Interview with the Artist Mike Freedman
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Interview with the Artist Mike Freedman

Self – Destruct: the artist Mike Freedman’s concept of the Man’s Devastation of his Environment.   He has degrees from London, Oxford and Saskatchewan Universities and he recently graduated from the famous Chelsea and Wimbledon Art School. He had a successful International business and parallel political career and then, 10 years ago, he began painting. … Continue reading

Interview with Scott Henderson: “Led Zeppelin Did Not Invent the Blues”
Alessandra Addari / Culture

Interview with Scott Henderson: “Led Zeppelin Did Not Invent the Blues”

US guitarist, fusion music king, in this interview talks about the origins of blues and about his own story: jazz, blues, two albums with Vital Tech Tones (Victor Wooten on bass and Steve Smith on drums), and fusion songs with Tribal Tech (Gary Willis on bass, the drums Kirk Covington and vocals and keyboards Scott … Continue reading

“L’Espagnole”, the Novel of Migrants…
Alessandra Addari / Culture

“L’Espagnole”, the Novel of Migrants…

…was published in March and marks European Union consultant Raffaella Greco Tonegutti’s first book, describing a multi-cultural environment in which a group of people’s language, love and sufferings are intertwined. “L’Espagnole” is Madame Isabel, an elderly widow who, as a young woman, emigrated to Belgium to escape Francoist Spain and reach her miner husband Pablo. … Continue reading

Offensive? Franco Battiato
Alessandra Addari / Politics

Offensive? Franco Battiato

Franco Battiato, Regional Councilor for Culture and famous singer-songwriter said in his speech at the European Parliament in Brussels on the 26th March: “There are sluts around in Parliament who would do anything, they should open a casino“. Immediately, the Rosario Crocetta, President of the Sicilian Region, decided to fire Franco Battiato and defined these claims serious and unacceptable.  “It’s been … Continue reading

Crystal Meth: The Desperate Drug
Alessandra Addari / Health

Crystal Meth: The Desperate Drug

The powerful synthetic stimulant drug that has long-lasting euphoric effect on the user shakes America and worries Europe. Meth, also known as ice,crystal, glass,tik, tina, is a colourless, odourless and tasteless form of d-methamphetamine. It is a psychoactive, highly addictivedrug that takes the shape of coarse kitchen salt or fragments of glass. “It was the hardest boyfriend I … Continue reading

Immolations: The Number of Victims in Tibet is Rising
Alessandra Addari / Foreign Affairs

Immolations: The Number of Victims in Tibet is Rising

Two other monks burning themselves to death in protest at Chinese rule, calling for the Dalai Lama. On December 9th 2012, the day on which the Tibetans remember the death of the fourteenth century Buddhist master Lama Tsongkhapa, two other Tibetans set themselves on fire in China to denounce “the occupation of Tibet.” Kunchok Pelgye, … Continue reading

Abortion – Italian Law in Question
Alessandra Addari / Politics

Abortion – Italian Law in Question

The European Committee of Social Rights of the Council of Europe recently declared the appeal against Italy by the NGO International Planned Parenthood Federation European Network (IPPF En), in collaboration with the Laiga (Free Association gynecologists for the application of law 194) admissible. According to the IPPF En, the high number of conscientious objector medical … Continue reading

Global Walk for Children of Syria
Alessandra Addari / Culture

Global Walk for Children of Syria

“Thousands of children in Syria have become victims of the indiscriminate attacks characterizing the regime’s bloody crackdown. Brutal crimes have claimed the lives of over 2,500 children, forcing more than one hundred thousand families to flee their homes seeking safety in neighboring countries” On November 17th the International Walk for the Children of Syria will be … Continue reading

The L’Aquila Earthquake: Jail for Scientists for Being “Just Too Reassuring”.
Alessandra Addari / Politics

The L’Aquila Earthquake: Jail for Scientists for Being “Just Too Reassuring”.

The Italian Judge Marco Billi has sentenced six scientists and an ex- government official to six years in prison each over their incorrect predictions abou the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake, that devastated the city and killed 309 people. The seven members of the National Commission for the Forecast and Prevention of Major Risks were accused of … Continue reading

“Inside Her Eyes” – Pop Surrealism in Rome
Alessandra Addari / Culture

“Inside Her Eyes” – Pop Surrealism in Rome

The project is curated by Alexandra Mazzanti for Palazzo Valentini in collaboration with Dorothy Circus Gallery and is possible to visit the exhibition from 11 to 22 October 2012 at Palazzo Valentini (Hall Egon von Fürstenberg). From the light of the pearls that illuminate the darkness in the portraits of Leila Ataya to the white … Continue reading

Interview – Mariafrancesca Garritano: “My good fight deserves to be fought”
Alessandra Addari / Culture

Interview – Mariafrancesca Garritano: “My good fight deserves to be fought”

The interview with the Italian ballerina fired from La Scala Theatre after she confirmed the scientific research results that a large number of dancers suffer from eating disorders. Last December the former soloist at Scala Theatre Mariafrancesca Garritano, alias Mary Garret, was fired for image damage from the theatre of Milan. She wrote a book called … Continue reading

How Far Will the Muslim Extremists’ Fury Go?
Alessandra Addari / Politics

How Far Will the Muslim Extremists’ Fury Go?

Protests continue against the film produced in the U.S. that insults the Prophet Muhammad. The killing of the U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three American officials in Benghazi on September 11 was just the beginning of a series of attacks by Muslim extremists who were angered by the Californian anti-Islam movie. “Premeditated” – stated the … Continue reading

The Timoshenko case: protests in Kiev and disappointment EU
Alessandra Addari / Foreign Affairs

The Timoshenko case: protests in Kiev and disappointment EU

  Former Ukrainian Prime Minister remains in prison but the European Commission speaks about “selective justice”.   The Supreme Court confirmed the sentence of seven years of Iulia Timoshenko, Yanukovich’s main political rival, who has been in prison for more than a year because of a controversial contract for gas supply signed with Moscow in 2009, … Continue reading