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Life + Style
by Silvia Donati | Fri, 11/20/2020 - 00:00
The best way to learn what life is really like in a certain place is to listen to the people who live in the place, sharing their experiences and feelings;…
Life + Style
by andrewcotto | Tue, 02/26/2019 - 03:00
There’s a literary theory that the most important character in any narrative is the setting. As a writer who loves the “where and when” of story, I’m all over…
Culture
by Katia Amore | Wed, 03/04/2015 - 02:14
As an art historian whose major research and writing has focused on women patrons of art and architecture in 16th century Italy, we wondered what brought…
Culture
by Andrew Edwards | Tue, 04/08/2014 - 20:00
It takes a while to really get to know someone; superficial appearances, smiles and everyday exchanges are sometimes all that’s needed to establish a simple…
Culture
by Hillary Corby | Mon, 07/15/2013 - 06:10
Time has dimmed the memory. I’m not sure when my addiction to murder, mystery and whodunnits began or even why. When did I prefer the logic, method, and thrill…
Culture
by Catherine Carabine | Fri, 06/07/2013 - 06:18
I never once dreamt that my book ‘A Chestnut Barn in Tuscany’ would be published, in fact it began as a diary, a record of events leading up to my marriage and…
Culture
by Ted Jones | Wed, 12/05/2012 - 06:26
In the middle of the 19th century, the English author John Ruskin wrote to his father from Tuscany: “You cannot conceive what a divine country this is just now…
Culture
by Nicky Pellegrino | Fri, 07/20/2012 - 08:29
The easiest thing in the world is not to write a novel. There are so many reasons to procrastinate, so many perfectly valid excuses. I’m busy with my day job,…