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Summer Edito

This summer marks the arrival in America of the Hermione — a full-scale replica of the ship on which Lafayette journeyed to the United States in 1780.
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The Arab of the Future

The Arab of the Future, the #1 French best-seller, tells the unforgettable story of Riad Sattouf's childhood, spent in the shadows of 3 dictators--Muammar Gaddafi, Hafez al-Assad, and his father.
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Rochester Knockings: A Novel of the Fox Sisters

The Fox Sisters grew up outside of Rochester, NY, in a house with a reputation for being haunted, due to a series of strange “knockings” that plagued its inhabitants. Fed up with the sounds, the youngest of the sisters (aged twelve) challenged their ghost and ended up communicating with a spirit who had been murdered in the house and buried in the cellar.
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Louis I, King of the Sheep

Louis’s increasingly elaborate fantasy of what comes with being a supreme ruler: the pleasures, the responsibilities, the capriciousness. “What’s good for me is good for my people,” thinks King Louis in this clever fable about the randomness and absurdity of power, but also its abuses, and the hidden dangers in a society built on conformity.
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The Man in a Hurry

Pierre Niox is an antiques dealer who suffers from a curious affliction: he insists on doing everything quickly, which puts him at odds with other human beings.And yet he is equally sure that, if he slows down, even for a moment, he will die or, worse, miss a new opportunity.
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Digital Cultures: Week in Review

July 28, 2015-The digital revolution leapt from its screens and into the physical world this week, as a host of wearable, readable and playable gadgets made the digital world tangible. From musical sculptures to a giant, malicious Pac-Man, here’s what you need to know.

books

new titles

The Arab of the Future

The Arab of the Future, the #1 French best-seller, tells the unforgettable story of Riad Sattouf's childhood, spent in the shadows of 3 dictators--Muammar Gaddafi, Hafez al-Assad, and his father.
new titles

Rochester Knockings: A Novel of the Fox Sisters

The Fox Sisters grew up outside of Rochester, NY, in a house with a reputation for being haunted, due to a series of strange “knockings” that plagued its inhabitants. Fed up with the sounds, the youngest of the sisters (aged twelve) challenged their ghost and ended up communicating with a spirit who had been murdered in the house and buried in the cellar.
new titles

Louis I, King of the Sheep

Louis’s increasingly elaborate fantasy of what comes with being a supreme ruler: the pleasures, the responsibilities, the capriciousness. “What’s good for me is good for my people,” thinks King Louis in this clever fable about the randomness and absurdity of power, but also its abuses, and the hidden dangers in a society built on conformity.
new titles

The Man in a Hurry

Pierre Niox is an antiques dealer who suffers from a curious affliction: he insists on doing everything quickly, which puts him at odds with other human beings.And yet he is equally sure that, if he slows down, even for a moment, he will die or, worse, miss a new opportunity.
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French Books USA: Week in Review

Beckett festival and his life as a special operative during WWII; Why aren't the French producing as many philosophers in the 21st century?; Simone de Beauvoir gives dating advice; Books forgotten on airplanes; Kirkus highlights three upcoming children's books
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French Voices Grantees Still in Need of US Publishers

Surprising as it may seem, some of the titles that were granted a French Voices Award in the past few years still haven't found their matching US publishers!

music

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A Trip Through the World of French Psychedelic Music

French musicians from Alpes to Melody’s Echo Chamber have been psychedelic pioneers since the genre was born in the 1960s, and while the sounds presented here range from brooding trip-hop to airy ambience, all embody psychedelia’s innovative spirit.
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La Vie en Rose: Chanson Française for the Summer

Our ‘Colorful Chanson Française’ playlist highlights a selection of timeless French classics through the novel lens of color with 14 famous songs with a color in their title. From Edith Piaf’s “La Vie en Rose” to Indochine’s “Pink Water”, (re)discover these gems while pondering the colors that inspired them.
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15 Songs to Listen to While Storming the Bastille: An Introduction to French Metal

On July 14, 1789, the citizens of Paris sparked the French Revolution by storming the Bastille, a notorious royal prison. What better way to celebrate this very metal event, than by jumping head first into the vibrant French metal scene?
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MEET CHRISTOPHE CHASSOL, THE FRENCH COMPOSER OF ‘BIG SUN’

