Tag: Italy

Sea of Troubles

In June, I joined the crew of the rescue ship Alan Kurdi. It was a cantankerous old brute of a boat, a former East German research vessel that now belongs to a small German nonprofit called Sea-Eye. “You are an eye on the sea,” the crew manager told us at our first briefing on board, […]

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QOTD: Terrible Nineties Sports Car Design From Europe?

<img data-attachment-id="1692546" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/fordcougar2_750_500_70.jpg" data-orig-size="750,500" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Ford Cougar" data-image-description=" Ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/fordcougar2_750_500_70-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/fordcougar2_750_500_70-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1692546 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/fordcougar2_750_500_70-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/fordcougar2_750_500_70-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/fordcougar2_750_500_70-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/fordcougar2_750_500_70-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/fordcougar2_750_500_70-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/fordcougar2_750_500_70.jpg 750w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>On last Wednesday’s Question of the Day post, we began our examination of terrible styling on sporty cars of the 1990s. […]

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Hey, Look! Nonna and Her Pasta Are on YouTube

Vicky Bennison, a 60-year-old British woman with a background in international development, never intended Pasta Grannies to become a minor YouTube hit or to make stars of a handful of Italian nonnas who couldn’t care less about their influencer status. She simply wanted to create a culinary Noah’s ark to capture a way of life […]

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Pope Francis May Not Change the World. But He Is Reshaping the Church.

ROME — Pope Francis and his push for openness — toward migrants, Muslims and gay people — may no longer have influence on a global stage where nationalists, populists and the far right dominate the political conversation. But inside the church is another story. In a ceremony at St. Peter’s Basilica on Saturday, Francis will […]

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A Chim Chiminey Parade Honors Sweeps and Recalls Past Horrors

SANTA MARIA MAGGIORE, Italy — They paraded through the cobblestone streets, brandishing tall brushes like batons, a peppy — if sooty — bunch who occasionally called out: “spazzacaminoooooo,” Italian for chimney sweep (with a few extra o’s for emphasis). Along the parade path, children held plastic bags open, hoping to catch the presents tossed by […]

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Giant Glacier on Mont Blanc Is in Danger of Collapse, Experts Warn

A giant section of a glacier on the Mont Blanc massif in the Alps is in danger of collapsing, experts warned on Wednesday, prompting the precautionary closing of two roads and the evacuation of mountain huts in northwestern Italy. A block of about nine million cubic feet of the Planpincieux Glacier on the peak of […]

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One Brother Stabbed the Other. The Journalist Who Wrote About It Paid a Price.

PESCARA, Italy — Alessandro Biancardi, a journalist in the Italian coastal city of Pescara, knew he had a hot story for his small news website. Two brothers in their 70s had argued at a seaside restaurant, the police told him, and one had stabbed the other with a fish knife. Mr. Biancardi tapped out details […]

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Paolo Sorrentino’s Loro Will Make You Feel Complicit

How a political film should aim to make you feel is a tricky question. There’s the Ken Loach approach, worthy and moving but, in this overcrowded landscape, arguably not fashioned to persuade (or even attract) those viewers not already on-side, and there’s the fast-paced Armando Iannucci satire, in which hypocrisies are gleefully punctured and the […]

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Rare Rides: A Bristol Beaufort – Timeless Beauty From 1984

<img data-attachment-id="1683756" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/11254502-1.jpg" data-orig-size="1800,1195" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1984 Bristol Beaufort" data-image-description=" https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1090977?fbclid=IwAR3EWFn31rz3vl-XEwVngfU83-oHTsQvJNiog1e__4qbZR5IFUfxUMIWGRQ ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/11254502-1-450×299.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/11254502-1-610×405.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1683756 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/11254502-1-610×405.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”405″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/11254502-1-610×405.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/11254502-1-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/11254502-1-450×299.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/11254502-1-768×510.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/11254502-1-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Today’s Rare Ride is the very first Bristol featured in this series. Hand-crafted in a shed somewhere in England, Bristol […]

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In Italy, a Sharp Turn Back to the Center

Given that Italy has had more than five dozen governments in 73 years, the emergence of another unlikely and unstable coalition might look, in the phrase often attributed to Yogi Berra, like déjà vu all over again. Yet in the current wave of populism in Europe and around the world, the success of the Italian […]

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Italy’s Leader Wins Confidence Vote After Denouncing Populist Rhetoric

ROME — Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte of Italy and his coalition government of unlikely allies surmounted their first hurdle on Monday, easily winning the confidence of lawmakers in Parliament. The coalition, formed of the anti-establishment Five Star Movement and the center-left Democratic Party, as well as a small left-wing party, won with 343 votes in […]

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Want to Stop Right-Wing Populists? Then Don’t Do This

There’s a number of things any savvy politician who cares about liberal democracy should avoid: feeding the idea that the popular will is generally disregarded and political power is managed by unelected elites in smoked-filled rooms; forming politically incoherent alliances with the sole purpose of excluding populists; and fueling the perception that the most important […]

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Edda Servi Machlin, 93, Champion of Italian Jewish Cuisine, Dies

Edda Servi Machlin, who survived the harrowing World War II years in Italy by hiding out with anti-Fascist partisans, then immigrated to the United States and wrote a definitive cookbook on Italian Jewish food, died on Aug. 16 at her home in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. She was 93. Her daughter Gia Machlin […]

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For Europe, the Threat of a No-Deal Brexit Comes at a Bad Time

LONDON — For a major economy, the best time to descend into befuddling uncertainty over the rules that govern trade is never. As the European Union now confronts the prospect that Britain may bolt its ranks without a deal, most likely triggering mayhem, this is an especially unfortunate moment. Germany, Europe’s largest economy, is teetering […]

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Italy’s Politics Go to the Beach

ImageA peddler working the beach in Orbetello.CreditAndrew Testa for The New York Times ORBETELLO, Italy — The girls, tanning their arms and tattooed ankles, looked up from their phones to sift through the caftans hanging from the Moroccan peddler’s cart. The fathers and sons kicking around orange balls paused to check out the sun hats […]

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Political Mayhem in Britain and Italy

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Two battles over the meaning of democracy are now playing out in Europe. We look at the political power maneuvers this week in Britain and Italy. [For an exclusive look at how the biggest stories on […]

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