• Jason Selvarajan: Waste not, with the endless shower

    By on Nov. 13, 2015

    Letting the water run without being wasteful is now possible thanks to a recycling system created by a young Finnish engineer. We spoke to Jason Selvarajan about his eternal showers, in which the water is as clear as your conscience. 

  • Voxe: The new digital platform that wants to save politics 

    By on Oct. 12, 2015

    A finalist in this year's Google Impact Challenge, Voxe has already gathered 3 million users across the world with its civic initiative platform. Created with a "Wikipedia of politics" in mind, the project aims to shift the power of "traditional" decision making towards citizens. An interview with Léonore, the co-founder of the initiative.

  • Forks, spoons and neckties: Rugby's international lexicon

    By on Oct. 6, 2015

    On top of having constantly changing rules, rugby union has over time gained its own complex lexicon. To understand the sport and be able to appreciate the 2015 World Cup in all its depths, one has to dive into the scrum of its traditional language. This introduction gives you the basics in three languages.

  • Meet My Hood: Faubourg Saint-Denis in Paris

    By on July 22, 2015

    At the forefront of Parisian gentrification, the streets of Strasbourg Saint-Denis are above all known for amassing organic restaurants and the bearded. However, the neighbourhood has an important history that Stan Smiths haven't completely trampled.

    A winding excursion through Faubourg, between kebabs, fresh produce, and pigeons. And lots and lots of people.

  • Cosmo Sheldrake: in search of a lost time

    By on June 30, 2015

    Passionate about the noise that surrounds him, in his EP, Pelicans We, the London musician gives life back to sounds made by rare or endangered species. Similar to a collage, Cosmo Sheldrake's music is above all a "documentation" of what might not be heard in the future. From whales to lost rivers and holes, an interview with an odd bird.

  • MENF: a Europe that doesn't like Europe

    By on June 23, 2015

    As if the Europe of Freedom and Democracy (EFD) party wasn't enough, now Marine Le Pen and Matteo Salvini are creating their own political party. Against the currency union and immigration, it's a parliamentary group that's against Europe itself. It's called MENF, the Movement for a Europe of Nations and Freedom. It's completely paradoxical. And that's all the better. Let me explain.

  • Cargonomia: Hungary's economic alternative

    By on June 22, 2015

    Dembinszky street in Budapest has been a curiosity for several months : the bottom of a small courtyard is forging a new path towards a different vision of society. This is Cargonomia, the result of a search for other, better, ways to live together. An interview with Vincent Liegey, a co-founder of the project.

  • "Tchip": the disdainful smile 

    By on June 16, 2015

    Banning the "tchip" (i.e. "kissing your teeth" in English) in French schools has been the newest battlefront for many headmasters, who want to stop this particular sucking noise, a synonym for displeasure and disdain used by students. But really, what is the "tchip"?

  • Remembering the Armenian genocide: an eternal taboo

    By on June 9, 2015

    The recent controversy following the commemoration of the centenary of the Armenian Genocide brought to light the eternal taboo that exists around the acknowledgement (or not) of this event. It's a subject that whips up, even today, several tensions within the international community.

  • Viktor Orban, Budapest's undertaker

    By on June 5, 2015

    The death penalty: here are three words that have spilled a lot of ink and sparked innumerous debates. Even in the highest spheres of European politics we find a divergence in opinion on this issue, starting with Viktor Orban, Hungarian prime minister.