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Macron announces closure of elite school that hothoused French leaders

The grande école, or ENA, has been the pathway to power for top civil servants and four presidentsEmmanuel Macron has announced the closure of the École Nationale d’Administration, the elite French finishing school for the country’s leaders, where he himself studied.Known as ENA, the grande école has been the hothouse for France’s top civil service and a pathway to power in the public and private sectors. Four French presidents, including Macron, have passed through its doors as have dozens of m...
Tags: Europe, Education, France, World news, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, ENA, presidentsEmmanuel Macron


Macron to close elite school that hothouses French leaders

Institution has been pathway to power for country’s elite, including four French presidentsEmmanuel Macron is expected to officially announce on Thursday the closure of the École Nationale d’Administration, the elite French finishing school for the country’s leaders where he studied.Known as ENA, the grande école has been the hothouse for France’s top civil service and a pathway to power in the public and private sectors. Four French presidents, including Macron, have passed through its doors as...
Tags: Europe, Education, France, World news, Emmanuel Macron, Macron, presidentsEmmanuel Macron


LA County vows to reach 80% coronavirus vaccination rate in 12 weeks

Within 12 weeks, Los Angeles County public health officials expect to vaccinate 80% of residents over 15 years old, a benchmark that could be a giant stride toward the end of the pandemic here. But increases in virus variants of concern that are continuing to be detected at county laboratories still have officials concerned, which is why on Wednesday, March 31, they urged residents to hang on for just two to three months more when the level of inoculation countywide was at a sufficient enough le...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, France, Government, Los Angeles, Sport, Public Health, Soccer, New York Times, Fema, Netherlands, Long Beach, Community, Disneyland


LAUSD, UTLA sued by parents unhappy with school reopening efforts

Four parents frustrated by efforts made to date to reopen classrooms in the nation’s second-largest K-12 school system are suing the Los Angeles Unified School District and local teachers union. Their , filed this week in Los Angeles County Superior Court, alleges that LAUSD breached its responsibility to act in the best interest of students by allowing the teachers union to dictate when schools should reopen. LAUSD, United Teachers Los Angeles and UTLA President Cecily Myart-Cruz are named as ...
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The Louvre’s Entire Collection Goes Online: View and Download 480,00 Works of Art

If you go to Paris, many will advise you, you must go to the Louvre; but then, if you go to Paris, as nearly as many will advise you, you must not go to the Louvre. Both recommendations, of course, had a great deal more relevance before the global coronavirus pandemic — at this point in which art- and travel-lovers would gladly endure the infamously tiring crowdedness and size of France’s most famous museum. But now they, and everyone else around the world, can view the Louve’s artworks online,...
Tags: Google, Art, Facebook, College, France, Germany, Museums, Paris, Pablo Picasso, Seoul, British Museum, Facebook Twitter, Heraklion, Milo, Titian, Paris Museums


Jean-Luc Godard’s Breathless: How World War II Changed Cinema & Helped Create the French New Wave

Did World War II help create the French New Wave? In a roundabout way, yes, according to this video essay by Nerdwriter. Although Jean-Luc Godard’s A Bout de Souffle (aka Breathless) was not technically the first Nouvelle Vague film, it was the film’s revolutionary look and feel, and Godard’s exquisite sense of how to work the promotional machine, that caused it to reverberate around the world. A few years later, many other countries would be launching their own New Waves: Britain, Germa...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, Film, College, France, America, History, Paris, Vietnam, Facebook Twitter, Jean Seberg, Jean Luc Godard, Godard, KCRW, Jean Paul Belmondo, Georges Méliès


The New Enlightenment and the Fight to Free Knowledge: Part 2

Editor’s Note: This month, MIT Open Learning’s Peter B. Kaufman has published The New Enlightenment and the Fight to Free Knowledge, a book that takes a historical look at the powerful forces that have purposely crippled our efforts to share knowledge widely and freely. His new work also maps out what we can do about it. In the coming days, Peter will be making his book available through Open Culture by publishing three short essays along with links to corresponding sections of his book. Today,...
Tags: Google, Europe, Media, College, France, Wikipedia, Africa, History, Jimmy Wales, Princeton, Martin Luther King Jr, Newton, Peter, Facebook Twitter, Stallman, Richard M Stallman


French senior citizens link up with language students in lockdown

ShareAmi scheme aims to combat the isolation felt by many older people during the pandemicCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAfter spending a third of his placement in France stuck in lockdown, modern languages student Elliot Bellman was worried his conversation skills might suffer. But his weekly chats with Mme Tolu, a Parisian care home resident in her 80s, have helped keep his fluency up to scratch.“During the pandemic it’s difficult to travel and have those normal ex...
Tags: Europe, Education, France, World news, Languages, University of Warwick, Bellman, Coronavirus, Elliot Bellman, Mme Tolu


