Contents Index – 1997 Issues

Issue 2.51 – 22. December 1997
  • Café Metropole – Don't Ask Me to Look Out the Window
  • 'Au Bistro' – Two Trials and a Nice Guy in Marseille
  • Downtown Strolling Without Snow
  • A Modest New Years' Proposal – 311 Year–Old Café
  • Noël Program III – Even More Opera, Ballet, Theatre, Concerts and Events
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Greetings from Paris'
Issue 2.50 – 15. December 1997
  • Café Metropole – Really Not the Weatherman
  • 'Au Bistro' – Papon Is Confronted With Facts
  • The Odd Shopper
  • On the Town At Noël
  • How the French Do Noël by M–R Erickson
  • Noël Program II – More Opera, Ballet, Theatre, Concerts and Events
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Flyin' Into Paris'
Issue 2.49 – 8. December 1997
  • Café Metropole – My Development Is Over
  • 'Au Bistro' – General Winter Pays Paris Brief Visit
  • Noël 1997 – Opera, Ballet, Theatre, Concerts and Events
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Little Gifts'
Issue 2.48 – 1 December 1997
  • Café Metropole – We Think Singing in the Métro is Fun
  • 'Au Bistro' – Barbara – Another Funeral in Paris
  • Free Grapes Galore at Champerret
  • Looking Around at Food, Sort Of – In the rue Lepic
  • Alfa Wins Euro Car of the Year Award
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Keep Pouring'
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Issue 2.47 – 25. November 1997
  • Café Metropole – Rain and Wine, Weather and Beaujolais
  • 'Au Bistro' – The Second Last Red and Jospinomania!
  • Fancy German Cars and Freibier
  • Car Showrooms on the Champs–Elysées
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Singing In the Rain'
Issue 2.46 – 17. November 1997
  • Café Metropole – For Runners and Walkers, Poets, Art Lovers, Historians and Oddballs
  • 'Au Bistro' – Paris and Mercedes Have Woes While Disneyland Glows
  • On the Way to Somewhere... Close By – Châtelet 1
  • Walking Around Châtelet and a Lot of History – Châtelet 2
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Taking 'M's' 'A' Train'
Issue 2.45 – 10. November 1997
  • Café Metropole – Welcome to Parigi!
    In Return for Rome's Mayor Last Week, a CD from Milano
  • 'Au Bistro' – Maurice Papon Was a 'Cleaning Lady' – Trucker's Strike Ends
  • Visiting a Different Museum – Freemason's 'Grand Orient'
  • How to 'Go Native' in Paris Restaurants by Adrian Leeds
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'The Undercover Restaurant Critics at Work'
Issue 2.44 – 3. November 1997
  • Café Metropole – Death in Marly Is Internet's Loss
    'Golden October' Officially Over At Last
  • 'Au Bistro' – French Truckers About to Resume 1996 Srike
  • Looking Around for Nalpoléon III, with Thirza Vallois
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Arthur has a 'S' On His Sweater Because It Is Halloween'
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Issue 2.43 – 27. October 1997
  • Café Metropole – Forest 'Panther' Turns Into Dog; 500 Hunters Mystified
  • 'Au Bistro' – Nothing in France is Like Chicago
  • From Shakespeare & Co. to the Luxembourg
  • E–mail For Everyone in France, With a Minitel?
  • Sundown On the Zip Train to Poitiers by Linda Thalman
  • Looking for the Big Pumpkin In Any Old Place
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'E–mail bike with motor?'
Issue 2.42 – 20. October 1997
  • Café Metropole – Broken Promises: Another Ordinary Week
  • 'Au Bistro' – Papon Trial Switches from 1942 to 1961
  • The Great Pencil Hunt, Part Two
  • eMail from John McCulloch: 'Sharing Lunch With Emile'
  • eMail from Susan Beaupre 'Seine Boats are Made for Not Walking
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Trolling Speed?'
