JULY 15, 2013

Dear friends,

By Antonin Baudry

The summer is a time for cultivating our minds. In the words of Pangloss, Candide’s wise teacher, “we must cultivate our gardens.” What he means is that we must water the lush pastures of our brains with knowledge and ideas. This summer, there is no shortage of intellectual seeds to plant in our minds. There are novels to read, there is music to sway to, and there are shows to watch with awe...

MAY 24, 2013

Dear friends,

By Antonin Baudry

Film-lovers might be focused right now on the drama of the Cannes Film Festival, but this summer travelling festivals bring French film to communities throughout the US. Films on the Green, which opens on June 7th, in New York, is a celebration of French film, but it is also a celebration of community.

FEBRUARY 28, 2013

Dear friends,

By Antonin Baudry

2013 marks the 100th anniversary of the publication of Swann’s Way à compte d'auteur, the first volume of In Search of Lost Time. When Proust wrote it, he was convinced it would fall into oblivion in ten years. I am happy to say that Proust was wrong. Marcel Proust is still a powerful man who transforms lives.

NOVEMBER 22, 2012

Welcome! Bienvenue!

By Antonin Baudry

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new web platform aimed at art lovers, film buffs, educators, parents, Godardians, bookworms, Proustians, students, scholars, nerds, geeks, PhDs, culture vultures, Cartésien, Francophones, Francophiles, Californians, New Yorkers, Nebraskans… you get the idea!

NOVEMBER 14, 2012

Dear Friends,

By Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor

Today France and the United States share a particularly robust spirit of partnership in the economic, political and cultural spheres.

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