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La Divina Cucina: A Guide to Food after Death
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La Divina Cucina: A Guide to Food after Death

It’s a well known fact that the afterlife is run by Italians. Consequently, the menus of Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise are rigorously Italian. I can attest to this truth because – in the middle of something else entirely – I found myself on a trip to the beyond, a foodie reprise of the journey Dante described in his Divina Commedia. Guided by the shades of authoritative denizens of Hell, Purgatory, and Paradise, I conducted an exhaustive survey of typical dishes in each of the three realms. I encountered many great…

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But For Now We Stay Home

But For Now We Stay Home

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Patrizio Buanne: Neapolitan Crooner and Really Nice Guy

Patrizio Buanne: Neapolitan Crooner and Really Nice Guy

In a career spanning more than 25 years, Neapolitan pop-crooner and international multi-platinum recording artist Patrizio Buanne has won over…

The Blind Leading the Blind: A Work by Guido Nincheri for Our Time

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Tree of Life

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The Anthropology of Fire

The Anthropology of Fire

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