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Madame bovary, c’est...?

Flaubert’s ageless anti-heroine is back in two new films. Julie Kavanagh sets out to establish who the real Emma Bovary was

War and peace

The battlefields of the first world war have long since turned into centres of remembrance. In this photo essay, Brian Harris captures their stillness and symbolism

Jean of Ark

L’Arche began 50 years ago when Jean Vanier asked two men with mental disabilities to live with him. Now it has communities all over the world

The search for Earth 2.0

The science of exoplanets has just had its biggest breakthrough, and it raises age-old questions about our place in the wider scheme of things

Having a ball

For Brazilians, football is the stuff of life. Our photo essay captures a society at play