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Syrian Lessons Close to Home, from Paris to Tennessee

March 18, 2016
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Syrian Lessons Close to Home, from Paris to Tennessee

By Liz Garrigan, WORLDCRUNCH PARIS — Our usual spot at Parc Sainte-Périne to plop our blanket and sports equipment for a few hours of recreational escape was already taken when we arrived on Saturday. A group of about 10 young men were sprawled out on the patch, enjoying the sunshine and talking among themselves —...

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An American in Paris, Terrorized by San Bernadino

December 3, 2015
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An American in Paris, Terrorized by San Bernadino

By Liz Garrigan, WORLDCRUNCH PARIS — Two nights ago, there were sounds outside our apartment window that I was convinced were gunfire. It was 9 p.m., and my husband was 30 minutes late getting home. I sent a breathless text message right away, imagining...

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What Paris Has Lost, Reflections of an Expat Mom

January 10, 2015
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What Paris Has Lost, Reflections of an Expat Mom

By Liz Garrigan, WORLDCRUNCH PARIS — We moved here from Nashville four years ago, and just the other day I was telling someone how safe Paris is, how there’s a strong argument for staying here indefinitely because it’s such a secure place to raise...

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One Tough Broad

September 16, 2014
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One Tough Broad

Kirsten Gillibrand, Democratic Senator from New York, is only the sixth—the sixth—woman in history to give birth while serving in Congress. Which could help explain some of the anti-contraception...

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A Weighty Biography

September 12, 2014
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A Weighty Biography

By Liz Garrigan, CHAPTER 16 If there is a parental notion more twisted or divergent from reality than the idea that circuses represent wholesome family fun, it would be...

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The City of Light and Love

February 5, 2014
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The City of Light and Love

By Liz Garrigan, CHAPTER 16 “I hate writing,” Edmund White told a newspaper last year, but he has nevertheless been turning out celebrated titles since the 1970s, writing novels and nonfiction...

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