Happy Days

Intuition of the Absurd

May 13, 2020 | Other | By Nick Hammond

Note to readers: You may choose to read this analysis of Happy Days here or listen to it on the audio file at the end of the article. This week, I am going to discuss a play created by one of … Read More

Le Pont Mirabeau

Dangerous New Poetry

May 6, 2020 | Poetry | By Nick Hammond

Note to readers: You may choose to read this analysis of Le Pont Mirabeau here or listen to it on the audio file at the end of the article. I wanted to concentrate this week on a single poem with an … Read More

Bérénice

Classic Love Triangle

April 29, 2020 | Fiction | By Nick Hammond

Note to readers: You may choose to read this analysis of Bérénice here or listen to it on the audio file at the end of the article. On December 3, 1670, the secretary to the British Embassy in Paris, Francis … Read More

Interview with David Lebovitz

French Culture in a Glass

April 15, 2020 | Author interview | By Heidi Ellison

One of the world’s best-loved food bloggers, Paris-based pastry chef David Lebovitz started his career at Chez Panisse, Alice Waters’ temple of fresh, local, seasonal cuisine in Berkeley, California. Since then, he has published a slew of cookbooks, including The … Read More

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Seduction Games

April 8, 2020 | Fiction | By Nick Hammond

Note to readers: You may choose to read this analysis of Les Liaisons Dangereuses here or listen to it on the audio file at the end of the article. Paris Update readers of a certain age will undoubtedly know Les Liaisons … Read More