France

Serge Toujours

20 October 2007 18:21

Sweet, sweet piece on the great Serge Gainsbourg in Vanity Fair. Jane Birkin describes their daily routine in the 1970s…

Marie Antoinette: Under-Rated!

17 October 2007 16:33

Foreign Policy’s Blake Hounshell deplores knee-jerk contrarianism and lists 10 Contrarian Arguments He Never Wants to Hear. Among them: Let…

Dishonesty and ignorance at any cost

19 September 2007 22:05

Daniel Larison as already done yeoman work dismantling elements of David Gelernter’s appalling piece in The Weekly Standard. But more…

Pick that out!

13 September 2007 15:47

No words required, mes amis. Peter Martin’s commentary for Radio Clyde is almost as good as the goal itself.

The Tyranny of Hope

12 September 2007 23:40

Two questions: oh god, will it never end? And, how can winning be more fraught with terror than losing? I…

Why can’t we have a better cable service?

5 September 2007 2:17

Woo hoo! The Rugby World Cup is almost upon us. Once upon a time – ie, during the inaugural tournament…

How Sarko seduced France

24 August 2007 21:55

I’m rather looking forward to reading Yasmina Reza’s account of her year on the campaign trail with Nicolas Sarkozy, Dawn,…

Pour encourager les autres? Oui, monsieur…

31 July 2007 14:20

Of course I agree with Megan that dog-fighting is a bad, even wicked thing. Still, I was struck by her…

Ah, la belle France…

14 July 2007 15:54

Happy Bastille Day, mes amis!