The New Enlightenment and the Fight to Free Knowledge: Part 1

Editor’s Note: This month, MIT Open Learning’s Peter B. Kaufman has published The New Enlightenment and the Fight to Free Knowledge, a book that takes a historical look at the powerful forces that have purposely crippled our efforts to share knowledge widely and freely. His new work also maps out what we can do about it. In the coming days, Peter will be making his book available through Open Culture by publishing three short essays along with links to corresponding sections of his book. Today,...
Tags: Google, Europe, Death, England, Media, College, France, History, Harry Potter, William Shakespeare, Sauron, Voldemort, Norwich, Peter, Henry Viii, Facebook Twitter


Watch Badiou, the First Feature-Length Film on France’s Most Famous Living Philosopher

Above you can watch Badiou, the first feature-length film on France’s most famous living philosopher. On the film’s accompanying website, the directors–Gorav Kalyan and Rohan Kalyan–write: Nietzsche wrote that all philosophy is a biography of the philosopher. The life of philosopher Alain Badiou suggests that the reverse of this is also true: from one’s life story, we might deduce an entire system of thought. From his birth in Morocco, to the events of May 1968 in Paris, to his twilight yea...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Film, College, France, Morocco, Paris, Philosophy, Facebook Twitter, Plato, Nietzsche, Michel Foucault, Alain Badiou, Michel Foucault Alain Badiou Judith Butler, Badiou, Gorav Kalyan


Meatless school menu sparks political row in France

Temporary decision by Green mayor of Lyon to take meat off menu met by protestsA decision by the Green mayor of Lyon, seen by many as the country’s culinary capital, to temporarily take meat off the menu in school canteens during the coronavirus pandemic has sparked a major political row in France.Government ministers have accused the mayor, Grégory Doucet, of “ideological” and “elitist” behaviour after the measure, which is also being studied by several other cities including Paris, came into f...
Tags: Food, Europe, Education, France, Environment, World news, Green, Farming, Paris, Schools, Vegetarian food and drink, Vegetarianism, Lyon, Meat Industry, Coronavirus, Grégory Doucet


The Roman Roads of Gaul Visualized as a Modern Subway Map

At a casual glance, some travelers may take the map above for a depiction of France’s enviable intercity high-speed rail network Train à Grande Vitesse, better known as TGV. In reality, its content predates that system’s inauguration in the early 1980s — and by nearly two millennia at that. This is in fact a map of Gaul, a region of Europe that, most broadly defined, included modern-day France, Luxembourg, and Belgium, as well as parts of Switzerland, Italy, the Netherlands, and Germany. Ruled ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Maps, College, France, Germany, History, Rome, Netherlands, Belgium, Seoul, Facebook Twitter, Gaul, Roman Empire, France Luxembourg


The Color That May Have Killed Napoleon: Scheele’s Green

“Either the wallpaper goes, or I do.” —Oscar Wilde Looking to repel bed bugs and rats? Decorate your bedroom à la Napoleon’s final home on the damp island of Saint Helena. Those in a position to know suggest that vermin shy away from yellowish-greens such as that favored by the Emperor because they “resemble areas of intense lighting.” We’d like to offer an alternate theory. Could it be that the critters’ ancestors passed down a cellular memory of the perils of arsenic? Napoleon, like th...
Tags: Google, Europe, Fashion, Science, College, France, Russia, New York City, History, Green, Chemistry, New York Times, Denis, TED Talks, Jones, Napoleon


Discover Scheele’s Green, the Arsenic-Laden Color That May Have Contributed to Napoleon’s Death

“Either the wallpaper goes, or I do.” —Oscar Wilde Looking to repel bed bugs and rats? Decorate your bedroom à la Napoleon’s final home on the damp island of Saint Helena. Those in a position to know suggest that vermin shy away from yellowish-greens such as that favored by the Emperor because they “resemble areas of intense lighting.” We’d like to offer an alternate theory. Could it be that the critters’ ancestors passed down a cellular memory of the perils of arsenic? Napoleon, like th...
Tags: Google, Europe, Fashion, Science, College, France, Russia, New York City, History, Green, Chemistry, New York Times, Denis, TED Talks, Jones, Napoleon


Behold All 42 Maps from Jules Verne’s Extraordinary Voyages, the Author’s 54-Volume Collection of “Geographical Fictions”

Jules Verne’s tales of adventure take his characters around the world, through the deepest seas, even into the center of the Earth—on journeys, that is, difficult or impossible in the 19th century. Verne himself, however, spent most his life in France, writing of places he had not seen. In one apocryphal story, the young Jules Verne is caught trying to sneak aboard a ship bound for the Indies and promises his father he will henceforth travel “only in his imagination.” Whether or not he made suc...
Tags: Google, Maps, College, France, Earth, Paris, Literature, Robert Louis Stevenson, Tolkien, Alexandre Dumas, Facebook Twitter, Jules Verne, Josh Jones, William Faulkner, Dupuy, Durham NC Follow


