50th anniversary of Jim Morrison’s death

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Jim Morrison’s death. Jim’s charisma, artistic talent and rock’n’roll lifestyle propelled him to icon status that continues to this day. Every year on the anniversary of his death fans gather at Jim’s grave in Père Lachaise to commemorate his life and legacy. Fifty years gone, this year promises to be a massive event.

Heavy metal graffiti invades Paris

From most romantic city to Paris bridge is falling down It all started out with good intentions. The “love locks” are padlocks that couples affix to bridges and public fixtures in a declaration of their love. In Paris, the Passerelle des Arts is a hot spot for lovebirds. However, the vast number of padlocks isContinue reading “Heavy metal graffiti invades Paris”

Abelard, the medieval punk monk

12th century France Peter Abelard (1079–1142) You know the story: Teacher and student fall in love, have a baby (a boy, Astrolabe!), then marry secretly. Furious, student’s uncle has teacher castrated. The lovers separate, carry on in various monasteries and abbeys, all the while managing to stay in touch. Classic medieval shenanigans. So why allContinue reading “Abelard, the medieval punk monk”