- FEBRUARY 2018 -

From the magic roofs of the Apulian trulli

to the silvery tips of the American skyscrapers

From the villages huddling on the rocks gazing to a turquoise sea

to the majestic canyons of the pioneering West

We tell you of sun-baked Apulia

and the America of myth

Leave-takingby Flavia Pankiewicz
Eugenio Barba
<br>On Life and Theatrical Thought and Practice
Eugenio Barba
On Life and Theatrical Thought and Practice

by Franco Ungaro
The experience of Barba’s Odin Teatret is at the center of two recently published volumes.
Franco Ungaro, fine connoisseur of the great maestro’s thought and theater, traces a lucid analysis of what remains of an extraordinary and unique cultural experience
Not even love transforms the Stock Exchange of destinies
Not even love transforms the Stock Exchange of destinies
by Sergio D’Amaro
The novel by the economist Vito Spada, L’amore infelice, presents the contrast between living in New York and returning to Lecce, amidst slow rhythms and paralysis.
A story of personal crisis against a backdrop of the epochal economic crisis of the last ten years.
And love that breaks out oblivious to any rational design
And the dream of conquest turned into a mirage of the desert
And the dream of conquest turned into a mirage of the desert
by Michele Presutto
Among the old family photos, turned yellow by the passing time, a man in colonial uniform in the Libyan desert. The war, the combat, the massacres. And above all the desert.
In Sergio D’Amaro’s latest novel, Il grande ghibli, the desert is a metaphor for life
<i>Nine</i> decades for Mario Fratti
Nine decades for Mario Fratti
by Maria Lisella
The volcanic playwright from L’Aquila, resident of New York since the early Sixties, turns 90
He has over 90 works to his name, including the pluri-award-winning musical, Nine, played by Raul Julia in 1982 and by Antonio Banderas in 2003
Behind the scenes of <i>It</i> and <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i>
Behind the scenes of It and Thor: Ragnarok
by Giovanni De Benedictis
A conversation with Christian Cordella, Apulian costume illustrator living in Los Angeles, who created the costumes for the two cult movies.
“For Pennywise in It I made 123 sketches”
Italian-American writers on parade
Italian-American writers on parade
It happened in New York, where for the 73rd Columbus Day Barnes & Noble, the famous chain of US bookshops, invited Italian-American writers to take part in the parade to promote their books.
The Barese-American writer, Annie Lanzillotto, tells why she was enthusiastic about marching
Gravina di Laterza
<br>The Arizona of Puglia
Gravina di Laterza
The Arizona of Puglia

by Antonio Sigismondi
The magnificent, wild Gravina di Laterza is part of the Terra delle Gravine regional natural park and contains flora and fauna of enormous scientific significance.
The earliest human settlements in the area date back to 2000 B.C. and the urban center of Laterza, lying on the edge of the gorge, to around the year 1000
Goat Woman
<br>From the Middle Ages to Sgarbi
Goat Woman
From the Middle Ages to Sgarbi

by Alberto Sobrero
Fémmene e ccrépe
Tènene una chépe

[Women and goats
Have the same head]
The <i>scapece</i> of Gallipoli
The scapece of Gallipoli
by Dario Ersetti
The history of this delicious product – small fish preserved in vinegar, saffron and grated breadcrumbs – found in the markets of Salento and elsewhere.
It is mainly produced in Gallipoli but Vasto, in Abruzzo, also has a special recipe