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  • Italo TV Exec Fabrizio Salini To Head FOX International Channels Italy

    ROME - Italo TV exec Fabrizio Salini is returning into the Fox fold as managing director of FOX International Channels Italy, following a two year stint at Discovery Communications Italy. Salini, 47, a Rome native with more than two decades of experience...
  • Italian Composer Riz Ortolani Dead At 87

    ROME - Italian soundtrack composer Riz Ortolani, who won a Grammy for his "Mondo Cane" theme "More," and whose wide range of music for movies was featured in three Quentin Tarantino films and on the Dino Risi-directed classic "The Easy Life" (Il Sorpasso)...
  • Oscar's Foreign Language Hopefuls Demonstrate Global, Topical Diversity

    Oscar foreign-language film nominations have in the past tended to be dramas centering around families, the Holocaust or both. European countries, meanwhile, have tended to dominate the race. This year the nominations are more diverse, with the films...
  • U.K. is trying to thwart Getty's $25-million Rembrandt purchase

    U.K. is trying to thwart Getty's $25-million Rembrandt purchase
    This post has been corrected. Please see below for details. The British government is once more trying to frustrate a major art purchase by the J. Paul Getty Museum, this time “Rembrandt Laughing,” a self-portrait from around 1628 in which...
  • Follow the pasta trail around the globe in 'On the Noodle Road'

    Follow the pasta trail around the globe in 'On the Noodle Road'
    You may have heard that Italy was introduced to pasta by Marco Polo, who brought it from China. It's a great story, but it was probably cooked up by a 1920s Don Draper — it's just not true. Italians were eating pasta before Polo was born. How,...
  • Italy: Convicted ex-CIA chief in Milan has been arrested

    ROME -- A former CIA base chief in Italy who was convicted in absentia in the kidnapping of an Egyptian cleric from the streets of Milan, has been arrested, an Italian Justice Ministry official said Thursday. The official, who spoke on condition of...
  • Robert Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman's on-screen alliance

    Robert Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman's on-screen alliance
    The letter was two sentences long, addressed to "Dear Mr. Rossellini" and signed "Ingrid Bergman." Like many moviegoers in the late 1940s, the actress was deeply affected by "Rome, Open City" and "Paisan," Roberto Rossellini's landmarks of neorealist...
  • Social media: It's so 1st century BC

    Social media: It's so 1st century BC
    Today it's easy to assume that social media platforms are a recent development, a phenomenon unique to the Internet age. But the exchange of media along social networks of friends and acquaintances is in fact much older than Facebook, Twitter or MySpace....
  • Rome Film Review: 'Acrid'

    Novice helmer-scripter Kiarash Asadizadeh employs a "La Ronde"-like structure in "Acrid," an uneven tale of infidelity and disastrous relationships designed to reveal the broken bonds of contempo family life in Iran. Focusing on four main couplings,...
  • Out of the Blue: If ancient Rome can be progressive, so can we

    While the contentious Village Entrance Project continues to raise everyone's blood pressure, a pleasant little surprise slid through the City Council on Tuesday: City staff has succeeded in procuring a Caltrans grant for $180,000 to fund the Laguna...
  • Venice: Elle Driver Buys Italian 'Art'

    Paris-based sales company Elle Driver has acquired all international territories outside Italy on ambitious Italo animation drama "The Art of Happiness," by Alessandro Rak, which opened the International Critics' Week here at Venice. Pic for adult...
  • Zesty Italians

    Zesty Italians
    Splashy restaurant debuts attract a lot of attention, no surprise there. But today we take a look at two quiet newcomers, low-key neighborhood Italians with impeccable culinary credentials: J. Rocco, which opened in mid-May in River North, and Tre Soldi,...