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Past articles by Adeline:


Gaël Faye’s best-selling ‘Small Country’ grapples with history and identity

The rapper's novel, not quite a memoir, was a bestseller in France. Now he's bringing the story to English-speaking audiences. → Read More


The French may soon have to accept 'le doggy bag'

In France, a restaurant meal is considered something to be experienced under the watchful eye of the chef. So there's no tradition of taking home leftovers. But the French government would like to change that to reduce food waste. → Read More


Some French women say 'puritanism' in American feminism threatens sexual liberty

For the women who penned the recent manifesto in Le Monde, the threat of "puritanism" in post-#MeToo feminism is a threat to sexual liberty. → Read More


Three years after being attacked, Charlie Hebdo questions their survival

Charlie Hebdo spends $1.5 million a year on security measures. In their first issue this year, the satirical weekly opens up and asks “How long will Charlie Hebdo be able to sustain such a financial burden?” → Read More


On 'The Crown,' music that tells the tale of an evolving age

In this series that paints intimate portraits of royalty and chronicles major events of the 20th century, the music is as stirring as the story. → Read More


Bio shows how Josephine Baker 'shattered notions' of black artistry

Josephine Baker was a superstar on the French stage. But she was also a member of the French resistance in World War II and an American civil rights activist. A new graphic biography chronicles her many identities. → Read More


Why some say Paris shouldn't take down this racist sign

The US isn't the only place dealing with divisive monuments related to slavery and a civil war. France is struggling with how to handle images on the street that many see as racist and offensive, including a sign that translates as "At the Happy Negro's." → Read More


Families of Paris attack victims find creative ways to honor their memories

A family used part of their compensation funds to restore an old bandstand where their son used to hang out. → Read More


Brace yourself America, Charlie Hebdo has arrived

The French magazine Charlie Hebdo describes itself as a punch in the face. So get ready America, because Charlie Hebdo is coming to town, online and in English. → Read More


Why French Muslim comedian Samia Orosemane says she's like a UFO

Samia Orosemane is a French stand-up comedian of Tunisian descent, who jokes about stereotypes of Africans and Muslim women ... and of course, about her mother. → Read More


Swimmers flock to a Paris canal as the city cleans up its waterways

The French capital opened a canal zone after years of cleanup. Now there's talk of swimming in the Seine some day, maybe even at the 2024 Olympics. → Read More


For A Sister, Strawberry Season In Paris Brings Bittersweet Memories

In the month of May, when strawberries pop up in outdoor markets in Paris, a sister remembers her late brother, who loved a particular variety. He died five years ago this month. → Read More


May Day holiday in Paris turns into a political battleground

May 1 is France’s Labor Day, usually a festive day for union workers, a day of social engagement and rallies all over France. It always intensifies during election years, when the celebration sits between the two voting rounds. And this year is no exception. → Read More


As the election looms, this week's terror attack weighs on the minds of voters

Thursday's terror attack will undoubtedly have an influence on the French election, but how won't be clear until Sunday. → Read More


Teenage migrants in Calais are getting beaten by police

Unaccompanied minors in Calais have braved deserts, oceans, smugglers and police. And their journey isn't over. → Read More


Migrants are returning to Calais, France, and residents aren't sure how to cope

Geography makes their town the best launching pad for migrants trying to reach the UK. → Read More


A Paris museum puts the immigration back in French history

France is a nation of immigrants, but it has an uneasy relationship with its newcomers, even those from its former colonies. A Paris museum aims to change that. → Read More


This 'evacuated' camp under the Paris metro is full of asylum-seekers

Asylum approval can take up to a year. Refugees keep arriving, and they wait, and wait. → Read More


At this Paris restaurant, 'freegans' fight waste by cooking up food diverted from the dumpster

Researchers figure that roughly a third of all the food we produce is never eaten. In Paris, a new restaurant is taking a small slice out of all that waste by salvaging discarded food from a local market, cooking it up into fine cuisine, and serving it on a "pay-what-you-can" basis to a clientele that includes some of the city's neediest residents. → Read More


These chefs are giving French cuisine a climate change makeover

Climate change has far reaching impacts — including on French cuisine. Many restaurants in the foodie mecca now have on their menu dishes that have been deemed “good for the climate.” → Read More