| Nov 16, 2013
Readers of The New York Times must have been confused the other day when the paper ran an article titled "Under Strain, France Examines Its Safety Net."
Because the Times is ultra-liberal on its editorial page — pretty much advocating every...
| Nov 14, 2013
France has long established itself as the guardian of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and its disarmament mandates. A republic capable of much cynicism, France has nonetheless defended the integrity of the treaty and protected its much battered norms....
| Nov 10, 2013
Ah, Paris. The food. The art. The sights.
The hotel bill.
It was the little matter of finding a place to stay that kept an international vacation off our radar, especially in wake of a recession that had put a king-size crimp in our international...
| Nov 10, 2013
"Bonjour," said the gravelly voice on the phone that fateful day in June 2005. “Madame Demery?” Monique Brinson Demery's heart began pounding. The woman on the other end of the line was the infamous Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu — the former First...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 11:56 AM
A great film about Paris and its exquisite discontents, "Le Joli Mai" is a cine-poem unlike any other. It's also a movie about politics, left, right and the elusive center, as well as the lengths to which many will go to deflect and redirect that dicey...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:00 AM
PARIS — If you think Wednesday's child is full of woe, as the old nursery rhyme has it, try Wednesday's parents.
Parents like Eric and Isabelle Nizard, who are angry over a sinister social experiment being conducted on their 9-year-old son, Sacha....
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:15 AM
During a recent visit to Paris I made my first pilgrimage to a Disney theme park outside the United States.
For years I have been reading about the majestic beauty of the Magic Kingdom-style park at Disneyland Paris, the dysfunctional violation of...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Doubt — and a reportedly royal severed head — haunts a murky corner of forensic science these days, as researchers squabble over an unearthed packet of mummified remains thought to have belonged to King Henry IV of France.
The mystery has...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:30 AM
And the winner is … United Mileage Plus. And cash.
This year, "More for Your Money" has concentrated on credit cards that can be used abroad. It can be tricky because U.S. cards, which have a magnetic stripe, aren't always accepted abroad. Much...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Someone forgot to tell Patrick Beille that French guys are supposed to make wine, not beer. Hard cider would fit the French profile more than beer. But that's what the fellow does — he makes beer.
The story of how Beille ended up in a brewery in...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:29 PM
Passion. Triumph. Heartbreak. Betrayal. Renewal. This describes not only the story told in "Blue Is the Warmest Color" but also in many ways the tempestuous, topsy-turvy saga the French film's director and two lead actresses have themselves faced since...