Chuck Berry, the Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll, dies at 90
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Chuck Berry, the Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll, dies at 90

Rock ‘n’ Roll legend just like Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Bo Diddley or Bill Haley, Chuck Berry marked the history of this musical genre by his rousing rhythms and his unbeatable footwork. He passed away on March 18, 2017 in Wentzville (St. Charles county, Missouri). Charles Edward Anderson “Chuck” Berry was born on October 18, … Continue reading

Admitted to Stanford after writing 100 times #BlackLivesMatter on application essay
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Admitted to Stanford after writing 100 times #BlackLivesMatter on application essay

#BlackLivesMatter. Thanks to this hashtag, that he wrote 100 times on his application essay, Ziad Ahmed, an 18-year-old American student originally from New Jersey, got admitted into Stanford for the class of 2021.   Who said getting into Stanford was difficult? Sometimes all you need is to be audacious, and Ziad Ahmed understood that. Originally … Continue reading

Shola Adisa-Farrar: Jazzing up Paris
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Shola Adisa-Farrar: Jazzing up Paris

Released last April, Shola Adisa-Farrar’s debut album Lost Myself is an exploration of her eclectic musical self, under the spotlight of a renewed French jazz scene. Paprika tea room in the 3rd arrondissement of Paris shares some common points with Shola Adisa-Farrar – both are welcoming, elegant and comfortable to be around. These are the same feelings one … Continue reading

<i>Her</i> (2013): A Dissection of Love in the Modern Age
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Her (2013): A Dissection of Love in the Modern Age

Her is a touching romance drama that tells the story of Theodore Twombly who struggles to cope with life after a painful divorce and finds love in his Operating System called Samantha. The film explores the themes of the complexity of love shared among human and artificial beings. Set in a futuristic version of Los … Continue reading

With <i>Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children</i>, Tim Burton’s peculiarity now means predictability.
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With Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, Tim Burton’s peculiarity now means predictability.

Life can be harsh when you are a peculiar child, but self-acceptance is what makes you stronger. Despite a rather banal message and a confusing storyline, the last Tim Burton is a feast for the eyes. Jake Portman (Asa Butterfield), is a banal teenager who leads a boring life in a suburb of Florida. Since … Continue reading

Sewing the Meanings of Fashion with a  British Designer : Ethics, Identity, and Power
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Sewing the Meanings of Fashion with a British Designer : Ethics, Identity, and Power

We live in a world of clothes. Not only because we wear them every day as a social custom but because fashion is everywhere. But what do clothes mean? Following the young British fashion designer, Rosie Browning,  clothes stand out as both industry and a tool for social-identity building, and perhaps, empowerment.  At only 24-year-old, Rosie Browning is already very … Continue reading

With <i>Fort Apache</i>, John Ford offers a patriotic and questioning western
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With Fort Apache, John Ford offers a patriotic and questioning western

Fort Apache (1948) is a very solemn classic western by John Ford, intertwining the barbarity shown in the huge battles between the U.S. cavalry and Indians with the subtle delicacy of love stories and romance.  Taking place in the magnificent atmosphere of Monument Valley, Fort Apache is the first movie of the “Cavalry Trilogy” — … Continue reading