Tag Archives: Paris

Time Flows On, Paris Remains

I land in Paris today and will negotiate between nostalgia and the city as it presently is. Apollinaire has a wonderful Paris poem about time moving on.

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The Book Apothecary Has What You Need

Nina George’s “Little Paris Bookshop” has a great premise: a “book apothecary” diagnoses the souls of his customers and prescribes the perfect book. In my experience, matching books with readers is a more hit and miss affair.

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The Mechanical Magic of the Movies

Martin Scorcese’s “Hugo” pays homage to fantasist Georges Méliès and the history of the movies.

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Dreaming of Paris

“Midnight in Paris” may be a celebration of Paris’s past, but ultimately Woody Allen’s film becomes a celebration of its present as well. We are living in a golden age right now.

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