Cuore (zine)

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Cuore: human resistance weekly was a satirical insert provided with the more serious, Italian Communist paper l'Unità.

Cuore
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Cuore 's first issue.
Type weekly
Founded January 16, 1989
Political alignment satire
Ceased publication November 2, 1996
Circulation maximum of 160,000

History[edit]

The insert was first published in the January 16, 1989 issue of L'Unità, three months after its predecessor Tango, another satirical insert edited by Sergio Staino, disappeared.[1]

Its founders were Michael Serra, who remained an editor until June 1994 and had earlier been a sports and culture reporter for L'Unità, the managing editor of the culture pages, Andrea Aloi, and journalist Piergiorgio Paterlini. They also had the old managing editor of L'Unità, Sergio Banali.[2]

Among the many contributors were Sergio Staino, Vauro, Vincino, Altan, Ellekappa, Roberto Perini, Disegni and Caviglia, Gialappa's Band, Beppe Grillo, Stefano Benni, Domenico Starnone, Gino and Michele, Enzo Costa, Majid Valcarenghi, Daria Bignardi, Fabio Fazio, and Patrizio Roversi. The graphic design was curated by Mauro Luccarini and Fabio Bolognini.

The last edition of Cuore to appear in L'Unità was number 104, January 21, 1991. Soon thereafter, around the same time as the Italian Communist Party was dissolved, Cuore became an independent weekly (on February 4, 1991), and to everyone's surprise, began to sell 140,000 copies a week.

The magazine's parties became an important meeting place for the Left, these were usually held in July, at an estate in Montecchio, Reggio Emilia.[3] It would remain so until the eleventh

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Con sei pagine di Cuore, l'Unità rimpiazza tango" (With six pages from the heart, l'Unità replaces Tango)
  2. ^ "Anche la 'gente' era sotto tiro" (Even "the people" were under fire)
  3. ^ "Lazzi e risate di Cuore" (Jokes and laughs in Cuore)