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charlie chaplin

Charlie Chaplin! il cineasta più importante del XX secolo

Il 16 aprile 2020 il cineasta più importante del XX secolo avrebbe compiuto 131 anni. Ve l’immaginate? Chissà, se la sua vita fosse stata così fantasticamente lunga, cosa avrebbe tirato fuori dalla bombetta del suo Charlot.  O magari dalle macchine di questi nostri, così diversi da suoi ma anche così uguali, ‘tempi moderni’. Ve l’immaginate con quel baffetto, la matita agli occhi, il bastone poggiato alla scrivania, le scarpe sempre troppo grandi e tutte rotte, ma alla tastiera di un PC? O magari ancora là, al suo posto, sempre dietro e davanti ad una cinepresa. Di certo avrebbe sfornato mille altri film cult, mille altre frasi celebri, e mille messaggi indirizzate ai potenti, tra una risata, una critica e un pianto di commozione. Ha dato vita a così tanti spunti di riflessione e così tanti prodotti di vera qualità, che in effetti è difficile immaginarlo adattato al nostro quotidiano, alla tecnologia odierna, magari in webinar sulla piattaforma Zoom ai tempi del Covid-19. Lui che non voleva nemmeno abbandonare il cinema muto per il sonoro, tanto …

joe biden

THE CONCERN OVER JOE BIDEN’S BRAIN

Up until his dominating victory in South Carolina’s Democratic Presidential Primary, former Vice President Joe Biden’s campaign seemed to be all but capsized. Embarrassing defeats in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada slowed the roll of the election’s front-runner, primarily brought on by less than stellar debate performances. Although he showed some strong points in each debate, many grew concerned by Biden’s only semi-coherent ramblings that peppered his speeches. Now, after a moderate-wing unification and the ensuing drop-outs by Mike Bloomberg and Bernie Sanders, Biden is now the presumptive Democratic nominee for president. The stage is all but set for a Biden and Trump showdown in November, shocking onlookers who assumed the Biden campaign was dead just over one month ago. Even though Vice President Biden has shown impressive resolve in his comeback, the concern over his cognition still remains. Regardless of who sits in the Oval Office in January of next year, they will be the oldest president to take office in American history. Donald Trump is 73, soon to be 74, and Joe Biden …

coronavirus in america

Coronavirus In America — A Brief Timeline and Where We Are Now

Across the country, the streets are quiet and the hospitals frenzied. Schools have shut down and everyone deemed non-essential are working from home. Or not working at all. Only the medical personnel, grocery workers, and a collection of others continue in public. It took some time for the United States to incur its initial case of Coronavirus, with its first infected citizen testing positive on January 21st, 2020. It wasn’t until a month after that did the United States see its first death. As the case numbers surged in China, France, Italy, and Iran, America still maintained a relatively low count of confirmed cases. By the end of February, President Donald Trump had been addressing the crisis, affirming the situation was restrained. “The Coronavirus is very much under control in the USA. We are in contact with everyone and all relevant countries. CDC & World Health have been working hard and very smart. Stock Market starting to look very good to me!”, the president said on Twitter, February 24th. During the time of Trump’s tweet, there …