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France Just Gave Fifty Shades Of Grey This Hilarious Rating

The French are notoriously laid back. Hell, the French phrase "Laissez Faire" literally means laying back, letting things take its course, and not …

Holocaust survivor recalls desperate battle to stay alive: ‘I just wanted to live’

When Sabina Miller awoke from typhoid fever in the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw she had a vivid memory. It was of her mother standing at her bed in the one room the family of six shared, telling her: “You will survive.”<p>Sitting in her flat in West Hampstead, London, Sabina, now 92, does not know if it …

Inside Alfred Hitchcock’s Lost Holocaust Documentary

In 1945, Britain’s army film unit commissioned a sprawling doc on the liberation of Nazi concentration camps, supervised by Hitchcock. A new film …

Stewart O'Nan chats about F. Scott Fitzgerald and 'West of Sunset'

F. Scott Fitzgerald's legacy has become synonymous with the glamour of the Jazz Age and the success of “The Great Gatsby.” His complicated life with wife Zelda has become the stuff of myth, portrayed in numerous biographies and novels.<p>However, during the last three years of his life, Fitzgerald was …

The 21st Century’s 12 greatest novels

Books

Why the Muslim 'No-Go-Zone' Myth Won't Die

There's no evidence of extremist takeover of areas in Europe or the United States. So why do the claims continue?<p>Have you heard about the areas of Europe, or perhaps even of the United States, that are run by jihadists and which non-Muslims can't even enter?<p>Don't get too worried if you haven't: …

Religion

Paris mayor: 'We'll sue Fox News over Muslim no-go zone claims'

Anne Hidalgo, mayor of Paris, says she intends to take legal action against US network amid exasperation over US conservative claims about Islamic-run enclaves in Britain and Europe<p>In the latest fall-out from claims by some <b>American</b> conservatives that Islamic-controlled “no-go zones” have been …

Malian 'hero' of Paris Kosher supermarket siege granted French nationality

Lassana Bathily turned off the stockroom’s freezer and hid a group of shoppers inside before sneaking out through a fire escape to speak to police<p><b>French</b> authorities on Tuesday honoured a Mali-born employee who saved lives at the <b>Kosher supermarket attacked by terrorists</b> as a hero and granted him …

France

Charlie Hebdo has a right to offend you and it is not a double standard

Photograph by Brandon Robbins/Getty Images<p>By Dan Arel<p>Writing for the Huffington Post UK, Mehdi Hasan has decided that free-speech has its limits and …

Charlie Hebdo

Feelings Of Guilt During Childhood Linked To Mental Illness

Excessive guilt is a known symptom of adult depression, but a new study finds that such feelings in childhood can predict future mental illness, including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder and bipolar disorder.<p>The link seems to center around the anterior insula -- a brain region …

Depression

The strange and brilliant fiction of Hilary Mantel

So the novel begins: “When Mrs Axon found out about her daughter’s condition, she was more surprised than sorry; which did not mean that she was not very sorry indeed.” Mysteriously, Evelyn Axon’s daughter Muriel is pregnant, and “Her face wore an expression of daft beatitude.” Something is wrong …

Mark Ronson on How Fiction Inspired Uptown Special

The songwriter-producer collaborated with author Michael Chabon on his new album.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Steven Pinker, Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, and more.</b><p>On his fourth record, <i>Uptown</i> …

Music

Charlie Hebdo Cartoons Protect 'Freedom of Religion,' Editor Says

News<p>The chief editor of Charlie Hebdo is defending the magazine's controversial depictions of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, claiming that cartoon parodies of religious figures actually safeguard freedom of religion.<p>Gérard Biard, in an interview with Chuck Todd that will air in full on NBC's "Meet …

Suspects held in Greece as European terror crackdown widens

BRUSSELS (AP) — With Europe on edge, soldiers fanned out to guard possible terror targets in Belgium Saturday while police in Greece detained at …

Terrorism

Charlie Hebdo attack: French police investigate whether there was a fourth Paris gunman

Suspect’s DNA found on Tokarev semi-automatic pistol used by Amedy Coulibaly when he attacked the kosher supermarket in Paris<p>French police are investigating whether one of 12 suspects held in connection with the Paris terrorist attacks might have been a “fourth” gunman.<p>The suspect’s DNA has been …

R. Crumb's Very Personal Response to Charlie Hebdo

By Dan Piepenbring January 12, 2015<p>Look<p>The <i>New York Observer</i> has an excellent new interview with Robert Crumb, whose response to the <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> attack appeared in <i>Libération</i> this weekend. Crumb has lived in France for a quarter of a century—in typical fashion, he was moved to respond not by any …

Charlie Hebdo cartoonist funerals held in Paris as million more copies sell out

Funerals held for cartoonists Wolinski and Tignous and other Charlie Hebdo staff as second million-copy print run of Charlie Hebdo's "survivors' edition" sells out<p>The funerals of five victims of last week’s terrorist attacks in France were held on Thursday in ceremonies covered on national …

A new website explains Charlie Hebdo cartoons for Americans

The cartoons in Charlie Hebdo can be a little bit tough for people outside the Francophone world to grasp. The magazine's brand of satire is peculiarly French and often references issues that aren't well known outside the Francophone world. Luckily, there's a new project designed to explain Charlie …

Charlie Hebdo

Death And Taxes | SPIN

Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer is early in a publicity marathon for his new book The Briefing: Politics, the Press, and the …

Sacha Baron Cohen

Biographies of the victims in French terror attacks

PARIS (AP) — Jews, atheists, a Muslim. Cartoonists, police officers, shoppers. They are among the 17 victims killed in the terrorist attacks last …

France

Salman Rushdie on Charlie Hebdo: freedom of speech can only be absolute

Author who faced Iranian death edict over The Satanic Verses expresses anger at vilification of murdered magazine staff<p>The author Salman Rushdie, who lived for years under a death threat after his 1988 book The Satanic Verses drew the wrath of Iranian religious leaders, has spoken of his anger that …

Salman Rushdie

Google Translate will not help you have stoner sex in Paris

But it'll help read menus<p>Google this week released an updated version of its Google Translate app, with two major new features. The first lets you point your phone camera at a sign or piece of text and see a translation of it in real-time. The second instantly translates speech into different …

French police identify potential fourth terror cell member after Paris attacks

Charlie Hebdo attack,World news,Charlie Hebdo,Newspapers & magazines,France,Magazines,Freedom of speech,Media,Syria,Middle East and North Africa,Turkey,Paris,Bulgaria,Europe,Al-Qaida,Yemen<p>Investigators painstakingly follow the money trail of the Charlie Hebdo attackers as they seek other suspected …