December 7, 1986 |
The death of a student protester after a beating by French riot police shook the government of Premier Jacques Chirac on Saturday and pushed France into a mood of anxious and bitter tension. President Francois Mitterrand cut short his stay in London for the summit conference of the European Communities, which ended later Saturday, and flew back to France. Mitterrand, a Socialist, called Chirac, a conservative, to the presidential offices in the Elysee Palace for urgent consultations.
February 3, 2002
Something about mimes really ticks people off. Maybe it's that precious handing-out-flowers-in-the-Latin-Quarter thing. Or perhaps it's the vague air of menace associated with whiteface. Either way, if the anti-mime jokes, Web sites, "Why We Hate Mimes" lists and mimes-versus-clowns feuds are any indication, the art of pantomime doesn't look like much of a growth industry. But Derek Martin isn't just another arty gesturist.
March 21, 2013 |
"From Up on Poppy Hill" is frankly stunning, as beautiful a hand-drawn animated feature as you are likely to see. It's a time-machine dream of a not-so-distant past, a sweet and honestly sentimental story that also represents a collaboration between the greatest of Japanese animators and his up-and-coming son. "Poppy Hill" is directed by Goro Miyazaki, whose father, the Oscar-winning Hayao Miyazaki ("Spirited Away," "My Neighbor Totoro"), wrote the screenplay based on a graphic novel.
September 7, 2010
If you go THE BEST WAY TO COPENHAGEN From LAX, connecting service (change of planes) is available on American and United. Restricted round-trip fares begin at $615. The Metro from the airport to the city center runs 24 hours, as often as every 4 minutes; $6 TELEPHONES To call the numbers below from the U.S., dial 011 (international dialing code), 45 (the country code) and the local number. WHERE TO STAY First Hotel Skt. Petri, 22 Krystalgade, Copenhagen; 3345-9100, http://www.
June 9, 1991 |
Do you feel that you were born to shop? Does nothing compare to the rush of Adrenalin that you experience when finding an Evan Picone suit or a Brooks Brothers shirt for 50% off? Imagine the surge that would come in Paris when you scoop up an $800 designer coat for $120. If you haunt Loehmann's and Marshall's, then Paris is for you. It's not too expensive. Just don't go where the tourists go.
December 30, 2004 |
New Year's Eve is made for dancing. But what if dancing was your job? For Erna Segal of the 1950s and '60s novelty act Chiquita & Johnson, it was no party. As portrayed in her autobiography "Memoirs in Toe Shoes" (FictionSpin, $28), posthumously published last month, being an end-of-the-year showbiz staple had its downside. Sure, she and her partner, John von Kralik, opened on New Year's for the likes of Red Skelton at Harrah's Club in Lake Tahoe and Mae West at the Latin Quarter in New York.
November 26, 1987 |
Joey Bishop is apologetic. Tugging at a blue cap, the comedian and former talk-show host says he's not looking his best. He slipped and fell the other day and had to have 20 stitches sewn on his head and his nose bandaged. But you'd never know he took a tumble. Or, for that matter, that he is pushing 70 years old. Tanned and fit, with dark hair flecked with gray, a bare-chested Bishop straddles a lawn chair on his waterfront patio and sips coffee from a porcelain cup brought by his housekeeper.
July 29, 1990 |
There are more than 11,000 beds available in Paris at economical rates for young visitors. A free service, Accueil des Jeunes en France (AJF), helps locate them. The beds are in youth hostels, student dormitories and small hotels that have shared-room facilities (similar to youth hostels, but fewer rules). Beds in shared rooms are about $15 to $19 U.S. per night. Singles from $28 per night. In France, the nightly rate sometimes includes breakfast.
March 4, 1996 |
Marguerite Duras, one of France's most famed and prolific writers, who became best known in recent years for her novel "The Lover" and the film based on it, died Sunday. She was 81. Duras, whose literary career spanned 50 years and 35 novels, died at her home in the Latin Quarter, according to parish authorities there.