Buyer Beware

Devinette: What do Gérard Lhéritier and Bernie Madoff have to do with Egypt? If your answer is pyramids, you’ve won the jackpot — and possibly kept your life savings intact. Read More

Faute grave 5: A Singing Cure

Dear Walking Wounded, I was the first to admit it: Gainsbourg’s proofsinging was a poor recommendation. Please accept my apologies — and please, do consider this one last musical attempt at cheering you up. Read More

Pepé je peux

Now that Claire has patiently corrected one of my spelling errors pour la énième fois, I’ve decided to take the bull by the horns. Or the skunk by the tail. How is it that I always opt for je peut instead of je peux? Read More

Cla(i)r(e)fication — Et quelles salades!

France has just elected its youngest president — and one whose salades are most delectable. No sarcasm here. Nothing but an homage to Emmanuel Macron’s way with the French language. Read More

salades politiques

Dans le brouillard 1: salades politiques

Just when I was wondering whether food was a hot topic during round one of the recent French elections, along came Stéphane Bern, an animateur at France 2, with an answer. Read More

Serge Gainsbourg

Faute grave 4: Serious Proof … singing

When you listen to a song, which comes first: words or melody? Not something I gave much thought to until I came across “En relisant ta lettre” again. Everyone, pretend I didn’t ask and listen. Read More

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