Lena Dunham In Her Own Words

Lena Dunham In Her Own Words

Lena Dunham on Twitter on 4 August: Things women do lie about: what they ate for lunch. Things women don’t lie about: rape. Lena Dunham in The New York TImes on 9 October: I hear stories from victims themselves at a rate that feels positively dystopian. Last...
Velvet Revolution

Velvet Revolution

Twenty-eight years ago today the Velvet Revolution got started in Czechoslovakia: The Velvet Revolution (Czech: sametová revoluce) or Gentle Revolution (Slovak: nežná revolúcia) was a non-violent transition of power in what was then Czechoslovakia, occurring from...
2018 FIFA World Cup: Predictions

2018 FIFA World Cup: Predictions

I know precious little about football (soccer) but, living in France, I am aware that every four years or so the countries of the world get together to sort out who the best at kicking a round ball into a rectangular goal is. And, as the FIFA World Cup qualifiers are...
61.6%

61.6%

The Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey is over and the results are in: Of the eligible Australians who expressed a view on this question, the majority indicated that the law should be changed to allow same-sex couples to marry, with 7,817,247 (61.6%) responding Yes...
18,000 People Who Want To Kill Me

18,000 People Who Want To Kill Me

So this is disturbing: French intelligence chiefs have revealed that a list of individuals considered radicalized and potentially violent now numbers 18,000. Some 4,000 of the most dangerous are under close surveillance. The head of France’s internal...