Gina Frangello gives an intimate account of love, betrayal and the female body
02 May 2021 | 12:51 pm
From Eve and her apple to Madame Bovary or the Scarlet Letter, stories of adulterous women have long fascinated and scandalised readers, with most heroines meeting a tragic end. Yet author Gina Frangello wanted to avoid telling a cautionary tale with a neat and happy ending, as she recounted the events that shook up her marriage and her sense of self in her unflinching memoir “Blow Down Your House”.
11 Feb 2022
A French startup is trying to reinvent online dating for 18 to 25-year-olds. Created in 2019, the app known as Feels looks more like a Snapchat-style story or a TikTok feed than the swipeable profiles found in other dating apps. Its CEO Daniel Cheaib joins us from Miami to tell us exactly how the app works and how the company is now hoping to seduce users in the US.
14 Feb 2022
The German press discusses the stakes for German Chancellor Olaf Scholz as he heads to Ukraine and Russia. We also take a look at some cartoons. Meanwhile, the papers are discussing the rap-focused Super Bowl halftime show and how it "sticks it" to the NFL. We also find out why some Ugandan schools are closing for good. Finally, it's Valentine's Day and the press explains why kissing is good for us.
21 Apr 2022
Award-winning Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé is back with her soon-to-be-released fourth studio album, "Let's Say for Instance". She stopped by the FRANCE 24 studios to chat about making the record, as well as her move from a major to an indie label. The musician also tells us about filming one of her new videos in Paris, media coverage of her sexuality and taking part in a charity concert for Ukraine.
15 May 2022
An exhibition about love feels like a radical prospect in an ever-more cynical world. Yet Simon Baker, director of the Paris-based Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP), tells us that curating a collection of photos that fully express the complexity, the pain and the sheer diversity of the emotion was something he'd long been wanting to do. From Nan Goldin’s unflinching views of the darker side of infatuation, to the daring images of same-sex desire that paved the way for subsequent generations, we discuss the photography on show.
29 May 2022
This year's ready-to-wear winter collections are all about love and seduction: the delicate balance between what's shown and what isn't. Vaquera has found inspiration in the iconic black latex jumpsuit worn by Maggie Cheung in the 1996 film "Irma Vep" directed by Olivier Assayas. Victor Weinsanto, meanwhile, showcases an extravagant corset-and-cape look for "Emily in Paris" star Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu. Finally, the Love Brings Love exhibition offers a moving homage to late iconic designer Alber Elbaz.
14 Jul 2022
With a minimum of 30 days of paid leave per year, French people have the reputation of being on vacation all the time. During the summer months of July and August, parts of the country virtually shut down. So, what do they do with these cherished “congés payés”?
6 Oct 2022
Manager Brian Epstein struggled to get the band signed, until they were invited to record their first single, "Love Me Do," which was released 60 years ago.
29 Oct 2022
Top Gun: Maverick star Jay Ellis has insisted he's got no idea if movie bosses will be resurrecting the movie for a sequel but he's convinced the whole cast is keen to return
4 Dec 2022
The love story starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman is a timeless classic, yet its intriguing historical background is not widely known.
10 Dec 2022
Stars shared their thoughts and feelings on the new film "Avatar: The Way of Water" at its world premiere in London on Tuesday.
11 Dec 2022
We take you down a potty rabbit hole, as multiple papers are discussing toilets. On a more serious note, we also discuss the shocking wounds inflicted on protesters in Iran and the papers' joy over the Russia-US prisoner swap. We also find out about "le Crunch", the term for England and France's rugby rivalry. It's now being used, with much anticipation, for Saturday's World Cup quarter-final match.
A video that shows CCTV footage has been circulating since November 30, where we see a pregnant woman being violently stabbed by a man. Some users claim that the video shows a Palestinian woman stabbed by an Israeli settler in the West Bank. We tell you what this video really shows in this edition of Truth or Fake.
The death toll from floods in northern Tanzania following torrential rains this weekend has risen to 63, officials have said. Prime Minister Kassim Majaliwa said in comments broadcast on television on Monday that the number of injured stood at 116 people.
8 hours ago
Nigeria's wood industry is growing as trees are felled in the country's hinterlands and transported to Lagos. But the country's forests are disappearing.
9 hours ago
Nigeria’s Federal Inland Revenue Service has fixed a December 31 deadline for the waiver of penalties and interests for overdue taxes based on full principal payment. Muda Yusuf, the Director of the Centre for the Promotion of Private Enterprises joins CNBC Africa to discuss the impact of this on revenue generation and increasing tax nets.
9 hours ago
At least 11 climbers have died due to the volcano eruption in Indonesia, while authorities are working to locate 12 others, local media reported on Monday.
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