At an age when most teenagers are busy learning the latest Tik Tok dance craze, banjo virtuoso Nora Brown has just released her second album of old-time twang. When her parents gifted her a ukulele for Christmas at age six they never envisioned she would grow into one of the bluegrass world's rising stars. The now 16-year-old raised in Brooklyn is among the musicians carrying on traditions from the mountains of Appalachia passed down from the genre's old masters.
23 May 2021
She's considered a table tennis prodigy; aged just 16, Prithika Pavade is heading to the Tokyo Olympics this summer as the youngest member of Team France. Pavade says her main goal is "to gain experience" ahead of the Paris Olympics, and that victory in Tokyo would be an added bonus. The French star, who is a member of Saint Denis Union Sports, has already been crowned European champion in the under-21 category.
16 Jun 2020
We bring you editorial reactions to a landmark ruling by the US Supreme Court which enshrines LGBT rights within a sexual discrimination law. Here in France, Libération reacts rather creatively to Emmanuel Macron's warning to French employees that they will have to work more to help turn around the economy. And the French climbing federation is in mourning after the death of its teen prodigy and world champion Luce Douady.