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Shadow upgrades its cloud computer for gamers and opens signups to everyone

French startup Blade, the company behind Shadow, announced at a press conference that it is launching new offers, updating specifications and the ability to become a client and buy a subscription without any waiting list. Shadow is a gaming PC in the cloud for a monthly fee. Show More Summary

A New Tavern From Cavan and Meauxbar Owners Is Coming to the French Quarter

Longway Tavern will go into the building that recently housed Little Vic’s Longway Tavern, the newest restaurant from LeBlanc+ Smith, is slated to open at 719 Toulouse Street in early 2018, according to a press release. LeBlanc + Smith is also the restaurant group behind Meauxbar, Sylvain, Barrel Proof, and Cavan. Show More Summary

In photos: Seeing the light at the jaw-dropping Louvre Abu Dhabi

2 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Widely seen as the esteemed French architect Jean Nouvel's masterpiece, the Louvre Abu Dhabi really is a sight to behold. More than a decade and hundreds of millions of dollars in the making, the museum finally opened last weekend, inviting...Show More Summary

Nathan Myhrvold Brings Modernist Cuisine to the French Quarter

The famed food photographer just opened a gallery on Royal Street Nathan Myhrvold, former theoretical scientist colleague of Stephen Hawking and ex-CTO of Microsoft, has just learned about serving potato salad on top of gumbo. Even with...Show More Summary

How France Is Branding Its Culture Across The Globe

"The opening of the Louvre Abu Dhabi over the weekend is the latest example of how traditional French cultural diplomacy is being supplanted by brand politics: Abu Dhabi bought the rights to use the Paris museum's famous name at a price tag of over $500 million over three decades. This example of "soft power" goes […]

Bullion Is Opening Friday: Check Out the Elegant Space and the Menus

It’s Chef Bruno Davaillon’s return to the Dallas restaurant scene Michelin Star-awarded Chef Bruno Davaillon’s new restaurant Bullion definitely lives up to its name. This very gilded French restaurant opens on Friday, and Dallas diners have been looking forward to Davaillon’s return to the Dallas restaurant scene since 2015. Show More Summary

78 bulldogs found in 'disgusting and unsanitary' conditions in Westminster

Police seized 78 French and English bulldogs from what authorities say was an apparent puppy mill operating in Westminster. KNBC-TV reports that police sent the pups into the care of Westminster Adoption Group Services and have opened a criminal investigation into the dogs’ owner. Westminster police...

Celaya Brothers Gallery opens exhibition of works by Agostino Iacurci

last weekArts : Artdaily

In an essay from 1953 named ?Les tombeaux de Ravenne, the recently departed French poet and essayist uses these words to define what ornament is, and compares this to the concept, as opposed to the object. We may paraphrase Bonnefoy?s...Show More Summary

Opening advantage

My opponent was an old guy, I played him a couple of times in the past and won. I had White and he played Sicilian, French variation. I was not inclined to play d4, so I played c3 instead. His 5… Nc6 didn’t look right to me, I saw c4 right away and after some […]

French press review 10 November 2017

President Macron opens Abu Dhabi Le Louvre, but can the museum bridge the widening gap between Western and Islamic culture?

Senegal's Oscar entry ‘Félicité’ is an intimate drama set in the music scene of war-scarred Congo

The opening sequence of “Félicité,” a moving and expansive fourth feature from the French Senegalese director Alain Gomis, is a gorgeous blur of chatter, movement and song. In a crowded bar in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, patrons drink and dance into the wee hours,...

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Turkey signs missile accord with Paris and Rome

Turkey on Wednesday signed a letter of intent opening the way to Ankara buying ground to air missiles from a French-Italian consortium. The letter signed by the Turkish, French and Italian defence ministers allows the Eurosam consortium to "analyse and define the needs" of the Turkish military, a French source told AFP. Show More Summary

Jean Nouvel: From napkin sketch to Abu Dhabi's architectural triumph

last weekArts : Artdaily

The Louvre Abu Dhabi, which opened its doors on Wednesday, started life as a simple sketch on a restaurant napkin, says French architect Jean Nouvel. It is a welcome triumph for Nouvel, who admits he is still smarting from a controversy surrounding the iconic Philharmonie de Paris. Show More Summary

Banque des Etats de l'Afrique Centrale: My Eye Opening Lunch With My Friend From Africa

After monitoring the growing row over the botched French raid in Mali that killed 11 Malian soldiers I printed out these two artifacts and then asked my friend from Cameroon, West Africa to go to lunch with me to talk about what is going on in the region. Show More Summary

World Cup report ‘leaves door open to drug abuse’ – Laporte

2 weeks agoSports / Football : EPL Talk

London (AFP) – French rugby chief Bernard Laporte raised the stakes in a bitter war of words over the destiny of the 2023 World Cup on Tuesday by saying the sport risks being seen as weak over doping. Last week, the Rugby World Cup Board...Show More Summary

Inquiry launched into new Charlie Hebdo death threats

French prosecutors have opened an inquiry into fresh death threats against journalists at Charlie Hebdo after the satirical paper published a cartoon of Islamic intellectual Tariq Ramadan relating to accusations of rape against him.

Charlie Hebdo gets new death threats over Islam cartoon

The Paris prosecutor’s office opened an investigation on Monday of death threats against the satirical French weekly Charlie Hebdo, over a cartoon of the Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, who faces rape allegations.

Macron appoints author Leïla Slimani to champion French language

Award-winning writer made Francophone affairs minister to ‘represent the open face of Francophonie to a multicultural world’ The president of France, Emmanuel Macron, has given a young, prize-winning writer the job of promoting the French language and culture. Show More Summary

Louvre Abu Dhabi gears up for launch

More than a decade in the making, the Louvre Abu Dhabi opens its doors this week, bringing the famed name to the Arab world for the first time. French President Emmanuel Macron is set to attend the Wednesday inauguration on his first visit to the United Arab Emirates since taking office in May. Show More Summary

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