Monthly Archives: February 2012

Feeding the French with words (because I can’t buy their mp3s)

There is a charity in France called Les Restaurants du Coeur (Restaurants of the Heart) that provides meals for the poor. Every year since 1985 they’ve held a huge charity concert called Les Enfoirés. Dozens of the biggest names in … Continue reading

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The Artist: as French as French toast?

A French movie won the Academy Award for Best Picture! How exciting! Actually, I have to disagree. It’s not that I have a problem with The Artist winning the top award. It’s just that I can’t get behind calling it … Continue reading

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Music appreciation international

I’m a big fan of French pop music, so I follow the news and the charts. Yesterday, I read that the song “Ai Si Eu Te Pego,” by Brazilian artist Michel Telo, broke the French record for most downloaded song ever. The … Continue reading

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Take a look. It’s in a book.

I went to the library the other day and took out two books. I know this was a mistake, but I couldn’t help myself. You see, if I try reading two or more books at once, I inevitably get myself … Continue reading

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French parents don’t raise brats?

There’s a new “the French do it better” fad right now thanks to the new book “Bringing Up Bébé” by Pamela Druckerman, an American expat raising her kids in France. She claims the French have the right idea when it comes … Continue reading

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Music makes the people come together (sort of)

I know I’m almost a week late chiming in with my opinions on Superbowl related things, but better late than never, right? (Well, let’s face it; the world doesn’t really need another opinion, so never probably would have been fine.) … Continue reading

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Breaking News – “Sports Rule”

It’s Superbowl Sunday and everywhere you look it’s Patriots, Patriots, Patriots! You can’t escape it, particularly when you turn on the news. All of the anchors and reporters have been in Indianapolis all week and the front page of all of … Continue reading

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