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A Beginner's Guide To Basic French Macarons

Jessica Kelly | Posted 04.23.2015 | Taste
Jessica Kelly

Fear not, beginner bakers! I think I've found a "go to" basic macaron recipe to help you get started.

The Best Way to Learn a New Language... Fast!

Quora | Posted 04.20.2015 | Education
Quora

There is a trick to learning languages that can shorten the journey to fluency from decades to mere months. There's also something most teachers won't even tell students for fear they would never start, but in fact, is vital that you know.

Want to Go to Paris? Take a Shortcut Through Broadway

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 04.14.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Don't get me wrong, there's no problem with being a sex worker, or a wife, or a ballerina, or a heiress if you so choose. But what the female protagonists and antagonists in Gigi and An American in Paris lack is agency in their happily ever afters.

Herding Cats...er Kids

Lynda Freeman | Posted 04.06.2015 | Good News
Lynda Freeman

As a retired elementary school teacher I sometimes do substitute teaching. I do this because I like being with kids and also enjoy the extra spending money I earn that takes me on trips.

The Best Way to Learn Spanish

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 03.04.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

I've spent a big part of the past 30 years in Spanish-speaking countries, and I've been a full-time resident of Panama for seven. I figure it's time to learn to speak Spanish.

Do Latino Businesses Pander to White Customers?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 04.26.2015 | Latino Voices
Daniel Cubias

Now, the waiters and waitresses for our area were dressed casually, in jeans and polo shirts. The wait staff for the private party, however, was dressed, well, more colorfully.

The Little Black Book: An Insider Survival Guide to Fashion Week

Zoey Gulmi | Posted 04.19.2015 | Style
Zoey Gulmi

Do you want to know the worst part about Fashion Week? Desperately searching for an acceptable coffee shop, salon, or place for a last minute alteration on your couture gown while roaming the streets in five inch heels. Needless to say, I've been there, done that, bought the t-shirt.

French Love in Manhattan

Llyane B. Stanfield | Posted 04.19.2015 | New York
Llyane B. Stanfield

New York City received me like a rogue lover - we didn't see each other for a while, which made our rendez-vous even more intense. And, like any passi...

Cartoons: Art and Entertainment or Lethal Weapons?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.17.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Saturday's smaller replay in Copenhagen of Paris' Charlie Hebdo massacre that left three dead (including the suspected shooter) and several injured begs the question: are cartoons art and entertainment or lethal weapons?

Chris Marker's Groundbreaking Photos Illuminate Life In North Korea

HuffPost Korea | Gyoon-Ho Park | Posted 02.11.2015 | Arts

First released in 1989, Noonbit Publishing’s The People of the North (also titled Coréennes, which is French for "Korean") was an immediate hit in ...

Belgian Comic Strip Center, Not Just a Laughing Matter

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 04.12.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Fast-forward to the 20th Century when comic strips took on a life of their own, became animated, went from 2D to 3D, discovered marketing, morphed into a mega industry, and started raking in millions of dollars.

Tribulations of a Candid French Guy in the States...

Sylvain Naudeau | Posted 04.11.2015 | World
Sylvain Naudeau

By mid-2007, I started an assignment as a consultant in Tennessee. I was living in Paris, making trips to Switzerland from Monday to Friday and suddenly was asked to spend every other week in Knoxville, TN.

Beirut+ TV: Lebanon's Online Animated Satire

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.18.2015 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

It's tough being a satirist amid countless known and invisible threats, but that hasn't deterred Maya Zankoul, Toni Yammine and their merry group from poking fun at all things Lebanese via Beirut+ TV.

No, the Paris Tragedy Won't Bring About a Len Pen Presidency

Kevin A. Lees | Posted 03.17.2015 | World
Kevin A. Lees

There's a simple reason why a Le Pen presidential victory, though not impossible, remains incredibly implausible -- and that's as true today as it was last week or last month. It's because France, like many countries around the world, has a runoff presidential system.

We Stand With France

Dustin DeMoss | Posted 03.14.2015 | Politics
Dustin DeMoss

The United States of America and France are brothers in fraternity as diamonds shining in the rough, against all odds, full of optimism, resiliency, and engendering the best of the world. Both nations are the height of what people and civilizations can accomplish.

Byblos Brims With Culture, History and Life

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 03.04.2015 | Travel
Magda Abu-Fadil

The New World Encyclopedia offers interesting background information on Byblos. Other publications and websites also cover its rich history. But visiting Byblos is a sure way of appreciating its heritage.

Oh No, Not Again

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 02.23.2015 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I love having a man who enjoys conversing with me -- someone who actually listens and gives me feedback. But not now -- not with the price of gas so high.

Easy Vol au Vent Appetizers with Brie and Jam

Food Fanatic | Posted 02.20.2015 | Taste
Food Fanatic

I adore a drawn out holiday season because it means more great time spent with family and, of course, more food. Because of the multiple get-togethers, I am planning a variety of different appetizer recipes.

What Is the Future for France's Jews?

Eric Keslassy | Posted 02.18.2015 | Religion
Eric Keslassy

Battered by hatred, French Jews are getting scared. Promises to emigrate abroad (including, but not only, to Israel) have increased significantly. Is leaving the only solution for the Jews of France?

Book of the Year: Guantanamo

David Shook | Posted 02.15.2015 | Books
David Shook

Guantanamo is a powerful reminder that language is an instrument of power, equally capable of humanizing and dehumanizing others. Guantanamo itself, with its strange, off-the-books location on Cuba and its strict policy of secrecy, bears witness to the impunity of the powerful.

Arbitres Sans Frontieres: The Glass Ceiling for NHL Francophone Officials

Paul Stewart | Posted 01.19.2015 | Sports
Paul Stewart

For American and Francophone officials in the NHL, there is still very much a glass ceiling. There are still subtle limits on the upper mobility even of the (still) relatively few who even get into the officiating rank-and-file.

5 French Phrases That Will Save You Money When Traveling In France

EuroCheapo | Posted 01.17.2015 | Travel
EuroCheapo

So you're feeling like you've mastered the "bonjours" and "mercis"? Maybe it's time to kick it up a notch. Sometimes in Paris, hand signals don't always work when you are shopping or dining in a café.

Is The Belly The Last Taboo For Women's Bodies?

Constance Caylar | Posted 01.12.2015 | Women
Constance Caylar

So the perfect woman has to have big boobs, a big butt... but why doesn't she have a big gut? The stomach remains the big taboo of the female body: it can't exist, it has to be as flat as possible, with the waistline perfectly defined and no disgraceful flab.

Protecting Our Cultural Endangered Species: School Policies

Alissa Stern | Posted 01.04.2015 | Impact
Alissa Stern

The combination of political stability and internal educational policy advocacy is one combination that seems to hold promise for the strengthening of regional languages. But the pace needs to be sped up, before regional languages are too inconsequential to be revitalized.

Landscapes of Clarity - Dan Kiley's Modernist Origins in Seventeenth Century France

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

Despite all this new visibility for Kiley, there is much still not known and awaiting discovery, and part of that involves retracing his steps.