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It is very curious that a novel and not a scientific article (although it will come later), was chosen to reveal the mysterious origins of Leonardo da Vinci. The recently-published literary work, which targets all types of readers, wants to …

What brings all immigrants together? They speak different languages and they come from vastly different places. Some of them traveled first class on a late 19th-century transatlantic ship, where surviving the crossing was an achievement in itself. Others waited ten …

We often consider it something external to us, but we’re wrong. “Landscape” doesn’t simply mean what we see outside our window, nor the horizon above the sea in a holiday photo. It isn’t only the outline of our mountains against …

An artist doesn’t simply create objects, write poetry, compose harmonies with seven notes, or paint canvases. Whatever expressive form they choose, artists actually look through matter — through what exists — and move beyond it. They absorb moods and emotions …

There is a text about classical works that, in turn, has become a classic of literary studies. In his Western Canon, published in 1994, the great American critic Harold Bloom collected a series of texts offering a portrait of the …


A symphony orchestra is composed of dozens of elements playing a wide variety of instruments: violins, violas, cellos, double basses, harps, flutes, horns, clarinets, percussion, trumpets, oboes, bassoons, and piccolos. Unlike opera, which involves staging a true spectacle with singers, …

Giancarlo Giannini says it unequivocally: a Hollywood star is far more valuable than an Oscar. Everyone in the film industry strives for the prized statuette and dreams of holding it on the Dolby Theatre stage. But in the end, says …

If you want to buy safely, you must look at two things: the product’s label and brand. When we want to wear authentic Made in Italy, we buy Armani or Versace not only because they, just like Valentino or Dolce …

Definitions are often imprecise. When used to describe a person, they are usually reductive, not only because each of us tends to be a multiplicity of things at once and does multiple things simultaneously, but also because change generally eludes …

“Today, working abroad should no longer represent a necessary, risky and distressing choice for anyone. Rather, it should be an opportunity, especially for young people. It is the Republic’s responsibility to ensure that it is a free choice.” This is …


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