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Jade Cuttle is currently reading French and Russian at Homerton College, Cambridge University. She has a particular passion for poetry and has won several awards, including Foyle Young Poet of the Year awards (2010 and 2012) and second place in the Ledbury Poetry Festival Competition. She also assists in editing the online literary magazine called The Adroit Journal: www.adroit.co.nr. Aside from hanging out with words she likes beards, banjos and taking pictures of clouds.

World of Words: The Philosophy of Pears and Linguistic Parallel Universes

If we liken language to a living organism, our minds may be opened to many…

The Cyber Spelling War: all keyboards blazing

Nowadays, a simple spelling mistake on Twitter or Facebook is enough to land you a…

Huis Clos by Jean-Paul Sartre: It’s you, it’s you, hell is a place on earth with you

Huis Clos (No Exit) is a French existentialist play by Jean-Paul Sartre, first performed in…

Michel de Montaigne and his essays about thumbs

If you were to hand Montaigne a quill, a wax tablet and an order to…

Interview with We Were Evergreen: nursery rhymes, peanut butter and “weird” French quotas

The alternative-indie trio from Paris, We Were Evergreen, have recently supported the likes of Ed Sheeran,…

L’Étranger by Albert Camus: a beautifully strange summer read

“Today, mother died. Or perhaps yesterday, I don’t know.” You’ve got to admit, that’s one heck…

A taste of French comedy

It can be difficult to find foreign comedy funny. If we try too hard, dissecting…

A taste of French culture

Music: Christophe Maé An acoustic singer-songwriter from Vaucluse, Christophe Maé’s songs are stained with heartbreak but stitched together…