A full list of Pamela’s New York Times columns is here. Some examples of her articles are below.



May 04, 2018 | THE NEW YORK TIMES

How to Survive Your 40s

If you want to know how old you look, just walk into a French cafe. It’s like a public referendum on your face.

March 17, 2017 | THE ATLANTIC

Podcasts Are the New Xanax

I’m not an early adopter. I’ll only start wearing new styles of clothing once they’re practically out of date, and I won’t move into a neighborhood until it’s fully saturated with upscale coffee shops. I was the last person I know to download music and to stop paying for long-distance phone calls.

October 02, 2016 | THE NEW YORK TIMES

‘If I Sleep for an Hour, 30 People Will Die’

It’s 1944, in occupied Paris. Four friends spend their days in a narrow room atop a Left Bank apartment building. The neighbors think they’re painters — a cover story to explain the chemical smell. In fact, the friends are members of a Jewish resistance cell.

April 23, 2015 | THE NEW YORK TIMES

Eat Up. You’ll Be Happier.

My father-in-law, an anthropologist, likes to talk about the time he ate dog penis. He was visiting a remote town in South Korea, and the mayor invited him to lunch. Once they’d finished the dog soup (not a big deal), a waitress carried out the boiled penis on a silver plate. The mayor cut it lengthwise with scissors, then served half to each of them.

April 21, 2017 | THE NEW YORK TIMES

How Do You Say ‘Hail Mary’ in French?

I’ve lately been telling French people about the Hail Mary pass. I explain that it’s a desperate move in American football: You’re running out of time to score, so you lob the ball toward the end zone and hope for the best.

March 08, 2018 | THE NEW YORK TIMES

Are iPhones Bad for Kids?

Two new books — Anya Kamenetz’s “The Art of Screen Time” and Naomi Schaefer Riley’s “Be the Parent, Please” — offer advice to anxious parents.

May 03, 2018 | THE NEW YORK TIMES

Are the French the New Optimists?

Americans used to be full of hope. No longer.

April 10, 2018 | THE NEW YORK TIMES

What Are the French Doing to Protect Jews? A Lot.

This isn’t World War II all over again.

July 08, 2016 | THE NEW YORK TIMES

Why Rich People Make the French Squirm

With Paris now competing to become Europe’s post-Brexit financial capital, France’s fraught relationship with wealth is under global scrutiny.

November 17, 2015 | THE NEW YORK TIMES

How to Talk to Children About Terrorism

Even in tough times, parents should tell them the truth — often in simple terms — and help them process it.

March 16, 2015 | THE NEW YORK TIMES

Decoding the Rules of Conversation

As an American married to an Englishman and living in France, I’ve spent much of my adult life trying to decode the rules of conversation in three countries. Paradoxically, these rules are almost always unspoken.