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The French ambassador’s residence reigns and rocks
This weekend, the French ambassador’s residence in Washington is scheduled to host a soiree that represents a style and power trifecta. France. Bloomberg. Vanity Fair. The 1910 Tudor Revival...
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the Washington Post
Chef Staib's historic ship comes in
The French came to the American colonists' aid during the War for Independence. In 1780, the Marquis de Lafayette arrived in Virginia abord the three-masted frigate L'Hermione. He had men, guns and...
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Replica of 18th-century French ship sets sail
Lest we Americans forget that -- in the wellsprings of our nation -- France bore the torch of liberty alongside us, our old ally has launched a reminder from across the Atlantic's waves. L'Hermione,...
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This Day in History: April 19
... – The freedman Milichus betrayed Piso's plot to kill the Emperor Nero and all the conspirators are arrested. 1770 – Marie Antoinette marries
in a proxy wedding. 1775 – American...
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Theater review: Marie Antoinette fails to emotion...
PURE Theatre’s 12th season closes out with playwright David Adjmi’s Marie Antoinette, which presents the doomed French queen speaking modern slang, a kind of royal Bravo housewife with an especially...
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The inequality bubble is accelerating, worse than...
Good news for the richest 10%. Bad news for everybody else. The Wall Street Journal reports “the top 3% of families saw their share of total income rise to 30.5% in 2013 from 27.7% in 2010, while the...
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Wall Street Journal
Books in Brief: ‘Mesmerized’ by Mara Rockliff
CHILDREN’s Mesmerized: How Ben Franklin Solved a Mystery That Baffled All of France by Mara Rockliff; illustrated by Iacopo Bruno; Candlewick Press, 45 pages ($17.99). Rockliff offers marvelous...
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The Buffalo News
The Buffalo News
The search for a more humane execution is flawed ...
But as we have seen with lethal injection, less gruesome doesn’t mean painless. The unfortunate logic of modern execution is that if the body is still enough, and quiet enough, then we can forget that...
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Manchester City: Five matches that could cost Eti...
Manchester City: Five matches that could cost Etihad Stadium boss Manuel Pellegrini his job With Man City fans calling for Pellegrini’s head a la King
, the Man City manager could be on his...
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Antiques and Collecting by Terry and Kim Kovel: T...
Tin toys, especially those that picture everyday life, are popular with today's collectors. Political, social, women's work, and other themes inspired toy makers. Many early toys were made of very...
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Sweet dreams come true
Paris has a long love affair with chocolate. Now adventurous artisans are adding wild variety to the mix, writes Julie Street. Paris has a long love affair with chocolate. Now adventurous artisans...
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Sunette, Steve and the Statues
It’s been all well and good laughing at the saga of Sunette and Steve and the Statues but at the end of the day, there have been terrible things said by people from all sides of the argument. People...
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How A Desk, With Masters Ties, Has Special Meanin...
In 1970 the fledgling author, scrounging around for something on which to craft his prose, purchased a piece of furniture once owned by Masters cofounder Clifford Roberts that may have had Ike's...
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Peabody Essex Museum Collaborates with Gemr to Sh...
PORTSMOUTH, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gemr (www.gemr.com), a pioneering online social community and marketplace for collectors, today announces a new collaboration with Peabody Essex Museum to showcase...
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Peabody Essex Museum
Time to serve up term limits - “Let them eat cake...
... them eat cake!” That statement, though wrongly attributed to Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, reflects an attitude that bolstered resentment toward the tyrannical indifference prevailing 225...
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Democratic elites spend others’ money
To the editor: The saying, “Let them eat cake,” is often misattributed to Marie Antoinette, wife of
. It originated long before her marriage to
. I have noticed that all those...
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