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Books

Food On Shelves: Itineraires D'Un Cuisine Contemporaine

The bilingual magazine Itinéraires d'une cuisine contemporaine portrays 10 chefs, mostly from different countries
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Food

Arthur Arbesser’s Grocery List

We asked Arthur Arbesser, Austrian fashion designer and Milanese by adoption, to share his grocery list
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Drink

A drink at 7pm: Marcello Di Capua’s Vitovska by Marko Fon

Marcello Di Capua, class of ‘69, is a partner at Lawdis, the legal studio he founded in 1999 with his wife Raffaella Fortunato
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Places

Best Pizza: Yann Debelle de Montby’s Black Pizza at Nene, Shanghai.

Yann Debelle de Montby was born in Morocco and grew up in France. He currently lives in Shanghai
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People

Sharing table with Silvia Tofani aka Sylvia

We shared a table with Silvia Tofani and with her stream of consciousness that she empowers through music
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Film

Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, 2006)

When Frank (Steve Carell) moves in with his sister’s family, it’s clear that something terrible has happened. It’s the beginning of the movie
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Food

Ivan Carvalho’s Grocery List

We asked Ivan Carvalho, Milan correspondent for Monocle magazine and wine passionate, to share his grocery list with us so we could get to know him better.
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Art

Cooking Soul: Rene Mesman

The Amsterdam based photographer Rene Mesman creates clean still life images starting from food to end up with the most unusual combinations.
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People

Sharing table with Licia Florio

We shared a table with Licia Florio and with her positive vibes towards beauty and lifestyle. Milanese adoption and yoga lover
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Books

Food on Shelves: Les Dîners de Gala by Salvador Dalì

Apparently, artist Salvador Dalì was very passionate about food and had wanted to be a Chef ever since he was a child.
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Drink

A drink at 7pm: Luca Arnaboldi’s Moscow Mule

Luca Arnaboldi is a Senior Partner at Carnelutti Studio Legale Associato in Milan and has been with the firm since the beginning of his career.
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Art

Cooking Soul: Nicholas Barclay

Nicholas Barclay is an art director and graphic designer working in Sydney. He has made a name for himself in the world of art and illustration with his clever and catchy designs.
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People

Sharing table with Maurizio Galimberti

We shared a table with Maurizio Galimberti who told us about his obsession for photography and fragmentation.
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Places

Best Pizza: Martino Gamper’s Margherita Integrale at EF Bakery, London.

Martino Gamper is an Italian designer, now based in London.
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Food

Paola Clerico’s Grocery List

We asked Paola Clerico, curator and art consultant for projects such as Case Chiuse, Lira Hotel and Art at Work, to share her grocery list with us so we could get to know her better.
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Film

Food on Screen: taste of Western Part. 1

In 1903, the American frontier was officially closed and the western genre arrived in cinemas with the film The Great Train Robbery (Edwin S. Porter).
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Drink

A Drink at 7pm: Nathalie Jean’s Klinec

Anybody who hangs out on Via Solferino in Milan will be familiar with Nathalie Jean’s boutique.
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Drink

A Drink at 7pm: Dimitri Russo’s PIMM’S

Dimitri Russo is a private investigator. He has been part of the Pisacco family for a long time now, so we asked him to share his story with us and tell us why, of all the drinks, he goes for PIMM’S.
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Books

Food on Shelves: The Gourmand

The Gourmand is a biannual food and culture magazine founded in 2011 by David Lane and Marina Tweed.
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Art

Coming Soon: StraightUp@ExtraDry

ExtraDry is an exhibition of video art born from the desire to draw contemporary art out from its usual expositive spaces and onto the walls at Dry, Via Solferino 33, and the new Dry, Viale Vittorio Veneto 28, in Milan.
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Art

Cooking Soul: Carl Kleiner

Swedish photographer Carl Kleiner has a real passion for rational, still-life imagery.
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Art

Cooking Soul: Nico Therin

Nico Therin is a Los Angeles based visual artist who specializes in advertising photography.
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Little Miss Sunshine (Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, 2006)

By Valentina Barzaghi

When Frank (Steve Carell) moves in with his sister’s family, it’s clear that something terrible has happened. It’s the beginning of the movie. Everyone knows he has a problem, but nobody is willing to deal with it. Except Olive (Abigail Breslin), the seven-year-old daughter. A child has no filters when talking and trying to understand life. A child has no qualms about asking and responding simply and directly to life’s problems. And that is precisely why the tension reaches breaking point during dinner, providing an excellent way to introduce all the characters.

When Olive asks uncle Frank what happened to his wrist and he starts to explain the truth, encouraged by his sister, everyone in the family reacts in their own personal way: father Richard (Greg Kinnear) as a motivational speaker and life coach; son Dwayne (Paul Dano) says nothing, since he has taken a vow of silence in honour of Nietzsche; mother Sheryl (Toni Colette) responds with understanding and Grandpa (Alan Arkin) makes a cynical joke. Via this role play, we discover that Frank recently tried to commit suicide after losing both his boyfriend and his title as the best Proust academic in the world. We can all empathise with one – or more – of the members in this family.

Little Miss Sunshine is a great American comedy, the story of an atypical family and their absurd journey in a Volkswagen Type 2 to a beauty contest that Olive has qualified for in California.

the pisacco chronicle

Olive (daughter): “Why were you unhappy?”

Frank (uncle): “Um, well, there are a lot of reasons. Mainly, though, I fell in love with someone who didn't love me back”

Olive (daughter): “Who?”

Frank (uncle): “One of my grad students. I was very much in love with him”

Olive (daughter): “Him? It was a boy? You fell in love with a boy?”

Frank (uncle): “Yes, I did. Very much so”

Olive (daughter): “That's silly”

Frank (uncle): “You're right. It was silly, it was very, very silly”

Grandpa: “There's another word for it”

Richard (father): “Dad”

Olive (daughter): “So, that's when you tried to kill yourself?”

Frank (uncle): “Well, no. The boy I was in love with fell in love with another man, Larry Sugarman”

Sheryl (mother): “Who's Larry Sugarman?”

the pisacco chronicle

Frank (uncle): “Larry Sugarman, perhaps the second most highly regarded Proust scholar in the U.S.”

Richard (father): “Who's number one?”

Frank (uncle): “That's would be me, Rich”

Richard (father): “Really?”

Frank (uncle): “Mm-hmm”

Olive (daughter): “So, that's when”

Frank (uncle): “No. What happened was I was a bit upset, so I said some things that I shouldn't have said and I did some things that I shouldn't have done and subsequently I was fired from my job and forced to move out of my apartment and move into a motel”

Olive (daughter): “And that's when you tried to...”

Frank (uncle): “Well, no. Actually, all of that was okay. What happened was two days ago the MacArthur Foundation, in its infinite wisdom awarded a genius grant to Larry Sugarman. And that's when I...”

Grandpa: “Decided to check out early”

Frank (uncle): “Yes. Yes. And I failed at that as well”

Richard (father): “Olive, the important thing to understand here is that uncle Frank gave up on himself. He made a series of foolish choices. I'm sorry – and gave up on himself which is something winners never do”

Sheryl (mother): “So that's the story, okay? Now, everyone let's move on and...”

Frank (uncle): “Is he always like this? How can you stand it?”

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