Carlo Crivelli was magnificent.
Are you kidding. Men dance with men?
Italian men belonged to clubs, a place outside the home to meet male friends, to relax, eat, and drink. Friday evenings were the busiest. One Friday, Dad took me to a club owned by my uncle’s dad, an elderly gentleman who lived with his family in the three story home above. A large, heavy green door opened from the street directly into the smoke filled [...]