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French Friday: #motdièse

It was nearly five months ago when I wrote about the Forum mondial de la langue française – a gathering of great French-speaking leaders and thinkers to discuss the influx of foreign (read: English) words being used to describe technology and the internet. Public … Continue reading

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Concert Review: Nolwenn Leroy at Drom NYC

Last Tuesday I had the pleasure of seeing Nolwenn Leroy in her American debut, performing at Drom in New York City. Drom is an odd little basement club on Avenue A in the East Village. It’s small, but the acoustics are nice, the food … Continue reading

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Reviewing the new Les Miserables movie

I saw Les Miserables the other day. I still have it on my bucket list to read the entire novel, en francais, but I was unable to complete the quest before the movie came out. You can’t really blame me. … Continue reading

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French Friday: Tu Tweet or Not Tu Tweet

There was a really fascinating article on the BBC website this week about how the French communicate on Twitter and other social media networks and whether or not those standards might be changing the language altogether. Apparently, French speakers are no longer using … Continue reading

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French Friday: “la guerre” on hashtags

Today is the last day of the Forum mondial de la langue française, a week-long meeting of leaders and thinkers from French-speaking countries across the globe to discuss the language’s history, present, and future. This year the forum was held … Continue reading

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French Fridays: The Intouchables – good movie, bad title

Recently, I saw the French movie, “The Intouchables.” It’s a huge hit in France – nearly one-third of the population has seen it – and it’s already the second highest grossing non-English film in the world, ever, even though it’s … Continue reading

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Travel Thursday: Strange French geography

The other day, one of my favorite French singers, Patrick Fiori, posted his new fall tour dates on Facebook. I was lucky enough to see him perform (twice!) while I was in France last year, so I don’t really care where he … Continue reading

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Tasty Tuesday: Making macarons

This weekend my friend Gina and I had the wonderful opportunity to take a macaron making class at Blue Tierra Chocolate Cafe in South Boston. We arrived about an hour early and ordered ourselves drinks and cookies to pass the … Continue reading

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Happy Macaron Day!

Today is la Journée Internationale de la Francophie. It’s also le Jour du Macaron. And in case that’s not enough, it’s also the First Day of Spring. So many reasons to celebrate, all packed into one short day. Well actually, today … 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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