Summer in Paris is all about music festivals and drinks out on terraces, but it’s also about celebrating Bastille Day, one of the most important dates in French history. What is Bastille Day? Known simply as le 14 juillet (July 14th) by the French, Bastille Day commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison in 1789. What began as an angry mob of anti-monarchists … [Read more...] about What to do on Bastille Day in Paris
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Jim Jarmusch didn't have to look far for zombies. "I see a lot of soulless ghouls on the streets at night walking along staring into their phone and they don't even know they're in the world anymore," says the director. "Sometimes I just want to shove them out of the way like, 'Wake up! Get off your screen!'" Since Jarmusch's "The Dead Don't Die" (June 14), a zombie comedy … [Read more...] about Summer Movie Preview: Horror Takes a Holiday
If the ongoing test car sightings weren’t enough of a hint at its impending arrival, Chevrolet has now confirmed that the hotly-anticipated Corvette C8 is due for reveal on July 18th. To rouse excitement in the build-up to its most drastically altered Corvette yet, company CEO Mary Barra took one of the mid-engined prototypes for a drive around New York before arriving at … [Read more...] about Corvette C8 confirmed for July reveal: Update!
“I have made a lot of mistakes falling in love, and regretted most, but never the potatoes that went with them” – Nora Ephron/Heartburn Les Belles Plantes – Summer in the City In the bucolic and palatial 17th century Jardin des Plantes new owners, Groupe Bertrand, have given the charming spaces a contemporary spin. Chef, Marc Lebettre’s menu … [Read more...] about July Restaurant News: Graine, Les Belles Plantes, L’Inconnu, River Café
February 2003, Durban, South Africa: The ICC Cricket World Cup was in full swing and ahead of India’s much-hyped clash with England, I found myself in the business lounge at the Kingsmead Hilton. The location of the hotel is fantastic as it’s right across the road from the stadium. Indeed, you can see right into the ground from the top floor lounge while sipping a … [Read more...] about Sport India and its fandom menace