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This year’s SOHO International Film Festival had its grand gala night at the “Sunshine Theatre” in the heart of Manhattan introducing the feature film “Uncomfortable Silence” by Italian producer Gabriele Altobelli and a docu-film by director Joseph Rezwin that honored …

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Calling gelatieri all around the world! The first-ever Gelato Olympics have begun. During the next year and a half, eight cities around the world will host the competition which will see selected gelato artisans fight to win the jury’s and …

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  There are many traditions inspired by the joining of two people in matrimony, traditions which have passed from generation to generation.  They have endured over centuries and, though we continue practicing them today, many of us do not know …

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On May 11th and 12th, Venice, the enchanting city known for its canals and gondolas, will pay homage to its illustrious past with its very own Festa della Sensa.   The oldest festival in Venice, this celebration is a spectacular, …

  Pirandello was the son of a wealthy sulfur merchant. In Pirandello’s time, boys had to go into the sulfur mines and carry out heavy loads of raw sulfur on their backs, and they were called “carusi”. My grandfather’s name …

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Demeter and her lovely daughter Persephone are two of the greatest mythic characters of the Mediterranean world and of Western Civilization. Both Demeter and Persephone are archetypal figures. Archetypal means that they are universals, powerful presences or enduring elements of …

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Mothers are wonder people … all of them.  Of course, almost everyone thinks that their own mother is the best, which is as it should be.  Mothers are special people who nurtured us from the moment of conception.   I …

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“Beautiful” is one of the adjectives that perfectly match Italy, but it is also one of the words that is often used incorrectly. Generally speaking, when talking about beautiful places, one must keep an open mind: there is no such …

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Government sequestration, furloughs, bailouts, and bipartisan bickering have increased the sentiment of cynicism and disillusionment among voters (young and old alike) in the United States.  While internationally, more and more of the populace has subverted oppressive governments’ (i.e. The Arab …

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The other day I saw Paul Simon strolling down one of the many avenues in New York City.  No, as far as I know, he was not performing later in the evening but whenever I see or hear anything pertaining …

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