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Sulla Terrazza, Christmas 2016

A language school seen from outside after dusk presents a vivid arrangement of neatly cut squares. Upstairs windows, downstairs windows, stacked above and alongside each other: Blue Room, Orange Room, Pink Room, corners of classrooms well visible through the glass balcony … Continue reading

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On Christmas and small green pieces of paper

“Yes – Matteo Renzi big money. No – Matteo Renzi house.” This was a ten-year-old student’s referendum explanation, and you can imagine the finger-rubbing and palm-dusting gestures that went with it, while a stronger student did her best to give … Continue reading

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Of Poor Albert and Certain Poor Shepherds

This Christmas, my church in Moscow has been singing an upbeat synthesized version of ‘The First Noel’ in Russian, with Santa hats dotted around, and the word «Рождество» in orange lights in front of the drum kit. For the first … Continue reading

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