Issue 2.41 – 13. October 1997
  • Café Metropole – It's Raining But It's Not Pouring
  • 'Au Bistro' – French History Goes On Trial in France
  • eMail from Allan Pangborn: 'The Hôtel de Ville Tool Shop'
  • Art Tools: Looking for a Friendly Pencil
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Art is... making your own pencil'
Issue 2.40 – 6. October 1997
  • Café Metropole – Warm Days – Cool Nights
  • 'Au Bistro' – We Did It! We Got 'Golden October!'
  • While the Air's Away On Paris' Pollution Day
  • Montmartre Kicks Out Jams, Stomps Grape
  • Prix de l'Arc – Out At the Track With Kaz
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Pollution Chez Ed'
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Issue 2.39 – 29. September 1997
  • Café Metropole – Paris' Long August
  • 'Au Bistro' – President Chirac's Roadshow
  • Wandering Towards Beaubourg
  • Les Halles Is a Hole In Paris' Centre
  • eMail from Kathie Coulson – On a Hundred Bucks a Day
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Indian' Summer for Waiters'
Issue 2.38 – 22. September 1997
  • Café Metropole – Autumn in Paris and Still Nice
  • 'Au Bistro' – Details of Diana Crash Elude Bodyguard
  • Apple Expo '97: Apple's Last Tango in Paris?
  • The End of Heritage in Rochefort; Goodbye La Tourelle
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Apple Has 'Fire Sale''
Issue 2.37 – 15. September 1997
  • Café Metropole – Bienvenue to Metropole, Again
  • 'Au Bistro' – Brit Tabs Savage French Flics
    Britain Honors Simone Veil
  • A Little Stroll on the Boulevard Saint–Michel
  • A Fizzy Neighborhood Street–Party
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Back in School Again. Yes!'
Issue 2.36 – 8. September 1997
  • Café Metropole – Who Demands 'Tabloid' Garbage?
  • 'Au Bistro' – Diana and Dodi's Fatal Ride – Lots of News
    But Few Facts
  • At the Place de l'Alma Crash Site
  • Surviving Back–to–School Chaos by 95 Percent
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Our Respects'
Issue 2.35 – 1. September 1997
  • Café Metropole – Summer's Over – What Next?
  • 'Au Bistro' – Tragic Death Under the Place de l'Alma
  • On the Forever Mediterranean Beach
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Our Beach Reporter'

Issue 2.33/4 – 18. August 1997
  • Café Metropole – The Centre of Midsummer
  • Sharing a Holiday with Cows
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Hot Dogging'
Issue 2.31/2 – 4. August 1997
  • Café Metropole – Continues While the Editor Bugs Off
  • 'Au Bistro' – Things Go 'Beep' On the Beach
  • Springtime for Louis and Versailles
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'First Train to Versailles'
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Issue 2.30 – 28. July 1997
  • Café Metropole – Thoughts From Off–Centre
  • 'Au Bistro' – Tapie Freed! and Tour de France Finish
  • The Tuileries – The Next Best Thing to a Beach in Paris
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Beach Landing'
Issue 2.29 – 21. July 1997
  • Café Metropole – The Weather, Photos and the Hôtel de Ville
  • 'Au Bistro' – For Versailles, Go via Saint–Lazare
  • Only One of Paris' 21 City Halls
  • Dip Your Feet Into the Water at 'Paris–Plage'
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Metro Team Loses Tour de France'
Issue 2.28 – 14. July 1997
  • Café Metropole – Something Unique Found At Last
  • 'Au Bistro' – The Usual Summer Un–News: Billions for Versailles
  • The Rue Oberkampf Finds Itself Centre of Paris' High Life
  • A Day in the Summer of 1927 in Montparnasse
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Rockin' at Bastille'
Issue 2.27 – 7. July 1997
  • Café Metropole – Light On the Edge of the Clouds
  • 'Au Bistro' – We Talk A Lot About the Weather, Most of It Unprintable
  • A Partial Program for Bastille Day is Better than No Program at All
  • eMail: Mike Harmon's Mistaken Bastille Day Flight
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Night Rider, On the Tour de France'
