A full list of Pamela’s New York Times columns is here. Some examples of her articles are below.
February 07, 2019 | THE NEW YORK TIMES
New research shows that hyper-involved parenting is the route to kids’ success in today’s unequal world.
January 19, 2019 | THE NEW YORK TIMES
‘I would like 50-year-old women to stop sending me photos of their bottoms and breasts,’ a French writer pleaded.
December 21, 2018 | MARIE CLAIRE
Marie Kondo’s decluttering technique has always been refreshingly strange: Make a pile of all your clothes—down to the last pair of socks—then discard anything that doesn’t “spark joy.” Repeat this with books, papers, and the contents of your kitchen cabinets.
November 24, 2018 | THE NEW YORK TIMES
The French comedian Blanche Gardin is taking on all of feminism’s orthodoxies.
November 01, 2018 | THE NEW YORK TIMES
Viktor Orban didn’t like what the press was reporting, so he took it over.
May 04, 2018 | THE NEW YORK TIMES
If you want to know how old you look, just walk into a French cafe. It’s like a public referendum on your face.
April 21, 2017 | THE NEW YORK TIMES
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 17, 2017 | THE ATLANTIC
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 I’ll only start wearing new styles of clothing once they’re practically out of date, and I won’t move into a neighborhood until it’s fully saturated with upscale coffee shops.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
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.
July 08, 2016 | THE NEW YORK TIMES
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
Even in tough times, parents should tell them the truth — often in simple terms — and help them process it.
April 23, 2015 | THE NEW YORK TIMES
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.
March 16, 2015 | THE NEW YORK TIMES
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.