25 Must-Haves for all Book Lovers (let’s support children’s literacy!)
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25 Must-Haves for all Book Lovers (let’s support children’s literacy!)

Note from Flav: A couple of days ago I got an email from the awesome Laura at iRead Book Tours, mentioning that Next Century Publishing was doing a 20% off sale on all of J.K. Rowling’s books in order to bring attention to their Grant Program, which is giving away one million books to children … Continue reading

We launched our very own audio walking tour of Rome!
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We launched our very own audio walking tour of Rome!

You guys. We just launched our audio walking tour of Rome, and we’re all sorts of frantically excited about it. I can’t tell you how delighted I am to finally announce the project I’ve been working on since the end of 2015, so while I’m typing this, I’m doing a happy dance which consists mostly … Continue reading

In which I’m told about a new way for women to inspire each other and connect, and I get really excited
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In which I’m told about a new way for women to inspire each other and connect, and I get really excited

Ladies, unite: there’s a new way to network, and they’re in Rome next week. We’re women, and we have ideas. And passions, and a job, and friends, and family and dreams and about ten million other things, generally all going on at the same time. And we want, no, we need authentic connections – because … Continue reading

Donating art supplies to children’s hospitals by bidding on gorgeous artwork? On it!
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Donating art supplies to children’s hospitals by bidding on gorgeous artwork? On it!

Our favorite charity, Drawing Dreams, is at it again! If you’ve been reading YiR for a while (which I hope is the case!), then you know we’re always proud to promote the activities of the Drawing Dreams Foundation, a nonprofit organization out of Berkeley, California, that donates art supplies to more than fifty children’s hospitals, including the … Continue reading

What to do on a summer evening in Rome, or: a concert in Borromini’s courtyard
Art & Culture (le cose belle) / Happening Now (quel che succede oggi) / Historical Sites (l'antichità) / Music & Nightlife (dove c'è la musica è tutto bello)

What to do on a summer evening in Rome, or: a concert in Borromini’s courtyard

There are few ways that a man can win immortality, but if this can be done, then music is indubitably one of the chosen means. In 1944, Maestro Franco Ferrara conducted a stunningly successful concert in the 17th-century courtyard of Borromini’s Church of Sant’Ivo for a newly liberated Rome. Now, seventy-one years later, and thirty … Continue reading

Yes! We’re doing a giveaway! Tell us about YOUR Rome – and win the coolest Rome travel guide!
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Yes! We’re doing a giveaway! Tell us about YOUR Rome – and win the coolest Rome travel guide!

In which we make new friends, and you get a pocket travel guide to Rome delivered to your door. But hurry! The contest is only from Wednesday – Saturday of this week!     You know what I love? Cookies. You know what I love outside the sphere of food? Meeting entrepreneurs determined to follow … Continue reading

Pinocchio, Luxottica, and la bella figura : A Review of John Hooper’s The Italians
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Pinocchio, Luxottica, and la bella figura : A Review of John Hooper’s The Italians

  I have to make a confession. Though I treasure the belief that I am open of mind and heart, that I have traveled and loved more than one culture, I am inherently patriotic in certain respects. I know that sometimes I am unreasonable about my fierce loyalty to Italy, though I vent about its failings … Continue reading