Charlie Hebdo

French mayor jailed for selling off village belongings

Patrick Doucèd, who once held the keys to the village of Ponlat-Taillebourg, will soon be locked up for six months.<p>Yes, the former mayor was caught …

France

France's Mont Saint-Michel evacuated after police threatened

French police have evacuated the popular island town of Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, local officials said. No one has been reported injured or …

France

‘Time for another Charlie Hebdo’: Hyd journo gets death threats for cartoon on Kathua rape

In the aftermath of the Kathua and Unnao rapes, there has been sizeable public outrage. Amidst protests and photo campaigns, many have also taken to …

Charlie Hebdo

Anti-Charlie Hebdo Demonstrations Sweep Muslim World

Muslims in countries throughout the world are expressing outrage over the latest depiction of the prophet Muhammad on the cover of Charlie Hebdo.

Paris

Exhibition at the Design Museum examines the political graphic design of a turbulent decade

<b>LONDON</b><b>.-</b> The global financial crash of 2008 ushered in a politically volatile decade. At the same time, the rise of social media has changed the way …

Graphic Design

Hope to Nope: how graphic design influences our world view

Alongside traditional posters and banners, the Design Museum's new exhibit charts the rise of digital media and social networking.<p>This, curators say, has given new graphic creations an extraordinary new reach.<p>"The different platforms or mediums in which these messages can be carried or presented or …

Graphic Design

36 glorious things to do in London this Easter weekend

It’s finally here. Not two, not three, but four whole days of Easter bank holiday weekend. And it’s all yours for the taking. When you’ve had your …

England

Driver sparks terror scare in France as country mourns

VARCES-ALLIERES-ET-RISSET, France: A driver who threatened a group of soldiers out jogging in southeast France on Thursday (Mar 29) sparked a major …

Extremism

France honors 'hero' policeman who died in terrorist attack

Lieutenant Colonel Arnaud Beltrame had offered himself in place of a woman whom the attacker was using as a human shield. The attacker, Redouane …

Extremism

The Royal Wedding couldn't come at a better time – we need a distraction from political chaos

At a time when there is so much doom and gloom in the news the prospect of a royal wedding – especially one involving Prince Harry and his fiancée – …

Opinion (UK)

Hero French cop who offered to take place of hostages dies

A French policeman who was shot and stabbed after swapping himself for a hostage in a rampage and siege President Emmanuel Macron branded "an …

Extremism

French police "hero" who took place of hostage dies

The French officer who swapped himself for a hostage held by a jihadist gunman in southern France has died of his wounds, becoming the fourth victim …

Extremism

France: Toward Total Submission to Islam, Destruction of Free Speech

<i>Excerpt:</i><p>After the murders of much of the staff at the French satirical magazine <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> in Paris on January 7, 2015, the hostage-taking and …

France

Radouane Lakdim: Islamist supermarket shooter was petty criminal known to French police

The 26-year-old Islamist gunman shot dead by police after killing four people in a shooting spree in southwest France was a Moroccan small-time drug dealer with a history of petty crime.<p>Redouane Lakdim’s trajectory follows a grimly familiar pattern in France of disaffected young men progressing …

Terrorism

Jailbird jihadists, a security threat for Europe

1 / 3<p>Hundreds of jihadists soon to be released from prison represent a new security threat for Europe<p>Already wrestling with a constantly-evolving …

Terrorism

Phillip Arceneaux

Bio<p>Hometown: Lafayette, Louisiana<p>Phillip is a second-year doctoral student, with research interests in public and digital diplomacy. His research in …

University of Florida

Why Is Donald Trump So Hard to Caricature?

The 45th president should be an easy target for political cartoonists, but they’ve struggled to come up with an image that sticks.<p>In October 2016, <i>Vanity Fair</i> made a video of four of its cartoonists—Edward Sorel, Steve Brodner, Philip Burke, and Robert Risko—drawing Donald Trump. They were clearly …

Webcomics

New exhibition explores daring political design

Remember 2008? It set the stage for a host of political events that would unfold over the coming decade, with the global financial crisis and the …

Social Media

New Exhibition Traces History of Graphic Design and Politics

<i>Register for HOW Design Live in Boston by March 15 to take advantage of the early-bird pricing.</i>Design and politics have had an immense crossover the …

Graphic Design

Jourová, experts discuss combatting radicalisation in EU prisons

EPA / Christophe Petit Tesson<p>Click for full view<p>General view of a watchtower of the Villepinte prison during a visit of the french president Francois …

European News

Slovak investigators link journalist’s assassination to politicians and mafia

EPA-EFE/DAVID DUDUCZ<p>Click for full view<p>People light candles during a candlelight vigil for murdered Slovak journalist Jan Kuciak in Bratislava, …

European News

France foiled two terror attacks this year - government

France has foiled two terror attacks this year, one targeting a leading sports team, the other the armed forces, Interior Minister Gerard Collomb …

France

How a B.C. cartoonist sketched an enduring memorial to Florida school shooting victims

Eight days have passed since Pia Guerra’s “Hero’s Welcome” became an enduring memorial to the victims of a deadly school shooting at Marjory Stoneman …

World

Anti-Semitism drove these Jews out of France

The City of Light is losing its Stars of David.<p>As a rash of anti-Semitic ­attacks, largely at the hands of Islamists and extremist political groups, …

Religion

The idol smasher: Jews, stay the hell in Europe!

Jews should not flee Europe because that is the cowardly thing to do in the face of antisemitic attacks. Jews must stand their ground and not be …

Israel

Design Museum to exhibit politically charged graphic design from past 10 years

An exhibition at London's Design Museum will present the most poignant political graphic iconography from the past decade, created in the wakes of …

Graphic Design

A Massive U.S. Drone Base Could Destabilize Niger — and May Even Be Illegal Under Its Constitution

Late in the morning of October 4 last year, a convoy of Nigerien and American special forces soldiers in eight vehicles left the village of Tongo …

Brian Cummings on the iconography of the reformer

Images of Martin Luther abound in his anniversary year, and they tend to conform to a type. Deutsche Bahn, the German railway company, has gone for …

Books

Threat Assessment #Fail: Al-Qaida Quietly Growing, By Design

The annual accounting to Congress of global threats to the United States made it sound like al-Qaida’s separate branches were managing to thrive …

Terrorism

The Charlie Hebdo attacks form a backdrop to a complicated love triangle in C.K. Stead’s latest novel

The Necessary Angel of the title, a mentally unstable English girl, brings a message that is at once ambiguous and shocking<p>There has been much debate recently about what exactly constitutes ‘literary’ fiction. If the term means beguiling, gorgeously crafted novels that are assured of their place …

Literature