Thanks to the folks at ThinkOvi!, our move to the new server seems complete. It was not just their professionalism and efficiency that impressed us, but their level of commitment was second to none. We have learnt a valuable lesson — never go through all the hassle and concern of moving a database from one server to another when you can simply contact professionals like them.
Photo © Renato Cerisola
Luci nella città eterna di Renato Cerisola
Eyes turned to the Eternal City, I’m not the only one to follow its early morning trail across the backbone of bridges, beyond the rivers that run into the sea.
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The Roma of Rome: Heirs to the Ghetto System
In Italy today, politicians have become the lead architects of a low-cost human-warehousing system designed to contain the minority Roma, or Gypsy, community. Visitors to the city remark that the visibility of the Roma — especially around train stations, restaurants and tourist sites — is lower than in past decades.
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Downtown collision of images: a building extant, one sectioned, another reflected.
“Creation” by Jennifer Rubell
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The Model-Turned-Culinary-Artist Heats Up Sao Paolo Restaurant Maní
Helena Rizzo is one of the best chefs in Brazil, period. But she came to the profession via an unlikely route, studying architecture in her youth and then working as a model before settling on a culinary career at the age of 18. “Ever since I was a child I loved to eat and to experience new flavors and aromas,” she says. Like supermodel Gisele Bündchen, Rizzo is every inch the charming sulista (or southern Brazilian woman), and has a gastronomic CV to match her sun-kissed looks: in her early career she worked in many top restaurants in Brazil, including Fasano and Emmanuel Bassoleil, before moving to Europe and the kitchens of Italy’s La Torre and Sadler, and Spain’s El Celler de Can Roca.
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(I miss São Paulo! So I get excited when I discover something that makes me proud of my native city.)
After two days of downtime caused by some database issues, it seems we’re up and running again. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this.
If my experience of culture has proven anything to me it is that we have an insatiable desire to escape our own realities and create new ones. It also points to a fundamental psychological reliance upon fiction as a way to understand the world and our place within it. Idealisation relies upon fantasy. We could not plan for the future without fiction …read the rest of this article by allabouteveryone @ SpaceCollective »