Tag: Sicily

It’s got ancient Greek ruins, spicy food and an active volcano. It’s extreme Italy.

It’s got ancient Greek ruins, spicy food and an active volcano. It’s extreme Italy.

| January 26, 2018

While part of Italy, Sicily really is a world apart. Midway between Africa and Europe in the middle of the Mediterranean, over the last 2,500 years it’s been ruled by Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, and Spaniards. Its complicated past makes it distinct — with spicier food, a more festive lifestyle, and people who are Sicilian […]

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50 years since Sicily’s earthquake, an urban disaster of a different kind

50 years since Sicily’s earthquake, an urban disaster of a different kind

| January 15, 2018

“The truth is that we were victims of an urban experiment imposed on us from the top,” says the current mayor, Lorenzo Pagliaroli. “But cities cannot be rebuilt in a few years. The old Poggioreale was founded in 1642 and it took 300 years to model it, according to the habits of its people. Source: […]

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Rosa Barba:  The Color Out of Space

Rosa Barba: The Color Out of Space

| December 27, 2015

Rosa Barba’s works encompassing sculptures, installations, text pieces, and publications are grounded in the material qualities of cinema. Her film sculptures examine the physical properties of the projector, celluloid, and projected light. Barba’s longer projected works are situated between experimental documentary and fictional narrative, and are indeterminately situated in the past or the future. These […]

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Director Frank Capra Honored with U.S. Postal Stamp

Director Frank Capra Honored with U.S. Postal Stamp

| September 8, 2012

Sicilian-born filmmaker’s movies focused on patriotism and hope A stamp to honor film director Frank Capra, best known for the perennial favorite It’s a Wonderful Life  starring James Stewart, has been issued by the Postal Service. Capra is one of four famous filmmakers to be awarded their own stamps. The others are John Ford, John […]

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