Haute Couture for Dummies!

Paris in the Springtime means haute couture and haute couture means “Style Through the Ages,” the Project Runway Spoof!

History Schmistory, March 26: What do you think of our government, baby?

1871 – Paris Commune, often said to be the first example of working people taking power, is founded.The commune ended after just two months. Great veggie meals and ultimate frisbee, but, unfortunately, no one wanted to do the dishes or clean the bathrooms.

Paris in the Springtime continues: How to say “hot” and “cold” in French. For kids!

People are either “chaud” or “frois” on speaking French. Find out how to say it with Gabi from Team Marco Polo!

History Schmistory, March 25: A lotta good that King’s Ransom did us.

1199 – Richard I (Lionheart) is wounded by a crossbow bolt while fighting France which leads to his death on April 6. Richard was kidnapped in Austria on his way back from the Crusades, held in Castle Durnstein, and was exchanged for a “King’s Ransom” raised by his resourceful and intrepid mother, Eleanor of Acquitaine.

Paris in the Springtime: Euronerd Paris Tips Part 1

Visit Paris with Steve Ricks, the world’s #1 Euronerd in the Official Parody of Rick Steves’ PBS Show.

Paris in the Springtime: Euronerd Paris Tips Part 2

He’s baaack! Springtime in Paris week features part 2 of our favorite Euronerd’s tour of the City of Lights!

History Schmistory, March 24: I’ll be Bach

1721 – Johann Sebastian Bach opens his Brandenburg Concerts.

History Schmistory, March 23: B & F become BFFs!

1657 – Britain & France form alliance against Spain.

History Schmistory: March 22. Hey! This doesn’t work on my Kindle!

1457. The Gutenberg Bible became the 1st printed book.

History Schmistory, March 21. Francophile joins the Cabinet

1790. Thomas Jefferson reports to President Washington in New York as Secretary of State. Jefferson would later live in Paris where he would become a movie star.

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