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Past articles by Clémence:

Lisa McVey was abducted and attacked by serial killer Bobby Joe Long. Her memory helped catch him

When Lisa McVey Noland was 17, she was abducted and raped by a man who turned out to be a serial killer in the Tampa area. She tells Clémence Michallon about her survival and how she helped the investigation that led to his arrest → Read More

From Blake Lively to Law Roach: Which celebrities are skipping the Met Gala this year?

Fashion’s biggest night out is returning with a tribute to the late designer Karl Lagerfeld → Read More

These authors’ books are some of the most challenged in the US. They’re speaking out

Maia Kobabe, Ibram X Kendi, and Susan Kuklin speak to Clémence Michallon → Read More

Don’t listen to Donald Trump. Many rape victims ‘don’t scream’ – and most never report their assaults

In just four sentences, Trump managed to spread multiple harmful myths about sexual assault → Read More

Looking For Alaska is one of the most challenged books in the US. It changed me as a reader – and made me a writer

John Green’s 2005 debut has been a frequent target of book banning efforts for 15 years. The book described in those challenges is not the book I remember → Read More

John Green on book bans, bad faith, and the ‘history of folks trying to control what other folks can read’

‘Looking For Alaska’, Green’s 2005 debut, has been a target of book banning efforts for at least 15 years. Clémence Michallon speaks to the author about America’s history of censorship, the need to trust young readers, and more → Read More

Eighty people died in Waco after an FBI standoff gone wrong. Here’s how it became a rallying cry for the far-right

Thirty years ago, a 51-day confrontation between law enforcement and David Koresh’s Branch Davidians ended in a catastrophic fire. Clémence Michallon reports → Read More

Harvey Weinstein will not be retried on rape and assault charges that left LA jury deadlocked

News stems from Weinstein’s Los Angeles trial, which ended with his conviction on rape and sexual assault charges → Read More

Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 16 more years in prison in Los Angeles rape case

Sentence comes two months after Weinstein was convicted of one count of rape and two counts of sexual assault → Read More

From Harvey Weinstein to Casey Anthony: The unbearable cruelty of the modern American courtroom

Clémence Michallon reports on some of the more distasteful moments from real-life US courtroom dramas in 2022 → Read More

The story behind the longest Oscars acceptance speech in history

In 1943, English actor Greer Garson won the Academy Award for Best Actress and spoke for an undefeated four minutes. Clémence Michallon revisits this page in Oscars history → Read More

What the charges against Alec Baldwin mean – and what’s next

The actor has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the 2021 death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of ‘Rust’ → Read More

Like Harry, they wrote brutally honest memoirs about their families. What happened next?

Clémence Michallon speaks to authors who published books detailing their difficult relationships with friends and relatives → Read More

The One With.... Every Friends episode ranked worst to best

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Harvey Weinstein: Disgraced movie mogul found guilty of rape at Los Angeles trial

California case follows 2020 conviction in New York → Read More

Another Weinstein verdict is upon us – but what’s changed?

Yes, his downfall brought about a global reckoning but so much has changed as well, says Clémence Michallon → Read More

Why jurors in Harvey Weinstein’s LA trial have deliberated for five days

The jury of three women and nine men has not asked a question or sent a note → Read More

27 celebrities who changed their names, from Jonah Hill to Tom Cruise

Many A-listers adopted new monikers before – or even once – they became famous → Read More

The French baguette is now a cultural landmark. Here’s everything Americans get wrong about it

When the UN added the baguette to its record of intangible cultural heritage, Macron celebrated these “few centimeters of savoir-faire passed from hand to hand” → Read More

Should we change our minds about Casey Anthony?

A new Peacock series features Anthony’s first on-camera interviews since she was acquitted of her daughter’s murder in 2011. Clémence Michallon reports → Read More