Setting a World Record

Setting a World Record

“Setting a World Record” was a finalist in the 2021 Accenti “Capture an Italian Moment” Photo Contest. Andria Sallese writes: "the photo was taken in Turin, Italy, on September 25, 2015. In the photo, 424 people are playing foosball simultaneously on a table 121 metres (398 ft) long, in an effort to set a Guinness World Record and to help…

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Long Haul to Napoli

Long Haul to Napoli

Somewhere around November, Jonas got really into trucking. Not actual trucking, not driving an eighteen-wheeler twenty-five days a month and making pit stops at highway diners, but a sort of truck-driving simulator where he hooked up a steering wheel controller to the desktop monitor and stressed out over delivering fake shipments of steel. “It’s relaxing,” he’d say, moments after screaming…

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The Son She Never Had

The Son She Never Had

​Luca inhaled deeply and then parked his cigarette in the ashtray. He turned to me, wearing a very decisive expression and said: “You know…” He paused. “…You are the son she never had.” “What do you mean?” I asked him pointedly. “You know it, the good son, the one she had always hoped for…but the one she never actually had,…

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