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Issue 2.26 – 30. June 1997
  • Café Metropole – Official Summer in Paris Starts
  • 'Au Bistro' – Ready, Set, Go – Let's Scramble Out of Town
  • World's First Modern Art Factory on Montmartre
  • Touring the Latin Quarter with Thirza Vallois
  • eMail: The Lovejoy's Best 25th Anniversary
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Paris – Paname – 1997'
Issue 2.25 – 23. June 1997
  • Café Metropole – Up–to–Date Weather Report: Glum and Grey
  • 'Au Bistro' – Jospin Sings, Followed by Lots of Music
  • No Window Washers – The Big Old Iron Tour Eiffel
  • The Gare du Nord Is Neat and Tidy, Without Inspector Maigret
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'SNCF 1897'
Issue 2.24 – 16. June 1997
  • Café Metropole – A Case of Severe 'Event–Fatique'
  • 'Au Bistro' – A Big Wind Blows Through Paris
  • On the Quais of the Seine – the Bouquinistes
  • An Island in the Stream – the Ile–de–la–Cité
  • In the City On the Island – At the Very Centre
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'A Nice Little Weekend Drive at Le Mans'
Issue 2.23 – 9. June 1997
  • Café Metropole – Do Ideas Come From the Bar Central?
  • 'Au Bistro' – Bernard Tapie's Hard Times, Part VIII
  • Elections '97 – Jospin Signs On Eight Women for Cabinet
  • Cluny – The Heart of the Quartier Latin
  • La Palette May Be Paris' Bar Central
  • Stone – It's a Lucky Thing France is Full of It
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'France Vacances 1997'
Issue 2.22 – 2. June 1997
  • Café Metropole – There Goes the Neighborhood – Again!
  • 'Au Bistro' – Long Sentence Asked For Tapie
  • Elections '97 – Jospin Leads Left to Stunning Victory
  • Strolling Down the Champs–Elysées
  • Cruising on the Seine in May – or June
  • One of the Higher Café Terraces
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Things Go Bump'
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Issue 2.21 – 26. May 1997
  • News Flash – Alain Juppé Will Not Renew PM Job
  • News Flash – Louvre Reopens After Strike
  • Café Metropole – There Goes the Neighborhood
  • 'Au Bistro' – Tapie Trial Takes Dramatic Turn
  • Elections '97 – Leftist Parties Gain Slight Lead
  • Montsouris – Seriously High on the Left Bank
  • Cité Universitaire – Paris' Park Hotel for Scholars
  • eMail: Half of the Day After the Day Before by Mike Harmon
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'If You Do Vote, Vote for Somebody'
Issue 2.20 – 19. May 1997
  • Café Metropole – Caught by Surprise Long Weekend
  • 'Au Bistro' – Tapie On Trial, Again
  • Elections '97 – Into – Yawn – the Final Stretch
  • Art On the Table in the rue de Paradis
  • East of Suez in the Passage Brady
  • Courbevoie Found – Near La Défense
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Don't Forget to Vote'
Issue 2.19 – 12. May 1997
  • Café Metropole – Rain Fell Mainly In France this Week
  • 'Au Bistro' – Nothing But Cannes and Politics
  • Elections '97 – Chirac Fails to Spark Lackluster Campaign
  • When the French Ate Grass Instead of Bread
  • An Unexpected Day in Passy
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Baguettes of Grass'
Issue 2.18 – 5. May 1997
  • Café Metropole – The Bridges of May
  • 'Au Bistro' – Politicians Uninvited for May Day
  • The 'Concours Lepine' – The Wonderful Invention Show
  • Hide and Seek May Day Parade
  • Dava: Ex–Clown On Paris Visit
  • eMail: Free Way to Pass the Good Time, from Walter Conway
  • eMail: Paris' Chicken 'Mystery' Exposed, from Kim Murray
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Bring a Friend'

Issue 2.17 – 28. April 1997
  • Metropole 'Flash News' – Air Controllers Call for Strike – Tuesday, 29. April
  • Café Metropole – If Modern Artists Are Not Retired
  • 'Au Bistro' – Where Not to Get Fresh Eggs
  • The '97 French Elections – Mystery to Public
  • Galleries Open by the Half–Dozen
  • Rain in the Parc de Saint Cloud
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Groovy – Aber Kunst?'
