My Father’s War – Part 3

Posted on 30. Jul, 2015 by in History, Italian Language

Here is part 3 of my father’s war memories in which he recounts being taken prisoner during the final retreat in North Africa. If you haven’t already read them, here are Part 1 and Part 2. Aprile – maggio 1943: terza e ultima ritirata da Bengasi fino alla Tripolitania. La battaglia finale è stata al […]

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Three Young Italians And A Black & Decker Drill

Posted on 29. Jul, 2015 by in Art, Music

Having written part one of the story of Modigliani’s lost sculptures I had intended to simply recount the unexpected outcome of the affair, and the consequent storm it created in the art world … until I discovered someone who could do it in a far more entertaining way: The ingenious Italian rapper Caparezza. Click on […]

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Who Is Mica?

Posted on 27. Jul, 2015 by in Italian Language

… or more to the point, what is mica? Mica: a group of sheet silicate minerals Multimedia, Information, Communication & Applications Multidimensional Independent Component Analysis Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance Maryland Institute College of Art Mica: a word that you hear Italians use a lot but are never quite sure what it means Mica is, in fact, all […]

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