Luigi Lilio: The Scion of Italy’s Calabria Who Created Humanity’s Calendar

By Rosario A. Iaconis Luigi Lilio (1510 -1576), the Italian physician, astronomer, and philosopher who was born in Cirò, Calabria, invented the Gregorian calendar that we use today. Utilizing astronomical data contained in tables from the prior three centuries, Luigi Lilio—a k a…
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Scorsese’s Gangster Flop: You Can Skip ‘Irishman’ by Rosario A. Iaconis

New York Post 6 Dec 2019 Peyser’s vivisection of Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman” is a long-overdue critique of this turgid piece of cinematic tripe.  In addition to the film’s glorification of grisly violence, underlying misogyny and lack of narrative cohesiveness…
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The whole world should honor Columbus: Declare a UN holiday for the man who helped pioneer modernity

By Rosario Iaconis New York Daily News | Oct 14, 2019 | 5:00 AM     A discoverer for the ages. (AP) When it comes to transcendent historical figures, Christopher Columbus doth bestride the narrow world like a colossus. Like Gaius Julius Caesar, his ancient Italian…
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