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. She currently is an expert lecturer on New York Times-led tours to Provence.

Her new book, The Seine: The River That Made Paris, will be published by W.W. Norton & Company on November 5, 2019.

Lauren Collins, Paris staff writer for The New Yorker, calls the book “a soulful, transformative voyage along the body of water that defines the City of Light. Elaine Sciolino is the perfect guide to the wo
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At the Quai Branly, ‘Each Exhibition We Do Is a Book Telling a Story’

 


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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“He told me it was First, by Van Cleef & Arpels.”
Elaine Sciolino, La Seduction: How the French Play the Game of Life

“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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“Consuming alcohol in public is allowed in France, which means drinkers overflow onto the sidewalk, especially on the Montmartre stretch. But it rarely gets out of control.”
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