Paint the town with umbrellas, by Francesca Buonpane

Some brilliant stunts catch our attention and remain fixed in our memory. An advertisement wins when it becomes iconic, when it is re-proposed in other different places or contexts. This is what happened in the case of the artistic hanging umbrellas in Portugal, now found all over the world, from London to Jerusalem. If you don’t know…

Is the cinema industry dead? by Claudia De Cola

I work in an avant-garde cinema and I have noticed that people are not going very often to cinema anymore. I am asking why. Is there something happening to the film industry? Or is streaming the end of cinemas? Let’s find out. Forewarned is forearmed. Hollywood wants to change in terms of new financial and…

The Deep Web, just another criminal lobby? by Giuseppe Caruano

“Google is the most accurate browser available on the Net. You can find anything by surfing on it”. Well, that’s absolutely false! Actually Google can only search up to 0.3% of the digital Web, and that’s also because the Web we commonly use – called the surface Web – constitutes only about 4% of the…

La Gatta Cenerentola, or Cinderella untold, by Elisabetta Croce

The story of Cinderella is universally known. It may have been your favourite bedtime story or you may have seen the 1950 world-famous animated film by Walt Disney. In either case you will remember the glass slipper, the fairy godmother and the spell that will be broken at midnight. However, few know that this story…

Big world is watching you, by Lucina De Paolis

News travels fast across the world through various means of communication. The simple possession of a phone or a TV makes us aware of what’s going on in the world, whether a tragic or pleasant event. In the European context, one of the main news topics in recent years has been immigration and the refugee…

Angelita: a legendary girl in an ordinary war, by Giulia Ardito

Over the last few years, the Western world has witnessed the escalating wars in Syria with an almost detached stance. But as in every war, there are scenes and stories that will always have the power to make the entire world pause and reflect, and regrettably, they all seem to feature children. After all, we…

TV series and language: a new lingo is coming, By Lucia Antonia Dino-Guida

Yesterday, I overheard my parents talking about ships and they were not chatting about naval warfare. Immediately I started to think that in the last few years people’s way of speaking has been powerfully affected by the new golden age of television. This is why, also thanks to social networks’ contribution, words like ship have…

The latest Nick Cave, by Luciana Carlucci

It was a mid-September night. A friend was waiting for me. The weather in Rome was still quite warm despite some rain. I jumped out of the bus and decided to continue on foot. I put my earphones on and pressed play. I knew it was not the best time to do this. My friend…

Reading: a pleasure also on the Internet, by Leda Isabella Fianchi

It’s funny how often I talk about reading and it’s even funnier what my friends think about this. They always say: “C’mon, it takes up a lot of time, you have to concentrate, and you need to be alone and in total silence”. But, wait a second, is that really true? People use the Internet…

4 haunted places in Rome, by Sara Lilliu

Ahhh Rome! La Città Eterna, the magnificent city with its romantic atmosphere and historical background. You’d never get tired visiting its ancient places, monuments and museums. But if you do, I think this blog post might do the trick. What about taking part in a new mysterious adventure? The otherworldly and goose bumping kind of…

Sex work: why it should be legalized, by Carmine Landolfi

It’s Tuesday and nothing special has happened since the start of the week. What about shaking it with a provocative post about prostitution? It’s known as the “world’s oldest profession”, as there is evidence of its existence since the dawn of time and civilization, right up until today. However, sex work is no longer seen as…

Secret business, by Giulia Luciani

“Share this post!”, “I’ll buy it online”, “Google it!”. The Internet and mobile apps help us to solve daily problems and save time: what better advantage could we ask for?! But don’t forget that nothing comes free, so this easy way of life comes with a price and it’s quite expensive. Everything we so readily…