Existentialism

My First Coping Mechanism

Anneli Roberts | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anneli Roberts

I thought about death almost hourly. I knew in my heart that at any given moment I could lose my mum. I also understood that at any moment I could drop dead, and that isn't the nicest thought to have with your Weetabix.

Talking To Children About God

Katie Lodge | Posted 20.06.2017 | UK Parents
Katie Lodge

My son has been asking questions about God since he was four. It started during his most acute "but-why" phase. At his Catholic school in France - chosen more for its bilingual dimension than for its religious one - he heard many a biblical story cross-legged on the carpet.

Stop Trying To Get Your Shit Together Because You Probably Won't

Rhiannon Walsh | Posted 21.10.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Rhiannon Walsh

In recent months I have both graduated from university and turned the ripe old age of 23. By juggling a retail job, freelance work and the occasional unpaid personal project, I scramble through most of my days searching for the sweet relief of feeling "Wow...I really have my shit together!", before I pat myself on the back and give a double thumbs up to an invisible camera. But that feeling never seems to come.

The Black Polo-Neck - Yes Please

Arabella Noortman | Posted 19.04.2017 | UK Style
Arabella Noortman

Worn on the right person, it is beyond words (although I shall continue to try and capture the essence of this garment using such linguistic containers; limited though they are). Think of Audrey Hepburn in her black turtle-neck in Funny Face. Nothing expresses a sense of gamine joie de vivre better than her in that outfit. She made that sweater iconic.

The Popularity of Existentialism

Adrian Laing | Posted 14.10.2016 | UK Politics
Adrian Laing

Existentialism appears to be everywhere. According to UK Prime Minister David Cameron IS poses an 'existential threat' to the West. It is not uncommon...

The Absurd Death of Albert Camus

Ioan Marc Jones | Posted 05.10.2014 | UK Entertainment
Ioan Marc Jones

On the 4th of January, 1960, at the age of forty six, Camus had planned to take a train back to Paris after a Christmas holiday with his wife and kids. At the last minute, Camus changed his mind and decided to travel instead with his publisher Michel Gallimard. During the journey, Gallimard's car slipped off the icy roads and smashed into a tree, immediately killing Camus.

When We Die: A Story of Naked Humanity and the Unanswerable

Jordan Bates | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jordan Bates

Call it evolutionary instinct, or reduce it in some other way if you like, but in my skull, every one of us is utterly brave to slide out of bed each morning and face the daily challenge to hold onto hope and meaning despite the inevitable demons that waylay us all.

Top 5's: Literature

Max Lewis Barnard | Posted 24.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Max Lewis Barnard

Top five unexposed, lesser-known reads and top five essential reads.

Why It's Ok to Celebrate Thatcher's Death

Leigh Jones | Posted 10.06.2013 | UK Politics
Leigh Jones

People aren't celebrating the fact that an old woman that they never met died this week. People are celebrating because they feel that there is closure on a sh*tty decade during which rich people got rich and poor people got bummed with anti-lube.

WATCH: The Return Of Henri The Existential Cat

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK Comedy

Henri the cat goes by many names: Henri Le Chat Noir, Henri The Existential Cat and 'That Cat That Thinks In French For Some Reason'. Whatever you cal...

What Do These Books Say About Life?

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 23.02.2012 | Home

Following in the footsteps of Sartre, de Beauvoir and Camus, Guy Laramée uses his art to explore the existential dilemma and the reality of the human...

Existentialism Over Coffee With "Weird Al" Yankovic

MC Lars | Posted 14.03.2012 | Home
MC Lars

Right before Christmas, I had coffee with "Weird Al" Yankovic. The two of us had collaborated on my 2009 album This Gigantic Robot Kills, and had talked accordion triads and chord fingering over the phone while he was in the studio.