Blog archives for February, 2012

Archive for February, 2012

Amanda Knox (yet again)

Monday, February 27th, 2012

I’ve written two posts about the case of Amanda Knox. For one of them I read two books on her case and concluded that she was innocent of the murder of Meridith Kercher or at least that there was certainly no significant evidence against her. Finally the Italian courts agreed and freed her and her […]


Monday, February 13th, 2012

I suppose Italophiles or at least the readers of my blog are familiar with Carnevale. If not, surely you know about Mardi Gras in New Orleans or Rio. Carnevale, wherever it is held, usually starts a few days before the start of  Lent and peaks on Fat Tuesday – the day before the start of […]

Bad Weather (Mal Tempo)

Monday, February 6th, 2012

I’ve read some stuff in the New York Times, my most regular source of news, about the appallingly bad weather in eastern Europe along with associated deaths. However there has been virtually no mention of the fact that the weather in Italy almost everywhere is very bad.  There has even been snow in Naples which is […]