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The Art Napoleon Stole (And How It Informs Restitution)

“He brought back enough loot from his conquests to fill what would soon become the Louvre Museum. And his ravenous and methodical art seizures — a cultural legacy now being highlighted in 200th-anniversary commemorations of his death — paved the way for similar French excesses in sub-Saharan Africa a century later. Yet many of those works were returned after Napoleon’s defeat, setting precedents that still inform debates about restitution.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Napoleon, Visual, Saharan Africa, 06.09.21


First UK Trailer for Punk Rock Romantic Comedy 'Dinner in America'

"Do you think I'm weird?" Arrow Video in the UK has released a trailer for the indie comedy titled Dinner in America, already being hailed as an "instant cult classic." This premiered at last year's Sundance Film Festival, and played tons of other fests including the Dublin, Neuchâtel, Fantasia, Nightstream, Stockholm, Tallinn Black Nights, and Calgary Underground. An on-the-lam punk rocker and a young woman obsessed with his band unexpectedly fall in love and go on an epic journey through A...
Tags: UK, Movies, Trailer, America, Calgary, Napoleon, Indies, Midwestern, To Watch, Emily Skeggs, Kyle Gallner


The kings of Prussia become German emperors and Berlin becomes an imperial city

On 16 June 1871 the Prussian army, 42,000 strong, entered Berlin in triumph. Wilhelm I, King of Prussia, had been proclaimed German Emperor five months before in Versailles. The victorious Prussian generals and Chancellor Bismarck led the new emperor, accompanied by his sons and the rulers of other territories in the empire, into the city. Along the way they passed a twenty-metre-high figure of Berolina, the personification of Berlin, and a pile of captured cannon on which stood a huge statue of...
Tags: Europe, Books, Featured, Germany, Berlin, History, Napoleon, Ravens, Imperialism, Versailles, Berlin Germany, Bismarck, Brandenburg, Alsace, Prussia, Linden


Brand Revitalization And Changing Customer Needs

Brand revitalization requires finding and satisfying a new, important customer need. Brand success requires being the best at something relevant and differentiated. It means never taking your eye off of changing customer needs. As veganism and vegetarianism diets become more embedded into people’s lifestyles, anything plant-based is now perceived as good. Plant-based foods and beverages are seen as healthy and planet-friendly, an image that appears to override the idea that processing also ta...
Tags: France, US, Unilever, KKR, Financial Times, Napoleon, Branding, Wageningen the Netherlands, Larry, Napoleon III, Brand Management, Sustainable Palm Oil RSPO, Good Food Institute, Upfield, Power Of Brands, Blake Project Can Help You Create


The Chris Voss Show Podcast – Virus: Vaccinations, the CDC, and the Hijacking of America’s Response to the Pandemic by Nina Burleigh

Virus: Vaccinations, the CDC, and the Hijacking of America’s Response to the Pandemic by Nina Burleigh Ninaburleigh.com The only close analysis of our pandemic year revealing how the confluence of key government missteps, behind-the-scenes deal brokering, staggering dismissal of decades of scientific progress, conspiracy theories, and further malfeasance were behind hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths. “A fast-paced narrative that captures the spirit of our dystopian times.”—C...
Tags: Amazon, Podcast, Florida, New York, Cdc, Mexico, France, Jerusalem, America, Seo, United States, Egypt, South Africa, New York Times, Paris, Italy


Eye Prefer Paris Tours

   I want to thank everyone for watching my live Rue de Martyrs Food tour yesterday and also for your generous tips to my PayPal account. I'm sorry I couldn't thank all of you individually, but know I really appreciate it. CLICK HERE to watch the video and CLICK HERE if you would like to leave a tip in my PayPal account (you don’t have to have a PayPal account), which I would greatly appreciate, as I do these tours free of charge for France.fr  Enjoy!   With the exception of a Parisian...
Tags: Travel, New York, France, Paypal, Netflix, New York Times, Paris, Richard, Napoleon, Montmartre, Marais, Thomas, Romans, Versailles, Mindy, Emily


The Guardian Newspaper Was Founded The Year Napoleon Died. It’s Been A Singular Enterprise Ever Since

