1. George Michael – Jesus to a Child
2. Sugababes – New Year
3. Next Year – Jamie Cullum
4. B-Boy – Mutya Buena Feat. Amy Winehouse
5. Yankee Bayonet (I will be home then) – The Decemberists
6. Don’t Miss You At All – Norah Jones
7. Fairground (Simplified) – Simply Red
8. Counting Down the Days – Natalie Imbruglia
9. Deep Red Bells – Neko Case
10. Hallelujah – Rufus Wainwright
© 2008 Art by Faris Habayeb
My first published article in Kalimat.
Debuting in 2010, the publication is a social, cultural and political quarterly committed to providing an outlet for open expression within the Arab region and its Diaspora. Photo credit: Youssef Nabil.
Lana Del Rey is back with another bewitching number. “Born to Die”, also the title track of her debut, is hauntingly hair-raising, much like her previous releases. A cathedral with tigers, a crown of blue flowers, red canvas sneakers, tattoos, cigarettes, and a fluttering American flag, diagram the crestfallen track cinematically.
Marion Cotillard’s most recent for Christian Dior, “L.A.dy Dior”, is a flippant, laughable, short on the sometimes, overbearing reality of fashion behind the scenes. Directed by John Cameron Mitchell, the French beauty plays a glamorous, but flustered star named Margaux. The six minute movie opens with Margaux disclosing concern to her agent about her percolating disengagement with the fashion business. Forced to endure another staged and lackluster photo shoot, a spirit of anarchy and rage prevails over the unrecognizably made-up Margaux. In the midst of a fit-of-temper she manages to shoot uninhibitedly, angrily, and carelessly, all the while, grabbing the Selection Lady Dior bag in tricolor crocodile; sapphire, fuschia, and turquoise.
You can see the short film here.