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
Carlos Ruiz Zafòn was one of the most prominent contemporary writers and by far, one of my all time favourites. He died at the age of 55 on the 19th June 2020, leaving behind a precious legacy difficult to unfold and impossible to explain. Nevertheless, trying to describe it, is definitely worth a… Read More »The Legacy of Zafòn: an untold tale
The Angel’s game is a novel wrote by Carlos Ruiz Zafón in 2009, it is the second book of the tetralogy of The Cemetery of Forgotten books. The story takes place in a beautiful and cruel Barcellona between the 1920s and 1930s and introduce us to the life of David… Read More »The Angel’s Game
What is a dream? We have all experienced it but yet nobody knows why do we really dream each night.For thousands of years humans have seen dreams as mystical or as some type of window into our deeper selves.There are cases in which dreams inspired artists( the famous Rolling Stones… Read More »What is a dream?
Talking about human rights is nowadays an effective way of advocating for social justice globally. However, what are human rights? What do they do? Drawing on anthropological studies of human rights from around the globe, the novel analyzes human rights in training. It demonstrates how groups and organizations gather… Read More »The Significance of Human Rights
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
I come from a country, which was not considered as civilized until quite recently by most of the so-called Western World, who looked down upon my country with mere curiosity and maybe some interest. Not surprisingly, very close to my home there are still tribes in existence that collect and… Read More »Silent Stereotypes
It was during one of his walks in Sils im Engadin, near lake Silvaplana, in Switzerland, that the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche had what he believed was the greatest thought he had ever conceived. He was walking by the lake when he suddenly stopped near a massive rock and had… Read More »The Eternal Recurrence: how the meaning returns to existence
The greatest theft in the history of humankind is probably the one of fire. Before our modern beliefs, before Christianity and Islam, before science and evolution, we believed in a different mythology . In the Greek mythology, humankind was among the weakest creatures on earth. The world was ruled by… Read More »The Paradox of fire
William Shakespeare. Famous poet, a genius of the Elizabethan theater, a pillar of the human cultural history, a hopeless and romantic dreamer. Usually dreams are just a sweet and nebulous parenthesis that inhabits the night, something to think about with a smile as soon as we awake in the morning… Read More »Am I dreaming, or am I awake?
The peculiar science of happiness reveals that we often misjudge what makes us happy. The secret ingredient of happiness is something far less materialistic or contingent than money or beauty.
¡uoᴉʇnlos ǝlqᴉssod ɐ oʇ ʞuᴉɥʇ oʇ ɹǝpɹo uᴉ uoᴉʇɐɹᴉdsuᴉ ǝɯos puᴉɟ uɐɔ noʎ ǝɹǝH ¿ƃuᴉʞuᴉɥʇ lɐɔᴉƃol ǝʇnlosqɐ ɟo suᴉɐɥɔ ǝɥʇ ɯoɹɟ ǝǝɹɟ ɯǝɥʇ ʇǝs puɐ ʇsǝq ɹᴉǝɥʇ ʇɐ ssǝɹdxǝ spuᴉɯ ǝʌᴉʇɐǝɹɔ ǝʞɐɯ ǝʍ uɐɔ ʍoH ¿ʎʇᴉʌᴉʇɐǝɹɔ ʇdǝɔɔɐ oʇ pǝuᴉlɔuᴉ slooɥɔs ɹno ǝɹ∀
It happens sometimes that one feels like he has to do something, and then he just stands staring in the middle of nothing, with a cocktail in his hand and in the sad background of a latin-american song that tells “Baila conmigo mujer / Que la noche solamente comienza”. Well,… Read More »Baila conmigo
As Estonia became the first European country to introduce e-democracy, namely a digital version of the “traditional democracy”, it has become a model for the rest to follow. Indeed, it has added a new dimension to our concept not only of democracy, but also of participation and nation states. Named by… Read More »DIGITAL DEMOCRACY: FUTURE OF THE NATION STATES?
“On bended knee is no way to be free Lifting up an empty cup I ask silently That all my destinations will accept the one that’s me So I can breathe […] Holding me like gravity are places that pull […] Everyone I come across in cages they bought They… Read More »The niche of words: Uitwaaien
When I step into a place I still don’t know very well, the first things I look at are the objects that populate it. I vividly remember all the times I adventured myself in the many unknown rooms of my grandparents’ villa in Lecce; I would always go in search… Read More »Future-persistent