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End of the Line for the American Newsroom in Paris

September 30th, 2016 · 1 Comment · France, Newspapers, Paris

For many American print journalists, it was a dream job destination. For many American travelers, it was the essential daily reading while working or touring in Europe. The International Herald Tribune, based in Paris. Now, after a slow fade over the past decade, it is gone, as a Paris-based entity. The Paris newsroom of the […]

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‘Nooo!’ Euro Soccer Party Ruined for France

July 10th, 2016 · No Comments · Football, France, Paris, soccer

The guy I made a point of looking for each time I looked out the window at France fans, appeared to be about 25. He was slouched in a “comfy chair” in the living room of an apartment across the street from me, here in Paris. He had a French flag wrapped around his body, […]

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We’ll Always Have the Newspaper in Paris … Oh, Wait

April 27th, 2016 · 1 Comment · France, Journalism, Newspapers, Paris, Sports Journalism

It was the ultimate career fantasy for a certain fraction of American journalists. At some time in their careers they wanted to live in Paris and work for the International Herald Tribune. They had read it during their travels in Europe and it became a sort of newspaper of record for their vacations, fondly remembered […]

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No Sympathy for Uber-Threatened Paris Cabbies

January 27th, 2016 · No Comments · France, Paris, Travel

The mobile ride request company Uber has changed the face of transportation in many cities and perhaps none as radically as Paris. For decades, Paris’s taxi system, and its drivers, had no competition. Uber changed all that, for the better, in the opinion of thousands of Uber customers, and the old guard doesn’t like it […]

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Saint Tropez and Faded Grandeur

January 5th, 2016 · No Comments · France, Paris, tourism, Travel

  We drove over to Saint Tropez today because it seemed like the thing to do. Of the towns in this bay, on the Cote d’Azur, Saint Tropez is by far the best-known, internationally. What we found was underwhelming, even considering this is the depth of winter — when celebrities are least likely to be […]

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A Champions League Convert

December 9th, 2015 · No Comments · Arsenal, Barcelona, Champions League, English Premier League, Football, France, Italy, Paris, Rome, soccer, Spain, The National, UAE

After six years on the eastern side of the Atlantic Ocean, I can safely identify two additions to Sports Competitions I Follow. The English Premier League … which is a subdivision of the ultra elite European Champions League. This is where the world’s most famous sports teams come to play because, really, we must concede […]

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Another Lethal Event Hits Home

December 2nd, 2015 · 2 Comments · Paris, Seasons in The Sun, The Sun

On November 13, it was Paris. Today it was San Bernardino, California. The past few years, I have spent more time in Paris — where 129 were killed in terror attacks on November 13 — than in California. And we had stayed, the week before, in Paris, on the very street where people were killed […]

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The Paris Siege and the Symbionese Liberation Army Shootout

November 18th, 2015 · No Comments · France, Paris

I had almost forgotten about this. Not like “I don’t remember” but in the sense of it “had been so long, I hadn’t thought about it in years”. The self-styled Symbionese Liberation Army and its shootout with Los Angeles police in 1974. But it came back to me, today, while watching, off and on, the […]

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Defiant Paris? Too Soon

November 15th, 2015 · No Comments · France, Paris

Often, after a terror attack, people and politicians make a point of saying “we are not afraid”. That seemed to be the case in Paris, certainly, over the weekend, after the attacks that killed at least 130 people. France’s president, Francois Hollande, said something like that in an address to the nation. Versions of that […]

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Solace and Shelter on a Painfully Memorable Night in Paris

November 14th, 2015 · No Comments · France, Paris

Friday, the 13th of November, 2015, will be remembered for a long time, in Paris. One of those “where were you when …?” events that everyone will be able to answer. The overwhelming majority of the people out and about not only weren’t victims of terrorists, they saw or heard nothing about them until after […]

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