Contents Index – 2003 Issues

Issue 9.01 – 29. Dec 2003
  • Café Metropole – Final Late Final
  • Nothing Was Stirring – on Christmas Eve
  • After 32 Years – the Tourist Office Moves
  • Film vs Digital – Ikky Chewing Gum
  • Paris Life No 31 by Laurel Avery – Etiquette Be Damned
  • Update Club: for 1. Jan 04 – the "I Took the Tree Down Today" Report
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Christmas Eve Found'
Issue 8.51/52 – 15/22. Dec 2003
  • Café Life – Have Breakfast, Or Else!
  • Trying Out Troyes – 21st Century Mediaeval
  • Paris Life No 30 by Laurel Avery – Not Making Headlines
  • Update Club: for 18. Dec – the "I Will Bring You a Blow–Fish" Report
  • Café Metropole – Driverless Métro Line Goes Further
  • The Passages of Time – are the Grandfathers of Malls
  • Paris Life No 29 by Laurel Avery – 'Somewhere Like Mars'
  • Repeat – Scène – Tourist Office To Move
  • Repeat – Scène – More Noël in Paris
  • Repeat – Scène's Eves – Christmas and New Years
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Up, Down with Noël'
  • Readers Like You – Can Support Metropole VI
  • Looking for Lodging? Find It Here
Issue 8.50 – 8. Dec 2003
  • Café Metropole – Some Bar Hopping
  • Paris Life No 28 by Laurel Avery – The Security-Crazed Naked Airport Maze
  • Update Club: for 11. Dec – the 'Real Turtle Soup' Report
  • Scène – Tourist Office To Move
  • Scène – More Noël in Paris
  • Scène's Eves – Christmas and New Years
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – "Just taste it!"
  • Readers Like You – Can Support Metropole V
  • Looking for Lodging? Find It Here
Issue 8.48/49 – 24. Nov/1. Dec 2003
  • Café Metropole – The Best Baguette
  • Café Metropole – 'Under Construction'
  • Café Life - Chinatown – The Revolt of the 'Tabacs'
  • Paris Life No 27 by Laurel Avery – Apartment Hunting Zen
  • Paris Life No 26 by Laurel Avery – The Gilded City
  • Readers Like You – Can Support Metropole IV
  • Looking for Lodging? Find It Here
  • Update Club: for 4. Dec – the 'Patagonia and Detour Village' Report
  • Update Club: for 27. Nov – the 'Reunion(s)' Report
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II & III
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – "Under Eternal Construction"
Issue 8.47 – 17. Nov 2003
  • Café Metropole – Beaujolais Nouveau Week
  • Paris Life No 25 by Laurel Avery – Light Levity Un–French
  • Readers Like You – Can Support Metropole III
  • Update Club: for 20. Nov – the 'Bananas! Bananas!' Report
  • Repeat Scène – Noël in Paris 2003
  • Repeat Scene – Two Picassos for the Price of Two
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'New Form of McJob'
Issue 8.46 – 10. Nov 2003
  • Café Metropole – Nothing Happened – Holy Cola!
  • Paris Life No 24 by Laurel Avery – Cocteau In the Hamster Cage
  • Readers Like You – Can Support Metropole II
  • Update Club: for 13. Nov – the "12 Extra for Getting Wet!" Report
  • Scène – Noël in Paris 2003
  • Repeat Scene – Two Picassos for the Price of Two
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – "Vous Américains!"
Issue 8.45 – 3. Nov 2003
  • Café Metropole – How To Not Dine Out
  • Readers Like You – Can Support Metropole
  • Paris Life No 23 by Laurel Avery - "Probably Next Week"
  • Update Club: for 6. Nov – the 'Cappuccino of the Week' Report
  • Scene – Two Picassos for the Price of Two
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – "'Treat' is Over but Ticket Isn't?"
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Issue 8.43/44 – 20/27. Oct 2003
  • Café Metropole – 'Help' Echos
  • Café Metropole – It's Not a Holiday
  • Readers Like You – Can Support Metropole
  • Paris Life No 22 by Laurel Avery – Swinging from the Chandeliers
  • Paris Life No 21 by Laurel Avery – Singing, Dancing, Music
  • Update Club: for 23. Oct – the 'Cold In Bogota Not Good Enough for 'City of the Week' Report
  • Update Club: for 30. Oct – the "It's Been 103 Weeks" Report
  • Café Metropole Club – The Overlooked 4th Birthday
  • Repeat Scene – From Cocteau to Piaf
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – "You are supposed to be on strike today!"