A prolific French artist possessing perfect pitch, Chassol (who studied at Berklee in Boston) recently released 'Big Sun' to major acclaim from outlets like The Fader, OUT, and Brooklyn Vegan. The bureauexport team in New York sat down with Chassol via Skype, resulting in the following interview, notably exploring Chassol's unique concept of ultrascore, among other topics
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Paris Combo on Tour in North America

Paris Combo will be touring the US in July, complete with a stop at the City Winery in New York.
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Vieux Farka Touré Tour Includes Free Celebrate Brooklyn Show

Renowned Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré is returning to the US for summer and fall tour that includes, notably, a free concert at BRIC's Celebrate Brooklyn at the Prospect Park Bandshell on July 16th.

Visual & Performing Arts

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Interview With Virginie Bobin, Editor of Composing Differences

Read our interview of Virginie Bobin, editor of Composing Differences, a book echoing ART²: An International Platform on Contemporary Art organized in April 2014 and initiated by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York along with other participants.
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French Designer Samy Rio Awarded Grand Prix at Design Parade

French designer Samy Rio who was awarded with the Grand Prix of this year's Design Parade at Villa Noailles, for using bamboo to create functional and recyclable designs pieces. His work had previously been presented at Wanteddesign in New York.
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A Season of Performing Arts Interviews

This summer is the perfect time for you to read the bunch of interviews we had along the year. Among those, we selected four of them—with four persons that will be present on New York's performing arts scene this fall.
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Interview with Caecilia Tripp, Paris-Based Artist

Interview with Caecilia Tripp, a conceptual artist whose primary mediums are filmic installation, photography and performance. Tripp was invited by the Bronx Museum to present her latest film Music for (prepared) Bicycles during the summer of 2015.
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Joris Lacoste at Fringe Arts Festival

Sept 15 - 16, 2015
Fringe Arts
French director Joris Lacoste will present his latest piece Suite n°2 on September 15 and 16 in Philadelphia. This will be part of Fringe Arts Festival 2015.
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From the Bronx to the Seine

Thanks to the Contemporary Theater Fund, the project From the Bronx to the Seine offers adolescents living in the suburbs of both Paris and New York the opportunity to experience a theatrical journey.

Film, TV & New Media

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10 Films That Take You on a Mediterranean Journey

10 films that fit Films on the Green 2015's theme, La Méditerranée, to relive or embark on a journey through the vibrant Mediterranean.
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The French Cinémathèque at the Avalon Theatre presents: Elle l'adore

August 19, 2015 | 8:00 p.m
Avalon Theatre
Muriel, a middle-aged beautician, has been fhe number one fan of French pop star Vincent Lacroix for twenty years. Night after night, she repeatedly rushes to the front row of the singer's concert, lingering backstage for hours afterward hoping to catch a glimpse from her idol. When Vincent shows up at her door one night, she finds herself dragged into the French pop star's suspicious case that involves her girlfriend, discovered dead under mysterious circumstances.
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Films on the Green on CUNY TV's Canapé Program

This month, Canapé, the Emmy-award nominated television show on CUNY TV co-produced with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, highlighted one of our favorite Embassy programs: Films on the Green. Filmed mainly at the June 12th screening of Pépé le Moko in Washington Square Park, this edition features interviews with three of the evening’s 800 guests.
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The Hermione Brings to Shore French Animated Films

June 10 & 11, 2015 | 7:00 p.m.
Embassy of France
The Poitou-Charentes Region, in partnership with the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, is pleased to offer a cultural program to join the celebration of the Hermione in Washington, DC. Discover the series The Hermione Brings to Shore French Animated Films featuring two César award-winning French animated films.
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Two French TV Series Now Available in the US

Two of France’s most successful television dramas, A French Village and Witnesses are now available in the U.S.
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Applications Now Open for the Tournées Film Festival !

Since 2015, participating universities will now choose SIX FILMS: FIVE CONTEMPORARY (FEATURED AND/OR ALTERNATIVE SELECTION) + ONE CLASSIC FILM. The grant to cover the cost of screening SIX FILMS (either in digital or in 35 millimeter), will be $2,200.
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