To those who were there on August 15-18, 1969, Woodstock was more than a music festival. It was the promise of a beautiful new era. "Woodstock Nation", they called themselves. Forty years later, what's left?
A day after Jackson's casket was taken to a Los Angeles arena for a public memorial for the "Thriller" singer, the whereabouts of his body were unknown and there was no information about where or when he might be buried.
This culture magazine takes a look at various events going on in our cultural world today: the Michael Jackson memorial service in L.A., Public Enemies opens in Chicago and unusual fashion and burlesque opera in Paris.
In this edition: details of a massive government loan announced this week by Nicolas Sarkozy; the A(H1N1) virus may gather pace over the summer; and a portrait of the new Culture minister, Frederic Mitterrand, nephew of the late president.
Pina Bausch, one of the world’s best-known modern dance choreographers, died on Tuesday at the age of 68. Bausch was the artistic director and choreographer of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch company, based in Germany.