Imagination

Mafalda: a universal icon

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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

The Legacy of Zafòn: an untold tale

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

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?

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?

The Significance of Human Rights

  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

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

Silent Stereotypes

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

The Eternal Recurrence: how the meaning returns to existence

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 Paradox of fire

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

Moka

My back hurts and I really cannot turn to see what time it is. I wake up, in the middle of the night, and try to reach the toilet like a zombie looking for fresh meat. When I look my face reflected on the mirror, I understand immediately that I… Read More »Moka

Am I dreaming, or am I awake?

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?

Giuseppino

He used to move elegantly under the midday sunshine, crossing the roads and the small vias of the old town of Gallipoli like an old shadow with a white panama on top. I still remember him stopping, from time to time, in front of a church or another baroque building,… Read More »Giuseppino

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¡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∀

Sediments

It is 6 pm and I am still struck in the traffic at the crossroads between Via Laurentina and Via della Magliana. I have to go towards the centre, and it will probably take me some hours before that I can sit in front of my pizza and relax. Traffic… Read More »Sediments

Baila conmigo

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

DIGITAL DEMOCRACY: FUTURE OF THE NATION STATES?

  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?

The niche of words: Uitwaaien

“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

Still dreaming

Every time I wake up, I have to scratch on the surface of the glass to remove the thick veil of condensed water that the night stuck on it: then, I can finally see the shapes of the trees outside, the peaks of the mountains on the horizon, the bodies… Read More »Still dreaming

Future-persistent

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