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100th anniversary of Edith Piaf’s birth

The BnF is honoring the 100th anniversary of Edith Piaf’s birth (December 19, 1915) with an exhibition displaying Piaf’s recordings, photographs, posters, letters and performance programs. 147 more words

Paris Events And Other Stuff

The ultimate, fool-proof, beginner’s guide to using the Bibliothèque nationale de France!

The Bibliothèque nationale de France (the BnF) is an enormous resource for researchers, but it can be a little tricky to navigate for an outsider. My first few visits to the BnF were exciting but also a little confusing, so I thought I’d write a step-by-step, fool-proof guide for any researchers out there hoping to explore the BnF for the first time and to hopefully make things a little more straight forward! 1,466 more words



I find myself loving dogs and cats equally these days. Both animals have graced my life during my time in New York, and they will remain dear to my heart. 754 more words

Book Review

"Histoire de ma vie" - Giacomo Casanova, a womanizer or the one who knew how to love?

Last night, while preparing to go to bed, I came across a short tv serial on FoxMovies called “Casanova”. I’ve watched that serial a long time ago and completely forgot about it. 570 more words


RE-POSTS!: Men in underpants

I am re-posting this piece on men in underpants from last year. Time to get back onto this interesting topic once again. Soon I will post a follow-up on this: Renaissance underpants! 269 more words



Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, escalators (Credit: C. Bertelsen)

Thanks to a Julia Child Independent Scholar grant that I won from the International Association of Culinary Professionals, a few years ago I spent a month in France researching a topic close to my heart: the culinary impact of European colonialism on modern food habits. 132 more words