Category : the editorial director

15 Oct 2018
Andrea Luccioli mentre sorride


The summer is ending and a year has gone by. Oh no, my dear Stefano Rota and Stefano Righi (otherwise known as the Musical duo of the Righeria), your summer song from the 80s which torments our conversations from the end of August to the end of September, is a huge lie. Why? To make it to the end of the year we are still missing three months and two numbers of The Mag, including the one you are reading. […]

20 Aug 2018
Andrea Luccioli mentre sorride


It’s summer, babe. And with summer, beauty goes on the front cover. Oh gosh, it’s not like the other covers of The Mag didn’t focus on beauty (don’t be mad at us Monica Bellucci and Valentina Lodovini, just to mention a couple who have ended up on the cover), it’s just that this time, we chose the perfect combo: sea, umbrellas and beauty. After all, we have to sell! Ah no, we are a free press. So, don’t hold it […]

14 Jun 2018
Andrea Luccioli mentre sorride


I see my first editorial a little like this. A semi dark room. Many chairs around my chair. Every place is taken. The light is on me. And I say, “Hi, I’m Andrea”. And you all “Hi Andrea”. This to say that from today on I will feel a little more observed than usual, that I will tell of myself and I will tell stories, of people and much more. In other words, we will read each other often. Because […]

01 Jun 2018
Cristina Crisci - the Mag

It all makes sense

When I arrived in June 2013, The Mag had just been born. I didn’t know what I would have done and what direction we would have taken: it was about a new challenge for everyone. From that day we published more than 30 numbers. After 5 years I can say that it has been an important experience: fun moments, others difficult. I’ve met hundreds and hundreds of people, told interesting stories, thanks to the vocation of this magazine: give value […]

05 Apr 2018

Underground inspirations

Burridocumenta is a new word that adds a multimedia piece to the already wide and unique museum of the master’s art in Città di Castello: an entire wing with hundreds and hundreds of images, information, photographs and interesting facts, on touch screens and interactive media. This is the third cover we dedicate to Burri in three years, in the wake of a very long centennial which now opens a virtual dimension, allowing visitors, but also students, to truly immerse themselves […]

06 Mar 2018

New Looks

There are so very many things which I would like to speak about here, to introduce this number, that I don’t know from where and who to start. Let’s begin with what’s new! One day I went into a building -with a beautiful entrance among other things – of the city center in Città di Castello to meet a group of architects: they wanted to speak with me about one of their ideas. A pleasant conversation among women about transversal […]

22 Dec 2017
Cristina Crisci - the Mag


When the December/January number arrives I always feel a strong call to chart out an evaluation of what has been up until now, of what will be and of what I would like to happen. Among other things the editorial staff tell me this is also the number that marks our five years of life. They seem few. In reality they are many. But I don’t want to do evaluation because then I become sad and my idea had been, […]

20 Dec 2017

Looking beyond

Under the sky of this beginning of autumn which, in our parts is tinged with blue, we look beyond the confines of time and distance to discover and rediscover Nuvolo, artist from Città di Castello. He died in 2008, leaving a very rich archive of works, realized with a style of pure avant-guard which has nothing to envy of the best present-day experimenters. Twenty some of his works are exhibited in New York until January, in the Di Donna Gallery […]

07 Aug 2017

Cristina Crisci editorial – And they call it summer

Summer is when I just can’t stop marveling over a field of golden grains, at the expanse of sunflowers, at nature’s green overload, at the air that has turned warm, at the smell of the asphalt when it rains, at the sunsets, at the sun when it goes down behind the hills and perfectly redesigns the borders, at times harshly others softly. By Cristina Crisci One doesn’t get used to beauty, thankfully, and to me it seems new every time. […]

16 Jun 2017

How things change – Cristina Crisci editorial

From time to time it is not that things become easier. In the continuous fluctuation of events, of which often I make reference to when I write these short editorials, I mean precisely referring to the mother of all the certainties: things change. The editorial by Cristina Crisci  They change in continuation and there is no possibility at all to stop them. Not even to the most audacious and fearless is it conceded to dominate any situation infinitely. Therefore, we […]

