Overdose: Rise in deaths makes drug policies rethink

25 years ago, the film adaptation of the novel by Irvine Welsh Trainspotting revealed a different side of Edinburgh. Away from the tourist shops and winding medieval alleys of the Scottish capital, his grim comic vision focused instead on the city’s heroin users and the HIV-tainted needle-sharing lottery. Today, as The Wall Street Journal highlights, … Read more

Faced with climate change, African farmers will have to rethink their cultures

A maize farmer in Kitui County, Kenya, in March 2021. MONICAH MWANGI / REUTERS Small farmers around the world will have to invest and rethink their crops in the face of climate change by abandoning maize, which is greedy in water, underlines, Wednesday, October 27, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in a zoom … Read more

“When an artist directs the Avignon festival, he must rethink his way of working”

Tiago Rodrigues, July 5 in Avignon. NICOLAS TUCAT / AFP The new director of the Festival d’Avignon reconsiders his appointment and explains that he wants “Create unexpected links”. How did you decide on your appointment? At the beginning of the year, I was contacted by the Elysée and the Ministry of Culture, who asked me … Read more