French Revolution

The King’s Daughter: A Royal Disaster movie review

OWhat did I watch? I do not know. And it hurts my brain to think about it. The King’s Daughter is ostensibly a movie in the same way that, say, a Victorian garden folly is ostensibly a Japanese temple or a medieval castle. That is to say: not at all, it’s just a huge ornament built by a guy with ...

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French group Permanent Revolution blocks fight against Macron’s mass infection policy

As teachers and students rally in the United States, France, Italy, Greece and beyond against official pandemic protocols, the Permanent Revolution a group linked to the Pabloite New Anti-Capitalist Party (NPA) is working to block a fight to stop mass infections in schools. A chasm of class separates it from the call by the Socialist Equality Party (PES) to create ...

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The National Opera of Greece will present the revival of “Andrea Chénier”

The National Opera of Greece has announced the revival of the production of “Andrea Chénier” by Umberto Giordano and Luigi Illica. The opera will take place from January 29 to February 29. 13 in the Stavros Niarchos room. The title role will be shared by tenors Marcelo Puente and Marcelo Álvarez, while sopranos Cellia Costea and Eva-Maria Westbroek will play ...

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Postcard from Paris: An unsung and forgotten national hero

Through Denis Lennox, CP Contributor | Sunday, January 16, 2022 The tomb of the Marquis de Lafayette in the Picpus cemetery in Paris. | Denis Lennox Largely overlooked in Paris, a city full of monuments and other sites popular with tourists, is the tomb of the Marquis de Lafayette. Not only did Marie Joseph Yves Roches Gilbert du Motier serve ...

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Can we revive forms of dissent rooted in culture and religion?

One of the challenges facing contemporary activism is the rejection of ‘human rights’ as ‘Western’, with no roots in Indian culture. To some extent, activists themselves have given ground in culture and religion, even as they seek to uphold humanist values, justice and rights using the language of the Constitution. As historian Ramachandra Guha notes in an EPW article, this ...

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The 10 biggest and most visited music concerts of all time

Music concerts are the main driver of the contemporary music industry. According to a study by Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PWC), the live music industry will be worth $ 31 billion globally in 2022 with an annual growth rate of 3.3%. there is no better way to experience the talent and creativity of an artist than to watch and listen live in ...

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How Victor Hugo saved Notre-Dame de Paris

COURTESY PHOTOColumnist James Buckley is impressed by writer Victor Hugo’s support for Notre Dame de Paris. The power of printing, by Jim Buckley Historically, it is often a determined and talented man or woman who can change the world. And this was the case with Victor Hugo and Notre Dame de Paris. Without Hugo, possessing both a prodigious talent and ...

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The long history of anti-Haitism in the Dominican Republic

Dominican soldier stands near 118 mile border wall built by the Dominican Republic to prevent Haitian migrants from entering / Credit: La Prensa Latina Editor’s Note: The following is the author’s analysis and was originally published in Eurasia Review. On December 16, two diplomats from the Haitian Embassy — Williamson Jean and Jackson Lorrain — were stopped en route from ...

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How art shapes our lives: a modern-day impressionist

By Sal Maccarone Impressionism is a theory and practice of painting that simulates light reflected through dabs and strokes of paint. This pictorial approach was originally conceived by French painters who lived and worked at the end of the 19th century. The Impressionist movement received its name following a work by Claude Monet entitled “Impression Sunrise”. This painting received a ...

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From Thinnai, the stone of Sita and a Pondicherry which was an “artificial paradise” – The New Indian Express

Express news service The narrator returns to his childhood home in one of the poor northern suburbs of Pondicherry, Kurusukuppam. Seeing how much everything has changed in his old neighborhood, the reader travels back in time when “ashramites, hippies and retired veterans of the French colonial wars” lived in the city. The prose is made up of vivid descriptions of ...

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