Who'd be crazy enough to plan a weekend in France when airfares are through the roof and a croque-monsieur in a sleazy dump costs $50? OK, me. But I have a good reason: When I find out that in honor of Mai '68—those historic student riots and general strikes that almost brought down the French government 40 years ago—a number of chi-chi Parisian shops have issued memorabilia like sterling-silver cobblestones (the rock being the weapon of choice in those heady days), I pack my carry-on. So seriously does the rock figure in the mythology... More >>>
Students in Paris try to give the government the heave-ho in '68.