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An Examination of Individual Differences in Italian and American Fashion Cultures: Past, Present, and Projections for the Future
What does it mean for a nation to be a “global icon” in the fashion world and how exactly do they get there? Today, both the United States and Italy are part of the leading nations in the fashion world, yet the two countries ...
Maria Celeste: The Daughter of Science and Religion
The illegitimate daughter of famed mathematician Galileo Galilei was Sister Maria Celeste, a nun in the Poor Clares convent in Arcetri, outside of Florence. As a result of her father’s work and her life in the convent, ...
Hip Hop and La Bella Figura: How Music Reveals the Unknowns of Italy
Within Italian culture is the presence of a social ideology called la bella figura, which is the tendency for Italians to present their best selves while trying not to create the impression of a brutta figura, which would ...