The bitterly contested bill to criminalise prostitutes’ clients is heading for legislative limbo
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Sunday 24 November 2013
A new law that will punish prostitutes’ clients goes before parliament this week, and is dividing feminists
Monday 14 October 2013
Roger Vivier shod everyone from the Queen to Catherine Deneuve. Now his signature comma-shaped heel is being given a new lease of life
Monday 14 October 2013
Roger Vivier’s signature comma-shaped heel is being given a new lease of life, says Rebecca Gonsalves
Monday 12 August 2013
Newspaper decides to get to the bottom of the French feminine mystique
Tuesday 20 December 2011
An unwelcome silence threatens the next film of the French actor, Jean Dujardin, whose silent movie, The Artist, is wowing audiences around the globe.
Sunday 11 December 2011
Raul Ruiz, who died this year, has left us with a surreal four-hour story, set in 19th-century Portugal, that reclaims cinema as the language of dream
Monday 22 August 2011
Saturday 06 August 2011
Friday 22 July 2011
Sunday 19 June 2011
Friday 17 June 2011
Sunday 05 June 2011
Saturday 30 April 2011
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Gielgud, London <br/> The Knot of the Heart, Almeida, London <br/> The Holy Rosenbergs, NT Cottesloe, London
Sunday 27 March 2011
Thursday 24 March 2011
Camp? Well, let's put it this way. Kneehigh's stage adaptation of Jacques Demy's Gallic, unashamedly romantic and singularly through-sung 1964 movie musical was only half way through its cod introduction when I was assailed by a sudden Proustian memory. It was of an edition of Just a Minute in which Kenneth Williams was given, as his subject, the phrase "Honi soit qui mal y pense". "Translated into yer actual English," the great man averred, "that means 'Honest sweat killed many a ponce'."
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
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