Weekly feature in the award-winning The New European.
The Tablet: The shadow of a saint
Céline Martin could have been many things. What she became was a saint-maker.
The New European: The Hallyday spirit – when a French legend finally rocked Britain
The Johnny Hallyday who took the Albert Hall stage one night 10 years ago was the culmination of 50 years of myth-making.
The New European: Masterchef – the original professional
As Gordon Ramsay recreates his ground-breaking Savoy Hotel restaurant, Sophia Deboick savours the life of Auguste Escoffier.
The New European: Spaß man goes into orbit
A 22-year-old from Frankfurt has become one of TikTok’s biggest stars. Sophia Deboick explains the simple charm behind his success… and what it says about his country.
The New European: The man who taught us how to eat
Keith Floyd’s blend of charm and chaos turned him into a caricature when he should be remembered as a British culinary pioneer.
The New European: Can politicians really be saints?
While ministerial sins make headlines here, ‘father of the EU’ Robert Schuman is on the path to canonisation.
The New European: Coventry’s special ones
A new exhibition in the city of culture celebrates fans of its 1980s 2 Tone scene, and a key moment in UK social history as races and genders united to dance.
The New European: What if John Paul II actually had been assassinated in ’81?
Sophia Deboick on what might have happened if the attempt on Pope John Paul II’s life had been successful.
The New European: How Europe made Dylan
On the eve of an American poet’s 80th birthday, the places and people over here that broadened his horizons.
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