| May 26, 2013
| 10:44 AM
PARIS--French anti-terrorist investigators are hunting for a man who stabbed a soldier in the throat at a busy Paris shopping and transport center.
Detectives are also examining whether there is a link between the attack and the killing of a British...
| May 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Jean Nouvel, the French architect, is credited with creating "installations" for the Los Angeles Philharmonic production of Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro," although "transformations" would be more accurate. Azzedine Alaïa designed the striking...
| May 14, 2013
| 6:41 AM
Paris Saint-Germain won its first Ligue 1 title in 19 years with a 1-0 victory over Lyon at Lyon, France, on Sunday night, and in the fine tradition of soccer hooligans everywhere, some of the team's fans decided to celebrate with some rioting.
| May 15, 2013
| 7:35 AM
James Conlon, the music director of Los Angeles Opera, will pay tribute to the late conductor Colin Davis in a pair of concerts this month at the Festival de Saint-Denis in Paris. Davis had been scheduled to conduct the concerts, but the renowned...
| May 16, 2013
| 12:39 PM
CANNES, France — The Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky has made only seven features in his nearly half-century career, but his legendary midnight movie "El Topo," a wigged-out peyote western that played to New York audiences for months in 1970,...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:11 AM
Suffice to say that Mozart and librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte weren't thinking about Proposition 8 when they composed "The Marriage of Figaro."
The 1786 comic opera follows bullying Count Almaviva's efforts to invoke droit du seigneur to sexually conquer...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 7:21 PM
When James Watson and Francis Crick deciphered the structure of DNA in 1953, their discovery answered a crucial question in biology: How is genetic information passed down from parent to child?
Their work also created conundrums, however. They and...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The photograph is almost famous: a shot by Kevin Winter of actress Jennifer Lawrence that caught her just as she stumbled on her way to receive an Oscar this year.
The small drawings hanging beneath are less familiar: delicate images by P.E. Sharpe of a...
| Mar 20, 2012
| 4:40 PM
Police hunting a suspected serial killer who gunned down a rabbi and three children at a Jewish school in southwestern France are investigating reports that the assassin may have filmed the shootings....
| Mar 23, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Musicians from North Korea's National Symphony Orchestra could travel to the U.S. as early as this year for a multiple-city tour organized by American promoters, according to reports. But the tour isn't a certainty because approval is required by...
| Jun 1, 2012
| 4:39 PM
A pilgrimage to Martinique finds cane consummated as a heavenly spirit made from freshly pressed sugarcane wine...