Monthly Archives: February 2012

Family Night at the Movies

  Place de la Bastille, Paris The French version of the movie is called ‘La Taupe’  (The Mole) because the nursery-rhyme richness of ‘Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy’ does not translate into French, period.   ‘La Taupe’ is a nearly flawless piece of acting and cinema craft, filmed mostly in a British Burberry palette of beige, gray […]

DSK and the Cashmere Safety Net

All’s well that ends well.  N’est-ce pas, Dominique? On the 23rd of August 2011 in New York City the criminal case brought by the Guinean immigrant chambermaid against the French ex-IMF head and former presidential favorite fizzled to an end– not with a jury trial, but a sneer.  The prosecutors ‘couldn’t credit her version of […]