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Culture and entertainment

Enrico Mattioli was born in an Italian city, the capital of that State, washed by a river, built on seven hills, of which he prefers not to make the name for privacy reasons.
Enrico started his career as a humorist, but an experience as a basic union delegate made him passionate about issues related to working environments. Humour and social, therefore, live together in his books.

Culture and entertainment – Enrico Mattioli was born in an Italian city, the capital of that State, washed by a river, built on seven hills, of which he prefers not to make the name for privacy reasons.
Enrico started his career as a humorist, but an experience as a basic union delegate made him passionate about issues related to working environments. Humour and social, therefore, live together in his books.

The Santa Story

      Growing up in a mall, I discovered Santa Claus running the revelry director, hidden inside a futuristic hall. Raised floors and escalators, underground and parking lots, advertisements and a sensual voice: We would like to inform our customers that the center will remain open on Sundays. Come back and visit us. On…

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Andy Warhol in the consumer society

    A Coke is always a Coke and no amount of money can make you buy a better Coke than the one that the last of the poor people is drinking on the sidewalk in front of your house. All Coke is always the same and all Coke is good. Liz Taylor knows it,…

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I buy an illusion – Ugo Foscolo and Giacomo Leopardi in the age of the shopping mall

    Dreams are wishes for happiness, sang Cinderella in the Italian translation of Disney’s fairy tale. This is not a simple, innocuous quote. Because from Cinderella’s songs, we slide to Freud’s theories and the question about dreams becomes serious. What interests us now is that dreams are the basis on which the instruments of…

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The goniometer: everything is relative

    I call it “the goniometer theory”. It’s the tool used for measuring angles, but also for weighing the absolute truth, that consideration many persons think to possess.  What is it about? We ideally place an idea, a shape or an image at the centre of the tool and we turn around it until…

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Originality of the animal

    The ones I love the most are the people who have probably not even completed the fourth grade, that is, the absolutely simple people. I’m not saying this as a rhetoric. The petit-bourgeois culture, at least in my country (but perhaps also in France and Spain), is something that always leads to corruption,…

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Write a book and make a book

  Differences There’s a difference between writing a book and making a book, as reported by a witty post by Susanna Casale in which she talks about the book of the artist. An object must communicate with all its parts, i.e. forms, material used, color, layout. The self publisher must use the same meter. Often…

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Americas between dreams, agreements, legends

    White men americas Anyone, despite theirselves, is soaked with America. We are western oriented by lineage, tied to the star-spangled flag by inviolable agreements. We belong, for reasons that we did not choose, to the Yankee area. We are, whether we like it or not, the white men. We unconsciously maintain the same…

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George Harrison, a gardener’s life

        “I am a very humble person. I don’t want to stay in the music industry full time, because I’m a gardener. I plant flowers and watch them grow. I don’t go to events or parties. I’m at home and look at the flowing river.” Many claim that George Harrison was the…

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The Banksy sign

    I go down the stairs. The lift is needed by the workers who are working on the condo drain and in the next two tenants are grilling the janitor, worried that the column is not tampered with. I peep into the mailbox, where deadlines and bills look at me, but leave the warnings…

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The Beatles: that most excellent order of rock

      Pack leader of a falsely soporific Liverpool where hundreds of bands exported the Mersey’s sound in addition to the stagnant mould in their cellars, the Beatles became kings of that London very chic by day and joyful by night, where a starving press was hot at their heels, waiting for a parable…

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Enrico Mattioli