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A 5-Hour Walking Tour of Paris and Its Famous Streets, Monuments & Parks

&start=20 “We’ll always have Paris,” Bogart tells Bergman in the final scene of Casablanca, a line and film inseparable from the grand mythology of Paris. The city still inspires non-Parisians to purchase Belle Epoque poster art by the shipload and binge Netflix series in which Paris looks like a “city where the clouds part, your brain clears, and your soul finds meaning,” Alex Abad-Santos writes at Vox. It’s also a place in such media where one can seem to find “success without much sacr...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, College, France, Netflix, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Vox, Casablanca, Parks, Gertrude Stein, Montmartre, Belle Epoque, Hemingway, Les Halles, James Baldwin

Eye Prefer Paris Book of the Month, May 2021: Book Giveaway- Paris, City of Dreams

CORRECTION: Last Friday I posted that June 19 is when Americans will be able to visit France again, it's actually June 9. My apologies. My friend gifted me this wonderful and fascinating book, Paris, City of Dreams: Napoleon III, Baron Haussmann, and the Creation of Paris, and I am passing it on to you.   Acclaimed historian Mary McAuliffe vividly recaptures the Paris of Napoleon III, Claude Monet, and Victor Hugo as Georges Haussmann tore down and rebuilt Paris into the beautiful Ci...
Tags: Travel, Usa, France, Germany, Paris, Napoleon, McAuliffe, Victor Hugo, Claude Monet, Charles Baudelaire, Haussmann, Napoleon III, Richard Nahem, Paris City, Rosemary Flannery, Mary McAuliffe

"The crowd is his element, as the air is that of birds and water of fishes. His passion and his profession are to become one flesh with the crowd."

"For the perfect flâneur, for the passionate spectator, it is an immense joy to set up house in the heart of the multitude, amid the ebb and flow of movement, in the midst of the fugitive and the infinite. To be away from home and yet to feel oneself everywhere at home; to see the world, to be at the centre of the world, and yet to remain hidden from the world—impartial natures which the tongue can but clumsily define. The spectator is a prince who everywhere rejoices in his incognito. The lover...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, Urban Life, Charles Baudelaire, Ann Althouse, Baudelaire

Short Film: Three in a Coffin

Eric L. Hansen’s short film comes in at approximately the 12-minute mark and is a cute foray into the relationship between familiar and vampire. What is interesting is that the film gives the familiar a new title of keeper, which is an unusual term for the role. After establishing shots of a building, the film starts with a coffin. It opens as vampire Jami (Stephanie Quist) awakens and she awakens the other occupant. Her mortal keeper Bo (Joe Casterline) and tells him she is hungry. Bl...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Jami, Bo, Amazon UK, Charles Baudelaire, Vampire, Bothe, Teagan, Eric L Hansen, Jami Stephanie Quist, Bo Joe Casterline, Gerald A Thornton, Teagan Kadi Brazil, Kadi Brazil

Coronavirus Update 10-12-2020: Schadenfreude

If you and I are connected on LinkedIn or Twitter (and if we're not, please correct that mistake immediately), you may have noticed that my headline describes me as a (the?) "Master of Workplace Schadenfreude."  I'm often asked, "Jon, what the heck does that mean?" Today, I have the answer. Schadenfreude is a German word that most commonly translates to "enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others." Yet, after listening to a recent episode of Vox Media's Today, Explained podcast, I've decid...
Tags: Law, Vox, Vox Media, Trump, Jon, Michel de Montaigne, Charles Baudelaire, Jon Hyman, Arthur Schopenhauer, Sigal Samuel

"Is it me, or do we seem to have a problem with sculpture today? I don’t mean contemporary sculpture..."