Issue 8.42 – 13. Oct 2003
  • Café Metropole – Fleeting Heat
  • Paris Life No 20 by Laurel Avery – Stunned in Orsay
  • Email: The Télégraphe Explained by Jefferey T. Spaulding
  • Update Club: for 16. Oct – the "Einstein is Worried About Us" Report
  • Repeat Scene – From Cocteau to Piaf
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II & III
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – "Only 14 Cafés More"
Issue 8.41 – 6. Oct 2003
  • Café Metropole – Johnny's Amnésia
  • Café Life – Matt's Mail–Art, Christophe and Bertrand's 'Nuit Blanche'
  • Email: 'Another French Exception?' from Jim Auman
  • Paris Life No 19 by Laurel Avery – High–heeled Banana Shoes
  • Update Club: for 9. Oct – the 'Ozone Dosen't Help' Report
  • Scene – From Cocteau to Chen Zhen, Piaf and Lollobrigida
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – "Because It's... Warm!"
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Issue 8.40 – 29. Sept 2003
  • Café Metropole – Hastaire's Monograph
  • Café Life – Dimitri Is Worried
  • Looping the Rue Lepic – Review of 'Van Gogh Walks... Paris'
  • Paris Life No 18 by Laurel Avery – Speed of Insanity
  • Update Club: for 2. Oct – the "One Month Has Gone By... So Fast" Report
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – "Don't Look Back!"
Issue 8.39 – 22. Sept 2003
  • Café Metropole - Freak Factory and Chicken Farmers
  • Visiting Edith - But Not Cemeteries, Folies or Prisons
  • Paris Life No 17 by Laurel Avery – A Crabby Birthday
  • Update Club: for 25. Sept – the "Magic Still Happens Here" Report
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon - "This – is 'no car' day?"
Issue 8.38 – 15. Sept 2003
  • Café Metropole – The Giant Sunball & Techno Über Alles
  • 'Au Bistro' – Hot Issues – Three Old, One New, One Forever
  • Paris Life No 16 by Laurel Avery – Eclairs and Existentialism
  • Update Club: for 18. Sept – the 'Wanted' Poster' Report
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – "Why? Why? Why?"
Issue 8.37 – 8. Sept 2003
  • Café Metropole – Salvador Allende's Week
  • The Nowhere Tour – For It, Perfect Weather
  • Paris Life No 15 by Laurel Avery – From Zen to Dreams
  • Update Club: for 11. Sept – "The Best Frozen Food" Report
  • Scene – Some, Few Highlights for Autumn 2003
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II & III
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – "We're not late after all."
Issue 8.36 – 1. Sept 2003
  • Café Metropole – Ne Ratez Pas Mars!
  • 'Au Bistro' – 3–Word News – RAIN in Paris!
  • Plucky Henri IV – France's First, Best Bourbon
  • Paris Life No 14 by Laurel Avery – Jam Goo and Garden Dirt
  • Update Club: for 4. Sept – "It's a Two Dog Day" Report
  • Repeat Scene - Summer Events Carry Over to September
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – "We're Taking the Train!"

Issue 8.35 – 25. Aug 2003
  • Café Metropole – Greetings From Coney Island
  • 'Au Bistro' – Killer Heatwave! & Blackout!
  • Update Club: for 28. Aug – the 'The 200th Meeting!' Report
  • Scene – Summer Events Carry Over to September
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – "What's the rush?"
Issues 8.30/34 – 21. July/21. Aug 2003
  • Update Club: for 21. Aug – "It Rained Like Sparerods"
  • Update Club: for 7 and 14. Aug – Reports by Linda 'Cools' Thalman
  • Update Club: for 31. July – the 'Island of the Week' Report
  • Café Life – Lobsters' Short Lives in New England
  • 'Au Bistro' – Al Gore Continues Six Months' of Non-Candidacy
  • Paris Life No 13 by Laurel Avery – Free Jeans Included
  • Café Metropole – Django, Johann, and Edith
  • 'Au Bistro' – A New Seven–Word 'News' Report
  • No False Modesty for Paris Plage
  • Paris Life No 12 by Laurel Avery – Tiny Points of Light
  • Update Club: for 24. July – the 'Nearly All Sports.' Report
  • Links to Scene columns and NEW 'Partner' page
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – "Where's this beach we're going to?"
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Issue 8.29 – 14. July 2003
  • Café Metropole – In the Tropics
  • 'Au Bistro' – A New Six–Word 'News' Report
  • A Bastille Day with No Score
  • Weekend 'Jaw Cramp' Yum! by Laurel Avery
  • Update Club: for 17. July – the 'Coincidental Meeting' Report
  • Links to Scene columns and NEW 'Partner' page
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – "You're too heavy!"
Issue 8.28 – 7. July 2003
  • Café Metropole – More Better Paris Plage
  • 'Au Bistro' – Yet Another Six–Word 'News' Report
  • Gone To the Dogs, for Lovers Only
  • How Did Van Gogh' Do It? by Laurel Avery
  • Update Club: for 10. July – the Osaka 'City of the Week' Report
  • Scene I – Paris Stays Open Day and Night, All Summer
  • Scènes d'Eté – It's Party Time for Residents and Visitors
  • Link to 'Taking Online Orders Now for Café Metropole Blanc de Blanc' – Again
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – "Not Going to Norway!"
