Lost in Frenchlation

March 15, 2016 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Art & Culture

Even fluent French speakers sometimes have trouble understanding the dialogue in French films, so the new service offered by an association called Lost in Frenchlation, which subtitles French films in English, is a welcome one. The goal is “to make French … Read More

Christopher Forbes Collection

March 2, 2016 | By Brian Childs | What's New Art & Culture

Tragicomic Coda orMisunderstood Monarch? “Empress Eugénie Surrounded by her Ladies-in-Waiting,” after Franz-Xavier Winterhalter. © Osenat Louis Napoleon, a.k.a. Napoleon III, gets a bad rap from history: he is often seen as a sort of tragicomic coda to the glories of … Read More

La Cité de Refuge

February 17, 2016 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Art & Culture

Rebirth of Le Corbusier’s Salvation Army Building The Cité de Refuge. © FLC/ADAGP/Cyrille Weiner The residents of the Cité de Refuge in Paris count themselves lucky indeed. Not only do they live in a historic monument designed by one of … Read More

Violin Lessons

December 6, 2015 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Art & Culture

Paris Update What’s New in Paris PERFORMING AT THE PARISPHILHARMONIC IN FIVE EASY LESSONS If I can do it, anyone can. Paris’s new Philharmonic, in an effort to bring the joy of making music to those who have missed the … Read More

Parisian Soundscapes

November 23, 2015 | By Nick Hammond | What's New Art & Culture

Parisians Attack Sun King with Scurrilous Songs The awful events in Paris this month have been keenly felt in other countries, not least in Britain, where the huge swell of empathy and support has been genuine and deeply felt. A … Read More

Four and a Quarter

January 7, 2015 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Art & Culture

Paris Update What’s New in Paris TOTAL IMMERSION THEATER Cinémorphe, the most inventive theater company in Paris, is staging a new production this month called 4¼. These specialists in immersive theater like to surprise their audience, so all they will … Read More

Giverny Bedroom Restored

April 24, 2013 | By Heidi Ellison | What's New Art & Culture

Paris Update Art Notes MONET SLEPT HERE Monet’s bedroom before and after the restoration. Even in their wildest dreams, most art lovers can’t imagine sleeping surrounded by the works of Cézanne, Manet, Signac, Caillebotte, Morisot, Jongkind, Boudin, Delacroix and other … Read More