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La Piscina: Town Square with Water La Piscina: Town Square with Water

May. 06, 2019

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La Piscina: Town Square with Water

For almost a decade I tried to understand why Italians include "pool" in the short list of their street signs. The Darkening Age by Catherine Nixey, about the Christian destruction of the Classic world, provided a clue.

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Love & Dove. Not Your Eye Candy! Love & Dove. Not Your Eye Candy!

Dec. 02, 2018

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Love & Dove. Not Your Eye Candy!

Appearing undone at the age of 50 in a slapstick comedy, Nina Doroshina made millions of Soviet women laugh and cry as they recognized themselves in the heroine, who knew how to work hard, but felt awkward to kiss her husband.

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The End of Life Party The End of Life Party

Nov. 30, 2018

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The End of Life Party

The film that spoke to Soviets about vulnerability, masculinity paradox, empathy and multiculturalism. TED-Stars like Brene Brown and Esther Perel make me revisit it.

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