Booker Prize 2021: Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

reading time: 4 minutes “Circles are wondrous because they are endless. Anything endless is wondrous. But endlessness is torture, too. I knew the horizon could never be caught but still chased it. What I have done is foolish; I had no choice but to do it”. Maggie Shipstead’s latest novel, Great Circle (2021), is a good novel. It follows two parallel plotlines, that of aviator … Continua a leggere Booker Prize 2021: Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead

Medieval Heritage of Serbia: Studenica, Mother of all Sanctities

Tempo di lettura: 5 minuti Serbia is one of those European countries that is often overlooked. Still, it has a lot of its heritage to offer to curious tourists.One of the most important architectural monuments dating from medieval times is the monastery of Studenica. It is often referred to as the “Mother of all Sanctities.” In it, the Orthodox Church of Serbia got its independence … Continua a leggere Medieval Heritage of Serbia: Studenica, Mother of all Sanctities

Booker Prize 2021: No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood

reading time: 5 minutes Why were we all writing like this now? Because a new kind of connection had to be made, and blink, synapse, little space-between was the only way to make it. Or because, and this was more frightening, it was the way the portal wrote. No One Is Talking About This, claim the countless social media posts that float through the internet … Continua a leggere Booker Prize 2021: No One Is Talking About This by Patricia Lockwood

Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival: lo sguardo degli studenti sul mondo

tempo di lettura: 3 minuti Da questo mercoledì, 6 ottobre, fino a sabato 9 avrà luogo l’undicesima edizione del Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival, un evento il cui cuore pulsante è un concorso internazionale di cortometraggi. Si tratta di un’iniziativa in gran parte ideata e organizzata dagli studenti per gli studenti. Infatti, oltre ad essere gestito da studenti cafoscarini e indirizzato in primis a un … Continua a leggere Ca’ Foscari Short Film Festival: lo sguardo degli studenti sul mondo

Recensione: “DRUK – Un altro giro”

tempo di lettura: 2 minuti Bandiera della Danimarca nell’ultima edizione degli Oscar, Druk (titolo internazionale: Another round), diretto da Thomas Vinterberg, ottiene un clamoroso successo di pubblico e di critica, tanto da aggiudicarsi la statuetta di Miglior Film Internazionale. Celebre per aver fondato insieme al suo amico e collega Lars Von Trier il movimento cinematografico Dogma 95, il regista Thomas Vinterberg si ritrova insieme a … Continua a leggere Recensione: “DRUK – Un altro giro”

Oh no, he’ll die – And other generic knowledge considerations derived from quarantine binge-watching

Estimated reading time: 6 minutes As it was probably the case with many of you, during the last quarantine my main – that is, only – activity was binge-watching. Feeling guilty, I deemed it proper to pay homage to my four remaining neurons by reasoning upon this (un)productive activity. In other words, I’ll try to explain to you why you can get to understand, 5 … Continua a leggere Oh no, he’ll die – And other generic knowledge considerations derived from quarantine binge-watching