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No Reason to Hide Ourselves

I missed the anniversary of Elisabetta Caminer Turra’s death by a couple days, but that’s no reason not to commemorate her today. She died on June 7, 1796, of complications related to breast cancer. Her doctors contended that the cancer … Continue reading

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Quattro Minuti con Casanova: The Ridotto

It’s been a while since I shared a Quattro Minuti video with you. I know, some of you have already binged watched all of them on YouTube. But I’m guessing some of you wait feverishly for me to dole out … Continue reading

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Toast to the Birthday Boy!

Happy Birthday to our man Casanova! Others are celebrating as well: https://drinkwinetodaybecause.wordpress.com/author/drinkwinetodaybecause/ (These posts aren’t archived, so if you don’t click on this today, you’ll miss it!) DrinkWineTodayBecause To commemorate C’s birthday, here’s a Quattro Minuti con Casanova (okay, quattro e … Continue reading

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Nasty Woman, Venetian Style

After the recent U.S. presidential election, Urban Dictionary defines a “Nasty Woman” this way: “An intelligent female who is adept at putting ignorant men in their place.” “Her: My Social Security payroll contribution will go up, as will Donald’s — … Continue reading

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Venetian Midwives–Who Knew?

At the presentation I recently made about Sarra Copia Sulam at the Jewish Community Library in San Francisco, one audience member showed a remarkable knowledge of Venetian history. He approached me afterwards and introduced himself as the expert on Venetian … Continue reading

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And Now from the BBC…

The BBC’s Culture page just published this piece assessing Casanova’s life–the truth, the myth, the legend. Click here: How Casanova’s Provocative Memoir Created a Legend And guess who they quote? Me!! How exciting is that?! The author, Hephzibah Anderson, contacted me … Continue reading

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Learn about Sarra Copia this Weekend!

I’ll be sharing my research into the life of Sarra Copia Sulam this weekend at the Jewish Community Library in San Francisco. This free program runs from 1:30 to 3:00 on Sunday, October 30. See details here: http://www.jewishlearningworks.org/events/2016/10/30/venice-jewish-poet-sarra-copia-sulam-a-presentation-by-kathleen-ann-gonzalez or click … Continue reading

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