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Video: The Aftermath of Siena's Palio Horse Race

Rick Steves | Posted 08.31.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

In these clips, you can see the euphoria erupting after the finish of the Palio horse race. When the winner crosses the finish line, 1/17th of Siena -...

Il Palio Attracts Crowds to Siena

Rick Steves | Posted 08.29.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Being in Siena for the Palio horse race is really a series of mob scenes. These three photos capture the crush of the crowds. Imagine being in the mid...

Video: For the Sienese, You're Born, Then There's the Palio, Then You Die

Rick Steves | Posted 08.29.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

On Siena's main square, Il Campo, my tour guide Roberto Bechi explains, "For the Sienese, you're born...there's the Palio...and then you can die." We'...

Video: The Dragon District Throws a Big Pre-Palio Dinner Party

Rick Steves | Posted 08.26.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Two nights before Siena's Palio horse race, the Dragon district gathers for dinner. I'm wearing the Dragon colors, in the backyard of the Church of Sa...

Video: Lively Siena, Pre-Palio

Rick Steves | Posted 08.26.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

The night before Siena's Palio, at midnight, the streets were filled with eating, drinking, singing, and camaraderie, as neighborhoods gathered to pu...

Video: The Actual Palio -- A Coveted Banner

Rick Steves | Posted 08.24.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

The coveted Palio banner is the trophy that gives the wildest horse race anywhere its name. This clip shows a dramatic procession through Siena, with ...

Video: Transformation and Security

Rick Steves | Posted 08.23.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Twice a year, each July and August, Siena readies itself for the big horse race (in which 10 of its 17 neighborhoods -- chosen by lottery -- will comp...

My Summer's Grand Finale: Siena's Palio Horse Race

Rick Steves | Posted 08.22.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Hold on to your gnocchi -- it's Siena's Palio. The finale of my summer trip is in Siena, where my crew and I spent several days filming the Palio hor...

Andrea Stone

Obama Reelection 71 Percent Likely After Bin Laden Kill, Says Irish Bookmaker | Andrea Stone | Posted 07.03.2011 | Politics

More bad news for the fledgling Republican presidential field. Ireland’s largest bookmaker slashed the odds on President Barack Obama winning ree...

We All Have a Problem

Harry Enten | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Enten

Can we stop the insanity? If you are reading this article, you are, like me, most likely a poll junkie. After all, we all visit to get o...

Moonlit Path: Queen Elizabeth's Racehorse Fails Drug Test

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Chris McGrath Even Eden had its serpent, and yesterday the racing authorities twice introduced a sombre note of vigilance to an afternoon that oth...

The World In Photos: 30 April, 2009

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The HuffPost's selection of photos of today's news and events from every corner of the globe. This Huffington Post World feature is available Monday t...

The Myth of a Toss-up Election

Alan Abramowitz, Thomas E. Mann and Larry Sabato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alan Abramowitz, Thomas E. Mann and Larry Sabato

While no election outcome is guaranteed and McCain's prospects could improve, virtually all of the evidence points to a comfortable Obama/Democratic party victory in November.

NYTimes Fails To Examine Mitt's Record

Zephyr Teachout | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Zephyr Teachout

If a citizen chose to use the New York Times as its source for learning about whether or not to support Governor Romney, she would be disappointed.