Eric Hobsbawm, Marxist historian who grasped our world and hoped for anotherAn unrepentant communist for over 70 years, British historian Eric Hobsbawm drew on his extraordinary life, insatiable curiosity and unrivalled power of synthesis to explain the po...
In pictures: Paris fashion week closes with Ghesquière’s Vuitton debutIn what was the final and most anticipated show of Paris fashion week, Nicolas Ghesquière proved he was the perfect choice to replace Marc Jacobs with his debut collection for Loui...
Harrowing drama "12 Years a Slave" wins best picture at 86th OscarsHarrowing historical drama "12 Years a Slave" won the coveted best picture Oscar on Sunday, at the climax of the 86th Academy Awards.
Revered French 'New Wave' director Alain Resnais dies at 91Alain Resnais, one of France’s most prominent and beloved film directors, has died in Paris following a brief illness at the age of 91.
Coming-out comedy wins big at France’s top film awardsAn offbeat coming-out comedy stole the show at France’s top film awards on Friday, with Guillaume Gallienne (pictured) celebrating five César Awards for “Les Garçons et Guillaume,...
Belgian 'Maestro' Stromae cracks Anglo music marketCan a half-Rwandan, half-Belgian French-speaking music sensation break through on an international, English-dominated music scene? Stromae took his charm offensive to London this w...
FRANCE - EXHIBITION
In pictures: Young and old revel at Star Wars landing in FranceA young teen with a mop of brown hair peeking out of his grey hoodie slices the air with an invisible lightsaber.
Gay-themed films dominate favourites for France’s César awardsAfter a year marked by fierce debate over gay marriage in France, three LGBT-themed movies top the list of nominees for the César Awards, the Gallic version of the Oscars, to be ha...
Oscar host DeGeneres mocks French cinema in spoof videoA woman holding an umbrella in the sunshine, a mysterious man wearing a fake moustache and the moon reflected in a cup of black coffee.
FRANCE - CUISINE
Michelin bestows rare third star on 'champagne chef' LallementFrench chef Arnaud Lallement (pictured) joined the exclusive group of three-star restaurant owners on Monday as the 2014 edition of the world famous Michelin Guide was unveiled at...
My Paris: Ibrahim MaaloufKnown for mixing elements of jazz with Arabic music, Lebanese-born trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf recently released his album “Illusions” and will perform at the Olympia music hall in P...
The Little Prince: A French classic with a New York accentContrary to popular belief, French author Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s beloved character, the Little Prince, is not from Paris; he was born in New York.