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This Week's Good Reads about Paris and France

June 9, 2021By Heidi EllisonWhat's New Potpourri
Omar Sy as Arsène Lupin.
Omar Sy as Arsène Lupin.
The return of Arsène Lupin

An interview with Omar Sy, the charismatic star of the popular Netflix series Lupin, talks about his huge international success and dealing with racism in France. (The Guardian)

Frenchman wins International Booker Prize

David Diop‘s novel At Night All Blood is Black, about a Senegalese soldier fighting for France in World War I, has won the International Booker Prize for translated fiction, along with translator Anna Moschovakis. (The Conversation)

Tourists now welcome in France

As of today, most foreign tourists with proof of full vaccination will be allowed back into France. (Euronews)

Centre Pompidou crosses the Atlantic

Jersey City will soon be home to an outpost of Paris’s famed modern art museum, which already has branches in Málaga, Brussels, Shanghai and Metz, France. (Artnews)

Nineteenth-century ice-skating craze

Summer ice skating was a huge thrill in 1876 when the first indoor rink opened in Paris in 1876. (Smithsonian Magazine)

Left-wing rabble-rouser

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, a loose-cannon left-wing politician, is once again spouting weird theories. (France 24)




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