Archive for the ‘BOOKS’ Category


by Ilaria Rebecchi I live in a peaceful place, called Vicenza: it’s a little city full of factories and countryside, where technologies, economy and innovations are the most important things in our lives, even though sometimes it seems to me I live in a very quiet city, where “nothing really happens, day by day”. Nothing  [ Read More ]


New York by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Gaetano Donizetti’s Maria Stuarda (Mary Stuart) had its world premiere at Teatro alla Scala in Milan, back in 1835, and it first premiered at the New York Met Opera House during New Year’s Eve of 2012. The tragic opera, in two acts, that combines the Italian composer’s music with  [ Read More ]


by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi   The Architect and University Professor at Politecnico di Milano and Istituto Europeo di Design, Matteo Moscatelli, delivers an exceptional guide of Lombardy’s capital. His team of collaborators, young people who work as researchers, enriches the exploration of the city, since it coalesces a kaleidoscope of different perspectives about Milan. In  [ Read More ]


by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi In a white’s man world, where the publishing industry is having a rough time, a black woman from Detroit establishes herself as media entrepreneur. Angela T. Jones is exceptionally established professionally: besides serving as the Chief Executive Officer of Super Woman Productions and Publishing LLC, Jones is also a correspondent blogger  [ Read More ]


Serge Grudzinski: Laugh To Lead

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by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Laughter is the best therapy. Not just to overcome troubles but to learn how to improve ourselves. Hence humour can become the most persuasive teaching tool there is. This is very well known to Serge Grudzinski, the management consultant and founder of the Humour Consulting Group,  also known abroad as Manager  [ Read More ]


 by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi A category in the branch of visual arts that is too often neglected is that of illustrators. These artists have the tricky task of translating into images the storytelling of others, glorifying the text and characters in an engaging way. Paolo Barbieri is an Italian established fantasy illustrator who majestically fulfils  [ Read More ]


Synopsis Set in Mississippi at the turn of the twentieth century, The Sound and the Fury portrays the decline and fall of the Compsons, a once proud, aristocratic Southern family. Translating William Faulkner’s famously challenging experimental prose into the language of cinema, The Sound and the Fury reveals the secrets and betrayals that have tarnished  [ Read More ]


Synopsis Giacomo Leopardi is a child prodigy who grows up under the stern gaze of his father, in a house that is a library. His mind roams but the house is a prison: he reads everything, but the world is outside. In Europe things are changing, revolutions are breaking out, and Giacomo desperately tries to  [ Read More ]


  by Chiara Spagnoli Gabardi Some people may be acquainted with Raimondo Lanza di Trabia, through the song “Vecchio Frac” by the Italian songwriter, Domenico Modugno: the dramatic ballad, about an elegant man in tailcoat who is walking at midnight through the deserted streets and at dawn he commits suicide. The song was truly inspired  [ Read More ]


THE KIDNAPPING OF MICHEL HOUELLEBECQ a film by Guillaume Nicloux BERLINALE 2014 : Selection FORUM September 16th 2011. The TV news networks, newspapers, blogs, websites and radio stations are all reporting on one story: star author Michel Houellebecq, winner of the prestigious Prix Goncourt in 2010, has been abducted. Some members of the media go  [ Read More ]