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!


The eye of the beholder, the tongue of the betaster

A few weeks ago, I had my first taste of Boris beer. It tasted good enough — but nothing to write home about. What I liked was the design on the cans. After all, there’s nothing better than a well crafted beer with a well crafted logo, is there?

Boris beer


Even more lessons from our animal friends

Lesson # 3 : Never sleep on the job. Because if you do, someone might eat your face.

im a gonna eat yo face!


More lessons from our animal friends

Lesson # 2 : There’s nothing better than good old family values.

omg cheetahs!

[OMG. So. Cute.]


Art: Hits and Misses

Joe Carnivale’s construction monsters: YES.

joe carnevale monster

Reiner Riedler’s “Fake Holidays” installations: YES.

reiner riedler fake holidays

Christophe Gilbert’s photo surrealism: NO.

christophe gilbert photo surrealism

… Just no.


Who needs Facebook?

Or better yet: Who needs Facebook, when you have this?

da vinci chimp

Photo credit: National Geographic


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


Remember September?

Come September, I’m doing this again. Anyone else in?

remember september