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Charlie Hebdo struggles with aftermath of attacks

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How young writer captured cultural heart of Paris by staging English theatre

Novelist’s plan for a night of fringe plays in his flat grows into biannual week-long festival and competition, Montmartre Dionysia

Sitting in a bar one evening a couple of years ago in Montmartre, the Paris district that has been a magnet for artists and writers for centuries, the novelist Albert Alla lamented the lack of English-language theatre in Paris. Not the all-singing, all-dancing productions of the established Chatelet theatre, or the weighty offerings from Paris-based Peter Brook, now 90, whom the Guardian recently described as a “human earthquake of modern theatre”, but something more fun, more fringe.

As the drink flowed, Alla, 31, decided to do something about it. He declared that he would stage a one-night theatre competition in the living room of his nearby apartment and told his friends to spread the word.

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Cartoonist Luz to quit Charlie Hebdo

Renald Luzier, who drew magazine’s front cover picture of prophet Muhammad following attack in January, says job without his colleagues ‘too much to bear’

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French police cleared over teenagers’ deaths that sparked riots

Two officers acquitted of failing to help boys who died in electricity substation in 2005, prompting fears of renewed unrest in FranceA court has cleared two French police officers of failing to help a group of teenagers who ran into an electricity sub…
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Guggenheim descendants in French court over priceless art treasures

Peggy Guggenheim’s relatives have challenged the management of her collection housed in a Venetian palazzo and will launch a court appeal on Tuesday

The descendants of the famous heiress and art collector Peggy Guggenheim will on Tuesday launch a court appeal over her sumptuous collection of works housed in an 18th-century palace on Venice’s Grand Canal.

At the tender age of 13, Guggenheim inherited unimaginable wealth when her metal magnate father, Benjamin, went down on the Titanic. She used her fortune to collect and display contemporary art.

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