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Hubert Robert: a Visionary Painter

Susan Jaques | Posted 03.08.2016 | Arts
Susan Jaques

Though French artist Hubert Robert's name doesn't resonate like those of his compatriots Chardin and Fragonard, in his day he was celebrated for his poetic views of architectural ruins. Robert's diverse fans ranged from Louis XVI and Catherine the Great to Voltaire and Thomas Jefferson.

Seven Ways to "Meet" the DuPonts in Wilmington DE

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 08.16.2014 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

While there are now 4,000 DuPont descendents scattered around the world, the family has deep roots (many with deep pockets) in this Delaware city.

Grisly Relic Tested For Beheaded King's DNA

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 04.26.2014 | Science

New genetic evidence casts further doubt on the authenticity of a grisly French relic: a gourd long believed to be stained with the blood of Louis XVI...

First Nighter: Lee's "Luce" No Loser; Adjmi's "Marie Antoinette" Loses Its Head

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Several years before JC Lee's stinging play Luce, at the Claire Tow, begins, Amy (Marin Hinkle) and Peter (Neal Huff) adopted a child from the Congo w...

Louis XVI's Bloody Cloth Auctions For $24,400

Agence France Presse | | Posted 06.03.2013 | World

A bloodstained cloth allegedly belonging to Louis XVI, the French king who was beheaded after the 1789 revolution, on Wednesday fetched a staggering 1...

Marie Antoinette's Shoes Sell At Auction

Posted 03.28.2012 | Arts

A pair of white silk mules were recently sold for $57,000 at an auction in Toulon, France. Why so pricey? Marie Antoinette supposedly wore them du...

France's Mass Strikes Are No Tea Party

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

Walk down any street in the old part of Paris behind the Louvre, and you see large numbers of unwashed, evil-looking ruffians just waiting for an excuse to riot, loot and burn.

A French Oval Office: Fit for a King

Joan Z. Shore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joan Z. Shore

Last week, at Paris' Biennale des Antiquaires, a venerable family of French antique dealers showed how the Oval Office would look if it were in France.

Louis XVI's Final Testament Recovered

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Louis XVI's final testament written shortly before his execution has been recovered more than two centuries after it disappeared during the French Rev...