Surrender Monkeys Become Interventionist Gorillas!
Paris has become Europe's leading hawk. It actually isn't an anomaly
September 03, 2013

With the British parliament’s no vote on Syria intervention, France has become President Obama’s most important ally as he plans strikes against Bashar Assad’s regime. And if the U.S.

Don't Be Seduced By This French Author's Argument Against Sex
August 07, 2013

In The Art of Sleeping Alone: Why One French Woman Gave Up Sex, the journalist and editor Sophie Fontanell ... well, the title says it all. The book has been somewhat of a sensation in Europe, and it has now been excerpted in The New York Times.

Tour de France: Up the Mountain That Once Killed a Man
July 15, 2013

Nowhere else in France, or on the parcours of the Tour de France, quite matches Mont Ventoux.

Biking as Bloodsport
When the Tour de France turns violent
July 12, 2013

A brief history of violence at cycling's greatest race.

English Swearing at Its Flippin' Finest
The blunt profanities of Mark Cavendish
July 06, 2013

The blunt profanities of Mark Cavendish

Why Can't Frenchmen Win the Tour de France?
June 28, 2013

When a French rider last won the bike race named after his country, François Mitterand was in the Elysée Palace, Ronald Reagan had recently been inaugurated for his second term, Saddam Hussein was waging a terrible war on Iran with American support,

China's France Fetish
The new rich want wine, cheese, and savoir vivre. Underemployed Frenchmen are glad to deliver it.
April 05, 2013

China's new rich want wine, cheese, and savoir vivre. Thousands of underemployed Frenchmen are moving east to deliver it.

When the Surrealists Met the Nazis
Picasso, Paris, and modern art in Vichy France
March 13, 2013

An exibition ponders modern art, Vichy France, and the responsibilities of the artist.

Winning the War, Losing the Peace in Mali
After the fighting, Mali's ethnic tensions continue to fester
February 28, 2013

The fighting may soon be over in Mali. But ethnic tensions continue to fester.

Inside the Ring
Is the circus art?
February 25, 2013

The difference between the stage and the big top.