Cultural appropriation is a term which has been used since the 70s when “[e]thnic elements began to enter the high fashion” (Laver 268) but it has gained more popularity for the last decade with the help of internet and social media. However, contrary to the popular belief, the term is not a negative one in itself. The negativity of the term depends on which condition … Continue reading The Hypocrisy of Society in the Matter of Cultural Appropriation
INTRODUCTION Most people associate Il Divo with the multi-national classical crossover vocal group. Il Divo is Italian for “divine performer”. The term “divo” is often associated with notable people in cultural professions. The term is also linked with Italian politician and statesman Giulio Andreotti. Many consider Andreotti a true divine performer in Italian politics because he has held numerous ministerial positions in the last 40 years. There’s a bit of irony in the religious … Continue reading GIULIO ANDREOTTI: THE DIVINE PERFORMER OF ITALIAN POLITICS
I like the words. Unfortunately, my vocabulary in English is not extraordinary, perhaps not even in Italian, my native language, but I like to know origins and play with words. In this playful effort of mine, I hope I’ll never become like Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, to the best known as John Conrad (I am modest, I know), a man with a very interesting life, but with … Continue reading WHY ARE WE THE BYZANTINE TIMES?
Let’s start with a question: When was the last time you read a book with a story? When was the last time a great plot carried you away so intensely that you couldn’t stop reading? I’ve always read a lot. I learnt to read when I was six years old, and since then I’ve continued reading. I was taught to read every night even a … Continue reading THE FANTASTIC SIDE OF READING