On the road with Don Quixote

The lone gentleman and antihero Don Quixote praised crossroads, encounters in inhospitable surroundings and the importance of the journey.
The novel The Ingenous Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, by Miguel de Cervantes, was a predecessor of today’s road movies. So what happens if you take it as a guide and inspiration to a voyage to the settings of the adventures of Don Quixote, in the little known Spanish region of La Mancha? It is a travel across vast vineyards, olive groves and saffron farms to look for the “village of La Mancha, the name of which I have no desire to call to mind…”.

Some words about Stefano, by Braden Phillips

My friend Brad

Although I grew up in Manhattan, the city always felt just outside the sanctuary of my relatively quiet neighborhood in Peter Cooper Village, a housing project on First Avenue between 20th and 23rd Streets.  It bellowed and fumed over my shoulder, an infernal machine full of divine promise. It’s no surprise the atom was first split in the U.S. in a laboratory on the corner of Broadway and West 120th Street, releasing its titanic energy. New York is a kind of breeder reactor of human possibility, where incalculable volts have been produced over the years, for better and for worse. Read more

Morir de Amor, la vita di Federico García Lorca

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Un viaggio sentimentale nei luoghi di Federico García Lorca

Un vento di libertà soffia sulla Spagna negli anni venti. I costumi si modernizzano, e anche le istituzioni e la politica si rinnovano. La società sta cambiando e alcuni giovani entusiasti e sensibili si preparano a raccogliere questi fermenti e trasformarli in potente fatto artistico: Pablo Picasso da Malaga, Salvador Dalí da Figueres, Luis Buñuel da Aragona, Rafael Alberti da Cadiz, Joan Miró da Barcellona e tanti altri. Read more