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La tempête Soutine souffle Place de la Madeleine

By Sandra Knafo, published on Nov 9, 2007

...n'appréciait guère Soutine et encore moins son portrait peint par Modigliani qui garnissait la porte de son appartement. A Modigliani qui prévoyait à cette porte un avenir en or, elle rétorquait "jusque la nous devons vivre avec". Son oeuvre expressionniste est unique en France, elle ne dénonce aucune révolte, aucun contexte malgré l'atmosphère antisémite qui sévit à l'aube de cette première guerre mondiale. Ainsi, les personnages qui habitent ses tableaux semblent avoir atterri du ciel, dans un décor atemporel. "Le grotesque"son... (more)

Tags: france, sex

Series - We The People - US Attorney Gen & Torture #27

By Rose Mountain, published on Nov 8, 2007

... Describes His Torture Being Waterboarded by French Forces During Algerian War" Summary"Henri Alleg an 86-year-old journalist subjected to waterboarding by French troops during the war for Algerian independence, says no civilized country should allow it." "...supported Algerian independence from France." "He was interrogated for a month, questioned under torture, and repeatedly subjected to waterboarding. Alleg described his ordeal in an essay titled “The Question,” which was published in 1958 with a preface by Jean-Paul Sartre. The book was subsequently banned in France and... (more)

Tags: new york, france, california, police, japan

Behind The Facade - International Aid, Woes And Misconceptions

By Chedvah, published on Nov 4, 2007

...from Chad. It has been documented and or claimed that the children in question where in dire need of care, several were orphaned and some had their parents and or carers actually give them to the charity. But as usual there is always what meets the eye and what actually things are. France was initially criticised for not coming to the aid of the charity and it had initially disassociated itself by commenting negatively about the charity in question. Chad on the other hand, is a developing nation which has been plagued by corruption, continuous unrest with neighbouring Sudan and ... (more)

Tags: france

De l'interdiction de fumer

By wave, published on Nov 1, 2007

Dans moins de deux mois tombera la sentance!! Aucune fumée de cigarette tolérée dans les brasseries, cafés, restaurants et autres lieux clos en France. Les fumeurs incontinents devront dorénavant suspendre leur repas, discussion ou autre pour un bref sejour à l'extérieur de l'etablissement, afin de pouvoir "se griller une ou deux clopes" et de satisfaire leur besoin en nicotine. Aujourd'hui on en est à se demander ce qu'il va advenir de ces brasseries et restaurants où une nombreuse population souvent majoritaire prenait plaisir à allumer une cigarette intensifiant ainsi le moment de... (more)

Tags: france

Tecktonik : la deferlante

By Litee, published on Oct 26, 2007

...leur coiffures (déjantés), et (encore une fois !) filment leurs exploits. Comme tout bon mouvement qui se respecte, celui-ci à également des opposants, les Anti-Teck, , qui à grand renfort d’insultes et de long manifeste tentent de bouter la tecktonik hors de France (issu de tecktoncide.skyblog.com) : "La Tecktonik ? Y ' EN A MARRE ! [….] Marre qu'ils décrédibilisent la musique électronique en y associant leur style [….] Marre de leur soi-disant culture musicale, la [Hardteck], alors que la majorité des tecktoniks écoutent... (more)

Tags: france, music, fashion

Une madeleine de Proust Kasher

By Sandra Knafo, published on Oct 24, 2007

En 1914, le comte Moise de Camondo élève un "autel" particulier à la mémoire de son fils Nessim sacrifié pour la France...Les Camondo, illustre famille de banquiers philantropes.Pierre Assouline retrace dans "LE DERNIER DES CAMONDO" leur saga de l'expulsion d'Espagne en 1492, à Auschwitz en 1943, en passant par Venise et Paris, au 63 rue de Monceau.Dans cette rue mythique, les pas de Théodore Herzl frolaient ceux des fréres Péreire et , Goncourt... avant de s'envoler pour créer l'état d'Israel!! L'auteur a su retranscrire en filigrane et avec une certaine pudeur l'océan d' infortune... (more)

Tags: france, israel

Whispering & Its International Trade Implications?

By Misery Bunny, published on Oct 18, 2007

... to call. And rather than wondering what it could be that presses you so tightly to the side of your friend, that causes you to clutch her wrist, and her involuntary laugh to escape, I know for a fact that you are extremely boring. Because you're discussing the price of handiwipes at 7-11. In France, yelling is reserved for home. "Audoin! Giles! A table!" -- at the shrillest decible imaginable. Followed by the shattering of plates where one's lover's head was supposed to be. Par contre, the low murmur is what is heard on the metro, the park. Heads actually tilt toward one another. In... (more)

Tags: france

Macarons: a concentrate of pleasure!

By JayCee, published on Sep 24, 2007

...cookies, soft and crunchy, have landed in LA. Although the macaron takes its origins from Italy in the Middle Age, the Parisian macaron is claimed by pâtissier Pierre Desfontaines, grandson of Louis Ernest Ladurée at the beginning of 20th century. Now they are everywhere in France. And personally I do prefer the ones from Fauchon, Seve and Laduree. But now Paulette on 9466 Charleville Boulevard at Beverly Drive brings us this little concentrate of pleasure. An inspired collaboration between Paulette Koumetz, who has a passion for the celebrated Parisian macaron, and... (more)

Tags: france

The Bourne Identity: Movie Review

By DLFerguson, published on Sep 7, 2007

...skills and manages to elude the Marines and escape the embassy. Even though he can’t remember who he is, he remembers an astounding array of talents that help him stay alive. With the help of a rootless girl (Franka Potente) he met in the embassy, Jason travels from Switzerland to France to follow the clues to his identity. He’s unaware that in America, the CIA is in a panic due to his being alive. Especially Alexander Conklin (Chris Cooper) the Director of the mysterious Operation Treadstone and Deputy Director Abbott (Brian Cox) both of who are literally sweating... (more)

Tags: france, movie

North Korea Agrees to End Nuclear Program

By Chris Jones, published on Sep 3, 2007

...approach with the DPRK, but in the end was hoodwinked by Kim Jong-iL. The Bush Administration instead opted to bring all the major players in on the discussions and therefore ask the DPRK in one unified voice to disarm. This became known as the "6 party talks" and included China, U.S., France, Russia, Great Britain, and Japan. Bush realized correctly that the country with by far the most leverage on North Korea was China. The Chinese are literally the last communist lifeline the North has left in the world. If China were to cut out the small amount of oil, rice, and other ... (more)

Tags: france, bill clinton, china, japan

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