A New Yorker Cartoonist Explains How to Draw Literary Cartoons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SsozkaBtMw “I enjoy poking fun at anything educated people do and civilized society perpetuates that is odd, frustrating, wacky, or hypocritical,” cartoonist Amy Kurzweil, above, recently told the New York Public Library’s Margo Moore. Unsurprisingly, she’s been getting published in The New Yorker a lot of late. The process for getting cartoons accepted there is the stuff of legend, though reportedly less grueling since Emma Allen, the magazine’s youngest...
Tags: Google, Comedy, College, France, New York City, Magazines, Nypl, Literature, New York Public Library, Dick, Proust, Vladimir Nabokov, Facebook Twitter, Allen, Moore, Kurzweil


Life Lessons From 100-Year-Olds: Timeless Advice in a Short Film

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9AThycGCakk And therefore my opinion is, that when once forty years old we should consider our time of life as an age to which very few arrive; for seeing that men do not usually last so long, it is a sign that we are pretty well advanced; and since we have exceeded the bounds which make the true measure of life, we ought not to expect to go much further. —Michel de Montaigne After his retirement at age 38, renaissance essayist Michel de Montaigne devoted ...
Tags: Google, England, College, France, Life, Harvard, Harper, Alexa, Montaigne, Facebook Twitter, Czechoslovakia, Michel de Montaigne, Josh Jones, Bertrand Russell, Crozier, Ellen Langer


When the Frequency for Tuning Instruments Became a Grand Conspiracy Theory

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt3EAPDn-Ug Conspiracy theories are like blockbuster Hollywood movies. Instead of the painful, confusing tedium of historical detail that meets us when we try to understand the world, they offer spectacle, clear dichotomies of good and evil, the promise of redemptive resolution. If only, say, we could rid ourselves of scurrilous figures behind the scenes, we could get back to the garden and make everything great. Or, if only we could change the frequency o...
Tags: Google, Music, Hollywood, College, France, Nazis, Britain, Hitler, Hertz, Facebook Twitter, Bach, Rockefeller Foundation, Josh Jones, HOROWITZ, Davids, Joseph Goebbels


How the Bicycle Helped Usher in the Women’s Rights Movement (Circa 1890)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPLJgkVsXpE The early history of the bicycle did not promise great things—or anything, really—for women at the dawn of the 19th century. A two-wheeled bicycle-like invention, for example, built in 1820, “was more like an agricultural implement in construction than a bicycle,” one bicycle history notes. Made of wood, the “hobby horses” and velocipedes of cycling’s first decades rolled on iron wheels. Their near-total lack of suspension led to the epithet “b...
Tags: Google, New York, Congress, College, France, San Francisco, History, Atlantic, Ohio, Vox, Belle Epoque, Facebook Twitter, Adrienne LaFrance, Josh Jones, Susan B Anthony, London Paris


How the Bicycle Accelerated the Women’s Rights Movement (Circa 1890)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPLJgkVsXpE The early history of the bicycle did not promise great things—or anything, really—for women at the dawn of the 19th century. A two-wheeled bicycle-like invention, for example, built in 1820, “was more like an agricultural implement in construction than a bicycle,” one bicycle history notes. Made of wood, the “hobby horses” and velocipedes of cycling’s first decades rolled on iron wheels. Their near-total lack of suspension led to the epithet “b...
Tags: Google, New York, Congress, College, France, San Francisco, History, Atlantic, Ohio, Vox, Belle Epoque, Facebook Twitter, Adrienne LaFrance, Josh Jones, Susan B Anthony, London Paris


Listen to James Baldwin’s Record Collection in a 478-track, 32-Hour Spotify Playlist

Photo via Wikimedia Commons Each writer’s process is a personal relationship between them and the page—and the desk, room, chair, pens or pencils, typewriter or laptop, turntable, CD player, streaming audio… you get the idea. The kind of music suitable for listening to while writing (I, for one, cannot write to music with lyrics) varies so widely that it encompasses everything and nothing. Silence can be a kind of music, too, if you listen closely. Far more interesting than trying to make gener...
Tags: Google, Music, Writing, College, France, Los Angeles, Literature, Smith, Provence, Harlem, Ray Charles, James Baldwin, Swiss Alps, Facebook Twitter, Baldwin, Bessie


With technical issue delaying results, LA County reports two-day total of 29,464 new coronavirus cases