Its history is peppered with financial crises and near-death experiences. Perhaps it was placed on earth to make “righteousness readable” (in the centenary words of Lord Robert Cecil), but the paper has nearly always struggled to make it remunerative. – New York Review of Books
Tags: Art, Words, Napoleon, Robert Cecil, 05.27.21


Rare jewels given to Napoleon's daughter fetch over $1.6M

The nine-piece collection, which included a tiara, earrings, a ring, bracelet and pendants, smashed auction estimates in Geneva on Wednesday.
Tags: Cnn, Geneva, Napoleon


Napoleon's Shirt Worn in Exile and English Letter Go on Display

By Bart BiesemansWATERLOO, Belgium (Reuters) - A shirt worn by Napoleon during his exile on the island of Saint Helena in the south Atlantic and a...
Tags: Atlantic, Napoleon, Saint Helena, Bart BiesemansWATERLOO Belgium Reuters


Week 18: The troublesome centenary of Napoleon's death

100 years ago this week: Week 18Paris is marking the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon this year with low-key exhibitions and sober colour supplements. 100 years ago however, the centenary was far more controversial. Given ongoing tensions with Germany, was it appropriate to celebrate the life of an imperialist and one of history's biggest warmongers? If opinions differed wildly in the press, [Author: Adam]
Tags: Travel, Germany, Napoleon, Adam


10 Things in Politics: Trumpworld questions McCarthy's future

Good morning! Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics, your weekday look at the biggest stories in DC and beyond. Sign up here to receive this newsletter.Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Trump aides are casting doubt on Rep. Kevin McCarthy's prospects for House speakerThe Republican Party's push for voting restrictions may come back to bite itEXCLUSIVE: Maj. Gen. William Walker, the new House sergeant at arms, talks ...
Tags: Elon Musk, Florida, Texas, Supreme Court, California, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Nbc News, Alabama, Newsletter, Trends, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Gop, United States


This rare jewelry set up for auction once belonged to Napoleon's daughter

The nine-piece sapphire and diamond collection includes a tiara, earrings, a ring, bracelet and pendants.
Tags: Cnn, Napoleon


Celebrate Napoleon? Well, It Is His 200th Birthday…

This isn’t the first time that commemorating Napoleon or the events of his reign has posed a problem. In 2005, the then president of France, Jacques Chirac, and his prime minister, Dominique de Villepin – also a Napoleonic historian – thought it wise to sidestep the celebrations for the bicentenary of the French victory against the Austrians at Austerlitz. A key part of this decision, in commentators’ eyes, was mounting controversy about Napoleon’s legacy, including accusations of genocide agai...
Tags: Art, France, People, Napoleon, Jacques Chirac, Dominique de Villepin, 05.05.21


Macron Condemns Napoleon’s Restoration of Slavery

The French president’s speech on the 200th anniversary of the emperor’s death combined a rebuke for a betrayal of the Enlightenment and...
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Macron Commemorates 200th Anniversary of Napoleon's Death

President Emmanuel Macron, in an unusual gesture, has marked the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon, the warrior-emperor who famously bequeathed to France its civil code but whose legacy is tarnished in the eyes of many.
Tags: France, Napoleon, Emmanuel Macron


Napoleon is part of us, Macron tells France after row over anniversary

President seeks to strike balance as he marks 200 years since emperor’s death by laying wreath at tombEmmanuel Macron has marked the 200th anniversary of the death of Napoleon Bonaparte, telling France the controversial former emperor “is part of us”.The French president laid a wreath at Napoleon’s tomb at Les Invalides in Paris after giving an address at the Institute of France. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon, Emmanuel Macron, Les Invalides, Macron, Institute of France Continue


Macron to Commemorate 200th Anniversary of Napoleon's Death

President Emmanuel Macron is marking the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon Bonapart, the warrior and emperor who famously bequeathed to France its civil code still in place but whose legacy is today tarnished in the eyes of some for reinstating slavery.
Tags: France, Napoleon, Emmanuel Macron, Napoleon Bonapart


