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July 17, 2018 | Rome, Italy
A beggar on the streets of Milan.

Ratman

By | 2018-03-21T18:44:28+00:00 May 6th, 2011|

A snarling Albanian vagrant in Milan is an emissary of "urban decay," right?

Traditional sea shanties and gospel tunes.

Bridges

By | 2018-03-21T18:43:50+00:00 April 14th, 2011|

Songs can slay generation gaps and make solitude a little less grievous.

Taught to read and write Italian and forbidden to speak dialect.

Orphans

By | 2018-03-21T18:43:53+00:00 March 19th, 2011|

Being a poor child in 19th-century Milan was a hardship beyond modern compare.

A doll can help articulate deep feelings.

Bambola

By | 2018-03-21T18:42:39+00:00 December 21st, 2010|

Fantasy worlds can help articulate the transition to sexual adulthood.

Beware the sound of "Pippo"

Underworld

By | 2018-03-21T18:41:17+00:00 August 5th, 2010|

Milan's forgotten network of World War II air raid shelters is a hard core legacy.

Some Italian still study Greek and Latin.

Humanities

By | 2018-03-21T18:40:56+00:00 June 24th, 2010|

In a society of things and production, literature and the arts struggle for space.