JULY 2, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Free Jazz/Black Power published in English; Ideas Box finds unexpected outreach in Paris; Riad Sattouf's graphic novel sees U.S. release date and positive publicity; Milan Kundera's latest novel reviewed; James Baldwin's unpublished articles collected and compiled in new look at author's life.

JUNE 30, 2015

French Books in the US - the 2015 edition

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

Once again, 2015 is filled with a multitude of French translated books, for all tastes and ages, to escape or educate, to discover and learn. We hope you will get to meet your match by browsing those inventories we prepared for you, whether you are looking for a beach-book or something to read later on, by the fireplace!

JUNE 30, 2015

INTERVIEW WITH THE FRENCH ELECTRO PRODUCER THYLACINE

By Francerocks

Thylacine began his music producer career in 2012, offering his audience a powerful version of electronic music guided by the female voices with whom he has collaborated with in the past several years. Drawing on influences such as Philipp Glass, Four Tet and Moderat, Thylacine aka William Rezé is accompanied on stage by Laetitia Bely's graphic projections, staging concerts that blur the boundaries between all the senses. We met William and Laetitia during their brief tour in the United States earlier this year. Their shows at SXSW and at Piano's in New York were well received, with the trip to New York also providing an opportunity for William to finally meet with Dyllan, who sang for the first time with him on stage. Since the interview the team headed to Vietnam and Russia before returning to France for summer festival season.

JUNE 29, 2015

30 Best French Books in Translation for the Summer

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

30 books, one every other day for the months of July and August: that seems like a reasonable goal for a bookworm's happy vacation, doesn’t it?

JUNE 24, 2015

Barthes Vision - by the Institut Français

By FRENCH CULTURE BOOKS

This year, Roland Barthes would have turned 100 years old. In order to celebrate, the Institut Français has imagined an original and creative way to gather Internet users around Barthes and see the world through his words.

JUNE 23, 2015

Films on the Green on CUNY TV's Canapé Program

By French Culture

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.

JUNE 22, 2015

From the Bronx to the Seine

By Robin Guivarc'h

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.

JUNE 22, 2015

THE GOOD LIFE

By FRENCH CULTURE LA

June - July 2015 | Discover the special issue of THE GOOD LIFE on Los Angeles! The ever-changing art scene of the city is the focus of the 330-page edition: find out more on the Broad Museum, Paris Photo LA, cultural fairs and much more!

JUNE 18, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

The original manuscript of Baudelaire's Fleurs du mal containing edits by the poet is published in France; the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair will welcome France as its guest of honor; second book of the graphic memoir series by Riad Sattouf makes it on French bestseller list; remembering author Jean Vautrin; and a biography of illustrator Tomi Ungerer is in the works.

JUNE 18, 2015

A Conversation on the Artisans of Fashion

By French Culture

On Tuesday, June 16th, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy and Albertine Books welcomed Hélène Farnault, France's leading authority on rare crafts at the heart of the arts ans fashion industries. She took us on a tour of fashion's backstage, introducing us to the world of little known but extraordinary traditional artisans.

JUNE 12, 2015

French Books USA: Week in Review

By Kyra Sturgill

A cartoonist's graphic memoir examines grief and trauma; European Commission opens antitrust investigation on Amazon e-book pricing contracts; over 700 librarians gather in Strasbourg for an annual conference; the French-American Foundation announces winners of it Translation Prize; and a recap of recent French literary prizes.

JUNE 5, 2015

BARTHES VISION

By FRENCH CULTURE LA

For the centennial anniversary of Roland Barthes, the Institut Français created a website where you can submit pictures on the theme of "Barthes Vision." The website will accept contribution through

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