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Beware the ides of March (15/3/2022)

The Ides of March, which is a lunar date around March 15th, once signified the new year with much celebrations and rejoicing. Until Julius Caesar happened to find himself in the way of Brutus’s knife on that fateful day. It would be centuries…


Navy blue or European? (17/11/2021)

What is your favorite hue of blue? That is the question that French people having been asking themselves this week, when one intrepid reporter noticed that French President Macron appears to have changed the color of the French flag:…


Camembert vs Mozzarella (21/10/2021)

The earth-shattering news in the French media this week is that our beloved favorite, the fromage camembert, has been outsold in France for the first time. By an Italian cheese upstart no less: the ubiquitous mozzarella (link in French). If you…

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Desk of French President Macron at Palais de l’Elysée in Paris

Catching up with real life (24/8/2021)

Oh look, the end of August. Also known as that time of the year in France when you you turn on the TV and notice that every newscaster, journalist, and commentator has that sunburnt look that is a couple of…