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BREAKING NEWS: Charlie Hebdo Attack Kills 12, Including 5 Cartoonists

January 7, 2015
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At least two masked gunmen burst into an editorial meeting of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo this morning and killed 12 people including the cartoonists Charb, Cabu, Wolinski, Tignous, and Philippe Honoré. The attackers have not yet been apprehended and details regarding their motive are incomplete, but the magazine and individual cartoonists had been…

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Apple Rejects French Book Based on Cover, Not Content

March 21, 2014
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Apple Rejects French Book Based on Cover, Not Content

Apple’s notoriously inconsistent digital publishing policy has been applied to yet another title, this time targeting Bénédicte Martin’s novel La Femme due to its “inappropriate” cover. Apple has established a troubling history of restricting books from their iOS marketplace, with last year’s Sex Criminals being a prime example of their inability to take images in…

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Sacrebleu! French Politician Attacks Picture Book

February 26, 2014
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Sacrebleu! French Politician Attacks Picture Book

A few weeks ago, France found itself in the midst of a rare controversy over a children’s picture book after a prominent politician said on television that it made his blood run cold. The work in question? Tous à poil, a celebration of diverse (naked or partially clothed) human forms that’s intended to teach kids…

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