Issue 2.16 – 21. April 1997
  • Metropole 'Flash News' – President Chirac Announces Early Elections – Tuesday, 22. April.
  • Café Metropole – Readers As Contributors
  • 'Au Bistro' – After Changing Jails Bernard Tapie Goes to Work
  • Paris is Not Chicken Crazy, but They're Available
  • In the Art Part of the Latin Quarter
  • eMail: Know Anthing About the Skeleton(s)? From Craig Tredeau
  • eMail: Mike Harmon's Bubbly Terrace Memories
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'After Chickens, Next the Zoo'
Issue 2.15 – 14. April 1997
  • Café Metropole – Thoughtlessness and
    the Significance of Trash
  • 'Au Bistro' – Annual Severe Drought Strikes Again
  • At the Salon de la Maquette et Jeux II
  • With Metropole Readers On a Café Terrace
  • Walking Down 'La Mouff'
  • Gérard Depardieu is a French Actor
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Radio Control – Total'
Issue 2.14 – 7. April 1997
  • Café Metropole – A Little Bit About Paris, Texas
  • 'Au Bistro' – France to 'Beat Clock' to Century's End
  • The Freak Brothers are Alive in Paris!
  • Highs and Lows in Belleville
  • Parisians Mob Annual Model Show
  • eMail: 20 Minutes Time for Café Terrace by Michael McKinnon
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'A 'Not Quite Dead' Reject'
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Issue 2.13 – 31. March 1997
  • Café Metropole – Walk on the Grass? In Paris?
  • 'Au Bistro' – Red Wine Good Against Senility
  • Pascin's 25 Year–Long Party in Montparnasse
  • Restaurant Review: Altas Opéra
  • eMail: President Chirac Having Fun by Kim Murray
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'One–fingered Reporter'
Issue 2.12 – 24. March 1997
  • Café Metropole – Who Cares about Our Datelines?
  • 'Au Bistro' – Super Loto Win Set to Pay 150 Million Francs
  • In the Avenue Montaigne, a Street of High Fashion
  • The Gare de Lyon's 'Le Train Bleu'
  • eMail: Street Rallye in Paris, by Linda Thalman
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'The Easter Bunny's Atelier'
Issue 2.11 – 17. March 1997
  • Café Metropole – The Pubs May Be Fake, But the Paddy is Real
  • 'Au Bistro' – 'Eurodemo' Replaces 'Eurostrike' as
    Week's 'Euroword'
  • Books, Books and More Books at Salon du Livre
  • Publishers from Africa, 'Little' Editors from France
    and Students From Paris
  • CD Review – Mr. Eddy Scores Ten, by Mike Harmon
  • History and Photos in the Land of Odd
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'The Wet Class?'
Issue 2.10 – 10. March 1997
  • Café Metropole – Is Your Utrillo Real?
