Noël, Christmas: Commercial, Bright Lights, or Joy?

At this time of year, there are a lot of insults going around because of politics, state interests, and plain arrogance in the face of modesty. There is another problem… is just me or has the war on Christmas decorations reared its head again? Well, clearly, we are not a fan of this war and…

500 ans de réforme avec un Playmobil

Aventures de Luther: This summer was not the usual walk in the sun until my leg gives into arthritis. Interning in Le Havre, I was able to get another experience: the professional one. I took advantage of the fact I was in yet another new place to go play the tourist and spend hours under…

“Coeurdonnier” Music for Thought

Soprano – Coeurdonnier  – Le clip/tube de l’été – An upbeat, slow, piece of French music I don’t often listen to rap because it sounds violent most of the time – either with curse words or just the sheer force of the voice. There are breakthroughs though, either mainstream or pure independent. Yes, if you…

The Thing about the Thing

We know. It’s annoying. Very annoying in fact. Like that article a couple years ago on the truth or the falsity of “facts” (published in the New York Times). The thing is, well, it is addictive vocabulary. Shame how Shakespeare is probably turning in his grave somewhere on a European island, which decided it is…

#MuslimBan : A Look Back at an Iranian film

With the first week of the new U.S government came multiple dangerous executive orders, including the ban on entering U.S soil for 7 Oriental Muslim-predominant countries. And so, we learned that this included cultural events, barring Iranian film director Asghar Farhadi, for example, who was due at the 2017 edition of the Academy Awards. His…

Sherlock. Which Sherlock? Oh THAT Sherlock! (the detective…)

Minute culture. As you may have noticed (or not), the fourth season of Sherlock is scheduled to air on 1 January 2017 through BBC. Now, while several might not like this particular series or simply dislike Arthur Conan Doyle’s character Sherlock Holmes, who is this Sherlock Holmes chap? When I was younger, I was mostly interested…

Ce journalisme français…

Commençons avec les concours: une définition qui englobe la plupart du fonctionnement de la société française. D’abord un principe, c’est devenu un élément essentiel, sinon obligatoire, de la culture professionnelle, jusqu’à cela devienne presque une nuisance et un obstacle énorme. Pour faire le tour, les administrations, les écoles d’ingénieurs et celles de Sciences Po et…

Bonne fête!! (sans blague)

En ce jour de la fête nationale, comme si la prise de la prison de la Bastille (une journée d’égorgement par la suite) par le peuple français parisien en 1789 peut être considérée comme une sorte de fête (écoutez le beau sarcasme), nous célébrons bien évidemment notre culture, qui nous êtes tellement cher (même si…

Cat and mouse,chat-chat ou chat perché?

Note: text in French; video in English On parle souvent de vie de chien et de vie de chat.. jamais de poisson ou de marmotte.. Mais qu’est-ce une “vie de chat”? Les chats adorent dormir. That’s a fact. Ils adorent chasser dehors, se perdre dans les arbres, et s’installer sur ta place préférée du sofa…