French People

There is always a dark side to love

Photo: AFP

Is there a particularly French idea about l'amour? Political analyst Agnes Poirier thinks so.

Sunday, 2 September, 2012, 8:50am



The annual Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival ends today. The massive event drew big names from a wide range of musical genres, among them luminaries such as Little Richard, contemporary greats My Morning Jacket and Florence + the Machine (right), as well as hip hop acts Wiz Khalifa, Pit Bull and Three 6 Mafia, plus mash-up maestro DJ Girl Talk.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

French in HK set to vote in tight election

Hong Kong's burgeoning French community today turns its attentions to its homeland, with thousands expected to vote in the country's presidential election.

Four polling stations have been set up to cater for the 6,280 French voters in the city, out of a population of more than 10,000 expatriates registered at the French consulate.

22 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

The Discovery of Jeanne Baret

The Discovery of Jeanne Baret by Glynis Ridley(read by Gregg Savage) Audible (audio book)

1 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Wet and wild

There was a Jacques Cousteau flavour to the decor in Macquarie Group's box as the global investment bank opted for an underwater concept.

26 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Chic Rue Madame puts the colour in summer couture

Chic Parisian fashion boutique Rue Madame hosted an arty event at Central's Opera Gallery on Tuesday to show the spring-summer collections of its eight new brands.

Mannequins were used to display the colourful collections against a backdrop of romantic paintings by Korean artist Kwon Ki-soo and stainless steel and copper sculptures by mainland artist Fan Xiaoyan.

15 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Regina Ip to decide on chief executive race

15 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

ESF letter restarts campaign for funding

The English Schools Foundation has restarted a campaign calling on parents to e-mail legislators, journalists and senior government officials to express their support for continued government funding.

10 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Former actress steals the show at store opening, and takes style cues from French first lady Carla Bruni

After opening in Central's Landmark mall, French luxury accessories brand Roger Vivier has rolled out its second shop in Tsim Sha Tsui's Harbour City.

29 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Katie De Tilly, Director, 10 Chancery Lane Gallery

What I'm reading: I've just finished David Bodanis' Passionate Minds: The Great Love Affair of the Enlightenment, Featuring the Scientist Emilie du Chatelet, the Poet Voltaire, Sword Fights, Book Burnings, Assorted Kings, Seditious Verse, and the Birth of the Modern World. One of the best books I have ever read.

25 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Lancel opts for surreal inspiration

Fashion's love affair with the cult of the celebrity has been a long and fruitful one. How many times has a star been drawn into the fashion game to lend a label some of his or her stylistic kudos and fan following?

12 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Private London

Private London by James Patterson and Mark Pearson (read by Rupert Degas) Random House Audiobooks (audiobook)

26 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Six degrees

On this day 69 years ago, a girl celebrating her 13th birthday was given the autograph book she had eagerly pointed out to her father in an Amsterdam shop window a few days earlier. The book, bound with red and white checked cloth, would become the diary of Anne Frank.

12 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

IMF chief innocent until proven guilty

Dominic Strauss-Kahn, managing director of the International Monetary Fund and prospective French presidential candidate, has only just been brought before a court to answer charges of sexual assault. Allegations by a New York hotel maid remain to be tested or supported in court by any other evidence.

19 May 2011 - 12:00am


Author not prosecuted in Singapore for writing about death penalty

Liz Gooch's article in Postmagazine ('Given enough rope', May 1), makes inaccurate assertions.

15 May 2011 - 12:00am