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 atRead More →

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 ofRead More →

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 SteveRead More →

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 toRead More →

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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 perRead More →

The expression “Mens sana in corpore sano” (Sat. X, 356) by Giovenale, written in the 1st century AD, can have several interpretations: the main meaning is that physical exercise is an indispensable condition for the efficiency of the spiritual faculty. This statement is nowadays often used precisely to underline theRead More →

“Redefining notions and creating parallel dimensions of regularities and irregularities of life…What about it?” Kainz, Yuti. “Genius at Work”. 2016, Performance, approx. 6 hoursKunstuniversität Linz, Austria,  Fatma Nur Ozogul, WordPress https://fatmanurozogul.wordpress.com/portfolio/genius-at-work/ A nice Saturday morning, I got to meet with a valuable person from the past and had a conversationRead More →

Love and other drugs (USA, 2010): Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway.  Co-written by: Edward Zwick, Charles Randolph, Marshall Herskovitz.  Directed by: Edward Zwick.  Genre: romantic, comedy-drama.  Running time: 112 minutes.  Curiosities: About the explicit nude and sex scenes featured in the film, Gyllenhaal said: «I never had sex wearing underwearRead More →

The current pandemic has significantly affected all sectors of the labour market; however, some categories of workers have been affected more than others, being exposed to a combination of factors. This is the case of sex workers: according to the ICRSE (International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers) overRead More →

The symbiotic economy is a term coined by Isabelle Delannoy in her book “Symbiotic economy: Regenerate the planet, the economy and the society” published in 2017.    In our series “Unlocking the locked, and the possible”, we are going to meet several concepts the author strongly uses to build herRead More →

Quarantine imposed heavy restrictions on commercial activities, forcing many businesses and activities to close. However, food delivery services are expressly allowed by the Prime Ministerial Decree of March 11th, 2020. Restaurants and bars which had the possibility, relied on AssoDelivery companies. Therefore, riders continue working, but they lack health guarantees,Read More →

Doctor Marta Maschio, Director of the Center for Epilepsy tumor-related of the IFO Regina Elena National Cancer Institute and Director of the Neuro-Oncology Section of the International School of Neurological Sciences in San Servolo, answers to some covid-related questions and gives us her scientific point to view on this pandemic.Read More →

On May the 16th, the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte presented the new decree, Decreto-Legge 16 Maggio 2020, n. 33, in force starting from May the 18th. With this new set of rules, there will be a strict collaboration between the Italian Parliament and Anci, the National Association of ItalianRead More →