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Issue 8.27 – 30. June 2003
  • Café Metropole – A Blogged Week with a Change of Email
  • 'Au Bistro' – Another Six-Word 'News' Report
  • The Fête de la Musique was Full of Sparkles
  • Update Club: for 3. July – the 'Cityless of the Week' Report
  • Link to 'Taking Online Orders Now for Café Metropole Blanc de Blanc' – Again
  • Links to Scene d'Eté, Scene I and Scene II – Again
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – "Just Like Last Year!"
Issue 8.26 – 23. June 2003
  • Café Metropole – Server–Lady Meets Horse
  • 'Au Bistro' – José Bové Goes to Jail Suddenly
  • The Fête de la Musique was Full of Sparkles
  • Update Club: for 26. June – the Spacy Ice Cream is Warm 'Food of the Week' Report
  • Link to 'Taking Online Orders Now for Café Metropole Blanc de Blanc'
  • Links to Scene d'Eté, Scene I and Scene II
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – "Don't Smile!"
Issue 8.25 – 16. June 2003
  • Café Metropole – Bloomsday In the 14th
  • 'Au Bistro' – in only 4 words: France Wins NBA Championship !
  • Sacré Job! – Seeing Marguerite at the Agri–Village
  • Taking Online Orders Now for Café Metropole Blanc de Blanc
  • Update Club: for 19. June – The 'Elvis Costello is Not a Club Member, Yet' Report
  • Scene Eté – Highlights for Rest of June, All July
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Fêtards de la Musique'
Issue 8.24 – 9. June 2003
  • Café Metropole – A See–Art Week
  • The Real Daguerréotypes – Henri Cartier–Bresson's First Show
  • Scene – The 'Classic' Version
  • Scene – The 'Summer' Version
  • Update Club: for 12. June – The 'Secretary in Coma, Loses Marbles' Report
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Plate of French Fries'
Issue 8.23 – 2. June 2003
  • Café Metropole – On the Terraces
  • Café Life – 'Giving One Out'
  • Email: Calamity Ends at Sundance, from Grace and Colin Lim
  • Repeat Scene Again – Choo–Choo Champs–Elysées
  • Update Club: for 5. June – The 'Eulipian Vision' is a Meeting 'First' Report
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Not Delayed by Strikes'
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Issue 8.22 – 26. May 2003
  • Café Metropole – Men with Naked Ties
  • 'Au Bistro' – in 6 words: Tour Eiffel Lights Up Again in June
  • The Key to Cable–Access is the Garbage Room Door
  • Repeat Scene – Choo–Choo Champs–Elysées
  • Update Club: for 29. May – The "I have a Thing for Macaroons" Report
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'It's Roland "Swivel-Neck" Garros Time Again'
Issue 8.21 – 19. May 2003
  • Café Metropole – Revenge Weather
  • 'Au Bistro' – in 6 words: 'Don't Miss 'Dimanche Noir' on 25. May
  • Rail Days – Wheels of Steel
  • Repeat Scene – Choo–Choo Champs–Elysées
  • Update Club: for 22. May – The "I Need Help from an Expert" Report
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – "42 Years? Let's Strike!"
Issue 8.20 – 12. May 2003
  • Café Metropole – Bring Your Own Tapas
  • 'Au Bistro' – in 6 words: 'Mardi Noir' Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
  • On a 'Typical' Street no more than Just Average
  • Scene – Choo–Choo Champs–Elysées
  • Update Club: for 15. May – The "We've Just Hung Up Our Sleds!" Report
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – "No Trains to Nantes"

Issue 8.18/19 – 28. Apr/5. May 2003
  • Café Life – 'Ton Amie, Mabutu Mosa'
  • Café Metropole – Bagdad Café Makes Comeback
  • Looking for 'Typical' in Paris' 'Business District'
  • Scene – Cops and Image Hunters, From Maigret to Cartier-Bresson
  • Update Club: for 1. May – The 'First Country 'City of the Week' Report
  • Update Club: for 8. May – The 'Somebody's Swedish Grandmother' Report
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II & III
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'World Premiere Sandwich'
Issue 8.17 – 21. April 2003
  • Café Metropole – Summertime Issue – Extra Early Special
  • 'Au Bistro' – In 9 Words – Over –crowded Brits Urged to Move to Calais Region
  • Hawaiian Shirt Days – Capturing the Rapture
  • Hawaiian Shirt Days, Bis – Third Summer Shirt Day in April
  • Update Club: for 24. April – the 'Trendy 'Food of the Week' Report
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II & III
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Hi-Lo Weather'
Issue 8.16 – 14. April 2003
  • Café Metropole – How Much of This is True?