  • 'Au Bistro' – 'Eurostrike' Hits Renault – The Land of Unfat
    Is In Southern France
  • At the 'Campagne à Paris'
  • Sort of Circuling the 'Butte' Montmartre
  • A Mis–Visit to the Village of Charonne
  • Coming Event – 17th Annual Salon du Livre
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'The Heights of Montmartre'
Issue 2.09 – 3. March 1997
  • Café Metropole – Forever an Immigrant
  • 'Au Bistro' – Madame Mégret Tells All to Berliner Zeitung
  • At the Salon de l'Agriculture – France's Food Chain On Parade
  • Part of a Day at the Other Versailles – Not at Over–
    Splendid Palace
  • eMail: Walter Conway Writes About Colors and Smells
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Agro–Mechano'
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Issue 2.08 – 24. February 1997
  • Café Metropole – Rare Piece of Fiction Marks 53rd Issue
  • 'Au Bistro' – Sports, Porno, Short, Tall, Organ and Flop Stories
  • Personal Opinion: France Is In Neutral – Between Past and Future
  • 'Grands Boulevards' to Get Overdue Face–Lift
  • Springtime on the Champs–Elysées – Date: 23. March 1995
  • Dreaming in Montparnasse' – from Metropole's First Issue
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'One Bougie for Metropole'
Issue 2.07 – 17. February 1997
  • Café Metropole – X–perimental French Record Reviews
  • 'Au Bistro' – Movie and Music Awards for Charles Aznavor
  • Looking Back at Retromobile Salon Is Like Looking at
    Starwars in a Mirror
  • Place des Vosges Remains Unchanged After 350 Years
  • CD Music Review: 'Zip Band's – Getting X–perimental Over U'
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'History of Gué Automobiles'
Issue 2.06 – 10. February 1997
  • Café Metropole – Rightist Front National Takes Another Town
  • 'Au Bistro' – Winter Holidays Start With Usual Fuss and
    Search for Babysitters
  • US Ambassador Pamela Harriman Dies in Paris – Party–Girl
    Turns Lady at American Embassy
  • Shakespeare & Company Sells Books and Gives Away Lodging
    if You Can't Afford Them
  • On the Ile Saint–Louis – A Rare Day in the Winter Sun
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Valentine of the Week
Issue 2.05 – 3. February 1997
  • Café Metropole – In the Dead of Winter
  • 'Au Bistro' – The Usual and Average News Plus Sports
  • Salon 'Expolangues' at the Grand Hall of Babble
  • The Maison des Jardies in Sèvres – Where Balzac Bought,
    Gambetta Lived
  • Gas Works at Beaubourg Celebrates Its 20th Birthday
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Cartoon of the Week
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Issue 2.04 – 27. January 1997
  • Café Metropole – The Annual Comic Book Festival at Angolême
  • 'Au Bistro' – Justice Reform and an Honor for Johnny
  • Musée de la Musique – Another Big Museum Opens
  • The Faubourg St. Honoré – Where the Rich Hunt for Bargins
  • By the Canal Saint Martin – Still Some Ice
  • eMail – Bombayed Underwear
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Cartoon of the Week
Issue 2.03 – 20. January 1997
  • Café Metropole – Lunch In, Lunch Out; Year In, Year Out
  • 'Au Bistro' – Men Available, Pay–TV, Johnny and Boxing
  • Boulogne–Billancourt – In a Worker's and Architect's Paradise
  • Is European Union Dead Duck? Could Be Self–Fullfilling Prophesy
  • First–Hand Account of Revolution in Bulgaria by Paul Swider
  • eMail – Is Winston Churchill Pub Still In Existence?
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Cartoon of the Week
Issue 2.01/2.02 – 6. January 1997
  • Metropole Diary – Jumps a Week
  • 'Au Bistro' – Big Blah on TV, Big Crowd in Real Cold
  • Paris – In The Future Recent – A Short and Fast First
    Mini–Tour of 1997
  • Paris – In The Passé Recent – Highs and Lows of
    the Last Grand Tour of 1996
  • The Half–Price Dress of Your Dreams – 'On Sale' in Paris
    May Be Better than 'Wholesale' Elsewhere
  • This Week's Paris Posters
  • Ric's Cartoon of the Week

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