Tag: Paris (France)

Roman Polanski’s French Film Industry Support May Be Waning

PARIS — For over 40 years, Roman Polanski has lived and made movies in France, chalking up hits at the box office and collecting accolades including the top award at the Cannes Film Festival. The director has been largely accepted here, even though he fled from the United States in 1978 after pleading guilty to […]

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Degas: A Superfan at the Opera, Where Art Tips Into Obsession

PARIS — You’ll find them up in the balcony, or in standing room, silently mouthing the libretto or humming along with the score. These are the superfans: the compulsive lovers of opera or ballet or theater who see every performance; who travel from city to city for Marilyn Horne or Mikhail Baryshnikov; who know every […]

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How Scientists Got Climate Change So Wrong

For decades, most scientists saw climate change as a distant prospect. We now know that thinking was wrong. This summer, for instance, a heat wave in Europe penetrated the Arctic, pushing temperatures into the 80s across much of the Far North and, according to the Belgian climate scientist Xavier Fettweis, melting some 40 billion tons […]

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Europeans Bewildered as Trump Stomps Off

MILAN — Now it’s impeachment. To many of the world’s ordinary citizens, not well versed in American constitutional procedures, it means one thing only: Donald Trump, 45th president of the United States, is accused of serious foul play. Pressuring the Ukrainian president to dig up dirt on a political rival’s son? Unbelievable. Is the impeachment […]

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Flights To Paris And Barcelona Are Wicked Cheap Right Now

The World Economic Forum just published their biennial report ranking the best countries in the world to travel to, and the top spots were awarded to France and Spain, with the latter coming in at the #1 spot. The study was centered around each country’s tourism infrastructure and natural and cultural resources, factors that France […]

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Macron Says NATO Is Experiencing ‘Brain Death’ Because of Trump

BRUSSELS — French President Emmanuel Macron shocked allies in an interview published on Thursday, saying that he did not know whether NATO’s commitment to collective defense is still valid and that the alliance is experiencing “brain death” because of a lack of strategic coordination and leadership from the United States. “What we are currently experiencing […]

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Trump Is Abandoning America’s Future by Quitting the Paris Climate Accord

President Trump made good on his promise this week to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement. This wasn’t a surprise. But it still baffles us. Try as we might, we cannot see how America’s interests are served by this decision. Our climate emergency does not respect borders. California’s forest fires will not burn less fiercely, […]

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A Book Full of Reasons to Love Paris

THE SEINE The River That Made Paris By Elaine Sciolino I learned so much from this book. Elaine Sciolino is a graceful, companionable writer, someone who speaks about France in the most enjoyably American way. The French pride themselves on conversing on a lofty plane; when Americans start exchanging anecdotes or matching experiences, many French […]

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France Strips 7 Police Officers of Guns After Paris Attack

LONDON — Seven French police officers have been ordered to hand over their weapons and at least one employee has been suspended after security forces were encouraged to report signs of radicalization in their ranks following the fatal knife attack this month at Paris Police Headquarters, the police chief told lawmakers this week. In the […]

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Leonardo da Vinci, Maestro of Change, Shines at the Louvre

PARIS — To judge by the marketing hullabaloo, the Leonardo da Vinci retrospective that opens here Thursday at the Louvre should be the visual equivalent of a 21-gun salute and a trumpet-and-trombone choir. Blockbuster’s plastered all over it, and rightly so. Timed-ticket sales for its one-stop run are moving right along. But the marvelous show […]

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When Mary Met Edgar: Exploring Cassatt and Degas

There are love stories about kindred spirits. There are others about far-off admirers. This is a story of both. In 2014, Christopher Ward visited an art exhibit that explored the relationship between the French Impressionist Edgar Degas and the American artist Mary Cassatt. The two were inseparable in the late 1870s. They kept studios blocks […]

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Ed Clark, Pioneering Abstract Expressionist Painter, Dies at 93

Ed Clark, an African-American expressionist painter who used a broom and bold colors to capture the natural world and to convey emotions about the racial injustice of the 1960s, earning him international acclaim, has died. He was 93 and lived in Detroit. His death was announced Friday by Hauser & Wirth, which represents Mr. Clark […]

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Meeting the ‘Mona Lisa’ for an Intimate (Virtual) Rendezvous

PARIS — Mona Lisa’s lingering smile remains the same, but she is getting a first-of-its-kind virtual makeover from the Louvre Museum, which has struggled this year with the popularity of Leonardo da Vinci’s masterpiece and the throngs of selfie-snapping tourists. With a blockbuster Leonardo exhibition fast approaching, the Louvre and its production partners are fine-tuning […]

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In Paris Knife Attack, Police Ask How They Missed a Killer in Their Midst

PARIS — Evidence that the Paris police department missed warning signs about an employee who slashed four colleagues to death at its headquarters on Thursday is prompting demands for a leadership shake-up. At a news conference on Saturday, France’s antiterrorism prosecutor, Jean-François Ricard, said the killer, a 45-year-old computer technician who worked in police intelligence, […]

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The Greening of Paris Makes Its Mayor More Than a Few Enemies

PARIS — All over Paris, streets have been dug up and cut in two, and old paving stones overturned to build dozens of miles of bike lanes. A major urban highway has been closed to cars and turned over to pedestrians. Paris is readying feverishly for an emergency that, in the minds of the city […]

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Terrorism Motive Eyed in Paris Police Stabbing Attack

PARIS — French antiterrorism prosecutors on Friday took over the investigation into the killing of four people at Paris Police Headquarters, suggesting investigators were considering a possible terrorism motive. The exact reasons for the opening of a terrorism investigation were unclear, but it was likely to raise questions about whether the suspect — who worked […]

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The Best of Paris Fashion Week, in Pictures

The spring 2020 shows are underway in Paris — and T’s photographers are there to capture it all. We’ll be updating this post daily with our favorite images and notes on the collections. And don’t forget to check out our recaps from New York, London and Milan. [Sign up here for the T List newsletter, […]

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A ‘Grand Séducteur,’ With Politicians and the Press

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. PARIS — Jacques Chirac will be remembered by many people for his refusal to join the American war against Iraq in 2003 and his failure to revive a weak French economy. I remember him for […]

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