Posts Tagged ‘Jane Birkin’

Don’t Be Bored: Gainsbourgiana!

It’s been a great year for Gainsbourgiana. Serge Gainsbourg—that notoriously lecherous French singer/songwriter and prodigious violator of social mores—died in 1991, but 20 years later he’s re-entered the cultural conversation. The cartoonist Joann Sfar made a delirious, formally adventurous biopic, Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life, which diagnoses its subject with society-induced self-loathing. Gainsbourg’s son Lulu, a composer, [...]

Snowpocalypse Now, Redux: Tonight’s Goings-On and Cancelations

Believe it or not, there's some culture going on tonight—that is, if you can get to it. If not? Put on a show! Totally simple: 1) Finish that one-act you've been working on (y'know, the one about the one-armed tightrope-walker); 2) cast your kids/roommates/visiting relatives in the bit parts; 3) obviously take the lead yourself; [...]