The young man who uses his eyes to mix music

by Anastasia Maniglio An eye-pointer to keep on living, an uncontrollable passion that overcomes all difficulties, the revenge against ALS. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis cramped his life four years ago, but Andrea Turnu’s passion for dance music cannot be stopped. The twenty-nine-year-old young man from Ales, Italy, thanks to technology, can be heard as before, indeed even more … More The young man who uses his eyes to mix music

‘You’re not a genuine student’: visa denied to a Turkish assistant professor

by Anastasia Maniglio   Sometimes Turkish intellectuals are scared by Erdogan’s acting, sometimes other countries’ governments do not help solve the problems. This is the story of an assistant professor from Eskişehir, Turkey, who still wants to improve his skills studying abroad. At the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, to be precise. The … More ‘You’re not a genuine student’: visa denied to a Turkish assistant professor

Why do I go to Iran?

by Anastasia Maniglio Close your eyes for a moment. Just imagine the desert sand that flows in your hands, the houses in the mountains overlooking the sea, the snow, the scorching sun, the roast, the wind filling the clothes, the dance of the veils, the colors of spices, the mystical music, the singing of the muezzin, … More Why do I go to Iran?

An aperitif with a homeless man who loves fashion industry

by Anastasia Maniglio   I was in Venice train station. As in most of Italian tourist towns, even in this there was a piano. The musicians or amateurs who happened to be passing, sat down to cause free emotions. A show that almost constantly entertained anyone who bought train tickets, who sat waiting for the train, who greeted, who was … More An aperitif with a homeless man who loves fashion industry

V&A celebrates British underwear

by Anastasia Maniglio Exhibition: “Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear” Venue: V&A museum, London Until Sunday 12 March 2017 Rating: 8/10 “Our choice of underwear reflects our identity, lifestyle, taste, desires and fantasies. The possibility that our underclothes might be seen, by accident or design, also affects us. While some believe that women are demeaned and … More V&A celebrates British underwear