Hélène Dutrieu: on two wheels or in the air, still a pioneer

Every Saturday with RetroNews, the BNF press site, a look back at a sport history as told by the press of the time. From cycling … Read more

Soviet ghosts by Natascha Wodin

Yevgenya Yakovlevna Ivashchenko, the author’s mother, has always been on the wrong side, but the portrayal of her daughter is poignant. “If you had seen … Read more

“Billie”, double blow of the blues

She was nicknamed a unique Billie, and for posterity she became Lady Day. The one whose baptismal name Eleanora Harris Fagan will have marked with … Read more

At the Grand-Colombier, the hornets panic in the peloton

At the old “Rendez-vous des gourmets”, near Millau, the hornets spoil everything and annoy everyone. The boss has tried the traps, the blue light that … Read more

Niki de Saint Phalle in all its glory

Niki de Saint Phalle, 1930 – 2002. A destiny broken down from childhood, falling into the irreversible at 11 years old; its intimate and initially … Read more

“Malmkrog”, the rhetorical ride – Culture / Next

When he writes his Three Interviews on War, Morality and Religion (1899), the Russian philosopher and theologian Vladimir Soloviev is not yet 50 years old … Read more

Freedom monitored in minors mode

In a 1949 text entitled the Criminal Child, Jean Genet denounced the “Trap of good intentions” which, according to him, constituted the ordinance of 1945 … Read more