Tag: Paris (France)

After a Renovation, a Storied Theater Hopes to Entice Paris

PARIS — The workmen were everywhere. Backstage and onstage, they were hammering, banging, gluing, carrying, laying tarpaulin, shimmying up ladders and shouting, “Attention!” In the auditorium, a team checked the red velvet seats, making sure that each was in the correct position. On the stage, performers rehearsed, apparently oblivious to the controlled chaos all around. […]

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What We Found About Notre-Dame’s Lead, and What It May Mean for You

The fire at Notre-Dame in April destroyed the cathedral’s roof and spire, which were covered with 460 tons of lead tiles. Tiny particles of some of that lead mixed with the plume of smoke that drifted over Paris. Then that lead-laced dust settled on buildings, squares, parks, and plazas, test indicate. It also is likely […]

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Transit Strike Slows Paris to a Crawl, in a Warning to Macron

PARIS — Parisians thronged the sidewalks, took to bikes and scooters or canceled their morning commutes altogether Friday, faced with the biggest public transportation strike in nearly 13 years — a warning shot at President Emmanuel Macron’s government over its ambitious pension overhaul plan. Ten out of 14 metro lines were shut, iron gates were […]

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6 Emerging Designers to Watch This Fashion Month

ImageCreditPhoto and portrait by Dario Castillo Fall Risk by John Targon John Targon, 36, New York John Targon is already a familiar name in the fashion world. As a co-founder of the New York-based brand Baja East and the former creative director of Marc Jacobs’s contemporary ventures, the 36-year-old Chicago native has been in the […]

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Behind the Curtain at the Paris Opera

The most breathtaking subway exit in the world may be the one at Place de l’Opéra in Paris. Its final steps lead to a postcard-ready view of the sensational Palais Garnier, the love-it-or-hate-it theater with a Baroque, Renaissance and all-around garish pastiche that overwhelms and enchants at every turn. It was designed by Charles Garnier […]

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Overlooked No More: Alice Guy Blaché, the World’s First Female Filmmaker

Overlooked is a series of obituaries about remarkable people whose deaths, beginning in 1851, went unreported in The Times. By Manohla Dargis In 1911, The Moving Picture News wrote that Alice Guy Blaché, the first female filmmaker in history, was a “fine example of what a woman can do if given a square chance in […]

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‘Indecent’ and ‘Absurd’: Project for Gare du Nord Divides Paris

PARIS — A group of leading French architects have denounced a plan to renovate the Gare du Nord, one of Paris’s main train stations, calling the designs that would turn the station into a glassy, mammoth, restaurant-filled shopping mall “indecent,” “absurd” and “unacceptable.” The plan for the Gare du Nord, the terminus for the Eurostar […]

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Peter Lindbergh, Photographer Who Captured Rise of the Supermodel, Dies at 74

Peter Lindbergh, a pillar of contemporary fashion photography who played a key role in inaugurating the supermodel era in the 1990s, died on Tuesday in Paris, where he lived. He was 74. His death was announced on Wednesday on his official Instagram account. No cause was given. In a career of more than four decades, […]

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Paris Prosecutor Opens Investigation in Jeffrey Epstein Scandal

PARIS — Prosecutors in France said on Friday that they had opened a preliminary investigation into the scandal surrounding the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein, in connection with possible offenses such as rape, the sexual assault of minors and criminal conspiracy. Rémy Heitz, the Paris prosecutor, announced the investigation after “exchanges” with the United States authorities, […]

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Boris Johnson Needs Help From Trump, but Not Too Much

LONDON — Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain, known for his bombast and outspokenness, begins his first foreign trip as leader on Wednesday walking a daunting diplomatic tightrope, ostensibly trying to pry Brexit concessions from stony-faced Europeans while keeping a wary eye on his domestic opponents with a general election possible in the fall. And […]

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Notre-Dame Construction Resumes in Paris, but Worries About Lead Remain

PARIS — Construction resumed at the Notre-Dame cathedral in Paris on Monday, weeks after authorities had shut the site down over worries about lead contamination linked to the fire in April. The work restarted with stricter decontamination measures in place, but amid concerns that authorities still weren’t doing enough to contain the blaze’s toxic fallout. […]

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The Man Turning European Fashion Into Something Raw and Real

Video by Kristin-Lee MoolmanCredit Jonathan Anderson’s creations for Loewe and his own brand have made him one of the most forward-thinking designers working today. Aug 19, 2019 “THERE MIGHT BE no other place in the world as good as where I’m going to take you,” says Jonathan Anderson, with a final drag of his cigarette. […]

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Crack Cocaine Makes a Paris Neighborhood ‘Hell’ for Users and Residents

The bare, dusty ground is littered with rusty blades and crack pipes. The area reeks of urine and garbage. At least three times a day, Charly Roué is drawn to this neighborhood, one of the most sordid in Paris, always following the same ritual. After panhandling tens of euros at cafes not far from some […]

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Where the Resistance Helped Plan the Liberation of Paris

The tunnel to the subterranean bunker that played a pivotal role in the liberation of Paris is long and narrow, each step down deceptively steep. It takes 100 of those steps to reach the former military command post where, for six days, members of the French Resistance helped orchestrate the city’s release from the Nazi […]

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How to Travel With a Drone

You’ve got it all planned. You’ll launch your drone from the grass beside the Eiffel Tower. When it reaches the top, you’ll circle around the tower once, then end the video with a perfect landing. It’s the kind of thing you bought a drone for. It’s the kind of thing that makes for epic Instagram […]

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The Designer Ushering a Couture House Into a Brave New Era

ImageDaniel Roseberry sits amid models wearing pieces from his first collection for Schiaparelli in the Jardin des Tuileries the day after his couture show in Paris this summer.CreditPhoto by Estelle Hanania. Styled by Patti Wilson For his debut as artistic director of Schiaparelli, Daniel Roseberry offers a vision all his own. By Megan O’Grady Aug […]

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The Death and Birth of Europe’s Parties

PARIS — Political parties, Article 4 of the French Constitution states, “contribute to the expression of the vote. They are set up freely and carry out their activities accordingly. They must respect the principles of national sovereignty and of democracy.” Gen. Charles de Gaulle, who oversaw the drafting of the Constitution in 1958, did not […]

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