Jean Paul Sartre

Catherine Deneuve apologises to sex attack victims after #MeToo row

The <b>letter was signed by 100 French women</b> and said the flurry of accusations against powerful men since the Harvey Weinstein scandal has gone too …

Catherine Deneuve

The death of a venerable Paris art store shows the Latin Quarter's days are numbered

If you’ve ever made, or dreamed of making, a trip to Paris, chances are the Latin Quarter was on your list of places to see.<p>Located across the 5th and 6th <i>arrondissements</i> on the Left Bank, it’s famously steeped in culture, once home to painters and philosophers, and frequented by generations of …

Paris

Dead Men May Tell Tales

“The eradication of <b>Terry Pratchett</b>’s unfinished works, the zeros and ones of his hard drive ground into the earth at the Great Dorset Steam Fair, is …

Existentialism

Who lobotomised French women into a sordid collaboration with male sexual aggressors?

The enemy within turn out to be a group of influential, talented and successful French women.<p>For females in the US and UK , 2018 held much promise. …

Award Shows

Black Mirror's Private Prisons

Jean Paul Sartre’s play <i>No Exit</i>, famous for the line “Hell is other people,”is titled <i>Huis Clos</i> in French. That phrase is the equivalent of the English …

Liberal View

The art of building artificial humans

While plenty of scientists are working on humanoid robots, Hiroshi Ishiguro actually wants to build a human. Elizabeth Finkel reports.

Robots

Now Streaming: Infinity Chamber (2017) - Reviewed

What would happen if you took the sinister futuristic technological applications of <i>Black Mirror</i>, made them from military hubris, and combined them …

Stanley Kubrick

Robert Newman: Total Eclipse of Descartes review – philosophical funnies

Soho theatre, London An infinite number of monkeys, Pavlov’s dogs and Cartesian thought are gleefully debunked in a jaunty and refreshingly intelligent show<p>At the start of his comedy career, Robert Newman was famous – with partner David Baddiel – for a sketch called History Today in which they …

Existentialism

Why this Hong Kong lawmaker who fights for the disadvantaged wishes he had been a better father

From fighting for the rights of ethnic minorities to helping the disadvantaged, Fernando Cheung Chiu-hung is proud of the recognition he has won for …

Existentialism

“What is Woman?”: Ten Searing Quotes from Simone de Beauvoir

The French existentialist was born 110 years ago today – here we look at some of her much-lauded wisdom<p>“What is woman?” asked <b>Simone de Beauvoir</b> in …

Feminism

So What's a Jew? Ask a Film: Checking Out the 27th Annual New York Jewish Film Festival

In 1623, New York City housed twenty-three Jews. Try forming a minyan back then.<p>By 1750, three hundred were hobnobbing. A century later, 80,000. And as of 2012, if every one of the persuasion residing in the Big Apple ate a bagel at the same time, over 1,540,000 would be needed, and no doubt the …

Israel

Predicting people's decision-making in moral dilemmas via mirror neuron activity

UCLA Health<br>Researchers found that the brain’s inferior frontal cortex (circled) is more active in people who are more averse to harming others when …

Psychology

The Modi Govt’s Attempt to Gain Official Status for Hindi in the UN Is Futile and Divisive

Share this:<p>To set the record straight, Hindi is not even the national language of India, but is a link language like English.<p>In a bid to win make …

India

Fascinating F1 Fact: 45

Ask most people if they have heard of George Martin and a few will be able to tell you that he was the man who made The Beatles what they were. Ask …

Motorsport

5 signature Parisian drinks and where to find them

Thirsty for fabulous sightseeing, strolling and shopping? Paris has got you covered. Or maybe you're simply thirsty. No problem. Whether you fancy Champagne atop the Eiffel Tower or coffee at a sidewalk cafe, here are five ways to raise a toast, Parisian style.<p><b>POP AT THE TOP.</b> A flute of Champagne …

Paris