What I’ve Read This Summer

I haven't written anything even remotely related to books in a loooong time. And that is because I haven't been reading. I talked about it how my anxiety stopped me from enjoying reading, but I was on holiday for two weeks and I was so completely relaxed that I could finally get into some books. [...]

These Shows Were Snubbed and I’m NOT Okay with It – Emmys 2019

On July 16th I was ready: laptop connected to the TV, Instagram and Twitter opened and my full attention. The 2019 Emmy Nominations were announced and while I was overjoyed by most of the people and shows who were recognized by the Television Academy, I was also pretty disappointed by those who did not make [...]

“Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj” is Netflix’s First ACTUALLY great talk show

I've been following Hasan Minhaj's career for a long time and I am so thrilled he is collaborating with Netflix on this show, innovative and fresh talk show.  And it's GOOD. Like, actually good. Before going in with my thoughts about the show, I'd like to highlight some of Hasan's career milestones: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-0-81q-fGo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7oG74nHSTQ And [...]

Podcasts: What I’ve Been Listening To

I can't believe that now I'm that person who is always talking about the podcasts they are listening to. And yet... here we are! I started getting into podcasts thanks to the guys at "Pod Save America" and I love them! I usully listen to them in the car: I can't connect my phone to [...]

June 2018 – Reading TBR (Help Me!)

So... I haven't read anything recently. Well, not just recently. According to my Goodreads reading challenge, I'm 10 books behind schedule. 10 BOOKS The last proper book I've read is a chick-lit "The Wedding Date" and before that I read "Feminism is for everybody" by Bell Hooks. That's it. If you do not count the [...]

“Rise” Season 1 Review

I talked about "Rise" when it premiered, around 12 weeks ago. It's about a teacher, some drama students and their production of the musical “Spring Awakening”, a quite dark and raw play that deals with drugs, sex and other elements that are deemed “inappropriate” for a high school performance. I wasn't too positive in my [...]

“We’re Gonna Rise up” – Rise – First Impression Review (Pilot)

“Rise” aired right after a quite cheesy and easily predictable finale of “This is us”. I won't go into it. I still haven't processed it and it's been more than a week since then. The first impression I got from "Rise" was of a scrappy, not at all polished cinematography. Which is exactly what I [...]

The Least Worst of Them All – Italian Politics

I'm so tired. This electoral campaign is killing me. Here in Italy there is such a toxic and poisonous environment: these elections are fucking disgusting. Long story short: all the candidates are terrible. Fascists, fascists, more fascists, idiots, ignorant idiots, annoying people and a disgraced former prime minister with tax evasion convictions, accusations of having [...]

Open Letter to America

Dear America, it's the end of the year. I've been following what's happening to you for the best part of two years and it's a mess. There are so many things I don't understand about you, things I take for granted but you don't and some of them are just stupid. Italy and America are [...]