One of the most common things that high school students get to hear from their teachers or tutors is that they should be ready to get out of the cosy cocoon of school to face the “sharks out there’’, ready to rip them apart. They, therefore, are encouraged to beware… Read More »For a radical practice of love and hope. Erich Fromm’s socialist humanism
Women Empowerment How Women Can Get Top Jobs Are women treated differently than men in the workplace? Although the answer to this question for some is “no”, some shocking facts reveal the harsh truth about the way society undervalues women’s qualities and talents. Moreover, this prejudice inevitably leads to women… Read More »Women Empowerment
Guess who’s back with some terrific Christmas suggestions. This time it’s not films, but tv series! Our favorite Christmas episodes from some of the most famous tv series of all time! Glee (Season 3 episode 9): “Extraordinary Merry Christmas”. If you’re looking for spending Christmas time in the name… Read More »THE MOVIE HOUSE-CHRISTMAS EDITION
Within our society there is a patriarchal, masculinist, sexist, racist and homophobic superstructure. This is demonstrated by the daily facts and events. The story of the Turin teacher, who fell victim to the non-consensual sharing of her intimate material, a phenomenon more commonly known by the term revenge porn, on… Read More »Mirror of society as a spring for change
In order to protect the psychological wellbeing, each one of us needs to be in control. A single critical event is enough to disrupt our balance, but instead of a single event we have to deal with a global emergency such as the one of Covid-19, it has shown that… Read More »Children in a global pandemic: what are the consequences?
Catch me if you can (US, 2002): Starring: Leonardo Di Caprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye. Written by: Jeff Nathanson. Directed by: Steven Spielberg. Genre: Biographical crime. Running time: 141 mins. Curiosities: The film is based on the true story of Frank Abagnale. [image taken from wikipedia]… Read More »The Movie House…IS BACK!
The holy grail of medical research in 2020 is finally here. Pharmaceutical companies have apparently developed an effective vaccine against Covid; this is a great result showing the wonders of modern medicine. But all the hope and joy that such an event was seeming to bring have been replaced… Read More »Covid-Vaccines, let’s clear up some doubts!
Do you ever want to just lie on the floor? Unplug your phone, turn off the lights, leaving only one dimly lit lamp in the corner of the room, and just lay on the floor. Staring at the ceiling and not thinking about anything. Or, conversely, think about something. You… Read More »How not to go crazy during a pandemic?
How entertainment industry workers reacted to the damage caused by Covid-19. The Covid-19 situation has weakened the careers of workers in almost every field and workplace. It has shown how fragile the balances of our economic system are. It has affected the world of work threatening the well-being of millions… Read More »Get organised to be recognised
Picture from http://www.ilmessaggero.it Here’s a summary of the Prime Ministerial Decree of the 24th of October that will be in force from October 26th to November 24th: RESTAURANTS AND NIGHTLIFE Bars, pubs, restaurants, ice cream parlors, pastry shops will close at 18:00. The maximum people allowed at the table is… Read More »Update on the new Italian measures against Covid: the DPCM of October 24th
Streaming fashion seemed a concept very far from the mind of any exponent of fashion. However, due to COVID-19, it was necessary to take a leap forward in time and come up with new concepts to be the future of the fashion system. Milan, Paris, New York, and London Digital… Read More »COVID-19 AND DIGITAL FASHION: A NEW ERA OF FASHION?
More often than not, when opening their wardrobes people will complain about their lack of clothes and just go out to buy more. Fast fashion stores are probably where they are going to satisfy their craving for new pieces: it is possible to find the latest fad for very convenient… Read More »Vintage fashion- a sustainable trend?
On September 30th, 2020, Argentina and the whole world lost one of the best cartoonists of the last century: Quino, mainly known as the creator of ‘’Mafalda’’, which, over the years, has become a symbol of rebellion all over the world. Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón, his complete name, was born… Read More »Mafalda: a universal icon
Higher educational institutions play an extremely relevant role in today’s society as they contribute to economic growth’s increase, in innovation, in the nation’s development or simply by improving the well-being. According to 2017 Eurostat’s Educational attainment statistics, in Europe there were 19.8 million tertiary education students, 60% of which were… Read More »The Re-opening of Tertiary Education
Hidden figures (US, 2016): Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons. Written by: Allison Schroeder, Theodore Melfi. Directed by: Theodore Melfi. Genre: Biographical drama. Running time: 127 mins. Curiosities: Katherine Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), graduated from High School at age 14, and at… Read More »The Movie House: Civil Rights edition
The global pandemic has left a footprint on everyone’s life, challenging the concept of normality. However, some places on the map were shaken to their core, but not (only) due to the health-related concerns posed by the menacing virus. Hong Kong perfectly manages to sustain the COVID threat: as of… Read More »COVID-19 as a Threat to Hong Kong’s Jurisdictional Independence
The Breakfast Club (USA, 1985): Starring: Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy Produced by: John Hughes Directed by: John Hughes, Ned Tanen Genre: comedy-drama Running time: 97 minutes Curiosities: The theme song Don’t you (Forget About Me) written by Keith Forsey and Steve… Read More »The Movie House: Cult Edition
In Italy, the 4th of May 2020 has represented the beginning of the second phase for Covid-19. Regions have started to re-open shops, restaurants, graveyards, etc… 4.5 million workers have come back to their jobs armed with masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer. Italian citizens are having different reactions with respect to… Read More »Phase 2: are we really over with COVID-19?
The world is facing a global health crisis, but wasn’t the planet already sick? While the number of living vertebrates diminished of 60% between between 1970 and 2014, the oil production never stopped increasing (i.e chart below). In August 2018, the global world production passed the 100 billions barrels per… Read More »Capitalism and Environment: the other disease
WHAT IS HERD IMMUNITY? What we have learned so far about infectious diseases such as COVID-19 is that they move and spread chaotically, jumping from host to host within people, without borders. And this is exactly what is happening all around the world with Corona Virus disease in 2020. There are… Read More »COULD HERD IMMUNITY STOP CORONAVIRUS?