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  • Cinema Paradiso

    Cinema Paradiso

    100 years ago, my great-grandfather Michael moved to New York from the village of Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily. Thirty years later, he moved to southern California because the climate reminded him of the beautiful, hot terrain of his Sicilia.

    Twenty years ago today, I was born. Unlike my brothers, I never got the chance to know Michael, or my grandparents Antoinette and Robert - they died before I was born.

    Three generations removed from Italy, I’ve always known a conditional…

  • Blindspotting

    Blindspotting

    Topophilia means love of place. It's a concept I first learned about in my political geography class, in reference to the way that people feel so connected to a piece of territory, their homeland, that it triggers war, bitter nationalist movements, and protests.

    To introduce this concept, my professor simply put up a picture of the Columbia River in Oregon.

    "This is my place," he said. "I haven't lived in Oregon for twenty years now, but it's my home. Every…

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  • The Da Vinci Code

    The Da Vinci Code

    me: hey rob what's up
    robert langdon: rob has three letters. three points make up a triangle. there is a triangle on the floor of the sistine chapel. michelangelo painted a symbol in the northwest corner. the retainer you lost in the 4th grade is behind your bookshelf.
    me: wtf

  • Letters to Juliet

    Letters to Juliet

    Living in a hotel in Greece...traveling throughout Tuscany... fictional characters named Sophie portrayed by Amanda Seyfried have the LIFE I’m telling ya