Italian Ballads at their best: The legend of Claudio Baglioni

Enough said. Now time for a listen:


The Futurist Manifesto

We all know that Nowism is the new movement in town. But sometimes, it’s a good idea to look back at what’s been said and done in the past. The Futurist Manifesto, written in 1909 by Marinetti, contains some admittedly eloquent passages that accurately portray the tone and character of the movement:

Beauty exists only in struggle. There is no masterpiece that has not an aggressive character. Poetry must be a violent assault on the forces of the unknown, to force them to bow before man.

To read the entire Futurist Manifesto, click here.

il futurismo!

Absurdism at its best: Théâtre de la Huchette

If you’re ever in Paris, make sure you visit Théâtre de la Huchette. A tiny theatre that you’d never notice, cornered between gawdy tourist shops and restaurants along a narrow pedestrian street. I’ve never been in a smaller theatre space. It suits the subject matter to the tee. Can’t explain more. Just go.

Paris 101

Théâtre de La Huchette
23, rue de La Huchette 75005 PARIS