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The Rebel of French Culture is dead: long live Johnny

The stage lights went dark on December 5, 2017, for a certain septuagenarian labeled “the greatest rock-star unknown outside France”. Johnny Hallyday on that day perhaps got his wish to come face to face with his mysterious Marie, to whom he dedicated a song of despair and hope on his 60th birthday. 503 more words

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A mini-checklist for comparing national cultures: conversation rules, workplace behaviours and socks

I grew up with a British father and an Italian mother, and I remember my father often complaining about the “Zanesi conversations” he had to sit through at mealtimes with  my mother’s relatives, (the Zanesi’s), in Italy. 1,801 more words

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