"... whose fashionable stars (see Koons, Murakami et alia) pander to our appetite for spectacle and whatever’s new. I don’t mean ancient or even non-Western sculpture, either. I mean traditional European sculpture — celebrities like Bernini and Rodin aside — and American sculpture, too: the enormous universe of stuff we come across in churches and parks, at memorials and in museums like the Bode. The stuff Barnett Newman, the Abstract Expressionist painter, notoriously derided as objects we bump...
Tags: Law, San Francisco, Blogging, Sculpture, Protests, Manhattan, Richard Serra, Rodin, Bernini, Picasso, Hegel, Leonardo, Junipero Serra, Barnett Newman, Michael Kimmelman, Charles Baudelaire

"It’s tempting to see our attention economy as purely dystopian. It is nightmarish, after all, to compete with one another via avatars..."

"... for work, for sex, for companionship, for cash to pay our medical bills. But the rise of the attention economy also reveals a truth that the dandies of the café terrace did not realize: of course our selfhood is defined by the attention, and with it the love, of others. Even in the disembodied terrain of the Internet, we are utterly contingent creatures: not just self-makers or, God forbid, influencers, but beings dependent on the attention of others, an attention that, at its core, is not ...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Turtles, Poetry, Fox, Prayer, Paying Attention, The Web, Matisse, Burton, Laura, Weil, Charles Baudelaire, Ann Althouse, Christina Rossetti, Baudelaire

Meet ‘The Afronauts’: An Introduction to Zambia’s Forgotten 1960s Space Program

Broadly speaking, the "Space Race" of the 1950s and 60s involved two major players, the United States and the Soviet Union. But there were also minor players: take, for instance, the Zambian Space Program, founded and administered by just one man. A Time magazine article published in November 1964 — when the Republic of Zambia was one week old — described Edward Mukuka Nkoloso as a "grade-school science teacher and the director of Zambia’s National Academy of Science, Space Research and ...
Tags: Google, Science, College, Time, Alabama, History, Nasa, Earth, United States, Zambia, Mars, Seoul, Soviet Union, Facebook Twitter, San Francisco Chronicle, Charles Baudelaire

Why Edgar Allan Poe probably did not kill himself

A computational analysis of language used by the writer Edgar Allan Poe has revealed that his mysterious death was unlikely to have been suicide.The author, poet, and literary critic died in 1849 after spending several days in hospital while in a state of delirium. To date, Poe's death remains an unsolved enigma, with his contemporary, poet Charles Baudelaire even speculating that the incident was 'almost a suicide, a suicide prepared for a long time.'
Tags: Science, Edgar Allan Poe, Poe, Charles Baudelaire

Back in 2011 I posted about Gallica’s putting Baudelaire’s proofs online; now you can see every version after that at the amazing is dedicated to the French poet Charles Baudelaire (1821 – 1867) and his poems Les Fleurs du mal (Flowers of Evil). The definitive online edition of this masterpiece of French literature, contains every poem of each edition of Les Fleurs du mal, together with multiple English translations. It’s got the 1857 first editio...
Tags: Uncategorized, Linguistics, Les Fleurs, Charles Baudelaire, Baudelaire, Gallica, Fleursdumal

This 19th-Century French Poet Was The Ancestor Of Today’s Goth Kids

Charles Baudelaire (1821-67) wore black, dyed his hair green, broke with his family, refused to get a regular job, did absinthe and opium, had too much illicit sex, and, of course, died young. Better, “his first collections of poems, Les Fleurs du Mal (The Flowers of Evil, 1857), was prosecuted for offending public morals, challenging its audiences with its startling treatments of sex, Satanism, vampirism and decay. No wonder his words would one day be set to music by The Cure.” – The Conversat...
Tags: Art, Words, Les Fleurs, Charles Baudelaire, 10.30.19

Yannick Haenel's 'Hold Fast Your Crown' Is French Literature at Its Best

There is a difficulty I always encounter when discussing contemporary French literature, which has to do with the fact that the country has, only relatively recently, emerged from a literary golden age. From the works of Victor Hugo and Charles Baudelaire all the way down to Albert Camus and Simone De Beauvoir, the French have gone more than a century shelling out one literary masterpiece after another, both honouring and renovating their reputation for sophistication and taste. Unfortunately, t...
Tags: Music, New York, Review, Book Review, Gustave Flaubert, Albert Camus, Michel Houellebecq, Central Park, Herman Melville, Emmanuel Macron, Melville, Victor Hugo, Ovid, Michael Cimino, Charles Baudelaire, Simone de Beauvoir

Charles Baudelaire: On Great Cities.

