bang.
President Sarkozy never forgets, never lets go -- no wonder President Obama was nice to him.
Would Proust have known what to make of his country's vanishing identity?