Vinoforum: June 1-16

June always strikes me as a good time to expand my wine knowledge.  Any month, really, but fortunately this time it coincides with the start of Vinoforum, a 16-day annual oenologic extravaganza on the Lungotevere Maresciallo Diaz, up by the Foro Italico/Stadio Olimpico.  For a fortnight and change, this section of the lungotevere, just south … Continue reading

Opinion & Comment (pensieri e perplessità)

Where in Rome is Cardinal San Domenico?

Her knuckles tensed. “That’s my thigh,” whined campaign manager Bob Dugan. Rhianne only squeezed harder. As the results rolled in from across the country, victory seemingly began to slip from her fingertips, despite her everlasting grip on Bob’s trembling gams. CNN’s Election Center then posted an image that secured her fate. The race was over: … Continue reading

Music & Nightlife (dove c'è la musica è tutto bello)

Time to Get Electrode!

Next up in my series of DYFO (dance your face off) events is Electrode, the independent electronic music festival at Forte Prenestino. This event runs two nights: June 8th and 9th. (I suggest Friday night at Electrode and Saturday night at the M.I.T. festival, to maximize your DYFO weekend.) I am mostly excited about this festival because … Continue reading