Republicans say Dems aren’t Francophile enough to run this country

Not only is Congress eating French fries but Republicans are now claiming that Democrats aren’t Francophile enough. On April 25 Senator Alexander gave the Republican Weekly Address in which he explained that Republicans can now applaud “the contrary French” whose president “runs around sounding like a Republican.” He further explained that if Republicans had it their way the U.S. might be eligible to join France in the European Union. And if we were more like France then our energy… Read more

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An official kiss from the French ambassador to the United States seals the deal

May 7, 2009 – I went to Philadelphia last week to attend, along with about 55 other guests, the friendly Francophile ceremony by which Joanne Silver received the decoration of Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Palmes académiques, the most prestigious honor a scholar or academician can receive from the French Government. Adding further weight to the decoration is the fact that the French ambassador to the United States, Pierre Vimont, in person came to Philadelphia to pin the palms on Joanne. The… Read more

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The Green Traveler: Arbor Day

I don’t get much of a chance to dig into the soil in Paris. In fact, there are few places in the City of Light where one can even walk on the grass. Not that I was much of a gardener before moving to Paris, but I do recognize the pleasure, at least in theory, of crouching in the soil, digging, weeding, and watching things flower, grow, take form. My planting thumb, though rarely exercised, turns out to be inadvertently green to judge from the plants on the small balcony of my apartment in… Read more

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GLK and WTI support the arts through Vintage Paris donation

April 2009 – Gary Lee Kraut and Words Travel International, Inc., publisher of France Revisited, are proud to announce their sponsorship of the arts in Philadelphia through a significant donation to the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the occasion of the museum’s April 18 charity event entitled “Art After Dark: Vintage Paris,” a très chic soirée parisienne whose proceeds benefit the museum’s Division of Education. By donating nearly $5000 worth of Gary Lee Kraut’s book “Paris Revisited: The… Read more

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Cezanne and Beyond at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Lesley Schwarzman and Laura Barton attended the press opening of Cézanne and Beyond, a major exhibit showing at the Philadelphia Museum of Art until May 17, 2009. Here is Lesley’s report. Philadelphia, March 12, 2009 – “There is more Cézanne within a 4 mile radius of the Philadelphia Museum of Art than in all of Paris,” says exhibit organizer Joseph J. Rishel, referring to the Cézanne and Beyond exhibit at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Cezanne collection at the Barnes… Read more

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