While TIME’s annual Person of the Year unveiling is a carefully choreographed dance with a secretive, often unpredictable result, this year TIME decided to narrow the field and reveal its shortlist — just one day before the …
A French educator sparks controversy with an essay assignment to adolescent students, asking them to contemplate and justify the suicide impulse–one 500,000 French youths act upon each year.
Larger — and messier — than life actor Gérard Depardieu has reportedly moved to Belgium to avoid paying French taxes, which risks turning the movie hero into a real-life heel in financially-stricken France.
A Polish millionaire says his workers accidentally destroyed the 18th century chateau he was renovating, but villagers in the vineyard town of Yvrac smell a rat.
Following criticism from the Swedish advertising regulator, Scandinavian toy retailer Top-Toy made headlines last month by announcing that its Christmas catalog would be gender-neutral “to reflect the values of the Swedish …
And she’s canceled all appearances until Christmas.
History offers us some clues.
A wealthy, anonymous businessman is giving away $100,000 to unsuspecting strangers this holiday season, including to those affected by Hurricane Sandy.
GQ’s ‘Least Influential People of 2012′ list includes Mitt Romney, Madonna and Ryan Lochte. Tough break.
It’s not the golden rings that are pricey: the care and feeding of all those birds in the classic holiday song is making this year’s 364-gift extravaganza pretty pricey.
A group of scientists has mapped the offensive messages, with a proponderance coming from pro-Romney red states.
Tomorrow evening, many Americans will might have a drink or two — to celebrate the election results, mourn their losses or kill a few brain cells with drinking games until this endless election season is over. But in Kentucky …