literature

A Mid-Winter Morn’s Dream

Everybody has a hero (very often, more than one!). Mine is a strange sailor with a strange name: Corto Maltese Corto Maltese, a cult favourite in one of the best European graphic novels, is a veritable legend in twentieth century literature. He’s a traveller – a sailor who combines Mediterranean looks with Anglo-Saxon culture. Corto, … Continue reading

a students' magazine / music

STILYAGI!

Alligators, Hipsters, Beatniks, Teddy Boys. How many youth subcultures can you mention? Mods, Rockers, Hippies, Skinheads. Their presence is a sort of fil rouge in 20th century mass culture. Punks, New-wavers, New-romantics, Grunge, Hip-hoppers, Goths, Emos. They are deeply different in music and outlook, but they probably share a vision, the dream of staying young. … Continue reading

TV series

The PRISONER

  Number 6: Where am I?  Number 2: In the Village.  Number 6: What do you want?  Number 2: We want information.  Number 6: Whose side are you on?  Number 2: That would be telling. We want information… information… information.  Number 6: You won’t get it.  Number 2: By hook or by crook, we will.  … Continue reading