Two day’s worth of statistics added up to daunting numbers from the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health on Saturday, Dec. 26, as 29,464 new coronavirus cases were posted. Already packed hospitals around the county reported more COVID-19 patients, putting further pressure on dwindling intensive-care units amid the worsening outbreak. The caseload totals reflected 13,185 cases reported Saturday and 15,538 cases from Friday, Dec. 25; as well as 741 new cases from Long Beach. Officials di...
Tags: Health, Business, News, Education, France, Government, Disney, Los Angeles, Sport, Dhs, Soccer, United Kingdom, Long Beach, Beverly Hills, Community, Pasadena


No more ICU beds at LAC+USC Medical Center, staff seeks ways to expand to meet coronavirus crisis

A nurse in the intensive care unit waits inside a patient’s room for medicine to be brought to her to avoid having to remove her personal protective gear. (Heidi de Marco/California Healthline) Registered nurse Yvonne Yaory puts on her personal protective gear before entering a coronavirus patient’s room. (Heidi de Marco/California Healthline) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center is a 600-bed hospital located in the Boyle Heights neighbo...
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Un Film Dramatique review – French youngsters get their say

Pupils from a rough Paris neighbourhood capture their lives, including debate on everything from philosophy to racism in Eric Baudelaire’s invigorating doc“Do you have as good a chance of becoming president as someone from a fancy neighbourhood?” A teenage girl is interviewing a boy in her class. They’re pupils at a middle school in a banlieue on the outskirts of Paris known by its official department number, “the 93”. It’s the poorest place in mainland France. Her classmate replies: “If I said ...
Tags: Europe, Education, Film, France, World news, Culture, Paris, Schools, Baudelaire, Documentary films, Eric Baudelaire, Guy Yanis


Samuel Paty: French security services failed to act over incendiary social media campaign

Headteacher raised concerns before beheading of teacher who discussed Charlie Hebdo cartoons, inspectors findFrench security services failed to appreciate the gravity of the defamatory campaign on social media against the teacher Samuel Paty before his murder, an inspectors’ report has found.Despite the school’s headteacher reporting concerns about increasingly incendiary posts targeting the history and geography teacher on Facebook and Twitter, intelligence officials underestimated the risk. Co...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Education, France, Social Media, World news, Schools, Charlie Hebdo, Samuel Paty


Colette: former French resistance member confronts a family tragedy 75 years later

On the anniversary of the start of the Nuremberg trials, 90-year-old Colette Marin-Catherine confronts her past by visiting the Nazi concentration camp in Germany where her brother was killed. As a young girl, she had been a member of the French resistance and had always refused to set foot in Germany. That changes when a young history student named Lucie enters her life. Prepared to reopen old wounds and revisit the terrors of that time, Marin-Catherine offers important lessons Continue reading...
Tags: Psychology, Europe, Education, Film, France, Germany, History, Culture, Holocaust, Second world war, Weapons technology, Nazi, Nuremberg, Colette, Lucie, Forced Labour


Peter Milton Walsh of The Apartments Rejects Assembly-Line Recording: A Nakedly Examined Music Conversation (#135)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWUtGS3NaDQ Australian singer-songwriter Peter Milton Walsh started The Apartments in the late ’70s, and our interview begins with a snippet of the opening track from, “Help” from his 1979 Return of the Hypnotist EP. He also around this time played with the Go Betweens and other groups, and released The Apartments’ first LP, The Evening Visits…and Stays for Years, in 1985, a heart-wrenching affair which made it onto the New Music Express “albums of the yea...
Tags: Google, Music, Podcasts, College, France, Peter, Mark, Facebook Twitter, John Hughes, Mark Linsenmayer, Music Podcast, Nakedly Examined Music, Peter Milton Walsh, Mark Lint Peter Milton Walsh


How to Dress Like Emily in Paris (Outfit Guide)

Here's how to look like Emily, even if you're not in Paris.
Tags: TV, Featured, College, France, Inspiration, Netflix, Paris, Emily, TV fashion


French secularism goes only one way: letters

Seen from the UK, France’s non-religious approach to teaching often seems to translate into anti-Muslim feelings and actionsI am only a little older than Agnès Poirier, but my recollection of history teaching while I was growing up in France and my understanding of the concept of secularism are very different (“We French love our history teachers. Samuel Paty made us remember why”, Comment). I don’t remember being particularly inspired by any of my history teachers or their lessons encouraging m...
Tags: Europe, UK, Education, France, Religion, UK News, World news, History, Virgin, Algeria, UK France, Agnès Poirier, Samuel Paty, Isabelle CandyExmouth Devon Continue


France orders children aged six and over to wear masks in school

National Assembly votes to extend rule to primary schools as national lockdown startsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageChildren in France aged six and over will have to wear face masks in the classroom to keep schools open, the prime minister, Jean Castex, said on the eve of a second national lockdown.Speaking before the National Assembly backed the new restrictions by 399 votes to 27, Castex said the mandatory use of masks was being extended to primary school pupils on...
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