Arc de Triomphe, Paris

Arc de Triomphe, Paris.

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A reporter for the French newspaper Le Figaro checks out a French language Meetup in New York, where she learns that French is better than Spanish because Spanish is the language of Mexican immigrants. Classy! Article, auto-translation.

Also an update on the anti-advertising issue, mentioned here on 3.11: A group called Act for the Environment has paid for a series of anti-advertising advertisements in a Métro station: "Advertising kills," "Ads privatize public space," etc. Brilliant or stupid? Hard to tell. Article, auto-translation. See also Eric Pfanner of the IHT on anti-ad militants.