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Jun 2, 2020
by Magnum Photographers
Artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff, better know simply as Christo, has died at age 84 from natural causes. His large-scale environmental art, created in concert with his wife, Jeanne-Claude Denat de Guillebon, include the wrapping of Paris' Pont Neuf bridge (1985), the Reichstag (1985), and The Gates (2005).

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Featured Essays
Jun 2, 2020
by Eli Reed
June 1, 2020.
Over the few days US cities have been bursting with outrage in response to the latest death of a black man from police brutality.
On May 25th, George Floyd died in police custody after an arresting Minneapolis officer knelt on his neck for 8 minutes. The incident was recorded on video which was soon posted online. Initial protests were peaceful but on May 27th, demonstrators lit a Minneapolis... More...
Featured Essays
Jun 2, 2020
by Antoine d' Agata
After US President Donald Trump publicly announced that he was taking chloroquine as a preventative against Covid-19 and while several countries like Brazil are betting on the use of chloroquine and its derivative, a study published in The Lancet recommends that these treatments not be administered outside of clinical trials. Reactions to the publication of the study have been numerous. In France,... More...
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Jun 2, 2020
by Magnum Photographers
French humorist and comedian Guy Bedos passed away at 85. Known for being an engaged and rebellious artist, he was also a figure of the intellectual left. He had his greatest successes on stage, performing one-man shows.

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Featured Essays
May 26, 2020
by Jean Gaumy
After two months of lockdown related to the Covid-19 epidemic, on May 11th, 2020, 85% of French schools reopened in accordance with the health protocol provided by the Ministry of Education and the prefectures. Thus, 1.5 million students returned to school, having to respect the rules of physical distancing.
A week later, on May 18th, it was the middle school students from the 6th and 5th grades (aged... More...
Featured Essays
May 19, 2020
by Harry Gruyaert
With the pandemic spreading around the world and following lockdowns everywhere, movement and travel have been bought to a standstill. Analysts have highlighted how our travel habits and the need for a moving economy led to the rapid global spread of Covid-19. Closing borders and restricting voyages has been the very first response of most nations in reaction to the pandemic and airports everywhere,... More...
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May 19, 2020
by Stuart Franklin
“They are all dead.” These chilling words were relayed to Dr Louise Robinson by her team of trainee medics at 10 AM on April 6. Louise, a palliative care consultant at West Middlesex University Hospital in Isleworth, west London, had left her family home 20 minutes earlier and walked to work in the spring sunshine. Now she was receiving the update from six despondent young doctors in the hospital’s... More...
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