Tuesday, 7th December 2021
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2 days ago
French fashion businesses here in France tend to go one of two ways: either they fail, or they thrive, before being bought up by a powerful luxury group. But some companies do manage to resist that fate – weathering economic crises, the challenges of a globalised economy and now the pandemic, all on their own. So how exactly do they do it and what makes them tick? We went to meet independent shoemakers Arche in the Loire Valley and Paris-based Weston to find out.
3 days ago
Colombia is one of the most biodiverse countries in the world, with an enormous variety of wild birds and reptiles. Amidst the COVID-19 lockdown the residents of Bogotá are now discovering that the city has a greater diversity of inhabitants than they had imagined.
15 Sep
23 Jul
Gero von Boehm's documentary on fashion photographer Helmut Newton is out in French cinemas. It features interviews from his famous muses including Claudia Schiffer, Anna Wintour and Charlotte Rampling, but also delves into some of the controversies surrounding his provocative style.
13 Feb
With just snowshoes, rope and the inspiration to “create something beautiful”, a group of Finnish volunteers create intricate, giant artworks in the snow. The 160-metre long design in the 30-cm (narly 12-inch deep snow) is believed to be the Nordic country's largest snow drawing. IT consultant Janne Pyykko is behind the project, which began as a geometric image made up of interlocking circles drawn on his computer.
28 Jan
Fans of afrobeat across the world know Idahams for his beautiful songs such as ‘No One Else’ and ‘Shema’. But that may not have been the case if the multifaceted singer, songwriter, and producer had succumbed to the temptation of joining one of the various militant groups in the Niger-Delta years ago.

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