literature

Punk will never die. It is just a matter of eternal re-start.

Punk will never die. It is just a matter of eternal re-start.

Many art and ideologist trends influenced the fashion scene for several years. Some of them have eternal come-backs, as if they were part of our social style foundation. And in 2013, Punk has never been so alive in the cultural and fashion trends. What is Punk ? Punk is considered as a sub–culture that gathers many references on the following topics: Music Fashion Ideologies Visual Art Dance Literature Film Overal it promotes the idea of individual freedom. Nobody really knows where and when exactly Punk was born. According to the records, Punk culture emerged in different countries at the same time somewhere in the mid-70’s. USA, UK and Australia were the 3 main countries. It is amazing to see how influential this sub-culture was and still is. By the end of the 70’s, the movement was split in many other trends: From New Wave, to Pop-Punk, Hardcore-Punk towards alternative Rock,…

50 shades of Grey: get dirty… at least in your mind.

50 shades of Grey: get dirty… at least in your mind.

It is the new big thing: 50 Shades of Grey. Written by E. L. James, of her real name Erika Leonard. Today it reaches almost 60 million of sales worldwide. The original english version sold out for more than 40 million units. In Switzerland, the success is huge, especially in the french part. According to Mr François Duvaut, Litterature responsible at Payot book stores, 50 Shades of Grey became number one after the first day ! It all began with E L James and her frustration around the saga Twilight. For her, this vampire saga in which Edward (the vampire) has a impossible love for the young Isabella, was missing a little of “spice”. Too pinky cheese for her taste. So, she decided to write a “fan-version” of it in which we would discover a much more “hot” version of the Twilight characters relationships. This version is called Master of…

Waging Heavy Peace, by Neil Young.

Waging Heavy Peace, by Neil Young.

This fall, one of the most awaited biographies is called “Waging Heavy Peace”. It is the memoirs of Rock star Neil Young. Born in 1945 in Canada, Neil Young is considered as one of the most influential musicians of his generation. In his biography, Neil Young describes a beautiful kaleidoscope of his life, from private, towards his status of rock star. We can read also many details from his start with groups like Buffalo Springfield, Crosby, Stills & Nash and recently the Crazy Horse. Moving from the snows of Ontario through the LSD-laden boulevards of 1966 Los Angeles to the contemplative paradise of Hawaii today. Candid, witty and revealing, this book takes its place beside the classic memoirs of Bob Dylan and Keith Richards. The picture was taken from the january 26th 2006 photo shooting for Rolling Stone magazine. Waging Heavy Peace will be available in October 2nd 2012 in all…