When idol worship leads to desecration

An interesting article, despite several inaccuracies (see footnotes). English translation below. L'HISTOIRE DU JOUR | La délinquance par amour des vedettes ou quand l'adoration mène à la profanation. http://t.co/WzxzoXfQFe — franceinfo (@franceinfo) March 18, 2013 English translation When idol worship leads to desecration Claude François’* family is going to press charges for vandalism. Located atContinue reading “When idol worship leads to desecration”

Jim Morrison’s original Paris journal manuscript for sale

As with nearly every Jim Morrison notebook to come up for sale, the original auction listing makes the unequivocal claim that these pages “were written over the few months in 1971 while Morrison was living in Paris prior to his untimely death on July 3rd.” However, this statement is entirely unfounded. Len Sousa, from “TheContinue reading “Jim Morrison’s original Paris journal manuscript for sale”

Jim Morrison and Pussy Riot, pushing the limits of freedom of expression

What do Jim Morrison, American sixties rock star, and Pussy Riot, 21st century Russian protest performers, have in common? Surprisingly, a lot. Both risked their personal freedom to make public statements about freedom, and both paid heavily for their gestures by being persecuted by the reigning authorities.

Who stole Jim Morrison’s bust?

The backstory Croatian artist Mladen Mikulin sculpted a bust effigy of Jim Morrison for his grave in Père Lachaise cemetery. The bust was in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of Jim’s death on July 3, 1981. It disappeared in 1988. Before and after   A piece of the puzzle Film director and screenwriter, Olivier Chateau, hasContinue reading “Who stole Jim Morrison’s bust?”