The breakfast of a journalist, an aspiring journalist

Dear readers, In order to be a dedicated journalist, your eyes must be attracted to everything and your ears should catch every beat of information that is around you. Sure, you can skim and choose what's important for you to focus on, because news is just like what we eat: there's junk food, fake food, …

Issa and Molly from Insecure are a mirror of some of my college friendships

Dear readers, I've caught up with HBO's series Insecure, by Issa Rae. I must admit that my friends were right in telling me to get on it, because Issa's adventures are pretty much some kind of material I can get along with. Insecure is the story of an African American millennial named Issa who lives …

It’s Monday and I don’t go to school anymore

Dear readers, Class of 2020 has graduated and here we are with a diploma in the air: congratulations! Although many of us are happy and relieved, some of these graduates feel a bit somber and unsure of their future. Maybe "some of these graduates" is just a nice way to say "I, Giulia, am feeling …

SUMMERTIME di Netflix Italia: ci siamo, ma non finiamola qui

Cari lettori, La commedia all’italiana, il romanticismo di un rinomato Federico Moccia, una colonna sonora eclettica – fra pop, rap, e i classici italiani come Mina, ma non solo: questi sono gli ingredienti della serie Summertime, disponibile su Netflix, prodotta da Cattleya. Summertime racconta la storia di un amore adolescenziale, tipico di una stagione calda e vivace …

#StoryTellingAsResistance: How does the English language reflect its speakers’ culture?

Dear readers, Seniorities is a thing and probably post-graduation anxiety are on the horizon. I shouldn't be so cynical while I'm approaching to my college diploma, but I wouldn't be honest if I would simply say that I'm doing fine. Nothing is fine and I can definitely feel the inner shift elevating in my chest, …

How do I sharp my motivation as a writer

Dear readers, A new month in 2020 has approached, the fifth one. How are we all feeling? Probably not the best. Creatives might still be stuck in their homes or towns looking up to inspirations. Journalists keep writing and have to deal with e-mails more than ever, even for the smallest tasks that once upon …

Impeachment or “Imbleachment”? This and other stories from the last weekend of April

Dear readers, The last weekend of April 2020 has debuted with an unnecessary and tactless comment made by President Trump. During his last Thursday press conference, Trump has suggested to drink and make injections of disinfectant in order to combat the Corona virus. No matter how insensitive or ironic was the statement, those were not …

Friends, fashion, and family in DARIA

Dear readers, If you know me, you are probably familiar with my passion for art and animation, which combined bear cartoons. In fact, watching adult or teen-aged cartoons is one of my favorite hobbies. I like admiring the art and the work that illustrators put in motion, as well as the cleverness and sharpness that …

From Gail Collins to American colorism: academic thoughts that are linked and spark in the creative scene

Dear readers, I got the chance to read and discuss three chapters of a book for one of my Civic Engagement classes. The book is called "When Everything Changed" by Gail Collins (2009) narrates the stories of different and several women throughout the last five decades. The book is divided into three parts. The chapters …

#blackAF: is it good because it’s black?

Dear readers, This week Netflix launched a new series called #blackAF by American screenwriter and producer Kenya Barris, with Rashida Jones as an actress and executive producer in the joint, as Spike Lee would say. https://www.instagram.com/p/B_EqQQfJ-0M/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link I was curious to watch this show because of Rashida Jones, daughter of Quincy Jones. She's a biracial American …