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The Light and Dark of 'Amore Italiano' at Oregon Ballet Theatre

Carla Escoda | Posted 10.08.2016 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Oregon Ballet Theatre opens its season this weekend with the slyly titled Amore Italiano - a double bill that bows to the Italian roots of ballet, in both classical and contemporary manner, in moods both light and dark.

Scent of a Man: Three Life-Changing Discoveries at Pitti Fragranze

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 09.13.2016 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

I think hidden within the soul of this cultural blogger, inside the heart of a devoted cinema writer, there has been a fragrance lover hiding all along.

The Pitti Uomo Diaries: Florence is Where the Heart Is

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 03.15.2015 | Style
E. Nina Rothe

I've searched my soul for personal thoughts about the attacks in France and have still to figure out how I feel. I know I'm sad, I find the events tragic and discouraging, but beyond that, I don't know.

Farewell to Pino Daniele: A Lifelong Musical Journey to the Center of the Heart

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 03.09.2015 | Entertainment
Yavuz Baydar

For all of us who followed him from near and afar, Pino left us, taking away pieces of our hearts. Napoli will be a little 'less' without him; so will be the generation he belonged to.

Trying to Sustain a Charade

George Heymont | Posted 06.25.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Keeping up appearances sometimes requires extraordinary effort. A lot can be overlooked when someone is young, pretty, perky, and in good health. But when tragic events darken one's days, desperate times require desperate measures.

Napoli! at ACT: Laughs, Pain and Connivance in World War II Italy

Leo Stutzin | Posted 04.26.2014 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

The essence explores a situation in which the struggle to survive -- and the urge to prosper -- blurs traditional lines of morality, behavior and relationships.

Jonathan Demme's Enzo Avitabile Music Life: World Fusion Through Music

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

"I was listening to a radio program while driving across the George Washington Bridge in New York six years ago, when I first encountered the music...

WATCH: Ozil Scores 1st Arsenal Goal

Posted 10.01.2013 | Sports

By Mesut Ozil scored his first goal for Arsenal as an early onslaught saw off a surprisingly sloppy Napoli in a 2-0 decision at the Emirat...

Naples, A City Of Contradictions

Sivan Askayo | Posted 12.08.2012 | Travel
Sivan Askayo

The old monastic grounds next to the church now serve as a shelter for the needy and homeless of the city. You can't miss the church even from afar.

Malta, Rhodes And The Placid Mediterranean

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 10.23.2012 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

The island of Rhodes perches on a bluff overlooking white-washed homes, narrow, cobblestone streets and the majestic Avenue of the Knights where such fabled gents once lived.

John Turturro's Passione Captures the Heart, Soul and Magic of Naples

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 08.13.2011 | Entertainment
E. Nina Rothe

Instead of trying to make the uncommon conform in an ordinary world, Turturro finds the magical beauty of this exotic Italian city and honors it with a film that will make audiences live like they never did before.

Five Young Stars for the 2010 World Cup

Oliver Haydock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Oliver Haydock

Football's young guns are hoping to steal the show and earn both money and a name.

Driving in Italy: Skills, Creativity and a Little Too Much Testosterone

Marta Mondelli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marta Mondelli

Driving in Italy requires, first and foremost, love for the journey and for your car.