What strange phenomena we find in great cities. All we have to do is to stroll about with our eyes open. --Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) Benjamin Franklin, a Carrara marble statue in the District of Columbia by Jacques Jouvenal (1829-1905), a German American sculptor. The statue was dedicated on January 17, 1889, at 10th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue. It was moved in 1980 to its current site at the Post Office Pavillon at 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue. Photo: May 21, 2019
Tags: Pennsylvania, Benjamin Franklin, District Of Columbia, Pennsylvania Avenue, Carrara, Charles Baudelaire, Jacques Jouvenal, Post Office Pavillon

I Fiori del Male: A Garden in the Memory of Charles Baudelaire

This was not simply a new fragrance presented at ESXENCE 2019, but an entirely new fragrance brand, I Fiori del Male, dedicated to the creative genius of Charles Baudelaire . The brand's creator, Massimiliano Minorini, is not only a big fan of Baudelaire: he associates himself with the rebel poet of the XIXth century.   Charles Baudelaire, photo by Étienne Carjat   Charles Baudelaire cou... Read full article: I Fiori del Male: A Garden in the Memory of Charles Baudelaire from Fragrantica Perfu...
Tags: Fashion, Charles Baudelaire, Fragrantica Perfumes, Massimiliano Minorini, Étienne Carjat Charles Baudelaire cou Read

Notre Dame and the culture it inspired – from Matisse to the Muppets

It mesmerised Proust, terrified Homer Simpson and gave us the Hunchback – Guardian critics celebrate Paris’s gothic masterpiece at the heart of the modern imaginationAs Notre Dame Cathedral’s majestic spire tumbled into the inferno on Monday night, live newsreaders around the world decried the tragic loss of this 12th-century marvel. The great timber roof – nicknamed “the forest” for the thousands of trees used in its beams – was gone, the rose windows feared melted, the heart of Paris destroyed...
Tags: Art, Books, Games, Music, Television, Film, France, World news, Culture, Architecture, Art and design, Television & radio, Heritage, Paris, Stage, Notre Dame

The best things to do in Naples

Naples is usually thought of as a gateway to the beautiful Italian islands that lie a short sail away from its busy port. It’s rarely a destination in its own right. Many cruise tourists come home bemoaning the short time they spent in Naples before getting shuttled to the Amalfi Coast, knocking the city for its crowded streets, dilapidated buildings, and perceived danger — thanks to uptight, outdated guidebooks that would have you believe every person in Naples is out to rob you. Despite th...
Tags: Travel, Unesco, Italy, Venice, Christ, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, All, Padua, Caravaggio, Mount Vesuvius, Herculaneum, Charles Baudelaire, Pio Monte della Misericordia, Capodimonte Museum

Classic Illustrations of Edgar Allan Poe’s Stories by Gustave Doré, Édouard Manet, Harry Clarke, Aubrey Beardsley & Arthur Rackham

What do you see when you read the work of Edgar Allan Poe? The great age of the illustrated book is far behind us. Aside from cover designs, most modern editions of Poe’s work circulate in text-only form. That’s just fine, of course. Readers should be trusted to use their imaginations, and who can forget indelible descriptions like “The Tell-Tale Heart”’s “eye of a vulture—a pale, blue eye, with a film over it”? We need no picture book to make that image come alive. Yet, when we first discover ...
Tags: Google, Art, College, Edgar Allan Poe, Brooklyn, Literature, Clarke, Alice, Poe, édouard Manet, Manet, Don Quixote, Harry Clarke, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Daniel Horowitz

