When a museum exhibition is referred to as a blockbuster, one expects its major draw to be something along the lines of Mona Lisa, or Girl with a Pearl Earring. However, the exhibition that just opened at The Getty Center has nothing of the sort, and still, it is a bona fide blockbuster.
Since I moved here to New York, every time I leave, to go to visit my family, there are things that I really miss and the list gets longer every year.
I don't think it is much of a stretch to say that narrative voice is the single most important element in fiction.
Recently, I've read a lot about Venice, Italy, and tourism in the town that's played an important role in my life for close to three decades. Many writers, bloggers, journalists speak about what attractions you should avoid, where not to eat or what not to buy when visiting.
BERLIN -- At its core, the criticism articulates an astute awareness of Germany's break with its entire post-WWII European policy. Germany's stance on the night of July 12-13 announced its desire to transform the eurozone from a European project into a kind of sphere of influence.
The most impressive show at this June's Pitti Uomo collections in Florence was a presentation titled "Constellation Africa". Parading down the runway were some of the best menswear looks I've seen in a long time.
This wine has been made for many years at the estates and is its most available, with 400,000 bottles produced annually.
Tuscany may be a well-traveled destination but there are hidden gems yet to be discovered. Leave room in your itinerary to embrace the leisurely pace of life that Italians have made famous -- they may be onto something.
Sometimes the greatest food creations come from adapting to necessity.
During my visit to Rome, I found myself with two extra days that were pretty much empty. Rather than spend them in the city, I decided to visit some nearby villages, partially for the beautiful views they offered but mostly to get a true feel of how modern Italians live their everyday lives.
Obviously a Hampton's favorite by the multiple locations! Boutiques offer an eclectic mix of elegant, comfortable, and colorful women's clothing, accessories, fragrance, home décor, beachwear and swim.
Just after 5 p.m. on July 8, 2015 the sky over Mira, Italy, turned charcoal-grey and thunder rumbled in the distance. The storm we had been told would break the insufferable humidity and high temperatures that had suffocated the Veneto Region and most of Italy for days was on its way.
How can a boy who's gay, and is fighting for the right to be gay, remain in a country where the whole concept "LGBTQ" doesn't exist? Where, if a boy loves another boy, or if a girl kisses another girl, the only place for them is a B-list comedy?
A new public art installation adjacent to Bologna's Piazza Maggiore added an ecological dimension to this red-stoned city. Created by acclaimed Italian-New Zealand sculptor Guy Lydster, a two-meter tall "headscape" base relief sculpted from Veronese marble showcases the growing and increasingly important sector of eco-sustainable public art in Europe today.
It is the essence of the human experience to push the boundaries of what is, and believe that there is something else, sight unseen, that could be. It happens every day. Falling in love, choosing to have a child, buying a home or moving to a foreign country, it's all a leap of faith.
Here Galbraith discusses the last week's dramatic turn of events and what is at stake going forward as the austerity doctrine -- and the entire neoliberal project -- come under threat.