Elaine Sciolino

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Elaine Sciolino is a writer and former Paris Bureau Chief for The New York Times, based in France since 2002. She contributes to The New York Times' Food, Culture, Styles and Sunday Review sections. In 2015 she served as the expert lecturer on the first New York Times-led tour to Iran, and will have led six Times Journeys to Iran by the end of 2016.

Her new non-fiction book, The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs, released by W.W. Norton & Co. in November 2015, is a New York Times bestseller and in its fourth printing. The New York Times wrote that “Sciolino … has Paris at her feet.” The Wall Street Journal praised it as “a sublime stroll…elegiac.” The Washington Post called the book a “love letter with such ingenuous pas
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Oceanic statues in the main hall of the Musée du Quai Branly, whose multilevel open floor plan crosses eras and oceans. Credit Julien Mignot for The New York Times

Oceanic statues in the main hall of the Musée du Quai Branly, whose multilevel open floor plan crosses eras and oceans. Credit Julien Mignot for The New York Times


PARIS — When the Musée du Quai Branly opened here in 2006, there were outraged predictions that this $295 million project was doomed to fail.


Its mismatched structures, plunked down in a neighborhood of grand 19th-century apartment b...

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“An American writer who had come to visit France . . . asked quite naturally what it was that had kept me here so long. . . It was useless to answer him in words. I suggested instead that we take a stroll through the streets. —HENRY MILLER ON LIVING IN PARIS”
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“He called him (it was always a man) a flâneur. “The crowd is his habitat, as air is for the bird or water for the fish,” he wrote. “His passion and his profession is to wed the crowd. . . . To be away from home, but to feel oneself everywhere at home.”
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