The Courage of Others

It’s a Tuesday night, a rainy and cold one at that, but the 11th arrondisement’s rue Oberkampf carries the vibes of a Friday night. Cafés and restaurants are filled to the brim with bored-looking, chain-smoking Parisians. It’s almost 21:30 but people are still spilling out of the metros and heading off to appointed meeting places to…

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Spooflings

A few things in a list of plenty that I love: Jason Schwartzman and Sofia Coppola (who are cousins), and Marie Antoinette (the person… and also the film, which, in spite of all the bad reviews, is totally kickass… et alors? What are you going to do, chop off my head too?) One thing on…

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Waterlily in her Left Lung

“THE MANAGEMENT gave Colin plenty of money – but it was too late. Everyday he had to go and see people. They gave him a list and he had to bring bad tidings a day before they were going to happen. Everyday he went out into the crowded streets or into society. He went up…

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Helpful Elevators

One of the books I read obsessively as a child is The Restaurant at the End of the Universe. Excerpt below that is all the explanation you need: “Yeah, yeah,” said Zaphod as the elevator doors opened. “Hello,” said the elevator sweetly, “I am to be your elevator for this trip to the floor of…

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