[Review] The Resistance: A morality tale wrapped in a fine thriller

THE RESISTANCE, by Peter Steiner

I CAN’T IMMEDIATELY THINK of a better premise for a novel than the one Peter Steiner found: “I invented two young men and put them in dire circumstances.” He made them members of the French Resistance. “Dire” hardly covers it. Think about it: One of the brothers, Onesime Josquin, is a rifleman standing fruitless duty on… Continue reading [Review] The Resistance: A morality tale wrapped in a fine thriller

Interview with Peter Steiner, author of THE RESISTANCE

Part-Time Parisian welcomes PETER STEINER to its series of author interviews and reviews. He’s a super-creative man — for one, he’s the force behind the New Yorker cartoon absolutely everybody has heard of, the one captioned, “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” (See his bio on his Amazon author page.) Today we’re discussing… Continue reading Interview with Peter Steiner, author of THE RESISTANCE

The famed “White Dinner Party” of Paris

Twenty-six years ago, François Pasquier launched a tradition in Paris that has spread around the world. It’s the annual “Dîner en Blanc,” or White Dinner Party, and its basic rules are simple: Attendees must be invited; they learn the location only an hour before the dinner; they must arrive on public transportation (or chartered bus);… Continue reading The famed “White Dinner Party” of Paris

D-Day on the home front

Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia leads a rally in New York

THE NORMANDY INVASION on D-Day brought Americans to the streets in massive numbers. Some went to rallies, some to church, some just went out to be around their fellow citizens. The web site of the Smithsonian Institution has as remarkable series of pictures made that day. Take a look – it will be time well spent.… Continue reading D-Day on the home front