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Di Fronte Non Siamo Noi: A Lesson in Humility
08 Sep

Di Fronte Non Siamo Noi: A Lesson in Humility

Life offers you plenty of opportunities to laugh at yourself. Or at least my life does. One of those times began with a trip to workshop of Mario Talarico, the legendary Neapolitan umbrella-maker. The workshop seems a Hobbit hole - a magical jungle of umbrella sticks of exotic wood, gnarled tools and tables worn down by decades of use. 

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What to Wear to: Your Congressional Hearing
29 Oct

What to Wear to: Your Congressional Hearing

This autumn has been the season of the Mega Hearing. First with the grilling of Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards and then with the marathon Benghazi session that finished last Thursday, we’ve seen two instances of Congress summoning powerful women to a chair and keeping them there for almost unthinkable stretches of time.
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A Workshop Weathered by Time
23 Aug

A Workshop Weathered by Time

If Gaudi had ever built a shrine to umbrella-making, it would look like Mario Talarico’s workshop.

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