Magic in a Glass
How to Drink in 2018, With a Little Help From Churchill
How Paris Gives People the Blues
The French capital is magnificent, to be sure, but many people discover it's not quite—or at all—what they expected.
Who Stole One of the World’s Finest Champagnes?
The Jacques Selosse champagne brand is one of the most coveted in the world. In an audacious 2013 raid, a group of thieves stole $360,000-worth of it.
The Petty Thief Who Influenced Bob Dylan's Songs
François Villon liked to run with Parisian crooks and low-lifes—but his poetry influenced everyone from Bob Dylan to Bertold Brecht.
LET THEM EAT CAKE
A Dark, Demented Satire of the Disgustingly Rich
Master filmmaker Michael Haneke (‘Amour,’ ‘The White Ribbon’) returns with ‘Happy End,’ another scathing cinematic critique of the upper crust.
An Arrest in France Freaks Out the Kremlin Kleptocracy
The ‘pocket oligarchs’ close to Putin might have thought they were beyond the reach of law in the south of France. The arrest of Suleiman Kerimov shows they’re not.
My Wild Time Raising Hell with Dennis Hopper
Satya de la Manitou, Hopper’s right-hand man and one of the subjects of the new documentary ‘Along for the Ride,’ writes about a very dicey situation in the South of France.
Why France (Still) Loves Roman Polanski
Harvey Weinstein may be reviled here, but in a country where artistic genius often trumps morality, Polanski remains French cinema’s favorite wayward son.