Miggles : Out of the shadow and into the spotlight
Portraits / Society

Miggles : Out of the shadow and into the spotlight

Rock band leaders make the show and attract limelight, the band musicians keep music going. The new bass player in Pete Doherty’s Puta Madres, Michael Bontemps,  gives us a glimpse at what playing alongside one of Britain’s famous rock star means. “It’s rock and roll”, says Michael Bontemps, or Miggles as everyone calls him, drinking from his glass of red … Continue reading

<i>Välkommen</i> to Sweden in Paris
Cultural Diversity / Culture / Design / In English

Välkommen to Sweden in Paris

  Since 1971, the Swedish Institute has tried to promote Scandinavian culture to a Parisian and French audience. Through events and exhibitions, the institution offers an inventive and unique perspective on the Swedish society usually associated with a minimalist lifestyle and refined design.          In early October, the sun was shining in … Continue reading

British Cinema Enters the Roman Arena
Cinema / Culture / Portraits / Society / Visual Media

British Cinema Enters the Roman Arena

Isabelle Cases has introduced us to an adventure she has been living for the last twenty years, the British Screen Festival. An event centered around screen productions from all over Great Britain. An introspection into the challenges of presenting a small British film festival in a small French city and how they can be overcome … Continue reading

The battle of The Alamo, in a John Wayne production
Cinema / Culture / Uncategorized / Westerns

The battle of The Alamo, in a John Wayne production

    In The Alamo (1960), his only film as director, John Wayne wanted to show how a famous group of men fought heroically against the Mexican authorities to achieve Texas independence.  The movie presents the opposition of two distinct armies with, on the one hand, Davy Crockett, Colonel Travis, Jim Bowie and their men, … Continue reading

The Colored Theater of African-Americans
Cultural Diversity / Sociology of the Media / Theatre

The Colored Theater of African-Americans

Why are African-American theaters still numerous in America, putting their cultural background up front? When looking at the missions and productions of these theaters, one can notice that specific groups of people are being targeted. Their vision of community thus tends to be different from other theaters in general. Theaters can either claim to address a … Continue reading