‘Mainstream games are more moral than most other media, partly because of their interactivity.’ Photograph: Getty Images

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Pierre Berge, long-time partner of late French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent, was a cultural celebrity in France in his own right. Photograph: Yoan Valat/EPA

Pierre Berge, an influential French businessman, philanthropist and gay rights activist who helped build the fashion empire of his long-time lover Yve(...)

Judith Jones: as a young editorial assistant at Doubleday in Paris she rescued The Diary of Anne Frank from a pile of rejects and persuaded her superiors to publish it in the United States.

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A videograb of Thierry Henry’s handball that led to France’s goal against the Republic of Ireland in the 2010 Fifa World Cup play off. Photograph:  Sky Sports

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Self-made man: French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron   poses for a selfie with employees at the   Rungis wholesale food market, south of Paris, on Tuesday. Photograph: Philippe Wojazer/AP

A whiff of sulphur hangs over three of the four leading candidates in the French presidential election: Marine Le Pen, for the racist, xenophobic hist(...)

Harry Clifton: “I wonder whether I am allowed to salute a man who, probably against his better judgement, set me free once with an image, on the roads of the world.”

The death of Cardinal Desmond Connell, tragically miscast some would say as archbishop of Dublin, brings me back to classrooms in the philosophy depar(...)

Gordana by Dragana Jurisic

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The suicide of Stoic Roman philosopher, dramatist and statesman Seneca the Younger,  who was ordered to kill himself by Nero, and counselled that a wise person “lives as long as he ought, not as long as he can”. Photograph:  Mansell/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images

“This book is not a suicide note,” declares philosopher Simon Critchley at the outset of his short, fascinating treatise on suicide. The disclaimer s(...)

Portrait of French author and philosopher Albert Camus (1913 - 1960) leans on a terrace outside his Paris office, Paris, France, 1957. (Photo by Loomis Dean/Time & Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Albert Camus, French-Algerian writer, existentialist thinker and prophet of the absurd, died on January 4th, 1960, at the age of 46. He was a romantic(...)

Fiction is the lie through which we tell the truth. So says Albert Camus, whose most famous book, The Outsider, has a Frenchman living in North Africa(...)