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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

Paris City Government Fined for Appointing Too Many Women to Senior Positions

Mayor Anne Hidalgo’s hires ran afoul of rules intended to correct the gender imbalance.
Tags: Anne Hidalgo, Paris City

Taylor Swift gets intimate in 'City of Lover Concert,' reveals writing 'Cornelia Street' in bathtub

Taylor Swift did it all in the televised Paris "City of Lover" concert, featuring never-been-seen performances from her album "Lover."         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Taylor Swift, Usa Today, Paris City, Cornelia Street

Photographer Ellen Carey at Paris Photo

American photographer Ellen Carey has been invited by The Ministry of Culture and Paris Photo to present her large scale Polaroid photo series Crush & Pull. The JP Morgan Chase Art Collection “Curators’ Highlights” guide includes 20 of the “must see” photographs and photo-based works at the participating galleries at PARIS PHOTO. This is a special and historic moment for Ellen Carey, who has been pioneering experimental photography since the early 80s. I’ve interviewed Ellen about her upco...
Tags: Travel, Interviews, Paris, Ellen, Jackson, ANN, Polaroid, Anna Atkins, Talbot, Ministry of Culture, Cartier Bresson, Man Ray, Aveyron, Museums/Galleries/Exhibits, Richard Nahem, Paris City

Book Notes - Margo Berdeshevsky "Before the Drought"

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. Margo Berdeshevsky's poetry collection Before the Drought is filled with clever and passionate poems that continue to reveal themseves after several readings. Carolyn Forche ...
Tags: Music, London, Youtube, France, America, David, Bob Dylan, Paris, Lewis Carroll, Patti Smith, Dodge, Jfk, Nina Simone, Louis Armstrong, Jackie, Leonard Cohen

Why is home so important to us?

“Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.” “Home is where the heart is.” These well-known expressions indicate that home is somewhere that is both desirable and that exists in the mind’s eye as much as in a particular physical location. Across cultures and over the centuries people of varied means have made homes for themselves and for those they care about. Humans have clearly evolved to be home builders, homemakers, and home-nesters. Dwellings that are recognizable as homes have been ...
Tags: Home, Household, Books, Featured, Identity, Displacement, Environment, Immigration, Homeland, Earth, Migration, Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy, Homeless, Refugee

The Historic Moment We're in -- Again

Excerpted from Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of Our New Renaissance by Ian Goldin and Chris Kutarna. Copyright © by the authors and reprinted by permission of St. Martin's Press. If Michelangelo were reborn today, amidst all the turmoil that marks the present moment, would he flounder, or flourish again? Every year, millions of people file into the Sistine Chapel to stare up in wonder at Michelangelo Buonarroti's Creation of Adam. Millions more pay homage to Leonardo da Vin...
Tags: Asia, Europe, Japan, News, China, Berlin Wall, India, US, David, Atlantic, Catholic Church, North America, Columbus, Huffington Post, Vasco Da Gama, Martin Luther

The Canal Saint Martin (almost) without water.

The Canal Saint Martin (see previous post) has to be emptied every 10 or 15 years for cleaning, repairs... Now it’s time again. The canal looks of course nicer when it’s filled with water, which should be the case again in about three months – spring time! The canal goes from the Bassin de la Villette (see post here) to the Port de l’Arsenal (see post here). It’s to a large extent covered. We can see that the tourist boats are waiting on both sides to be back in business. ...
Tags: Scotland, Paris, Charlie Hebdo, Bataclan, Martin, Canal Saint Martin, Seine River, Peter Olson, Paris 10, Paris 11, Paris 12, Paris City, Bassin de la Villette, Port de l'Arsenal

Rosa Parks

The longest wall in Paris covered with street art, graffiti, has, for a few weeks, been found close to the “104” (the Paris City artistic centre on which I have already posted) and the Gare de l’Est shuntyard, partly on the Rue Riquet-bridge and partly along Rue d’Aubervilliers. It has been decorated by a number of street artists, mostly women, in honour of Rosa Parks (1913-2005), the well-known Afro-American civil rights activist, who once, in 1955, refused to give up her seat on a b...
Tags: Paris, Street Art, Urban Art, Rosa Parks, Gogh, Peter Olson, Paris 19, Paris City, Rue Riquet