Every month in France-Amérique, discover the best of French and Francophone culture in the United States.
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…
The Books Issue
In January, we explore the place of literature – and books – in French culture and we analyze laïcité, a notion that often causes misunderstandings between France and the United States. We also take a look at Culturespaces, the French company behind the success of the Atelier des Lumières in Paris (and coming soon to New York!), and we introduce you to Maëlle Gavet, the French woman tackling the excesses of Big Tech.
The French Woman Transforming Big Tech
Maëlle Gavet is the former director of Booking.com and Compass, and recently published an essay on the failings of Big Tech’s global giants. The French businesswoman is currently based in the United States and is campaigning for stricter regulations governing players in the digital sector.
THE ENLIGHTENED REVOLUTION
In Paris, New York, and Indianapolis
Immersive art exhibitions born of the digital revolution are now offering a new way of admiring works and visiting museums.
REALLY FRENCH ?
Eleven American Dishes with French Origins (Or Not...)
Americans tend to associate France with everything they see as different or sophisticated. One example is the “French kiss,” a term that arrived in the English language after World War I. However, the culinary world also has its share. From “French beans” to “French vanilla,” here are eleven dishes and ingredients with varying French origins.
An American in Provence
For American photographer Jamie Beck, leaving the U.S. and moving to southern France was a life-changing experience. Far from the skyscrapers of Manhattan, she now runs an Instagram account with over 300,000 followers where she posts photos depicting a simple and natural lifestyle. She wouldn’t trade her life in Provence for anything.
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