This weekend begins the 97th edition of greatest annual event in sport, the Tour de France.  This year's race covers 3600 km over three weeks, which is a little farther than the distance between Chicago and San Francisco.  Since it's ...Read More

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.  Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car ...Read More

On Saturday night I witnessed a great little impromptu parade, right outside my window.  The Stade Charlety is right down the street from where I live, and they've been showing some of the World Cup matches on their JumboTron.  Rather ...Read More

Today is the start of the 2010 World Cup, which everyone in France is pretty excited about!  Well, everyone except Lab. Aime Cotton.  People at the lab are mostly... whelmed.  I discussed this with one of the summer students in ...Read More