14 Apr 2017

From world to world, editorial by Cristina Crisci

Good-bye forever, or maybe just good-bye is enough. The decision is one: leave, then we will see. Editorial by Cristina Crisci Worst case, we will go back home. Instead no. Every year the number of people who leave to go abroad is growing. The reason? Italy is a country in crisis which does not offer jobs but the desire as well to run towards a place where the word meritocracy has a meaning, where the leadership is a better managing […]

15 Feb 2017

Of art and beauty – Editorial

Under the sign of Alberto Burri. It is because in his artist universe the prints represent a lesser known section, maybe less valued, but not for this are they less fascinating. It is because the entire collection (200 works) will be displayed in its entirety giving life to the third museum dedicated to Burri. It will also be because in this way Città di Castello will become the city with the largest artist’s museum in all the world: those who […]

13 Dec 2016

Feel Good

In a kind of ideal passing of the baton between the year that is leaving us and the one that is arriving, we would like to leave traces that have shades of the colors of the rainbow. And even the brilliance of the light, like sparks of the enthusiasm that moves everything and can do everything. The same one which has pushed the people who are on these pages in their small or large endeavors. Having objectives, working on obtaining […]

17 Oct 2016

Heart and Dust

«If the rose wilts in the garden, then it is the fault of love which is still sleeping» sings Vinicio Capossela in the words of his latest work «Canzoni della Cupa», where with all the enchantments of the situation, stories of earth and sky are intertwined. In the middle, on the imaginary line which separates grains from the sun, women and saints float, earthly and heavenly collisions that expand in farming seasons because, as the same author says, «we need […]

10 Aug 2016
Cristina Crisci - the Mag


I could write a long thought here about the series of horrors that we have had to watch, read and think about in these times in which not even summer carefree moments can find a place. But I won’t. It doesn’t mean that I haven’t thought about it. We, in our own little way, with all the difficulties of the case and the months that quickly turnover, have page after page created and edition that is full of faces, of […]

21 Jun 2016

Talents and magic

There are certain phrases that remain stranded somewhere. No matter how long and how often recur, you know they are there. As for me, amongst those parked in the limbo of memory, there is one in particular that sometimes returns. A rather grumpy university teacher of mine, oft repeated in his really good literature lessons, reminded us students, «Try not to lose sight of your talents, look after them but don’t expect them to appear by magic; it’s possible there’s […]

13 Apr 2016
Cristina Crisci - the Mag


«We have to resist. We have to insist and stay up there again if it is possible. Touching the clouds. Or living high up like two acrobats», sings Daniele Silvestri in his latest album, a project that was particularly successful and strangely enough considering the average tastes of Italian music, it hit the charts. To him, a guest in Umbria, we have dedicated our cover, a small show of our intentions between April and May, like designing a post-spring calendar, […]

12 Feb 2016
Cristina Crisci - the Mag


[quote]«I don’t want to know where you are going, I want to know that you will come back»[/quote] When it came out in October – after 5 years of silence during which she became a mother – the first album by Carmen Consoli «L’abitudine di tornare» (The habit of coming back) I thought: «How great is this title»! I don’t know about you, but many times I have felt in when confronted with the habit of coming back, even more […]

14 Dec 2015
Cristina Crisci - the Mag

On the road

In difficult periods like this, in which the international climate eats away at the already little peaceful living, stoking hysteria upon hysteria, words upon words, dogmas upon dogmas and makes our feelings of fear slither along not even in a hidden way, there’s one thing that remains solid: the value of the time that we spend with those we love, doing the simplest things in the world. Speaking, eating, drinking a glass of wine, going to the theatre, listening to […]

20 Oct 2015
Cristina Crisci - the Mag


I’ll say it now, I’m not a great one for sport. I love walking, sometimes running, but competitions make me anxious. Suffice it to say that when I was a child at the youth games my school was attending, I heard them call my name for the shot put and hid. I couldn’t even do the half-torso rotation necessary to launch it. I can, however, launch thoughts and words. This attitude to sporting failure has, nevertheless, created in me a […]

