Thursday, September 25th, 2014
Described by the literary press as the “Italian Joseph Conrad” and “a 20th century Balzac”, Alessandro Spina–the pen name of Basili Shafik Khouzam–was a Syrian Maronite who was born in Benghazi in 1927 and died in Milan in 2013. Despite winning universal critical praise, Spina’s works were mostly ignored: nobody bought them, and nobody read
Monday, November 18th, 2013
SS Lazio is a club with a long history of fascism. Currently their biggest talent is Spanish-born Senegalese player Keita Baldé Diao. Remember the name.
Friday, October 4th, 2013
After the death of at least 130 Somalian and Eritrean migrants off the coast of the Italian island of Lampedusa, the Italian (and European) press is once again filled with words of pathos: the human tragedy, the pictures...
Wednesday, August 14th, 2013
In a new reality TV show, "Mission," eight Italian celebrities embark on a mission to help aid workers in refugee camps in South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mali. To prevent it from airing...
Monday, May 6th, 2013
Two months after the recent elections, Italy has a new government. And Cécile Kyenge, 48 years old, an eye surgeon and Congo-born Italian citizen, is the new Minister for Integration in the cabinet of Prime Minister Enrico...