Courtney Act: “I was quite stoned, but Ricky Gervais blew my mind. I watched it again when I wasn’t stoned, and it wasn’t as mind-blowing, but it was still fascinating”

Current favourite book I’m reading The Sexual Life of Catherine M by Catherine Millet. It was a New York Times Bestseller, and it’s fascinating. She’(...)

Catherine Deneuve: ‘Heavy-handed or clumsy come-ons are not an offence. Nor is gallantry a macho attack.’ Photograph: Ian Langsdon/EPA

French women are lining up on either side of a heated debate, pitting defenders of men’s “right to importune”, against a younger generation who say th(...)

French newspaper Le Monde ran an open letter signed by the 74-year-old actor Catherine Denueve, along with around 100 other French female writers, performers and academics. Photograph:  Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

“Rape is a crime. But a persistent or clumsy come-on is not a crime, nor is gallantry a form of macho aggression.” So begins an open letter in French (...)