12 Aug 2015
Cristina Crisci - the Mag

Summer Meetings – the mag 17

by Cristina Crisci In my mind, summer has always been that season where we think good thoughts, if only reality would stop getting in the way. The sensation I have is that the older we get, the more we have to stay balanced in this rough sea that rises and falls around us. As the tides come and go, in the midst of our work flow, we have met many people because in this sense, summer is always full of […]

12 Jun 2015
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EXPO: YES, NO OR MAYBE? the Mag 16

This edition sees a round trip from Città di Castello to Milan to have a look around Expo 2015, the ‘event of the year’, and to try and see what’s really going on. What are the pros and cons of this world-wide event? Who’s for it, who’s involved, and who has deserted? It wasn’t easy and while we were trying to flush out any companies that might have relevance to Expo’s ‘Feed the planet. Energy for life’ theme, something interesting happened. […]

13 Apr 2015
Cristina Crisci - the Mag


There are 258 works by Alberto Burri exhibited in two museums in Città di Castello. He was the one who decided where and how they would be exhibited before he died, leaving his hometown its greatest legacy. He was born on 12th March 1915, went to war at a very young age, was a prisoner of war in Texas where he began to paint, and, as a result, leaving his career as a doctor. He had a house in Rome, […]

12 Feb 2015
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BRIGHT SIDE – the Mag n14

With someone like Dario Argento on this issue’s cover, and in these days of myriad concerns, some big and others less so, I might have been tempted to write a lengthy discourse on Fear. But not this time. Instead we let Dario speak for himself about the origins of his fears and how they’ve influenced his art. Vauro considers the future of satire after the recent events in Paris, whilst two cartoonists have drawn their tributes to freedom of expression. […]

11 Dec 2014
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LET’S FLY -The Mag n13

It’s with marked enthusiasm that we publish this issue of ‘ the Mag ’. We’ve worked hard to put together a thread of characters and stories that allow us to end the year with a flourish. I swear I’m not exaggerating! The cover is a tribute to a woman who needs no introduction – Monica Bellucci. During her short stay in Città di Castello a few weeks ago, she was willing to answer our questions about her film with Kusturica, her daughters, […]

13 Oct 2014
Cristina Crisci - the Mag


At the end of a rather strange and not so prolific summer, while tales of war were multiplying all around us, I met a woman who drives for peace. To me the history and culture of people who  call for peace, have always been interesting. I mean, how many of us have grown up listening again and again to memories of war, imprisonment, curfew and hiding places from our grandparents, maybe sitting on their knees. War – we’ve heard about […]

27 Aug 2014
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Summer Breeze – the mag n.11

In our August/September issue we take a look at all the upcoming concerts and events, what’s going on in the art world and have a tasty foray into the realm of chefs. It’s an uncertain season from many points of view – many events have given way under the impact of the economic crisis… but others survive. Through our stories though, we find some small, positive signs to share with you. Our cover story features the fresh beauty of Isabelle […]

17 Jun 2014
Cristina Crisci - the Mag


Curiosity has been the driving force in our wanderings for this edition of The Mag. First stop is gambling, (including the pros and cons), then pausing a while in the varied terrain of art, and, now that it’s Summer, winding up in a meadow listening to live music. Our point of departure, from our cover star, is an interview with Rocco Siffredi, who really needs no introduction as practically everyone has heard of him. On his way through Città di […]

17 Apr 2014
Cristina Crisci - the Mag


by Cristina Crisci Defining beauty is a difficult task; maybe an unobtainable goal and one that can result in errors of judgement. So let’s just say that in this issue we try to talk about beauty without claiming to please everyone, but to highlight the experiences of some of those around us with a small journey, so to speak. First stop on our trip; fashion. Arianna Chieli, journalist and blogger. An appointment on the internet via email and messaging, we […]

18 Feb 2014
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A dream is possible | the Mag

A dream is possible | the Mag by Cristina Crisci [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3IAOJn4l1Ls[/youtube] It’s not easy putting together a newspaper. Let’s be honest, we live in a time where communication has become ‘deconstructed’ in favour of messages in the ether. Putting news onto paper cannot be taken for granted. This project is more than a year old now: that’s 14 months with 8 editions every two months. We try to talk about something interesting; experiences, successful ideas, events and talent. Basically, about […]