This leading French daily newspaper Le Monde ("The World") was founded in December 1944 in the aftermath of World War II. Today, it is distributed in 120 countries. In late 2010, a trio formed by Pierre Berge, Xavier Niel and Matthieu Pigasse took a controlling 64.5% stake in the newspaper.


Green Fashion? When Clothing Industry Decides Ecology Is In

The fashion industry is looking for a new economic model, more in tune with the protection of the...


Inside Facebook’s Top Secret Moderation Center

BARCELONA — It’s a large, bright open space, in which 80 people work, sitting behind brand new desks. The grey of the carpet is still pristine, the walls too white, impersonal. Except for a large ...


Macron, What Now? France Faces Worst Social Unrest Since 1968

-Editorial- PARIS — The violence committed in Paris and other French cities on Saturday is, in every meaning of the word, unspeakable. The destruction, pillaging and assault against those ...


Artwashing At The Louvre: When Saudis And Big Oil Sponsor Fine Art

PARIS — Suspected of hacking a dissident into pieces in its consulate in Istanbul, the Saudi regime has become the target of public outrage — until the story dies down, at least. Which raises an ...


Monstrous Times Call For Monstrous Fiction: A French Manifesto

Against the omnipotence of "reality-show novels" and costume fiction, a group of young French aut...


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Whether you're a bento devotee, daily cafeteria goer or three-martini luncher, you are being ...


The Ecological Scourge We Fail To Talk About: Overpopulation

-Open Letter- PARIS — In the weeks since France's popular environment minister, Nicolas Hulot resigned, after expressing disappointment with President Emmanuel Macron’s environmental record, ...


In Iraq, The Revolt Of Generation 2018

Young people with little memory of the Saddam Hussein era are fed up with unemployment, public se...