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Laurel Zuckerman
author of SORBONNE CONFIDENTIAL and LES REVES BARBARES DU PROFESSEUR COLLIE, editor of PARIS WRITERS NEWS
Interests: education, books, ecology, politics, France
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Venice Biennale: Divided into four thematic territories --Sovereignty, Resilience, Colonization, Indigeneity-- Canada's official entry, "Unceded: Voices of the Land" addresses the fundamental values of Native people reflected in today’s architecture, shining the light on Indigenous architecture as a way of being, as underlined by Douglas Cardinal. Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2018 at Laurel Zuckerman's Paris Weblog
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Paris Writers News flash: Jamaican author Alecia McKenzie is teaching the short story / novella course at the Paris Writers Workshop in June: Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2018 at Laurel Zuckerman's Paris Weblog
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Paris writer Victoria Cyr interviews Michael Mandaville about his new novel, A Cold Death -- An Aristotle Witzer Mystery, set in Paris. It started when he saw an article about a hidden movie theater in the tunnels under the Trocadero. Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at Laurel Zuckerman's Paris Weblog
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US Senators struggled visibly in questioning Mark Zuckerberg. The technology and business model of Facebook and how exactly it is threatening American democracy is not easy to understand, even for the young, intelligent and tech savvy. WIRED magazine decided to come to the rescue. Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at Laurel Zuckerman's Paris Weblog
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Spurred on by the Panama Papers, investigative journalists joined forces with art historians to uncover the many layers of secrets behind Modigliani's portrait of a chocolate maker from Lognes, France, Seated Man With a Cane (L’homme assis appuyé sur une canne). Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2018 at Laurel Zuckerman's Paris Weblog
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One fifth of all the URLs requested for deletion under Europe's Right To Be Forgotten are "related to news outlets and government websites that in a majority of cases covered a requester’s legal history." The "memory holes" predicted by Jimmy Wales are becoming a reality. Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2018 at Laurel Zuckerman's Paris Weblog
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Facebook is in deep trouble in the UK after investigative journalists at the Guardian revealed the massive abuse of private information over a period of years Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at Laurel Zuckerman's Paris Weblog
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The list of top selling authors in France has just been announced. France's book market is under pressure. Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2018 at Laurel Zuckerman's Paris Weblog
Writers in Paris will have the opportunity to register for workshops with outstanding authors Nicola Keegan and James Verini this winter. Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2017 at Laurel Zuckerman's Paris Weblog
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New books: Interview with Hilary Kaiser, author of French War Brides: Mademoiselle & the American Soldier, Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2017 at Laurel Zuckerman's Paris Weblog
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What's on in Literary Paris Week of Sept 26, 2017: Amélie Nothomb at the BNF, Julia Baird at the American Library, Jenni Fagan and Joshua Cohen at Shakespeare and Company, Maison de la Poésie, IVY Writers Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2017 at Laurel Zuckerman's Paris Weblog
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PARIS: WICE Creative Writing Program Returns with New Offerings. Lise Funderberg, creative writing instructor at the University of Pennsylvania and the Rugers MFA program, is presenting an intensive creative nonfiction workshop in October. Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2017 at Laurel Zuckerman's Paris Weblog
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France's national library, the BNF, offers free classes in how to use the catalog and to how research on Gallica and other electronic ressources, as well as many literary and cultural events. Continue reading
Posted Aug 14, 2017 at Laurel Zuckerman's Paris Weblog
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Bloomberg's Peter Waldman, Tiffany Stecker and Joel Rosenblatt filed an explosive report on August 9, 2017 entitled "Monsanto Was Its Own Ghostwriter for Some Safety Reviews". The article, posted on the Bloomberg site, cites internal emails that prove what was long suspected: that supposedly scientific reports on the safety Monsanto's pesticide projects are not independent science, but are written and/or edited by Monsanto. Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2017 at Laurel Zuckerman's Paris Weblog
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Top literary events in Paris this July with Sam Chang, Nicola Keegan, Elliot Holt, Hari Kunzru, Jonathan Moody, Naniso Tswai, Edwidge Danticat, Marie Darrieussecq, John Freeman, Jessa Crispin, Ishion Hutchinson, Dave Eggers, Vendela Vida, Zinzi Clemmons, Tom Jeffreys, André Naffis-Sahely and Sam Jordison Continue reading
Posted Jul 4, 2017 at Laurel Zuckerman's Paris Weblog
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New Book Events: 5-8:30 pm Paris Writer Hilary Kaiser will speak this Sunday night at Paris Soirées, in Paris. 25 euros. Includes dinner. To reserve, please email parissoirees.@gmail.com with your phone number. Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2017 at Laurel Zuckerman's Paris Weblog
Linked Data seems to hold such promise. To unlock that promise one needs to be able to search, retrieve and use the data. Easier said than done as Sparql, used to query RDF, is not so user-friendly, especially for non-programmers. Here's a nice short explanatory video. Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2017 at Laurel Zuckerman's Paris Weblog
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Flowers bloom in June. Beautiful Paris gardens photos. Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2017 at Laurel Zuckerman's Paris Weblog
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Sweden leads the way in tracking people like inventory items with rice-sized implants of near-field communication technology, or NFC, into human beings. Continue reading
Posted May 30, 2017 at Laurel Zuckerman's Paris Weblog
It is beyond heartbreaking. In solidarity with the grieving people of Manchester and the world, the Eiffel tower goes dark. We cannot help but be reminded of the Berlin Christmas Market attack, the Nice Attacks, the Paris Attacks to name only three among dozen of Islamist attacks in the months since the Charlie Hebdo massacre. Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2017 at Laurel Zuckerman's Paris Weblog
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Paris Fringe is organized by a team of international theatre makers based in France, and is curated by artistic directors Dom Douglas and Reka Polonyi. “Paris Fringe is about bringing people together,” notes Polonyi, “with performing artists coming from around the world, it is an occasion for a diverse group of theatre makers to learn from each other and share new ways of working.” Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2017 at Laurel Zuckerman's Paris Weblog
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Paris Fringe: 30 shows, nine venues in Paris: May 18-28 Information at http://parisfringe.org Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2017 at Laurel Zuckerman's Paris Weblog
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Simon Goodman's The Orpheus Clock is both a fascinating read and an extremely valuable addition to the literature of the Nazi era. It details two interlinked histories: the story of the Gutmanns, a Dutch family of Jewish origin who was robbed and murdered under the Nazis, and the story of their descendants, the British Goodmans who have for decades struggled to uncover the truth and reclaim their heritage despite well-financed opposition by the indirect beneficiaries of Hitler's policies. Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2017 at Laurel Zuckerman's Paris Weblog
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French WWII Holocaust history booklist for Vincent Peillon, who, while campaigning for president, compared the persecution of the Jews during the Nazi period ("forty years ago") to that experienced by Muslims in France today. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at Laurel Zuckerman's Paris Weblog
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NEW POETRY: With a backpack, a journalist's keen eye for telling detail and a poet's love of language, Paris writer Anna Polonyi set off on the famous pilgrimage of Santiago de Compostela. Wayword, her stunning new book of poetry, is the result. TRAVEL Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Laurel Zuckerman's Paris Weblog