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Analysis of French-American news • French cultural events in the United States • Interviews with leading intellectuals • Fashion tips • Traditional and contemporary recipes • Reports from across the United States • Authors’ perspectives on America • Portraits of artists, entrepreneurs, and other French-American personalities • The best of Francophone literature translated into English • French movies and series in theaters and online • French habits and linguistic subtleties • Unique places to visit in France • And so much more…
Discover our selection of gifts to treat your Francophile relatives and friends during the holiday season! This month, we also explore the historical roots of Parisian clichés with the show Emily in Paris, we take a look at the portrayal of the French Revolution in cinema with American historian David Bell, and we shine some light on Adrienne Fidelin, “Man Ray’s forgotten muse.”
THE MUSÉE DU GRAND SIÈCLE
The Glory of France’s Golden Age
Nestled in Saint-Cloud, in the Seine Valley near Versailles, this new museum will showcase the exceptional artistic creativity during the reign of Louis XIV and is set to open in 2025.
Man Ray’s Forgotten Muse
He called her his “little black sun.” Born in Guadeloupe, Adrienne Fidelin was the American artist’s partner in Paris before World War II tore them apart. She appears in almost 400 of the renowned artist’s photographs, and in 1937 became the first Black model to be featured in a leading U.S. fashion magazine. However, she was pushed to the sidelines of history.
An Epistolarian in America
George Clemenceau was two-time president of the council, minister of the interior, and minister of war. He worked as a correspondent in New York for French daily Le Temps from 1865 through 1869, and became a shrewd observer of American politics during the post-Civil War Reconstruction era. His “Lettres d’Amérique” have been a reference for U.S. historians since they were translated in 1928, and have just been published as a comprehensive volume in France.
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Editorial: Resilient Democracy. By Guy Sorman
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