Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Finally.

Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Truman Capote’s novel was first published in 1958, to be made into way more popular movie in 1961 starring Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly. Little is known that the novel was initially written to have Marilyn Monroe play the leading role, charming, witty and fashionable Holly Golightly who knew very well that…

Bob Dylan: Only a Song and Dance Man

Getting the Nobel Prize for Literature, our all time folk and country blues author Bob Dylan comes to media focus again: something he probably hates the most about fame that has surrounded his art from the early days. Yet, he always had his funny ways of avoiding being the entertainment for the masses, and that…

The Shocking Truth About Beauty

What is beauty? How is it defined and perceived? Are we slaves to norms and do we imprison ourselves?
The contemplation on beauty and how it affects or lives.

Bob Eckstein’s Bookstores of New York

I remember being elementary school pupil and going to our city library. It was in the eighties, the time before internet, let alone tablets, smartphones and ebook readers… the time without Google search engine, when you had to look for books in reference cabinets first, and then walk the endless halls of book cabinets to fetch…

How to Become Better: Human the Project

  An incredible project was made public in September 2015. – a project followed with almost no media attention but more enlightening and eye-opening than many we have seen in a long time. It is called ‘Human‘. In a series of interviews with people all around the globe, combined with breathtaking aerial shots of our…

Uncanny Life of Unknown Niece: Dolly Wilde

On this day, one hundred and twenty years ago in London, Dorothy Ierne Wilde, known as Dolly Wilde, was born as an only child of Willie, known only as Oscar Wilde’s older brother. “She looked, said everyone who knew them both, remarkably like her uncle Oscar. She had the same artfully posed, soft, white hands,…

Our Cheating Hearts: Adultery Revealed

  “You don’t read Gatsby to learn whether adultery is good or bad but to learn how complicated issues such as adultery and fidelity and marriage are.” – Azar Nafisi, Reading Lolita in Tehran Complicated? Is that so? I could’t help but feel these facts of life: marriage, fidelity, adultery are quite simple, actually. We…

New York City: Love, Life and All That Jazz

  New York, New York… the city like no other in the whole wide world, has seduced most of us in at least one phase of our life… the city of art, glamour, love, fame, success and failure, a city to chew you up and swallow you whole without you even noticing, but, most important…

Coco Chanel on Character: Kick-Ass Advice From the Queen of Elegance

Coco Chanel, the fashion icon of modern age and a role model for a contemporary woman did not ignite only fashion revolution, but a switch in role of a woman in society. Fabulous and unique, her path was not always the easiest one, but thanks to her stubborn persistence and dedication, she has greatly contributed to…

Can We Really Trust Ourselves? The Art of Lust

We all know it… the whip of lust, adrenaline rush of wanting all at once or, as was seductively described by Maureen Medved in The Tracey Fragments… “One day you fall for this boy. And he touches you with his fingers. And he burns holes in your skin with his mouth. And it hurts when you…