I am a Franco-American PhD student at one of the campuses of the University of California, studying literature and literary/critical theory (and video games!). This blog started in August 2012 mostly so that I could write about cultural difference while living in Paris for a few months and teaching French for the UC — then it evolved into a sort of play-by-play of the street art scene in my Parisian neighborhood, the 11ème — but I have now returned to the States. The blog will continue discussing France and French/American cultural differences, but besides that, expect a lot of rambling about street art in particular, food, and whatever else may strike my fancy.