The burnt papyrus of Herculaneum reveals its secrets about Plato

The burnt papyrus of Herculaneum reveals its secrets about Plato

A scientist shows boxes containing calcined fragments of the Herculaneum papyri on display at the Institut de France in Paris, September 26, 2019. STEFANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP Newly deciphered passages from texts that survived the 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius reveal the exact location of the philosopher’s burial. Immersing yourself in the secrets … Read more

The rediscovered magic of the grand decorations of Notre-Dame de Paris

The rediscovered magic of the grand decorations of Notre-Dame de Paris

STORY – Mobilier national reveals the impressive paintings, choir carpets and tapestries of the recently restored cathedral. After the restoration of the walls of Notre-Dame, interior objects and decorations came next. This project within a project, which is nearing its end, mainly concerned the large-scale paintings that decorated the cathedral. Five years after the fire … Read more

Deprived of Hollywood and Western music, Russia is under the spell of K-pop and manga

Deprived of Hollywood and Western music, Russia is under the spell of K-pop and manga

Russian cosplayers, Chinese video game fans Genshin Impact, during a costume contest in November in Moscow. Maxim Shemetov/REUTERS South Korean music, Japanese comics and Chinese video games are flooding the country, where Western production has become rare thanks to sanctions against the invasion of Ukraine. Vladimir Putin wanted to wage a culture war against the … Read more

Choreographer Blanca Li has decided to become president of La Villette

Choreographer Blanca Li has decided to become president of La Villette

The 60-year-old dancer, director and actress has worked with big names in cinema, music and fashion such as Pedro Almodovar, Paul McCartney, BeyoncĂ©, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Chanel and Daft Punk. Franco-Spanish choreographer Blanca Li has been chosen to become the president of the public establishment of the park and Grande halle de la Villette in Paris, … Read more