Mary Shaffer

Mary Shaffer has worked in Paris for over 20 years as a writer and translator. She devotes her off hours to the pursuit of exploring French qualité de vie.

Au Feu Rouge

Another Side of Paris

January 17, 2018 | By Mary Shaffer | Music

A poet for our times, Fabien Marsaud, better known as Grand Corps Malade, is a cult figure on the French slam scene who grew up in the tough suburbs north of Paris. He took his pseudonym, which means “Big Sick … Read More

MG Road

Wrong Turn on the Road to India

September 28, 2015 | By Mary Shaffer | Restaurants

A friend from India had described the fare at MG Road as “Indian food served French bistro style,” which sounded like a tempting option. A small group of my friends and I were very much looking forward to dining there, but unfortunately, our sense of disappointment was commensurate with our bright expectations.

En Vie – Alive: New Design Frontiers

February 7, 2010 | By Mary Shaffer | Archive

Not for Nerds Only: An Arty Science Fair “Radiant Soil,” by Philip Beesley. © Fondation EDF/L. Lecat Imagine a science fair with aesthetic flair. The exhibition “En Vie – Alive: New Design Frontiers” at the Espace Fondation EDF presents a … Read More