  • 'Au Bistro' – In Only 2 Words – France Wins!
  • Scenes of the Crimes – 'Désolation des Filles de Joie'
  • Wine News –'Taste Washington' Report – 90 Minutes of Pouring
  • Update Club: for 17. April – 'Mark Kritz' First 'First' Report
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Passive Hustling'
Issue 8.15 – 7. April 2003
  • Café Metropole – Dozy in Paris, More Air, More Fresh
  • 'Au Bistro' – In Only 22 Words
  • Scene – From Gauguin to Ming
  • Update Club: for 10. April – 'The Return of Bongo' Report
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Only Smoking is Legal'
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Issue 8.13/14 – 24/31. Mar 2003
  • Café Life – A Fresh Air Weekend
  • Café Metropole – Limited Indestructible Sunshine
  • Scene – Surreal René Magritte
  • Update Club: for 27. March – the 'Red Dirt' Arrives In Paris!' Report
  • Update Club: for 3. April – the "Je ne suis pas content!" Report
  • 1st Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • 2nd Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Springtime for Some'
Issue 8.12 – 17. Mar 2003
  • Café Metropole – Sunball Days
  • 'Au Bistro' – War Reaction in Paris
  • Update Club: for 20. March – the 'Nutley of the Week' Report
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – "Stayed Too Long?"
Issue 8.11 – 10. Mar 2003
  • Café Metropole – Less Than All Blue
  • 'Au Bistro' – Ladies Have Better Noses
  • Update Club: for 13. March – a '20 Eye-ball Meeting' Report
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – "Smell it? It's spring!"
Issue 8.10 – 3. Mar 2003
  • Café Metropole – Pencil of the Week
  • Scene – Dolls and Dix, Chagall and Dufy
  • Update Club: for 6. March – The 'Is Beverly, New Jersey True?' Report
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II & III
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Pencil of the Century'
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Issue 8.09 – 24. Feb 2003
  • Café Metropole - Turns 7 Again
  • 1996 – Dreaming in Montparnasse
  • 1997 – In the Other Versailles
  • 1998 – East of Bastille, Work and Play
  • 1999 – On the 'Route des Impressionists'
  • 2000 – Café Metropole Club Report
  • 2001 – Beautiful Cow Week
  • Update Club: for 27. Feb – The "HEY! The 11th is OKAY!" Report
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – '1 Bougie for 7 Years'
Issue 8.08 – 17. Feb 2003
  • Café Metropole – Beware of Avalanches
  • 'Au Bistro' – Decree Days are Back
  • Repeat Scene – What Isn't Rétro Seems Very Modern
  • Update Club: for 20. Feb – The 'Christmas In February' Report
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – "Is this a Hustle or Not?"
Issue 8.07 – 10. Feb 2003
  • Café Metropole – Buzzer Dayz, Signs of Too Many
  • Rétromobile – Wheels of Fire, Real and In Scale 1:6
  • 'Wine News' – The Laborious Labelworks
  • Repeat Scene – What Isn't Rétro Seems Very Modern
  • Update Club: for 13. Feb – The 'Chocolate Frogs?' Report
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – "'Cause I Love 'Em"
Issue 8.06 – 3. Feb 2003
  • Café Metropole – Finally Wired, with Only a Buzzer Left To Go
  • Françoise and Modigliani at La Ruche – Montparnasse Adventures by Guillaume
  • Scene – What Isn't Rétro Seems Very Modern
  • Update Club: for 6. Feb – The 'First Major Spa Honored' Report
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – 'Being Broke In Euros'
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Issue 8.05 – 27. Jan 2003
  • Café Metropole – Earless In New York, Buffalo Grass Returns
  • "I Lift My Lamp Beside the Golden Door" – Visiting Liberty In New York
  • Hollywood East In Queens – The Marx Brothers Were Here Too
  • 'Wine News' – Quiet but Busy Times at Moonlight
  • Update Club: for 30. Jan – The 'Not at the Rendez-Vous' Report
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – "Another 59th Birthday!"
Issue 8.01/04 – 6/23. Jan 2003
  • Café Metropole – Resolution for 2003! – 'Ed' To Take a Powder First
  • New Years In Boullay – Beyond the Café Zone
  • Update Club: for 23. Jan – The "I Learned to Read and Write" Report
  • Update Club: for 16. Jan – The "Yuk!" to Mushy Green Peas' Report
  • Update Club: for 9. Jan – The "I See You Have Good Taste" Report
  • Scene – Attention! Old Car – And Young Cow Fans
  • This Week's Paris Posters I & II
  • Ric's Weekly Cartoon – '1st Blizzard of the Week'

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