200 Years: Remote St. Helena Island Marks Napoleon's Death

Commemorations of the May 5, 1821 death of Napoleon are going ahead on St. Helena, the remote South Atlantic island where the deposed French emperor died in exile.
Tags: Napoleon, St Helena, South Atlantic


Aspley House: Napoleon bronze death mask restored

The bronze is a direct impression of the face of Napoleon, who died in exile 200 years ago.
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Apsley House: Napoleon bronze death mask restored

The bronze is a direct impression of the face of Napoleon, who died in exile 200 years ago.
Tags: News, Napoleon, Apsley House


The man on a remote island keeping Napoleon's flame alive

St Helena, an island in the mid-Atlantic Ocean, is most famous as the place of Napoleon Bonaparte's exile and death. Today, the honorary French consul keeps the former emperor's homes and tomb open to the public.
Tags: Cnn, Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon, St Helena, Atlantic Ocean


With Napoleon Commemoration, Macron Steps Into National Debate

President Emmanuel Macron will lay a wreath on the emperor’s tomb on the 200th anniversary of his death, stepping into a national debate...
Tags: Napoleon, Emmanuel Macron


France still split over Napoleon as it marks bicentenary of death

President to tread fine line as he lays a wreath to ‘commemorate rather than celebrate’ anniversaryOn 5 May 1821, Napoleon Bonaparte died in a surprisingly small bed surrounded by his French coterie in exile in a damp and reportedly rat-infested house on the British island of Saint Helena.His last words, uttered shortly before he expired around 5.59pm local time were relayed back: “La France, l’armée, tête d’armée, Joséphine …” (France, the army, head of the army, Joséphine). He was 51. Continue...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Slavery, Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon, Emmanuel Macron, Saint Helena, Josephine He


Napoleon's incendiary legacy divides France 200 years on

Dictatorship and slavery taint the Napoleonic reforms that shaped modern France.
Tags: News, France, Napoleon


Farmer moves border stone for tractor – and makes Belgium bigger

French farmer could theoretically face criminal charges for moving 200-year-old markerThe boundary between France and Belgium is believed to have been inadvertently redrawn by a farmer who found the 200-year-old border stone marking the divide in an inconvenient location for his tractor.The French farmer could theoretically face criminal charges after making Belgium bigger by moving the stone that has marked the border since after the defeat of Napoleon at the battle of Waterloo. Continue readin...
Tags: Europe, France, World news, Belgium, Napoleon, Waterloo Continue


Week 18: the troublesome centenary of Napoleon's death

100 years ago this week: Week 18Paris is marking the bicentenary of the death of Napoleon this year with low-key exhibitions and sober colour supplements. 100 years ago however, the centenary was far more controversial. Given ongoing tensions with Germany, was it appropriate to celebrate the life of an imperialist and one of history's biggest warmongers? If opinions differed wildly in the press, [Author: Adam]
Tags: Travel, Germany, Napoleon, Adam


In France's Overseas Territories, Napoleon's Legacy Has a More Troublesome Side

By Anna BellissensREUNION ISLAND, France (Reuters) - When France commemorates the bicentenary of Napoleon Bonaparte's death on May 5, Aurelie...
Tags: France, Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon, Anna BellissensREUNION, ISLAND France Reuters


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


Before Death in Exile, Napoleon Fought to Save His Legacy

By Michaela CabreraPARIS (Reuters) - As the bicentenary of Napoleon Bonaparte's death draws closer, an exhibition at Les Invalides in Paris sheds...
Tags: Paris, Napoleon Bonaparte, Napoleon, Les Invalides, Michaela CabreraPARIS Reuters


Ryan Tedder on Making the NFT Space Safe for Pop Music, and Why It’s the Ultimate Collectors’ Medium

If you’ve ever been to Ryan Tedder’s studio, you know immediately he’s a collector nonpareil in the pop world: Framed documents signed by Gandhi or Napoleon stand nearly side-by-side with a Warhol. But does a love of physical collecting translate into the world of NFTs (non fungible tokens)? For the OneRepublic frontman, it very much […]
Tags: News, Napoleon, Onerepublic, Gandhi, NFT, Ryan Tedder, Songland