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The Morning After the Paris Attacks: Pictures

Krakow
Middle East

Where Clinton’s Post-Paris Debate Went Wrong

Hillary Clinton’s crucial misstep in the second Democratic debate, in Des Moines on Saturday, may have come about ten minutes in. The subject was Paris, which had been attacked the night before, with more than a hundred and twenty people dead. John Dickerson, the moderator, asked Clinton if the …

Government
Government

Five takeaways from the Democratic debate

Clinton shows vulnerabilities, Sanders sounds tone-deaf and O'Malley lives to fight another day.<p>The second Democratic debate started off like your typical Saturday night in Des Moines — a little sluggish, painfully polite, without the slightest indication of impending excitement. Yet about a …

Middle-class

The Genesis and Growth of Global Jihad

The jihad by Muslim extremists against the West began at 1:05 <i>P.M.</i> on April 18, 1983, when a dark delivery van made a sharp left turn onto the cobblestone drive of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut. Instead of parking, the van—laden with explosives—accelerated, and rammed into the entrance. The explosion …

Middle East

Paris attacks: what we know in wake of killings

Gun attacks and suicide bombings across city that killed more than 120 people described by French president as ‘act of war’<p>Follow the latest updates on our live blog<p>Here is what we know so far about the Paris attacks:<p>The French president, François Hollande, says Islamic State (Isis) is to blame for …

Death Metal

Paris terror attacks: Hollande says Isis atrocity was 'act of war'

President says France will defend itself after at least 128 people killed in series of gun and bomb attacks across Paris<p>Read the latest updates here<p>Islamic State has claimed responsibility for a bloody wave of bombings and shootings across Paris that left nearly 130 people dead and which the French …

Terrorism

Sites of terror: Where the Paris attacks happened

Details continue to unfold following Friday night's horrific acts of terror across Paris. Here's what we know about the sites of the attacks — a …

Horror in Paris

These are scenes from Friday evening in Paris, where dozens of people have been killed in seemingly coördinated attacks across the city. Explosions took place near the Stade de France, the country’s main sports stadium, where Germany and France were playing a soccer match. A shooting broke out at …

France

Witness accounts from across Paris: 'I saw my final hour unfurl before me'

Amid reports that scores of people had been killed in Paris, witnesses spoke to journalists and wrote on social media about what they saw<p>Dozens of people are reported to have been killed in and around Paris, in a series of explosions and shootings on Friday night. Witnesses to the attacks have …

Death Metal

We Are All Parisians, Again

WASHINGTON -- Once again, we are all Parisians.<p>Once again, the ideals of freedom and peace are under attack on the very streets that helped give birth to the idea that you can’t have one without the other in modern life.<p>Once again, President Barack Obama went to a podium in Washington to declare …

Barack Obama

Film review: Is Spectre the best Bond yet?

From vodka martinis to exploding buildings, Spectre is stuffed with old Bond movie ingredients. But is it time for 007 to take a break? Nicholas Barber thinks it might be.<p>The last Bond film may have finished with the customary caption, “James Bond Will Return”, but what it really meant was “James …

Mashups

Vo Trong Nghia: How to make our cities green

The Vietnamese architect Vo Trong Nghia designs radical buildings that bring nature into urban settings. He talks to Jonathan Glancey from the Chicago Architecture Biennial.<p>Vo Trong Nghia’s buildings set themselves against the idea of the city as a ‘concrete jungle’. He uses low-cost, sustainable …

Architecture

Was The Blair Witch Project the last great horror film?

In 1999, The Blair Witch Project shocked and confused cinema-goers – many who believed its ‘found footage’ was real. Nicholas Barber finds out what made it so frightening.<p>The makers of the Paranormal Activity films may be too embarrassed to use numbers in their titles any more, but the latest …

Horror

The secret Oscar winner

Dalton Trumbo’s screenplays won Academy Awards during the period in which he was blacklisted by Hollywood studios. Tom Brook reports on a new film about his life.<p>“He had dignity and he wasn’t afraid to speak his mind… and more importantly, defend the opinions of others.” Actor Bryan Cranston tells …

The Oscars

Who will replace Daniel Craig as 007?

The current James Bond star has indicated he might not be continuing in the role – so which actor might be the next 007? Tom Brook reports.<p>In recent press interviews, Daniel Craig has given the impression that he’s not keen on continuing in the role of James Bond. So who will be the next actor to …

James Bond

Spectre: What makes the perfect Bond song?

Some have been left shaken not stirred by Sam Smith’s tune for Spectre. Is there a formula for what separates the best from the forgettable? Clemency Burton-Hill investigates.<p>Of all the things with which Agent 007 is synonymous – cars and cocktails, gadgets and girls – nothing sums up the James …

Sam Smith

Why comic books are more radical than you think

Comic books have sometimes been decades ahead of the curve on issues of race, gender and sexuality – and they’ve taught Hollywood a thing or two, writes Natalie Haynes.<p>When the Blu-ray edition of Avengers: Age of Ultron fell through my letterbox last week, the cover showed Captain America, Thor, …

Comics

Is Daniel Craig’s Bond ‘tired’ and ‘dull’?

Reviews of Spectre from around the world have been mixed. Several UK critics loved it, while one US critic called it “the worst Bond film in 30 years”. Who’s right?<p>Spectre is poised to rake in a sum at the worldwide box office that would make Auric Goldfinger jealous. But after Skyfall was met with …

Box Office

Why do Brits and Americans swear so differently?

They may share a language, but Brits and Americans swear like strangers. A new book explores the risks of transatlantic banter – and the classic curse that always translates.<p><i>Warning: This article contains very strong language that may offend some readers.</i><p>When Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall …

Language

18 Quirky Little Ways To Say 'I Love You'

The words "I love you" never get old, no matter how many times you've heard them before.<p>That being said, it sure doesn't hurt to change things up every now and again. Below are 18 oddly endearing ways for couples to express their love, courtesy of the Daily Odd Compliment Tumblr.<p>H/T Tumblr<p>PHOTO …

Relationships