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Domino’s in Italy?

How do you say chutzpah in Italian?  My dictionary suggests temerarietà, sfrontatezza, and faccia tosta.  It’s true that Domino’s is the largest pizza chain in the world with more than 17,000 stores in 90 countries.  But to think that the … Continue reading

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The Messner Mountain Museum

Reinhold Messner is widely considered one of the greatest mountaineers of all time.  Born in 1944 in South Tyrol, he made the first solo ascent of Mount Everest; then, along with another climber, he made the first ascent of Mount … Continue reading

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The Riace Bronzes:  The 50th Anniversary

About 5 years ago, I wrote about the Riace Bronzes, which are perhaps the most famous classical bronze statues in Italy today.  The post, The Mysteries of the Riace Bronzes (February 2017), listed the questions that emerged after a deep-sea … Continue reading

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