This is a cartoon done by Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Adam Zyglis. He’s great, and this picture pretty much sets the vibe for this post. Hello everyone. This stuff is just weird for me to write but still, here I am. 2020 was a tough year. There’s no easier way… Read More »A Disturbance in the Force
I’d like to start by saying that this is not an attack on the believers of Hindutva. More than anything, this is a lament of a 20-year-old who sees his world crumbling before him. Writing this essay from an objective, academic perspective has been extremely difficult for me and I… Read More »Dismantling Hindu Fundamentalism: Ethnic Nationalism with Fascist Undertones?
Nature in the arts from Romanticism to Futurism. How do humans relate to nature? Moreover, how did this relationship change through time, through historical eras and revolutions? Is humanity a part of nature or is nature an external entity? Do people have the right to exploit nature and use it… Read More »Nature: Mother or Stepmother
New Zealand has elected the queerest Parliament in the world since the last elections in October 2020. How has New Zealand got to the point to reach this result? What’s the history behind such a progressive achievement, not only for the country itself but also for the ones witnessing such… Read More »The queerest Parliament in the world: New Zealand
Never thought there could still be a vivid existing context where you can ‘feel’ the presence of the spirits of the world wars as if they were still inhabiting our world, and see everything they brought along in a social context where heterogeneity has given rise to homogeneity , where… Read More »A ripped page of a living past.
What about Indonesia? The Republic of Indonesia is the largest archipelagic country in the world, located in Southeast Asia and Oceania, between the Indian and Pacific oceans. With the population over 273 million people, it is the world’s 4th most populous country as well as the most-populous Muslim-majority country. Economic side of… Read More »Protests in Indonesia
Afghanistan is a country that has not seen peace in decades; as of now roughly 20 years after the US lead invasion of Afghanistan the country is still in a state of chaos. 20 years after the coalition forces with the help of northern mujahedin ousted the Taliban regime in… Read More »Devastating Effects of Foreign Interventions in Afghanistan
In the last years, especially in the territories of Syria and Iraq under its control, ISIS perpetrated a systematic disruption of the cultural heritage, with the intention of erasing any trace of the pre-Islamic past. The outrageous disruption did not only occur by means of filmed and broadcasted demolitions and… Read More »Destroying History in Iraq and Syria
Big Tech Companies have always publicized themselves as fierce opponents of pollution and carbon dioxide emissions. They often associate themselves with climate activism and, during panels and conferences their “Green” Initiatives are always presented to the public to remind us their concern for the environment. While all of this is… Read More »Big Tech and Oil Production, a new-found relationship
The increasing Islamophobia in the Western World is a dangerous phenomenon, common nowadays. The rise of Populist parties, nationalism and drastic cultural distinctions, these are among many symptoms of the rising Islamophobia, mainly caused by violence in Muslim countries, anti-Western terrorism attacks, the attitude and the radicalization of certain immigrants… Read More »The issue of Islamophobia
Between the end of 2010 and the beginning of 2011 a series of riots inflamed the Arab world. These revolts, although characterized by some common elements in the causes but in themselves different, have been indicated by the Western media with a unique name: Arab Spring. This name was given… Read More »The Arab Spring : what was seen by Westerners as a step toward the democratization of the regimes
As students, we have started this section trying to give as much information as we possibly can being obviously limited by our young age and our limited knowledge. This has brought us to the decision of involving in this project professionals who can help us understand better the situation in… Read More »CORONA TALKS- a conversation with Professor Hauwa Ibrahim
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) over… Read More »The Welfare State of Prostitution
DISCLAIMER: this article is not a way of spreading fake news and should be treated just as a collection of theories. The information that is going to be listed is not verified and officially approved. In accordance with what is happening right now around the world, I thought to myself… Read More »COVID-19 conspiracy theories
Beautiful Boy (U.K., 2019) Starring: Steve Carell, Timothée Chalamet, Maura Tierney, Amy Ryan Written By: Luke Davies, Felix van Groeningen Directed By: Felix van Groeningen Genre: Drama Running time: 120 minutes Curiosities: Beautiful Boy is the adaptation for the big screen not of one but of two autobiographies: Beautiful Boy,… Read More »THE MOVIE HOUSE
Who is she? Aisha Romano, born as Silvia, is an Italian 25 years old aid worker who was kidnapped in Kenya 18 months ago while she was working for an Italian charity called Africa Milele. She was brought and held in Somalia, freed on the 9th of May, and returned… Read More »Shedding light on Aisha Romano’s case
From the Wuhan market to Bill Gates, we will see what all those theories lack of: proofs. Let’s find out which are the most trustworthy ones. The answer is still not that obvious. First of all, let’s take a couple of steps back. According to the World Health Organization, using… Read More »Where does Coronavirus come from?
Whiplash (UK, 2014): Starring: Miles Teller, J.K. Simmons. Written by: Damien Chazelle. Directed by: Damien Chazelle. Genre: drama, music. Running time: 107 minutes. Curiosities: Before becoming a popular film, Whiplash was born as a short film because Damien Chazelle had failed to obtain funding to make a feature film. Thus,… Read More »THE MOVIE HOUSE
Once, I’ve heard that History is a sequence of events that follow each other in a pseudo-cyclical manner, swirling on a pattern which ideologically could be represented with the shape of a spiral. Every time has its own peculiarity, and can be linked to other events which took place in… Read More »Time To Resist: a parallel between the present situation and the Italian Liberation
The human brain is one of the most complex and charming masterpieces of all times and, for this reason, it is also the most mysterious and inscrutable one. The web of its neurotransmitters is similar to a work of art, a canvas created by the chaotic genius of Pollock, and… Read More »Neuro-aesthetic: the marriage of Art to Science