Are new year’s resolutions powerful or pointless?

As a child, I loved reading. In the following years I never completely stopped reading, but I struggled to finish the books I started. Obviously, there is nothing wrong with putting a book down when it really doesn’t tickle your fancy, but I was at a point where I couldn’t finish any book even though […]

nasrin parvaz

Nasrin Parvaz – Portrait 

An Iranian woman and civil rights activist who spoke about recent protests in Iran as the result of generations of trauma Nasrin Parvaz was born in Tehran in 1959 and became a civil rights activist when the Islamic regime came to power in 1979. In 1982 she was arrested and spent eight years in prison […]

Drawing of an Haitian zombie

Voodoo and Sorcery: The Real Story of Zombies

Horror films are, probably, what crosses your mind when hearing the word ‘zombie’; an imaginary creature coming back from death popularised by the American cinema industry with films such as Night of the Living Dead or videogame franchises like Resident Evil. Yet, the idea of monsters existing amidst life and death has managed to frighten […]

MELINA MERCOURI -Portrait

AN ANTI-FASCIST WOMAN WHO RECOGNIZED CULTURE AS THE ENGINE OF A COUNTRY’S DEVELOPMENT Melina Mercouri was a Greek actress of international fame and Minister of Culture from 1981 to 1989. During the course of her life, she was one of the most influential voices in the protest against the dictatorship of the colonels. She fought […]

Return to the home we had never known- Exhibition

In the year 1946, the civil war broke out in Greece, during which, more than 300 000 people had to escape into the socialist countries of the so-called “eastern block”.12 000 sought refuge in the Czechoslovakia. Most of them were placed in the towns and villages in the north-eastern part of the country. There were […]

COVIDIUS POETICUS

To Make Love In Pandemic Times Covid hit Portugal around March 2020. Following neo-modernisttendencies of seeking to digitise artistic expression, I thought ofcreating a blog named “Fazer Amor em temposde pandemia” (To make Love in pandemic times). Or “CovidiusPoeticus”; never decided exactly which. There was one simple rule:to share original works produced in isolation, which […]

The Chinese legends of the 8 immortals

In the Taoist religions there are many legendary personalities, among them there is a set of figures we know particularly well: the 8 immortals. They are people who in different ways discovered the secret of eternal life. These immortals enjoy mountainous and isolated places. Each of them represents a condition of life of the society: […]

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