Getting lost is an experience common to all human beings. It’s how we do it that changes over time.

The narrow, poplar-lined road leading to Labirinto della Masone, the world’s largest labyrinth, runs straight across the flat fields, with only a few mild bends. …


Riccardo Bertani è un contadino di 88 anni che nel corso della sua vita ha imparato da autodidatta più di cento lingue. Ha redatto vocabolari di dialetti remoti e studiato lo sciamanesimo siberiano. Senza allontanarsi mai da casa sua. Com’è possibile?

Photo: ©Mattia Balsamini

“Fondo Librario Documentario Riccardo Bertani” recita la targa sulla porta. È una piccola casa di cemento a Caprara, una frazione di Campegine, un paese di seimila abitanti vicino a Reggio Emilia. Di fronte alla casa c’è un orto in cui spuntano zucchine, pomodori e lattughe. …


“Did you know an anagram of ‘coronavirus’ is ‘carnivorous’?” my friend Marina wrote to me yesterday.

She is obsessed with anagrams. For my 35th birthday, she drew seven versions of me, each bearing an anagram of my name: Boriz Zaricomiz sporting short hair and a camo T-shirt, Ramiro Scibizzo with…


Adriano Panatta (courtesy Fondazione FILA Museum)

If there were a United Nations of tennis, Italy’s seat would surely be occupied by Adriano Panatta. In his 14 years as a pro, Panatta won 10 titles, reached s number four in the world and was the only player to defeat Borg at the Roland Garros, which he did…


A few years ago, the Sicilian town of Sutera found a renewed sense of purpose after it started welcoming migrant families. Now, Italy’s anti-immigration policies are threatening this new balance.

The town of Sutera. (Photo courtesy of Matteo de Mayda | Contrasto)

It’s late afternoon in the piazza of the small Sicilian town of Sutera. Outside the pharmacy, people have gathered to have a drink and discuss the news of the day. The scene is fairly impressive, considering it’s winter, and up until five years ago Sutera was just another ghost town…


The training field of Hamar, the club from the town of Hreraverdi (Photo courtesy of Matteo de Mayda)

The sky over Reykjiavik is bright the day Vikingur plays Fylkir in its first home match of the 2018 Urvalsdeild, the Icelandic premier league. There are 1,500 people in attendance, all seated in one single stand. Local fans sit on the right; their opponents on the left. There are no…


Un viaggio nella sede di Hallmark, colosso americano dei biglietti d’auguri e degli articoli da regalo, che per ispirare i suoi artisti ha accumulato nei decenni una delle collezioni d’arte contemporanea più rispettate d’America

Joe Houston con un’opera d’arte all’interno della Hallmark Art Collection (photo courtesy of Reed Young)

Kansas City, al confine tra Kansas e Missouri, è una città in cui difficilmente capiterete per…


If he wasn’t so publicly searching for it all the time, one could say that Stefan Sagmeister has reached a state of perfect happiness. The 55 year-old Austrian-born moved to New York in the nineties, worked for his idol Tibor Kalman, designed iconic album covers for Lou Reed and the…


Bill Cosby è cambiato dai tempi in cui lo vedevo tutti i giorni sulla Tv a tubo catodico dei miei genitori: ora ha la barba poco curata, i capelli bianchi rasati e qualche macchia sulla pelle, un occhio vitreo e l’altro semichiuso, il passo incerto, un broncio schifato perennemente appeso…


The Talking Hands collective in Treviso, Italy, May 2017. (Matteo de Mayda)

Thirty years ago, a visitor walking into the yard of Caserma Piave, a former army barracks in Treviso, Italy, would cross paths with Italian soldiers. …

Cosimo Bizzarri

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