Culture

Have you ever had a dream that you were flying? Most people will answer “yes” to this question. The incident, of which I am about to tell you, entered the world in just this way, through a dream. Our story …

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On the morning of September 11, 2001, Sal Giunta was attending classes at John F. Kennedy High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. On that same morning, about a thousand miles away from Cedar Rapids, commercial airliners were being intentionally crashed …

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Tre Artisti Senza Pretese All three of these artists have in their work a deeply sensitive appreciation for Sicily and its rich souled people.  Their works express living impressions of the island and its inhabitants with an artistic honesty often …

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It seems that the opera William Tell by Gioachino Antonio Rossini is intrinsically linked to the William Tell Overture or, as some might put it, “the music of the Lone Ranger.”  Rossini was born in February 29, 1792 in Pesaro, …

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Amedeo Modigliani was one of the greatest artists of the 20th century. Born in Livorno (Leghorn), Italy, he was the fourth son of Eugenia Garsin and Flaminio Modigliani. Both the Garsins and the Modiglianis descended from the Sephardic Jews that …

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As the 2012 Presidential Election heats up, many American citizens are divided on the issue of allowing new immigrants (legal or illegal) into our country. One reason for the division is fewer jobs for American citizens because many legal and …

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The year was 1935. The depression was in full swing and jobs were scarce.  It was a time when Welfare went by another name: in 1935, it was called Home Relief.   We were embarrassed to let anyone know that …

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Tuscany or Toscana is one of the largest regions of Italy. The Etruscans, people native of Asia Minor, after a mass migration settled in the northern part of Italy but circa the 6th century B.C. a Gallic invasion from north …

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There are political families that have had a profound history in American politics, just ask the Adams, Kennedys and Bushes.   Well, in New York City there is another family committed to political servitude, no, the surname is not Cuomo, …

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It was April 7, 1926. On this particular day, Benito Mussolini had given a speech to the International Congress of Surgeons in Rome extolling the wonders of modern medicine. When the speech was finished, he mingled in the crowd of …

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