| Nov 10, 2013
"Bonjour," said the gravelly voice on the phone that fateful day in June 2005. “Madame Demery?” Monique Brinson Demery's heart began pounding. The woman on the other end of the line was the infamous Madame Ngo Dinh Nhu — the former First...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 11:56 AM
A great film about Paris and its exquisite discontents, "Le Joli Mai" is a cine-poem unlike any other. It's also a movie about politics, left, right and the elusive center, as well as the lengths to which many will go to deflect and redirect that dicey...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:15 AM
During a recent visit to Paris I made my first pilgrimage to a Disney theme park outside the United States.
For years I have been reading about the majestic beauty of the Magic Kingdom-style park at Disneyland Paris, the dysfunctional violation of...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 3:00 AM
PARIS — If you think Wednesday's child is full of woe, as the old nursery rhyme has it, try Wednesday's parents.
Parents like Eric and Isabelle Nizard, who are angry over a sinister social experiment being conducted on their 9-year-old son, Sacha....
| Nov 12, 2013
| 4:30 PM
PARIS -- The Geneva talks on Iranian nukes have turned into a "pull my finger" charade. Iran says that it's only making electricity, not nuclear bombs. The U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany are somehow all supposed to agree on reeling...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Thousands of crime movies have made it clear: When things go bad, self-respecting criminals keep their mouths shut. Elegant yet empty, "Paris Countdown" illustrates the consequences of violating that rule when two French guys roped into a major Mexican...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:30 AM
MADRID - First Coco Chanel, then Yves Saint Laurent, now Cristobal Balenciaga, the master of them all.
The great Spain-born fashion designer will become the latest genius of Parisian haute couture to receive a big-screen portrait, in a still-to-be-titled...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Doubt — and a reportedly royal severed head — haunts a murky corner of forensic science these days, as researchers squabble over an unearthed packet of mummified remains thought to have belonged to King Henry IV of France.
The mystery has...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 7:30 AM
And the winner is … United Mileage Plus. And cash.
This year, "More for Your Money" has concentrated on credit cards that can be used abroad. It can be tricky because U.S. cards, which have a magnetic stripe, aren't always accepted abroad. Much...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 12:30 PM
PARIS -- So-called "transparency advocates" who believe that splaying out all the intelligence activities of America and its allies will result in increased oversight, regulation and accountability have failed to learn the recent lesson of warfare:...
| Oct 28, 2013
| 4:30 AM
HONG KONG - The Taipei Film Commission has denied reports that "Lucy," the now-in-production sci-fi drama directed by Luc Besson and starring Scarlett Johansson, is to halt production in the Taiwan capital.
Numerous local media Monday reported that...
| Oct 8, 2013
At first glance, it may seem odd that "Access Hollywood" host Billy Bush would executive produce a documentary about rhino poaching in Nepal. After all, the television personality is best known for reporting on celebrities. Also, he's admittedly bug...