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The 2016 academic year at the American Academy in Rome is characterized by a series of events called ‘American Classics.’ What does it mean to be American in the 21st Century? Wh..
The 60th edition of the BFI London Film Festival is almost here. This edition will make history because – if my memory serves me correctly – no film festival has ever taken such ..
On March 3, 1991, officers from the Los Angeles Police Department stopped motorist Rodney King for a traffic violation. What happened after he came out of his car it’s probably t..
Next August 13th Fidel Castro is turning 90 years old. Last week he gave his last speech, at the closure of the Seventh Congress of Cuba’s Communist Party. A valedictory speech t..
Finally the Triumph has arrived. In the past weeks the 500 meter-long frieze newest work by internationally acclaimed South African artist William Kentridge has come to life in a..
Try being born in Detroit where it is more profitable to burn a house down rather than to sell it, where it is easier to encounter a ghost than an open supermarket. Try being..
There’s a 13th century Celtic Arthurian tale which tells the story of Morien, son of Sir Aglovale, one of King Arthur’s Knights of the Round Table.
While searching for Lancelo..
On May 26 the American Academy in Rome opened NERO su BIANCO (Black on White), a provocative interrogation of race and identity in contemporary Italy, envisioned by 27 visual art..
In 1961 when the police surprised her at the New York Airport while trying to bring Henry Miller’s banned book, Tropic of Cancer into the country, Dorothy Iannone was an American..