Mangled Body and Depraved Soul: On the Corporeal and the Spiritual in the Works of Edgar Allan Poe

None Reviled by some (T.S. Eliot and Henry James among others) as lacking in seriousness and skill, consigned by others to the rank of "children's author" alongside Mark Twain and Robert Louis Stevenson, and revered by others (primarily the French decadents such as Charles Baudelaire but also Walt Whitman) for his penchant for the lurid, the sickly, and the accursed, Edgar Allan Poe remains a troubling figure for American literature. Despite the philosophical heft brought to readings of some of...
Tags: Feature, Music, Hollywood, Poetry, Edgar Allan Poe, Vincent Price, Stories, Charles Dickens, John, Annie, Mark Twain, Smith, Robert Louis Stevenson, Henry James, Aristotle, Poe

The Best Part Of The New Emoji Are The Proposals Fighting For Their Existence

Redheads, superheroes, curly hair, and a pirate flag are just a few of the more exciting emoji that were, as of the week, officially approved for release as part of Unicode 11.0. This means that from here on out, various devices and platforms, from Twitter and Facebook to Samsung's Galaxy S9, can include the 62 new icons (157, if you count all the gender and skin tone variations) in their software releases. (If Apple sticks with its standard release schedule, you can expect the latest emoji to ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Fashion, Music, Samsung, David, Judaism, Philip Roth, Jerry Seinfeld, Keith Richards, Leonard Cohen, Unicode, Lee, Wade, Jennifer, Charles Baudelaire

Esxence 2018 - RANÇON: Violette Lysergique, Rose Narcotique, Tubereuse Malefique

The completely new RANÇON fragrance collection is created by the designer Massimiliano Minorini who, inspired by the eponymous poem by Charles Baudelaire, transforms "his redemption" into an expression of art, through completely new subjects. The collection includes three fragrances composed by perfumer Luca Maffei, named Violette Lysergique, Rose Narcotique, and Tubereuse Malefique. Massim... Read full article: Esxence 2018 - RANÇON: Violette Lysergique, Rose Narcotique, Tubereuse Malefi...
Tags: Fashion, Charles Baudelaire, Luca Maffei, Massimiliano Minorini, Violette Lysergique Rose Narcotique, Tubereuse Malefique Massim Read

Patti Smith’s 40 Favorite Books

Image of Patti Smith performing in Rio de Janeiro by Daigo Oliva As a little girl, Patti Smith found liberation in words -- first through the bedtime prayers she made up herself, and later in books. "I was completely smitten by the book," she writes in her memoir, Just Kids.  "I longed to read them all, and the things I read of produced new yearnings." Smith found a role model in Jo, the tomboy writer in Louisa May Alcott's Little Women. "She gave me the courage of a new goal," writes Smith, "...
Tags: Google, Books, Music, New York, College, David Bowie, Rio De Janeiro, William Shakespeare, Melbourne, Federico García Lorca, Charlotte Brontë, Patti Smith, William Blake, Jack Kerouac, Albert Camus, Smith

Life Is Hard; Get Drunk on This

At the Göbekli Tepe archaeological site in Turkey, large barrel-shaped stone vessels were found that may have been used to hold copious amounts of beer made from wild grasses. These remnants indicate that the production of alcoholic beverages could date back at least 11,600 years — to the Stone Age. They also signify a great and enduring truth: Life is hard. So hard, we’ve been trying to escape it since time immemorial. These days, we’re apt to think of that truth in the past tense — life was h...
Tags: Life, Turkey, Lewis, Göbekli Tepe, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Emerson, Charles Baudelaire, A Man's Life, Alasdair MacIntyre, Eden Buddhism, Virtue Of Baudelaire

