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11.14.13 Andy Cush

Those yearning for a quick escape from NYC drudgery can now get to the canals of Venice via Google Street View. I’ve never been to Venice. Seems cool, though! Google has been doing a lot of expanding of Street-Viewable territory; previously, we told you about the company’s trips through the Grand Canyon and the world’s tallest […]

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08.20.12 David Lumb

According to the New York Post, Tatzu Nishi’s Discover Columbus installation is raising the ire of local Italian-Americans as much as it’s raising eyes with its living-room–in–progress. The installation, which will eventually allow visitors up scaffolding and into a “room” built around the statue, disrespects the explorer’s legacy, the Post reports: Rosario Iaconis, chairman of […]

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04.19.12 Marina Galperina

Antonio Manfredi, the director of the Casoria Contemporary Art Museum in Naples, is burning three paintings a week from a collection of 1,000 to protest the Italian government’s art funding cuts. His museum is privately funded, and since the recession, barely. “I don’t know who to turn to anymore for money,” Manfredi says. “And I refuse to […]

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09.19.11 Tabatha McGurr

For Bambi Magazine‘s 7th issue, photographer Michel Perez and gorgeous Romanian model Catrinel Menghia embark on an expansive adventure through the romantic coasts and cobbled streets of rustic Sicily. There are 32 shots total, ranging from glimpses of Menghia keeping old men company, to arguing with her studly Italian boyfriend, and even rearing chickens amongst the olive […]

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07.11.11 Marina Galperina

This semi-synchronized, group graffiti attack on a hip bar wall in Grottaglie, Italy went largely unappreciated by the locals. Now watch a swarm of spraypaint-wielding vandals scribble it all up in a matter of seconds! Cathartic. […]

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02.14.11 Bucky Turco

It’s not just countries in North Africa and the Middle East that have been emboldened by the success of protesters in Egypt. On Sunday, throngs of women all across Italy demonstrated to demand the resignation of hooker-loving Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi for being corrupt and presumably, way too much like their husbands. (Photo: emi emi/flickr) […]

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06.16.10 Marina Galperina

Artist Maurizio Cattelan wants to flip off the Milanese stock exchange with one of his public sculptures — a “crippled hand” with creatively cracked-off fingers. Milan Council is mulling it over. The artist has previously lynched children, meteorite-blasted the Pope, scared Hitler and did stuff to horses. He enjoys Wagner and girls in mini-skirts. And […]

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09.24.09 Will Sherman

Following all the domestically painted tributes to SACE aka Dash Snow, comes an Italian memorial. Fellow writer VIZIE brought back photos of a piece dedicated to the vandal in Rome. Photo by VIZIE […]

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09.21.09 Will Sherman

It’s never too early to start with street art. Culvert-crawling artist Judith Supine apparently found some very young Italian interns to help paste up his work and keep an eye out for la polizia. Photo by Patrice Rodan via Judith Supine […]

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07.10.09 Bucky Turco

These are the people that rule your lives. Enjoy your weekend. (Photo of world leaders from the last day of the G8?-G14?-G39? or whatever you call it summit.) Click here for the super-sized version. Photo by Ciro Fusco/ANSA via OECD […]

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