Category Archives: French

Art review, French

Matisse : À la recherche de la vraie peinture

As I occasionally do, I have translated yesterday’s blog post on Matisse exhibition in French for my ongoing study of the language. I want to thank Thomas for looking over grammatical mistakes. Pour les nombreux amateurs d’art, Henri Matisse (1869-1954) … Continue reading

French, Theater

Richard III: Un autre candidat Républicain à la présidentielle?

Richard III (dirigé par Sam Mendes), une des premières  pièces politiques de Shakespeare, monté à BAM (Brooklyn Academy of Music), est un choix parfait en cette saison de politique présidentielle. Cette représentation, avec Kevin Spacey en vedette dans le rôle … Continue reading

French, Opinion

Le mythe de la société sans classe (The myth of classless society)

Les Etats-Unis n’ont pas un système de classe.  C’est une chose européenne, non? Mon dernier voyage à Los Angeles m’a fait penser à l’idée (en vogue récemment au sein de la droite et de la gauche) de la guerre des … Continue reading

Art review, French

Paris Gallery Crawl-III

This is going to be my last post about the gallery exhibitions in Paris in September, 2011.  The most exciting show for me was Jim Shaw‘s installation and drawing show at Praz-Delavallade. The exhibition, titled THRILLING STORIES FROM THE BOOK … Continue reading

Art review, French

Paris Gallery Crawl-II

Here is the second part of my Paris gallery round-up for September, 2011. In this entry, I am listing some of the more interesting shows that I have seen in smaller galleries around Marais district in Paris. Most Paris galleries … Continue reading

Art review, French

Paris Gallery Crawl I

I have been neglecting my blog for a while, and there is a good reason for it. I went to France for 3 weeks for a long anticipated vacation. 🙂 I have eaten some amazing food and seen some interesting … Continue reading

French, Opinion

Art populism, dirty words?

Recently watching the idiotic debt ceiling debates and the appalling spectacle of the politicians talking over each other, I kept thinking about the culture of language and the idea of populism. How did the idea of Populism, the idea that … Continue reading

Event, French

Regardant le Tour de France

Chaque Juillet, j’attends avec une grande impatience l’arrivée du Tour de France, la plus grande et la plus célèbre (aussi la plus difficile) course cycliste du monde.  Normalement je ne suis pas une grande fan de sport (bien que je … Continue reading

Art review, French

Savage Beauty of Alexander McQueen (La beauté sauvage d’Alexander McQueen)

I went to see Alexander McQueen’s very popular posthumous exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art called Savage Beauty.  The wait to get in the exhibition is always at least 30 minutes, and once you are in the exhibition hall … Continue reading

French, Theater

Un voyage intellectual dans le temps de Tom Stoppard

This spring theater season, I did not have too much time to devote to sample a lot of shows, but I did have a chance to see the revival of Tom Stoppard‘s 1993 masterpiece Arcadia starring Billy Crudup, Margaret Colin, … Continue reading