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The Wolf King’s fortress is dying amidst rubbish, brush and rats

Abu Abd Allah Muhammad ibn Said ibn Muhammad ibn Ahmad ibn Mardanis al-Yudhami (1124-1172), known more succinctly to Christians as the King Wolf, He was an Almoravid leader who became great lord (emir) of Murcia, which he turned into a beautiful walled capital of enormous splendor. As a symbol of his power, he built a […]

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Serge Gainsbourg, influential and uncomfortable 30 years after dying | Culture

Serge Gainsbourg liked to play with the image of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, and their legacy, three decades after their death, is interpreted under this ambivalent sign, both luminous and uncomfortable. Gainsbourg was one of the last total artists that France has had, a musician, composer, performer and poet whose influence inside and outside […]

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