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Milan Wired Next

The Golden Quadrilateral in today’s Milan is composed of haute couture shops, jewelry emporia, and nouveau riche tourists. It’s the geographic square that once sheltered the novelist Alessandro Manzoni, the composer Giuseppe Verdi, the physicist Albert Einstein, the socialite Clara … Continue reading

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Italia Vita Nuova

The ministers of the new Italian government were sworn by the re-elected, new/old, physically ancient president of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano.  Half a mile away, a despairing 49 year old who had lost both his wife and his job shot two … Continue reading

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Amazons with a Cause

Amazons with a Cause Why are women first to pay for every crisis? In every society, capitalist, socialist, or transition? It’s because the bodies of women are expendable. I always noticed how women over eighty in Turin looked incredibly well, … Continue reading

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NO Austerity Day

Whenever I write about rioting students, I feel torn between what I see and what I understand. When I myself was a protesting student, I remember vividly remembered the cold warning in the text by Pier Paolo Pasolini. He reminded … Continue reading

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Storifying #terremoto in Italy

Today again i thought it was all in my head: i was in the local hospital doing blood tests and i thought i was swooning because of the sight of blood, lack of coffee…but then i got instant messages, tweets, … Continue reading

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Spring in Italy

Hunting for New Esthetic http://www.flickr.com/photos/brucesterling/sets/72157629758514181/ In Englsih,en frnacais What a strange country, my American friend keeps saying after years of experience here: I can understand the Serbians, I can understand almost anybody in the world now, but not Italians. Why … Continue reading

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Panic in Eurozone

While the rest of the world is preparing for a Euro default, in Italy the euro is still thick on the ground and in our pockets and purses. After the fall of Silvio Berlusconi, with the new technical government in … Continue reading

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