FEBRUARY 3, 2012

New Idlewild Bookshop in Brooklyn

By French Culture

Idlewild Books, the four-year-old travel guide and literature store on 18th Street in Manhattan, has now added a second location in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighborhood. The new store specializes in foreign-language books for adults and children. It also offers language classes in French, Spanish and Italian.

JANUARY 24, 2012

Art Spiegelman Heads the 39th International Angoulême Comics Festival

By French Culture

The President of the 39th Angoulême International Comics Festival from 26 to 29 January 2012 will be the great American artist Art Spiegelman. Author of Maus (and designer of the official festival poster) Spiegleman will be honored with a retrospective of over 200 works (he provided exclusive drawings for the event.)

JANUARY 21, 2012

France Honors Will Barnet with the Chevalier of Order of Arts & Letters

By French Culture

On January 19th, 2012, Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, conferred the insignia of Chevalier of the Order of Arts and Letters on Will Barnet, artist, painter, printmaker, and professor.

JANUARY 5, 2012

(M)imosa / Twenty Looks or Paris is Burning at the Judson Church (M)

By French Culture

After a series of successful performances last year at Danspace Project, France-based choreographers Cecilia Bengolea and Francois Chaignaud return to New York this January in a choreographic collaboration with Marlene Monteiro Freitas and Trajal Harrell.

JANUARY 2, 2012

France Honors Gary Tinterow

By French Culture

On January 23, Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, conferred the insignia of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters upon Gary Tinterow, as recognition for his contribution to furthering the arts in France and throughout the world.

DECEMBER 16, 2011

Danser Sa Vie Exhibiting the Ephemeral

By French Culture

In recent years contemporary art museums and galleries have show shown an increasing interest in the performative arts, from Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present and On Line at the Museum of Modern Art in New York to Move at the Haywar

NOVEMBER 18, 2011

France Honors André Schiffrin

By French Culture

New York, —On 16th November 2011, the government of France conferred on André Schiffrin the insignia of Chevalier of the Legion of Honor, presented to him by Ambassador Delattre.

NOVEMBER 16, 2011

International Education Week 2011 at the French Embassy

By French Culture

On November 16, 2011, the French Embassy hosted a conference in the auditorium of the Maison Française to celebrate International Education Week, a joint initiative of the US Department of State and Department of Education.

NOVEMBER 16, 2011

NLE 2011: A New Wave of Crime Novels to Hit New York City!

By French Culture

Europe is in the midst of a crime wave—a surge of creative and innovative detective fiction that pays its respects to the traditions of noir while incorporating the psychological novel, the political thriller, and the border-crossings that reflect the increasingly globalized culture of the EU.

NOVEMBER 14, 2011

Franzen’s Freedom and other Highlights from the 'Rentrée Litteraire'

By French Culture

The French publishing season, known in France as the 'Rentrée litteraire', is condensed into a short three month run from August to early November. During this period, all French and foreign titles are published, a total of 654 in 2011.

NOVEMBER 11, 2011

France Honors Lou Reed

By French Culture

On Sunday, October 30, Antonin Baudry, Cultural Counselor of the French Embassy, conferred the insignia of Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters on Lou Reed, playwright, poet, musician, and photographer.

OCTOBER 15, 2011

Odile Gakire Katese Receives First Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award

By French Culture

On Sunday October 16th, Rwandan playwright, novelist, poet, director and humanitarian Odile Gakire Katese will receive the first Gilder/Coigney International Theatre Award.