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Newsletter #212: November 2020

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Coronavirus Encore: France Back under Lockdown

As the “second wave” of Covid-19 infections begins to overwhelm hospitals, the French are once again back in confinement from October 30 until at least December 1st. That means this month’s calendar of events is empty and I’ve put dining and shopping recommendations on hold until next month. Here’s the lowdown on the latest restrictions.

Understanding Charlie Hebdo and French Secularism

Who is Charlie Hebdo? The short answer is that it’s a French satirical magazine published weekly. But today it’s known as the target of (and excuse for) several deadly Islamic terrorist attacks in France. But how did it all start and where are we now? This article chronicles the timeline of ongoing events surrounding …

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