Tag: Paris (France)

Theater Review: On Paris Stages, Gay Artists Look Back

PARIS — Two related scenes are currently playing out in theaters here. In “Les Idoles” (“The Idols”), at the Odéon — Théâtre de l’Europe, the actress Marina Foïs recounts in detail the death of the philosopher Michel Foucault, in 1984, of an AIDS-related illness. At the Espace Cardin, Foucault’s homosexuality is seen through the eyes […]

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A Beloved Provence-Based Wicker Workshop Comes to Paris

In 2016, Atelier Vime, a Provence-based antiques dealer and wicker workshop, was established in an old hôtel particulier in the village of Vallabrègues, France. Though it’s far from any passing foot traffic, within a matter of months the brand’s wicker and rattan furniture had caught the attention of interior designers, including Pierre Yovanovitch, Charles Zana […]

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Anti-Gay and Sexist Posts Cost Sergei Polunin a Role in Paris

Sergei Polunin will dance at the Paris Opera Ballet. Sergei Polunin will not dance at the Paris Opera Ballet. Barely 48 hours passed between a tweet on Thursday announcing a coming guest appearance as Siegfried in “Swan Lake” by Mr. Polunin, whom many consider one of the finest male dancers of his generation, and an […]

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Going Nowhere Fast on Climate, Year After Year

Thirty years ago, a NASA scientist, James Hansen, told lawmakers at a Senate hearing that “global warming is now large enough that we can ascribe with a high degree of confidence a cause-and-effect relationship with the greenhouse effect.” He added that there “is only 1 percent chance of accidental warming of this magnitude.” By that, […]

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Forget the Carbon Tax for Now

PARIS — The angry graffiti have been blasted off the Arc de Triomphe with water jets, leaving unnaturally white patches scarring the base of France’s national monument. The husks of incinerated cars have been cleared from the streets, the glass from shattered store windows swept up. The government has taken steps to appease the demonstrators, […]

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Trump Imperils the Planet

It’s hard to believe but it was only three years ago this month — just after 7 p.m., Paris time, Dec. 12, to be precise — that delegates from more than 190 nations, clapping and cheering, whooping and weeping, rose to celebrate the Paris Agreement — the first genuinely collective response to the mounting threat […]

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Cut Carbon Through Innovation, Not Regulation

Leaders from nearly 200 countries met in Katowice, Poland, last week and agreed to rules to carry out the Paris climate accord. Now that the 22,000 delegates have returned home, there are three truths they need to recognize to make actual progress in the hard work of lowering carbon dioxide emissions across the globe. The […]

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Macron Blinks

President Emmanuel Macron did what he had to do on Monday after a month of massive grass-roots protests, going on national television to acknowledge that he had been out of touch with the many people outside France’s major cities struggling to make ends meet and granting them some immediate tax cuts and income increases. For […]

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‘Yellow Vests’ Descend on Paris as Police Arrest Hundreds and Fire Tear Gas

PARIS — Thousands of demonstrators descended on Paris early Saturday, as residents braced for more mayhem and the police turned out in force, blocking access to main arteries and monuments that had been the focus last week of France’s worst urban violence in decades. About an hour into a tense but otherwise peaceful demonstration, the […]

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France’s Yellow Vest Protests: A Briefing on the Movement That Has Put Paris on Edge

PARIS — The broken glass and empty tear gas canisters have been swept away and the graffiti scrubbed off the major monuments, among them the Arc de Triomphe, after a weekend of violent protests in the capital by a grass-roots movement that calls itself the Yellow Vests. It was the third weekend of protests and […]

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What Travelers Need to Know About the Paris Riots

ImageAmbulance drivers protest in front of the Assemblée Nationale in Paris.CreditIan Langsdon/EPA, via Shutterstock Incited by an impending rise in the gas tax and other economic issues, protesters in Paris, known as Yellow Vests for the neon yellow road workers’ safety vests they wear, have been rioting, looting and setting cars on fire for the […]

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France’s ‘Yellow Vests’ Double Down in Third Week of Protests

PARIS — For a third weekend, French riot police clashed with “yellow vest” protesters in the heart of Paris, posing one of the largest and most sustained challenges Emmanuel Macron has faced in his 18-month-old presidency. The police fired tear gas, stun grenades and water cannon on Saturday at crowds trying to breach security cordons […]

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Carlos Ghosn Can Remain in Tokyo Jail for 10 More Days

PARIS — A Tokyo court approved a 10-day extension of jail time for Carlos Ghosn, the head of the Renault-Nissan alliance, on Friday as prosecutors assess allegations of financial misconduct. An ocean away, the corporate titan’s problems were on show at the Group of 20 summit meeting: President Emmanuel Macron of France, where Renault is […]

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Paris Police Fire Tear Gas and Water Cannons at ‘Yellow Vest’ Protesters

PARIS — The police in Paris used tear gas and water cannons on Saturday to try to disperse protesters in “yellow vests” who were part of another wave of nationwide rallies and road blockades by drivers angry over rising fuel taxes and Emmanuel Macron’s presidency. Clashes broke out on the Champs-Élysées after the police set […]

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Hundreds of Thousands in France Protest Taxes by Blocking Roads

ÉRAGNY, France — More than a quarter-million people across France joined protests on Saturday against planned hikes in gas taxes. Drivers blocked roundabouts, highway access roads and intersections. The demonstrations have harnessed a broader discontent with high taxes and, for some, with the policies of President Emmanuel Macron. Most of the 2,000 demonstrations were in […]

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Remembering the End of World War I, in Photos

Thousands of people around the world commemorated on Sunday the centenary of the armistice that ended World War I, the so-called Great War that left millions dead and reshaped European borders, international warfare and society. In Paris, President Emmanuel Macron of France, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, President Trump and President Vladimir V. Putin of […]

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