The Last Show is the title of EAST 47, available at newsagents, pdf and on apple-store from the 1st of May 2013.
The Last Show is also the title of the focus report on Europe, near and far, the known and lesser known sides. From the Dangerous Games in Brussels and Frankfurt to the Sworn Virgins of Albania, the God of Managers and the Romani Princesses for sale. As we are reminded by Renato Ruggiero and Giuseppe Scognamiglio in their editorial, Europe’s more than just Euros while the Brussels Notebook takes a look at the rules of the game.
From Russia to Cyprus, Ireland to Turkey, Spain to Slovenia, Greece to Hungary… Europe’s seen through eye witness accounts, analyses, reports, voices from within and portraits of today. And as always the exclusive Europeye Research Team Country Indicators together with the wordless satire by Mana Neyestani.
Europe also viewed through its architecture, music and film thanks to the Cultural Notebook, followed by a journey Out of this World: the Chinese Empire, The Eastern Christians and the controversial rare earths.
EAST 47 awaits you on newstands and from the 8th of May in bookshops as well.
In times of crisis a new way of living is being developed, cohousing. It means leaving together while still having one’s own individual spaces, rediscovering the true value of neighbourhood that urban forms of existence have quashed.
Not only in Greece, but also in Spain and Portugal the film industry is experiencing a moment of explosive creativity. The unease and uncertainty seem to be channelled into a form of “filmic cubism”, a nouvelle vague spawned by the crisis.
The hit parades, the best selling music charts, provide an increasingly less reliable snapshot – partly due to uncontrolled downloading from the internet – of average musical tastes and the top pop song in every country. In the case of Europe, half the countries provide proof that the shift to globalisation has not been too traumatic.