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Let’s watch TV or go to the cinema
[Dec. 04, 2008] - There are many reasons why cities like New York, Paris, Rome or Barcelona are among tourists' favorite destinations. Likely because they are the settings of so many popular movies and TV series. Cinema and TV series have a strong influence on people's imagination, for they construct or reinforce particular images of touristic destinations...
Moving from Wall Street, an earthquake churned worldwide stock markets
[Oct. 01, 2008] - After 2007 subprime mortgage crisis, the US economic system has been shaken by another financial crisis. Starting from the beginning of September, in few days many of the most important bank and financial firms operating at Wall Street went down, some of them were saved by the government intervention, other were forced to declare bankruptcy. On Monday, 29 the Dow Jones Index lost 777 points down. This financial turmoil seemed to show the leaks of a overconsumption-driven capitalism...
When the camera shows unknown realities
[Sep. 05, 2008] - During the 65th edition of Venice Film Festival, Birdwatchers, by Chilean/Italian director Marco Bechis, wowed critics. The story of indios fighting to reoccupy their ancestral land. Also Taza, by Ethiopian director Haile Gerima, won many appraisals. Both movies portray stories too often unknown, and represent the use of cinema as a powerful "weapon" to show the world such stories. From Africa to Europe, to Latin America...
With his speeches at the highest step of American politics
[Aug. 29, 2008] - Barack Obama is the Democratic candidate to the USA presidential elections. He made a stunning campaign up to the officially nomination that arrived yesterday at the Democratic convention in Denver. Just four years ago, the 50 years old senator from Illinois was just a young candidate, almost unknown, hoping to become the first African-American member in the USA Senate. Such a fast hike to the top of American politics, many analysts say depends on the strengths of speeches, and on his ability in public speaking...
An Afro-American, a Woman and the World Wide Web
[Mar. 07, 2008] - The 2008 campaign for the next US president election is coming up tougher, mostly for Democratic front runners Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. The novelty in US politics. But change come first from means of communication, and a new political figure seems to come out of these times, that may be labelled as techpresident. Both announced their candidacy first online. Both are making a great use of content created websites and social networks...