Monthly Archives: February 2020

Italians speaking English

Whenever Matteo Renzi, former prime minister of Italy, was televised speaking English over the last few years, I cringed.  Not because of his mistakes, which were somewhat endearing, but because the videos went viral, and much of Italy mocked him.  … Continue reading

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Toccare il bronzo

Recentemente, ho scritto sul Charging Bull, una statua in bronzo di Arturo Di Modica collocata vicino alla Borsa di New York.  I viaggiatori della Grande Mela non solo posano con il toro, ma ne accarezzano il naso, le corna ed … Continue reading

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Touching the Bronze

Last week I wrote about Charging Bull, a bronze statue by Artura Di Modica that stands near the New York Stock Exchange. Travelers to the big apple not only pose for pictures with the bull but also stroke its nose, … Continue reading

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