| Feb 4, 2014
| 7:53 AM
As if it weren’t bad enough to breathe already, a new study has detected traces of more than 1,300 species of microbes in some of Beijing’s most polluted air.
Most of the microbes detected by scientists were harmless bacteria that are...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 12:48 PM
Operalia, the annual opera competition organized by Plácido Domingo, will take place in Los Angeles this year, marking the event's first return to the L.A. area since 2004.
The competition is scheduled to take place Aug. 25 to 30 at the Dorothy Chandler...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 7:30 AM
The sound of a woman descending into madness is rich and piercing — and oddly beautiful.
In a quiet rehearsal room at the Los Angeles Opera, music director James Conlon gathers about half a dozen people around a grand piano. Among them is...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:11 PM
Though the Vatican hasn't made an official announcement, news that Pope Francis may visit Philadelphia in 2015 has generated buzz among the Catholic community and city residents.
Vatican officials told the National Catholic Reporter on Friday that...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 6:30 AM
ROME - Italy's Leone Film Group, the company originally founded by spaghetti western master Sergio Leone, made a positive debut on the Milan stock market Wednesday with an IPO geared towards becoming a bigger distributor of high-profile Hollywood...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 7:30 AM
He's dressed Rihanna in a chain-mail football jersey and Katy Perry in an ice cream cone dress. And now Jeremy Scott, L.A. fashion's rabble-rouser, is getting ready to storm Italy's design capital.
Starting with the fall 2014 collection showing at Milan...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:06 AM
The Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati on Tuesday revealed a first look at its striking new 1199 Superleggera.
The 2014 bike is being billed as the most powerful model in the Ducati line, and the specs suggest that's no idle boast.
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:49 PM
Miami International Airport officials will welcome the newest international route from WestJet in a ceremony Tuesday at 8 a.m.
The Canadian low-cost carrier will operate four weekly flights between Calgary and Miami now through Dec. 14, airport...
| Sep 28, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Model-turned-thesp Vanessa Hessler, 25, is a regular Italo TV ratings-grabber via miniseries where her roles include a saint, several princesses and a girl from Kentucky who inherits an Italian castle. Movie-wise, Hessler, who is...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
PARIS -- The interview given The New York Times by the new president of Egypt, Mohamed Morsi, on the eve of his trip to New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly meeting, was notable for its moderation, but more than that, for its calm and...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The photographer Edward Burtynsky demands your full attention. The only way to give him his due is to see his work exactly as it appears in "Artificial Wilderness," an exhibition on view through Jan. 4, 2014, at the Wadsworth Atheneum. Though 13 other...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:30 AM
BUENOS AIRES -- Italian actress Veronica Appeddu and Spain's Jonathan Varo have joined the cast of "Signals From Beyond," a new Latino teen series produced by Buenos Aires' Yair Dori Corp and co-funded by Funwood Media, a Madrid and now Milan-based TV...