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'Gyspy Wedding' Dress Weighs More Than The Bride

Posted 06.18.2012 | TV

The Season Finale of "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on TLC) wrapped up with the mother of all wedding dresses. Proud bride ...

First Cousins Tie The Knot On 'My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding'

Posted 06.11.2012 | TV

The latest installment of "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on TLC) featured the often controversial issue of first cousins marryi...

A Gypsy Dress Designer On How To Strut Your Stuff

Sondra Celli | Posted 07.17.2012 | Weddings
Sondra Celli

Does this dress make me look: Silly, too fat, too old, "Inappropriate"... ? The answer will surprise you... and it's always the same answer.

'My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding': It's A Man's World

Posted 05.14.2012 | TV

On "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on TLC) bride-to-be Amber got a taste of her post-wedding gypsy lifestyle. The pregnant t...

Woman Enslaved Her Children After Fortune Teller Told Her To

Posted 05.10.2012 | Crime

Shortly after a meeting with a fortune teller, a British woman locked her children in their rooms, confiscated their lightbulbs, toys and mattresses a...

'My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding' Series Premiere

Posted 06.30.2012 | TV

On the series premiere of "My Big Fat American Gypsy Wedding" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on TLC) viewers were given a glimpse into traditional Romany society a...

Ivana Mladenovic's Turn Off the Lights at Tribeca: An Interview

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 06.25.2012 | Home
E. Nina Rothe

Ivana Mladenovic's Turn Off the Lights is a tribute to the resilience of the Roma people. I caught up with Mladenovic during the and asked her about growing up in Serbia during the war and her inspirations as a filmmaker.

Romanian President Cautioned For Discriminatory Remarks

AP | Posted 12.18.2011 | World

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Romania's anti-discrimination council has voted to caution President Traian Basescu for making discriminatory remarks about Gyps...

Iain McKell: The New Gypsies, a Different Way of Life, Simplicity and Freedom...

Evelyne Politanoff | Posted 10.28.2011 | Arts
Evelyne Politanoff


Pope Pledges Support For Gypsies

AP | FRANCES D'EMILIO | Posted 08.12.2011 | Religion

VATICAN CITY — Pope Benedict XVI listened to Gypsies recount their way of life at a first-ever papal audience for them at the Vatican on Saturda...

Roma Still Face Challenges Across Europe

Catherine Messina Paijic | Posted 06.08.2011 | World
Catherine Messina Paijic

Commonly called "gypsies," the Roma are Europe's largest minority and fastest growing demographic, numbering nearly 10 million. But they are still largely excluded from political and civic life, battling centuries of discrimination.

On MLK Day, Human Rights Leaders Around The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Monday marks what would have been Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 81st birthday, and though the civil rights icon's legacy is hard to match, he'd likely...

France Sends Scores OF Gypsies Back To Romania

AP | JULIEN PROULT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PARIS — France expelled nearly 100 Gypsies, or Roma, to their native Romania on Thursday as part of a very public effort by conservative Preside...

Romanian Gypsy Leader Compares Sarkozy To Nazis

AP | VADIM GHIRDA | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COSTESTI, Romania — A Romanian Gypsy leader on Wednesday compared French President Nicolas Sarkozy to Romania's pro-Nazi wartime leader, followi...

Sarkozy Accused Of Roma Gypsy 'Witch-Hunt'

Telegraph | Bruno Waterfield | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Nicolas Sarkozy has been accused by European politicians of carrying out a "witch-hunt" against Roma gipsy migrants following the expulsion of 1,000 g...

Pope Benedict XVI Criticizes French Deportation Of Roma (Gypsies)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Francis X. Rocca Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) In an apparent criticism of France's mass deportation of Roma (Gypsy) immigrants, Pope B...

Hungary Elections: Fidesz, Center-Right Party, Wins Majority, Socialists Stunned

AP | PABLO GORONDI | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary's center-right party reclaimed the right to govern on Sunday, winning over 50 percent of the vote and handing the ru...

Be The Art and the Artist

Angella Nazarian | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Angella Nazarian

I believe that somewhere deep in our hearts is the archive of all our intimate memories and desires, and the experiences we were meant to have. And we go through life as if it were a cosmic treasure hunt...

Ethan Hawke Praises Madonna For Supporting Gypsies

AP | ALISON MUTLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

BUCHAREST, Romania — Actor Ethan Hawke on Saturday praised Madonna for her boldness in speaking out against discrimination against Gypsies, word...

Madonna Booed In Bucharest For Defending Gypsies

AP | ALINA WOLFE MURRAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

BUCHAREST, Romania — At first, fans politely applauded the Roma performers sharing a stage with Madonna. Then the pop star condemned widespread ...

Sixth Roma, Maria Balogh, Killed In Hungarian Racial Violence

Huffington Post | Ami Cholia | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A sixth victim was found murdered in what is believed to be a spate of attacks on members of Hungary's large Roma community, BBC reports. The woman, ...

Roma People Face Discrimination, Attacks Across Europe

Inter Press Service | Julio Godoy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN, Aug 4 (IPS) - A ceremony at Auschwitz Sunday to commemorate the half a million Sinti and Roma killed by the Nazis became a reminder of the ...

Roma 'Gypsies' Face Heightened Persecution In Italy

The Guardian | Tana de Zulueta | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

People forget, but the European history of segregation began in Venice. Ghetto is a Venetian word. It was, and still is, a neighbourhood, one of the o...

From Spain's Storied South, Diverging Voices

Modiba | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

For a country with a history of xenophobia towards its Roma population (a.k.a gypsies; or, in Spanish, gitanos), Spain is becoming increasingly fond of traditional gypsy music.

Dubaification Of Istanbul: Amid Building Boom, Gypsies Of Sulukule Forced From Homes | Iason Athanasiadis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

ISTANBUL -- They lived for almost 1,000 years around the remains of Istanbul's Byzantine walls. But when they were forced to leave, the gypsies of S...