Robert Johnson

  Robert Leroy Johnson (1911 –16 August 1938) – legendary bluesman who acquired his unparalleled guitar talent in a mysteriously short time. He was an American blues singer-songwriter and musician, whose singing, guitar skills, and song writing have influenced later generations of musicians. Little is known about his life, and this has given rise to… Read More Robert Johnson

The Mysterious Death of Christopher Marlowe

Christopher Marlowe (1564 –1593) was a famous English playwright, poet and translator of the Elizabethan period, whose best-known plays are “Doctor Faustus”, “The Jew of Malta”, “Tamburlaine the Great”. On Wednesday, 30 May, 1593 Marlowe died in a tavern brawl. Even if it appears to be a drunken fight, today scholars believe that his death… Read More The Mysterious Death of Christopher Marlowe

Le serve

  Yesterday I went to the theatre (Piccolo Teatro Grassi – Milan) to watch “ Le serve” (“The Maids”) a play by Jean Genet, the renowned French dramatist. The maids are two sisters, Claire and Solange, who live an obsessive relationship of love and hatred with their beautiful mistress (Madame). Every night, when the lady… Read More Le serve


Henri Désiré Landru (April 12, 1869 – February 25, 1922) was a French multiple killer and real-life “Bluebeard”. During World War I,  Landru started to contact Parisian women through newspaper ads published in the lonely hearts sections. They usually read: “Widower with two children, aged 43, with comfortable income, serious and moving in good society,… Read More Landru