A Guernica of our time

Hope not, but the historical parallel between the germinal civil war in the desert of Libya and the attack on Guernica during the Spanish Civil War is beginning to seem eerily more relevant every day. It’s true that  Gaddafi has used his own planes so far to strafe his own people unlike Franco who had […]

Van Gogh, Picasso, Hemingway can’t all be wrong

They all drank, loved and drew creative inspirations from Absinthe, or Absinth, the fabled ‘king of spirits’ of successive generations of artists. Probably a few, if any, other drink has ever captured the popular imagination and been featured in so many books,  plays, movies and legends. What started as the favorite drink of Toulouse-Lautrec and […]