A jewel called Palermo

Sicily has long been a crossroads and kettle of Mediterranean culture, and the island today is a fascinating mosaic in which Greek temples, Norman churches and Baroque palazzos emerge from the rich fabric. But it also has natural wonders profusely, from the smoking craters of Mount Etna to the still relatively undiscovered beaches of the … More A jewel called Palermo

Bed sports for Christmas

I cannot resist the temptation to share the video that my adorable Click-Clack-Chuc-Chuc forwarded me a few days ago under the title “Sport en chambre” (which somewhat means “Sports at Room”). It’s in fact Birth-day, a very funny composition, full of finesse, which the staging is definitely inspired by Mozart. Performance was ‘committed’ by the … More Bed sports for Christmas

Cold Souls by Sophie Barthes, a refreshing proposal of surreal comedy

>> Haga click aquí para la versión en Castellano Cold Souls is an off-beat intelligent, imaginative story that combines elements of magical realism, drama and mystery. It’s hard to describe this  surreal comedy. It doesn’t really fit in any specific category. It’s funny and sad at the same time. Paul Giamatti delivers a beautiful and … More Cold Souls by Sophie Barthes, a refreshing proposal of surreal comedy

A 3D Exploration of Picasso’s Guernica by Lena Gieseke ©

>> Haga clic aquí para la versión en castellano The ‘Guernica’ is a powerful masterpiece, an oil canvas, of very impressive proportions (782 x351 cm), that Pablo R. Picasso made in 1937 for the Paris International Exhibition. The fabric, black and white, represents the bombing of the town of Gernika on 26 April 1937 by … More A 3D Exploration of Picasso’s Guernica by Lena Gieseke ©

Guru of protectionism Emmanuel Todd urge us to protect and survive

(Translated from my French blog  “Résident de la République” ) The financial crisis is convulsing politics in unexpected ways. The triumph of an inexperienced black liberal senator in the US presidential election may yet be counted as the first surprise of many. What else could be in store? Emmanuel Todd, the French historian, made a … More Guru of protectionism Emmanuel Todd urge us to protect and survive