Romance "That Goddamn Woman" by Avan T,Garde

"She was perfect, pure maddening sex. And she knew it, and she played on it, dripped it, and allowed you to suffer for it. She was a full-time job. She seemed a bit crazy but I kept looking at her body and I didn't care." “She was a rebel. She had wild eyes. Her voice was tempting. Even when she was walking, you could believe that she was dancing.” “She had a simple taste – only black. In black she looked the brightest.” "Without me she was a boring legend, without her I was a f**king ghost."...
Tags: Books, Kindle Books, Oscar Wilde, Charles Baudelaire, John Fante, Avan T Garde, Charles Bukowski Henry Miller

La Modification

(text reprinted from JMWW) Paris changes, poet Charles Baudelaire wrote, faster than the human heart, and as far as my neighborhood is concerned, he was right. We’d hardly settled into our new digs before people starting tearing things up. Usually it started in the morning. A truck would wheel around the corner, and three men in coveralls would hop from the back. Before I had time to warm my coffee, they were chipping at asphalt. A team like this could dig an eight-foot trench in two days, ...
Tags: Travel, France, US, Paris, States, Construction, Street Art, Toilets, Einstein, Chinatown, Christo, Anne, Scott, Notre Dame Cathedral, Sainte Anne, Monsieur

Book Notes - Fiona Helmsley "Girls Gone Old"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Fiona Helmsley's impressive collection Girls Gone Old is a timely reminder of the power of the personal essay. Bust wrote of the book: "At its finest, Girls Gone Old blends ...
Tags: Music, White House, Courtney Love, David, United States, Michelle Obama, Monkees, Charles Manson, Donald Trump, Lou Reed, James Comey, Trump, Marc Bolan, Micky Dolenz, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Wayne

Poetry Of Failure Comes To Life At Chicago's 'Baudelaire In A Box'

This weekend in Chicago, a small theater troupe with a big resume will present all of the poems in Charles Baudelaire's "Les Fleurs du Mal" — sung by more than 50 performers from around the world.
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Every Poem in Baudelaire’s “Les Fleurs du Mal” Set to Music, Illustrated and Performed Live

Charles Baudelaire must be a joyful corpse indeed. His work has succeeded as few others’ have, to be so passionately alive 150 years after his death. Theater Oobleck, a Chicago artistic collective dedicated to creating original affordable theatrical works, has spent the last eleven years assembling Baudelaire in a Box, a cantastoria cycle based on Les Fleurs du Mal. Why? Because he would be so irritated. Because he might be charmed There is a touch of vaudeville and cabaret in Baudelaire...
Tags: Google, Music, College, New York City, Poetry, Theatre, Chicago, Literature, Henri Matisse, Facebook Twitter, Dixon Place, Les Fleurs, Charles Baudelaire, Baudelaire, Roy Martin, David E Smith

David Burke's Writers in Paris:Baudelaire on the Ile Saint-Louis

I am happy to welcome back David Burke and his Writers in Paris column. Today's story is a juicy one. In the summer of 1841 the young Charles Baudelaire’s mother and his hated stepfather, General Aupick, sent him on a voyage to India. They hoped that a long absence from France would make the young man forget about becoming a poet. But after three months, he jumped ship in Mauritius and made his way back to France. With his twenty-first birthday approaching, he was eager to get his hands o...
Tags: Travel, France, India, Paris, Young, Mauritius, West Indies, St Paul, Louis, Charles Baudelaire, Île Saint Louis, David Burke, Richard Nahem, Montmartre St Germain, Baudelaire, David Burke's Writers in Paris

On Great Cities.

What strange phenomena we find in great cities. All we have to do is to stroll about with our eyes open. --Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867) A friend in Buenos Aires.
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The Romantics - The British Library

Romanticism is precisely situated neither in choice of subject nor in exact truth, but in a way of feeling. - Charles Baudelaire (1821-1867)
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