Michael Sommers

Former Paris resident Michael Sommers began his writing career in the City of Light. He subsequently moved to Brazil, where he works as a freelance writer, recently publishing two guidebooks, Moon Brazil and Moon Rio, for Avalon Travel. Although caipirinhas are swell, he still succumbs to cravings for vin rouge and croissants au beurre.

Louis Stettner: Here There

February 7, 2010 | By Michael Sommers | Archive

A Photographer’s Magical Humanism “Manhattan from the Brooklyn Promenade” (1954). © Centre Pompidou/Dist. RMN-GP. © Louis Stettner Over the years, I’ve ping-ponged between Paris and New York, taking advantage of these highly photogenic and oft-photographed cities’ remarkable museums and galleries. … Read More

Les Beaux Gosses

June 30, 2009 | By Michael Sommers | Film

Opening shot: a tight close-up of two mouths engaged in a long and rather complicated looking French kiss. In any other movie the image would be charged with romanticism, even eroticism, but in Riad Sattouf’s new film Les Beaux Gosses, … Read More