They wander around the city for 90 minutes or so, trying not to act. And then she plays this song.Read more "Before Sunset: ‘Let Me Sing You a Waltz’"
The film’s strength is in its ability to embrace the broken record and turn it into something that – eventually – doesn’t condone Wilson’s dreamy idealism or Rachel McAdams’ stuffy wet blanket-ism. It just acknowledges it.Read more "‘For All We Know, Paris is the Hottest Spot in the Universe’"
It’s true that what makes Paris – or any city like it, maybe Rome or London or Bangkok and certainly New York – so good is also what can make it so terrible.Read more "Hate-Fucking Your Favourite Cities"
“Paris will always be a party, despite the pain and the tears.”Read more "Paris, Just Keep Living"
Eating abroad is tricky business.
Delicious, on occasion. An experience, almost always – even in a McDonald’s, there’s something sorta exotic or exciting about eating a greasy plastic Junior Chicken in Bangkok or Vienna or, screw it, Wisconsin.
“Istanbul, perhaps, wins this contest. And there’s probably a reason: it’s only half-European.”Read more "Istanbul: Europe’s Most Beautiful Skyline?"
“London is a riddle. Paris is an explanation.”
– G.K. Chesterton