Book Review: I

After a long, hard day of school, there’s not better feeling than curling up in bed or on sofa with a good book. Here at the Bilingue, reading is a prized pastime among us and we wanted to create a way for us to share and review with our readers our favorite literary findings. To…

Going Nuclear

              Nuclear power is an amazing feat of human ingenuity and recursiveness. Apart from the radioactive decay and the hazard that come with a meltdown, nuclear power faces a great challenge: we aren’t getting as much energy as we could. In fact, some researchers suggest we are getting 1%…

As a woman

On November 9th, 2016, when I learned that Donald J. Trump had been elected President of the United States, my reaction wasn’t one of elation or relief, joy or enthusiasm; I felt a bitter chill crawl down my spine, prick every inch of skin. And I wasn’t just taken aback because the candidate I had…

L’aventure de Mme Muir, de Joseph L. Mankiewicz

S’ouvrant sur la sublime partition de Bernard Hermann empreinte d’une sagesse nostalgique, L’Aventure de Mme Muir annonce d’emblée un film d’une mélancolie profonde et touchante qui demeure aujourd’hui sans conteste l’une des plus belles œuvres de Mankiewicz – et un chef-d’oeuvre dans l’absolu. Mme Muir, incarnée par Gene Tierney, est cette jeune veuve qui décide…

Chronique d’une mort annoncée, de Gabriel Garcia Marquez

On connait peu, ou mal, la littérature hispanique. Pourtant, du héros picaresque au renouveau romanesque et poétique du XXème siècle (Lorca, Neruda ou Garcia Marquez, pour n’en citer que quelques-uns) en passant par Don Quichotte, la littérature du monde Sud-Américain et espagnol a joué un rôle discret mais néanmoins capital dans l’évolution du roman. Chronique…

The War of the Starbucks Cups

You can’t have a holly jolly Christmas, or any happy holiday, without the holly jolly taste of a peppermint mocha or a gingerbread Frappuccino from Starbucks. These delicious drinks only appear for a limited amount of time during the winter holidays. The specialized coffee drink franchise is known for its legendary drinks that only make…

Silence radio sur les réseaux sociaux : l’attentat de Berlin

Lundi 20 décembre, 20h, Berlin, marché de Noël de la Breitscheidplatz : un camion de 38 tonnes fonce sur la foule, visant délibérément le trottoir bondé de Berlinois et de touristes. Un mort à 20h30, quand la notification du Monde fait vibrer notre téléphone. Neuf, à l’heure du coucher déprimé à 22h30. Douze, au réveil le lendemain…

Cuba: the Pearl of the Antilles

Cuba and the United States had cut all sort of diplomatic relationship for over 50 years with the rise of Fidel Castro, a communist leader, and an embargo was put on the island, handicapping trade and thus the flow of money. The Island, managed to survive as they were immediately put under the wing of…

A Call to Spread the Joy of Halloween

Candy. Costumes. Tricks and treats. What is that a recipe for? Why, one of the best days of the year, of course. Halloween! Despite the spookiness of the vampires and witches and ghosts, Halloween brings a fun and joyful time to anybody that celebrates it – especially those who go out trick or treating, which…

L’Étoile de Martin

Le 5 janvier 2005, les médecins découvrent chez Martin, 14 mois, une tumeur cérébrale cancéreuse. Que faire lorsqu’un enfant, un bébé, trop jeune encore pour exprimer verbalement sa peur, sa douleur, son angoisse, est gravement malade ? Les parents se battent, se consacrent corps et âme à la guérison de leur enfant.  À partir de…

The World is Watching: 2016 presidential elections

The year of 2016 has largely been focused on the United States of America presidential elections, and not just for Americans. Whether in Europe, Asia or South America, the chances of having seen or read an article on the infamous candidates are high. The center of attention since the beginning of his campaign is business…

Confessions of a délégué

This being a satirical article, may no one take offense of the exaggerated description of events. “I believe that I am the best candidate because I have what it takes to truly lead and represent our class as a whole. I will be responsible, dedicated and trustworthy. Having had experience in the past, I know…