a back alley in Toronto tagged entirely in black and grey in tribute to George Floyd

In Toronto, we hope to get the message : “the lives of black count”. Forty artists have revisited “Graffiti Alley”, an alley in the city centre of Toronto is famous for its graffiti-colourful, with drawings and portraits in honor of the anti-racism movement “Black Lives Matter”. The frescoes, in majority carried out in different levels […]

What future for the major international museums?

The consequences of the pandemic reveal the extreme fragility of the flagship institutions and their economic model. We interviewed their directors By Eric Biétry-Rivierre Closed since March 13, 2020, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, one of the largest museums in the world, plans to reopen in mid-August. Mike Segar / REUTERS The […]

In Paris, New York, London or Florence, museum directors question themselves

While today only small museums are allowed to reopen, large institutions are still waiting for the green light from the government to welcome the public again. But wait … By Eric Biétry-Rivierre According to Eike Schmidt, director of Uffizi in Florence, “art was not made for express consumption”. Claudio Giovannini / CGE fotogiornalismo While today […]

With La Vallée, Bernard Minier offers new blood and hope to booksellers

“Friends are the angels who lift us up when our wings can’t remember how to fly.” This sentence did not come from a Chinese fortune cookie but from the pen of Guillaume Musso (in The Paper Girl). In his study for Weekly Books, the GfK Institute reveals that the author remained the most popular during […]

Very very alone on stage, Christophe Alévêque

The first artist to go up on stage, the humorist recorded his new show at the Théâtre du Rond-Point in front of an empty hall. In a strange atmosphere, he summons Macron, Plato and the coronavirus. Tuesday afternoon, Christophe Alévêque records his new show at the Théâtre du Rond Point, in Paris (8e). The East […]

During confinement, the French read … but book sales plunged

Consigned at home, the French continued to read, to practice cultural activities but the sales of books collapsed during confinement, notes a study by the GfK institute published on Tuesday. “Over the entire containment period, it sold nearly 15.5 million pounds, a decline of 60%” in volume compared to the same period of the previous […]

Little Fires Everywhere, portraits of mother

EXCLUSIVE SUBSCRIBERS LETTER – Favorites, nuggets to catch up with, outings of the week. All the latest series news, by Constance Jamet. Constance Jamet Le Figaro This letter allows me to share with you my favorites. To tell you my hopes, my expectations but also my disappointments. In short, to guide you every week in […]

Michel Piccoli, a great lord is dead

DISAPPEARANCE – After a long career as an actor and some 150 films, the actor died at the age of 94 on May 12 of a stroke. By Marie-Noëlle Tranchant Michel Piccoli’s real passion was “the refusal of monotony and the taste for adventure”, in short, freedom. Rue des Archives / Moune Jamet / Rue […]