Heidi Ellison

Heidi Ellison, a long-time Paris resident, is a freelance journalist specializing in art, travel and literature. Her articles have been published in dozens of international publications, and she has contributed to a number of guidebooks on Paris and France.

Objets Trouvés

May 31, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Potpourri

What Once Was Lost Now Is Found An employee stores some of the 500 objects turned in every day. All is not lost for those whose pockets are picked in the Métro or who lose an antique earring in the … Read More


May 24, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Art & Culture

Moody Murat Jean-Louis Murat: too literary for commercial success? Photo: Jean-Louis Murat © EMI France/Labels Jean-Louis Murat, a poet, singer, songwriter and musician with a dark side, has a hard core of fans in France, but has never been able … Read More

Mathieu Boogaerts

May 17, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Art & Culture

Minimalist Mathieu Mathieu Boogaerts, a song stylist with minimalist charm. Singer/songwriter/musician Mathieu Boogaerts’ new album, Michel (Tôt ou Tard), is deceptively simple and quietly seductive. His quirky singing style is sometimes reminiscent of that of Vincent Delerm, but Boogaerts is … Read More


May 3, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Art & Culture

New Chanson Française Juliette, once the French Harry Connick, Jr., has struck out in new musical directions. Photo: Lisa Roze Juliette Noureddine, better known as Juliette, made her name by singing in the tradition of French chanteuses like Edith Piaf … Read More


April 26, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Art & Culture

La Björk Française Camille: a French chanteuse with a difference. Photo: © EMI France Camille, a 26-year-old Parisian chanteuse who is being hailed as the “French Björk,” is confounding all the clichés about contemporary French music with her original second … Read More

Pot de Terre

April 19, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | Archive

Where Tourists Dare to Tread The restaurant-lined Rue du Pot de Fer; maybe the tourists are right this time. April 20, 2005: There are two types of tourists: those who go where all the other tourists go because they are … Read More


Saved from Drowning Yet Again

March 29, 2005 | By Heidi Ellison | Film

March 15, 2005: Was it really necessary to make a third version of the same film, especially when the first was such a perfect gem? In 1932, Jean Renoir made Boudu Sauvé des Eaux, with the brilliant Michel Simon playing … Read More