• Issue of  
  • Wednesday,
    May 19, 2010
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  • Melissa Griffin
  • Griffin: Gaga for summer camps

    For reasons I don’t fully understand, and probably owing to someone else’s last-minute cancellation, last week I was invited by General Manager Phil Ginsburg to be a judge at a Recreation and Park Department talent show.

  • Other News
  • Impressions of the City of Light

    What was Paris like in the heyday of Manet, Renoir and Toulouse-Lautrec? You get a vivid sense of it when you wander through “City of Light: Impressionist Paris,” an evocative exhibition that portrays the magic city on the Seine from the mid-19th century to the turn of the 20th.

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  • Monet flowered in Giverny’s gardens

    Monet, who lived and painted in the serene Normandy village of Giverny from 1883 until his death in 1926, carefully composed the gardens that inspired some of his greatest paintings.
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  • John Buchanan’s passion for Paris

    John Buchanan’s passion for French culture and history pours out when you travel around Paris with him. He loves floating around Paris, one of the world’s great walking cities, where something wondrous or unexpected always captures the eye.
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  • The rich history of a Paris landmark

    Situated on the left bank of the Seine, across the river from the Louvre and the Tuileries gardens, the imposing Gare d’Orsay was built to accommodate visitors pouring into Paris from southwest France for the 1900 International Exposition.
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  • The Left’s 'Blueprint' for perpetual power

    There’s an extraordinary new book out that explains Democrats' long-term strategy for winning and maintaining power.

    It's called The Blueprint: How the Democrats Won Colorado (and Why Republicans EVERYWHERE Should Care), by journalist Adam Schrager and former Colorado state Rep. Rob Witwer.

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  • Spreckels and the French connection

    Across the street from the Musée d’Orsay stands the historic Palais de la Légion d’Honneur, a splendid neoclassical building owned by the French state since 1804.




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