Novels and shoes, quite a story

After the woolen cloth, silk and leather that made his fortune, luxury footwear brought Romans into the world of fashion in the 20th century… Big names like Charles Jourdan, Stéphane Kélian or even Clergerie have given it its letters of nobility. Let’s retrace this mythical story by taking advantage of the monumental shoes installed in […]

Roman tool turns out to be 2,000-year-old dildo | Remarkable

20 feb 2023 om 20:03Update: 2 dagen geleden British archaeologists have discovered a Roman dildo more than 2,000 years old. The object was already found in 1992 and labeled a tool, but renewed research has revealed its real function. According to The Guardian it is a pleasure club of about 16 centimeters. “It clearly looks […]

“Blood Country” by Paul Auster and Spencer Ostrander: autopsy of American violence

By Serge Bressan – / Some talk about “mass killings”. Others speak of “mass shootings”. In two days at the end of January 2023, the United States experienced horror. First, a man enters a nightclub in the suburbs of Los Angeles, he shoots, balance sheet: 11 dead, 9 injured. Forty-eight hours later, in farms […]

“Children’s literature is multiple and lively”

Par Alice Develey Posted 8 minutes ago, Update 1 minute ago Esmé Planchon published last March Stories should never end a well-crafted investigative novel. INTERVIEW – The author is invited to the Var Book Festival, which is held in Toulon from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 November. About forty children’s authors are expected during […]


Description Contrary to popular belief, white is a color in its own right, just like red, blue, green or yellow. Michel Pastoureau’s book retraces its long history in Europe, from the most remote antiquity to contemporary societies. He is interested in all its aspects, from lexicon to symbols, through material culture, social practices, scientific knowledge, […]

Proust, Prix Goncourt by Thierry Laget: the story of a literary riot

CRITIQUE – Low blows, shenanigans, manipulations… we find in this story all the ingredients of the thriller. The title is Proust, Goncourt Prize. But it’s the subtitle that best explains this superb investigation: A literary riot. A quick reminder: before the Goncourt prize awarded to Proust for In the shade of the maidens in bloomon […]


Larispem, 1899. In this independent City-State where butchers constitute the strong caste of a populist regime, three destinies intersect… Liberté, the outstanding mechanic, Carmine, the apprentice louchébem and Nathanaël, the orphan in the mysterious past. As great festivities prepare to celebrate the new century, the shadow of a secret society comes to hang over the […]


Description From Latin America we know some famous names: Bolivar, Perón, Zapata, Castro, Chavez. Wouldn’t it be nice to see these personalities placed in their context? So many movies, novels, series have told us that we think we know everything about the history of the United States. Are we sure to understand precisely the springs? […]

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No bloody chaos. Gladiator matches had order and choreography, the study found

The spectator zone in one of the Roman facilities indicated that the training sessions could be an attraction in themselves. Both players could pay for them to see their opponents and fans who wanted to watch the outlined muscles of their favorites. Where did the corpses go? Scientists are solving the mystery of the Battle […]