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Giovanni Tiso
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A gilded carriage pulled by six black plumed horses, followed by anything between 250 and 600 cars. And then, upon arrival, a church covered in giant images of the deceased, a low-flying helicopter dropping thousands of rose petals over the mourners, and a brass band playing 'Speak Softly, ...
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The phrase belongs to Masha Tupitsyn, in the dedication of her 2011 book Laconia to the late film critic Robin Wood, for whom she tells us that 'criticism was a form of living'. Tupitsyn's book – a collection of 12000 tweets about film – is a mirror of that life, and an exploration of the daily ...
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At this point Zanni has not yet become the shrewd servant of a banker from Venice or Padua. He's still the impoverished farmer of his origins, forced to flee to the city by the cyclical crises of the agrarian economy and finding no jobs for him there, nor land on which to at least subsist.
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Citizenfour (2014) is a film that seems to unfold in real time. It is as if the plot were revealed to the filmmaker at the same time as the audience. The filmmaker is in the story and while never shown is directly and intimately involved. In the film's opening sequence, she reads aloud the ...
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'We can write from where we are', asserts Mel Campbell in her column for the forthcoming issue of Overland. The idea of a special New Zealand issue of the magazine came to Jacinda Woodhead when she was preparing to take over the editorial reins last year. It was an extension of Overland's ...
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I know this house. I have seen it like this, in the early afternoon sun, more times than I can remember or count. I have seen it without looking, as you do with your surroundings and the all-too-familiar. This is an ordinary day: the air is still, the sky is sunny but without depth, ...
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Asked by Mr Hatherley during his recent visit if I could recommend a book about New Zealand's political history, I quickly decided that I couldn't think of one that told the whole story, or enough of it. In the end, I passed on to him the three books I picked up most often from my library: WB ...
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In country of Bengodi, where the vines are tied up with sausages, there is a mountain of grated Parmesan cheese, and the folks who live there do nothing but boil macaroni and ravioli in chicken stock, then roll them down the mountain and compete for who can eat the most.
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'I died many times, but never like this.' Leburna was a stage actor, and his gravestone – originally from the present-day Croatian city of Sisak – is held at the National Hungarian Museum in Budapest. As epitaphs go, Leburna's is up there with Spike Millgan's ('I told you I was ill').
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Two things that may seem unrelated, but aren't: how we fund special needs education in public schools, and the axing of a current affairs show by a commercial television network. One is about how society draws on shared resources to look after its most vulnerable; the other is about capitalism ...
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