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Saints and the Secular Republic

Joseph Loconte, Ph.D. | Posted 07.22.2014 | Religion
Joseph Loconte, Ph.D.

One evening I noticed a small group of children running and dancing about, and among them a little boy was limping. There was something wrong with his leg -- perhaps a birth defect -- but he was playing right along with his friends.

New And Improved Naples Is Green, Clean And Bike-Friendly

AP | PAOLO SANTALUCIA | Posted 08.20.2014 | Travel

NAPLES, Italy (AP) — Luca Simeone rides his bike along the sunny beachfront of Naples while his little daughter sleeps on the baby seat. It may sou...

Turning 50 With Memories of Mom at 50: Sicily, a Voyage and Pizza

Jan Angilella | Posted 07.12.2014 | Fifty
Jan Angilella

When I say I'm 50, I really do feel like I've reached some kind of milestone. I have lived a full, rich life thus far sprinkled with wonderful adventures and Parmigiano Reggiano. And none of that is about to stop, especially the cheese part.

Dinner With Lucky Luciano

Meyer Lansky II | Posted 06.14.2014 | Books
Meyer Lansky II

On March 30, 2014, my Aunt Sandi -- Sandra Lansky Lombardo -- celebrated the launch of her book, Daughter of the King: Growing Up in Gangland, about her life as Meyer Lansky's youngest child, and only daughter.

The Least Photogenic Places On Earth Are Actually Beautiful

Posted 03.06.2014 | Travel

A survey released by VeryFirstTo.com last week revealed what 701 respondents believe to be the most and least photogenic places on Earth. We get t...

MORE Whales Die After Swimming Into Shallow Florida Waters

Reuters | Posted 03.23.2014 | Miami

By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Eight pilot whales died and dozens more were being monitored on Tuesday after the animal...

The 15 Best Spots to Take Pictures in Italy

Dominic Siano | Posted 02.09.2014 | Travel
Dominic Siano

No matter if you are snapping with a smartphone or the most complex DSLR, Italy is probably one of the most picturesque and photogenic countries in the world.

Movie Review: Enzo Avitabile Music Life

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Oscar-winner Jonathan Demme has built a whole side business making films that most other filmmakers would be happy to have as a career: documentaries about music and musicians.

The One Thing Everyone Wants More Than Anything

Steve McSwain | Posted 12.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Steve McSwain

What is happiness? And where is it found? And further still, if we found it, how would we know that what we found is actually it?

Eating Your Way Through Italy, One City at a Time

Christina Kelly | Posted 09.11.2013 | Travel
Christina Kelly

While it's hard to go wrong with Italian food, some cities are known for certain specialties. Don't miss these items on your Vacanza Italiana.

Naples: Just Do It

Rick Steves | Posted 08.06.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

I just spent two days in Naples, and loved it. It's one of the most fertile, churning, exuberant, and fun cities in all of Europe. And the entire time...

10 Italian Villages for a Perfect Summer Escape

minube | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel
minube

To get a true taste of the essence of Italy, many travelers take to the countryside to explore the rustic villages and sprawling vineyards which have made Italy synonymous with old-world charm.

Is Competitive Hot Dog Eating a Young Man's Game?

Crazy Legs Conti | Posted 07.08.2013 | Weird News
Crazy Legs Conti

A lot of competitive eaters wear open-toed shoes during competition, a fashion faux pas, I find both disturbing from a social etiquette issue to a health department concern. Perhaps, that's why Major League Eaters refer to retirement as, "hanging up the esophagus."

Mighty Movie Podcast: Matteo Garrone on Reality

Dan Persons | Posted 05.14.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Director Matteo Garrone takes the naturalistic intensity he poured into his crime film Gomorrah and applies it to this sly tale of ambition gone way, way wrong.

Popcorn Preview: Reality

Leslie Sisman | Posted 05.13.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Reality (2012) Cast includes: Aniello Arena (first film), Loredana Simioli, Nando Paone (Welcome to the South) Writer/Director: Matteo Garrone (...

What's Going On In Italy

Rick Steves | Posted 04.24.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

Formerly presented every other year, the Venice Biennale -- a world-class, contemporary fair -- is now an annual event.

Where To Spend Christmas In Italy

Viator | Posted 02.21.2013 | Travel
Viator

Visiting Italy during the Christmas season offers two bonuses: You'll avoid the high summer season tourist crowds, and you'll get to see the country decked out in all its holiday finery.

PHOTOS: South Florida's Hidden, Unspoiled Beaches

Visit Florida | Posted 12.28.2012 | Travel
Visit Florida

The Hobe Sound beach extends north more than two miles to where the equally pristine St. Lucie Preserve beach begins.

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.

PHOTOS: Airboats And Alligators In The Everglades

Visit Florida | Posted 10.27.2012 | Travel
Visit Florida

The airboats that Erv operates are ungainly machines, light aluminum skiffs powered by muscular automobile engines mounted on the back, above the water line.

Italy Arrests One Of Its Most Dangerous Criminals

AP | Posted 08.17.2012 | World

MILAN -- Italian authorities have arrested a leading member of the Neopolitan Camorra crime group, who was considered one of the country's most-danger...

U.S. Targets Leaders Of Naples Mafia

Reuters | Posted 10.01.2012 | World

WASHINGTON, Aug 1 (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday took steps to freeze the U.S. assets of five key members of the Italian-based Camorra, ...

PHOTOS: The Best Road Trips From Miami

Oyster | Posted 10.01.2012 | Travel
Oyster

With its high-brow art scene, luxurious shopping and A-list clubs, Miami is an energetic, ultra-lively hub for young partiers and jet-setting tourists -- but to escape the rowdy scene, southern Floridans have several spots to enjoy.

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Wanted: Name For Adorable 8-Week-Old Service Dog

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 07.18.2012 | Good News

Here is an event dog lovers can sink their teeth into. The Collier County Sheriff's Office in Naples, Fla., is holding a name-the-dog contest. The ...

PHOTOS: Amid The Ash Of Italy's Pompeii Alternative

Robert Schrader | Posted 09.08.2012 | Travel
Robert Schrader

Though Ercolano is slightly further from Mount Vesuvius than Pompeii, it is arguably better preserved.