2022 will be the year of the great French “cultural offensive” in the United States! We sat down with Cultural Counselor, Gaetan Bruel to discuss the Villa Albertine, the new artistic residence program launched in ten U.S. cities by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Each season, 60 creators and thinkers will carry the “French message” across the Atlantic Ocean. Also in this issue, read about French intellectuals and their fight against reactionaries, and publisher Jacques Schiffrin, who fled France during World War II and helped launch Pantheon Books in New York City. Last but not least, French pastry wizard Dominique Ansel shares with us the recipe of his signature king cake!