Art

Franco Battiato and the beauty of cosmopolitanism in 2021: “L’era del cinghiale bianco”

My dear readers, I’m sorry to inform you that I really don’t know how to start this article. Franco Battiato is a figure that is so inspiring to me, a master of…what? Are there people who don’t know about him? Are there people who are asking themselves who is this… Read More »Franco Battiato and the beauty of cosmopolitanism in 2021: “L’era del cinghiale bianco”

Defining Indie Music: a Game of Whack-a-mole – The Sanremo Controversy

What is indie music? Is it possible to define it? Does it mean it is “independent”? If so, from what? What exactly do we mean when we say that we are into indie?   While trying to write an article about the history of indie music, I looked for its… Read More »Defining Indie Music: a Game of Whack-a-mole – The Sanremo Controversy

THE MOVIE HOUSE-CHRISTMAS EDITION

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

Why the 60’s and 70’s are the Greatest Decades of Music

Two words; progressiveness and innovation, that is what the 60’s and 70’s is all about in terms of music. The decade saw a vast advancement in multiple genres and was introduced to many other sub-genres as well. So many of these changes in the musical scenery have influenced current pop-culture… Read More »Why the 60’s and 70’s are the Greatest Decades of Music

The Movie House…IS BACK!

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!

Ludwig van Beethoven – A Genius Who Changed Music Forever

On 27 March 1827, Beethoven, the most beloved composer of all time, died in Vienna. 20 thousand Viennese attended his funeral. A large crowd gathered at that time. Compared to poor Mozart’s derelict funeral and his body thrown into a pit, this funeral was a magnificent appearance. Dutch-born Beethoven was… Read More »Ludwig van Beethoven – A Genius Who Changed Music Forever

JOKER finally at peace with himself

 This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Joaquin Phoenix in a scene from the film, ‘Joker.’ (Niko Tavernise/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP) Smile, because it confuses people. Smile, because it’s easier than explaining what is killing you inside. Arthur is mentally unstable. He works as a clown to pay… Read More »JOKER finally at peace with himself

Photography and our moral imagination

For some time now, information mediated through imagery, primarily photographs, has been a fellow chief instructor (the other being literature) of our moral imagination and our perception of distant, clandestine experiences. One thinks of conflicts, controversy or atrocities, with the subtle photographic displays of (what we have come to know… Read More »Photography and our moral imagination