Ci avviciniamo al Natale e sembra quasi sparita ogni allusione al senso autentico di questa festa. L'anno scorso, di fatto, mi sorprese un articolo nel giornale di Montreal in cui un giovane si scandalizzava nel constatare di non riuscire a trovare un presepe nei negozi più comuni. Aveva cercato disperatamente di adornare il suo albero di Natale con l’ immagine tipica della natività, ma con poco successo. Siamo veramente arrivati a questo punto?
In just a few weeks’ time, the Shroud of Turin – the cloth said to have been used to wrap Jesus’ body after his crucifixion – will once again be on display in the Duomo di Torino. From April 19 until June 24 visitors are welcome to visit the Italian cathedral and contemplate the Shroud, which is only exhibited briefly every few years. And with so much doubt, faith, and mystery surrounding the true origins of the Holy Shroud, there will certainly be lots to contemplate. According to Father Nicola Di Narzo of Montreal, “There has been much controversy around the veil that covered the body of Christ in the tomb […] There were those who said it was fake, and others who said it was real.”
Perhaps it should come as no surprise that Italy’s most famous automobile designer, Giorgetto Giugiaro – named Car Designer of the Century in 1999, and synonymous with such icons as Ferrari, De Tomaso, Maserati, and even DeLorean – took at stab at designing a better pasta.
An icon of Italian design will be on display at New York’s Museum of Modern Art
For years, Jean-Claude Lussier has wandered down the alleys, docks, campielli and palazzi of Venice during the time of the Carnival. Behind the painted faces and costumes of the Venice Carnival, he searches for the soul of this event, brought to life by those who themselves bring life to this fabled event.
Michael Ciufo’s melodious voice and swooning disposition is attracting international attention. The 26-year-old Mississauga resident is currently on tour for his Christmas CD, Perfect Gift, and he is rapidly becoming a recognizable Canadian talent in the music industry.