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New From Astrophil Stella: A Night at the Opera

September stands for novelty and also for the Italian niche house of Astrophil Stella; at the end of the month, the brand will indeed launch their latest creation, A Night at the Opera.         The fragrance is being officially presented at the upcoming artistic perfumery exhibition, Fragranze in Florence, and continues the series of collaborations between the Turin-based brand and world... Read full article: New From Astrophil Stella: A Night at the Opera from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colo...
Tags: Fashion, Florence, Turin, Fragrantica Perfumes, Astrophil Stella


A new dimension for cultural artifacts

At Google Arts & Culture we are always looking for ways to help people understand and learn about culture in new and engaging ways. Starting today, we are launching a new feature through which our 2,000 plus cultural partner institutions can create guided 3D tours about buildings, sculptures, furniture, and more from their collections. With the help of 3D Tours you can easily whiz around historic sites, monuments and places of interest while learning about their hidden details and historical bac...
Tags: Google, South Africa, Tokyo, Florence, Mona Lisa, Edvard Munch, Arts & Culture, Innovation & Technology, Florent RobineauJoe Shepherd, Santa Croces Climb, Arcimboldo, Medusa Artwork


AWH Partners, The Roxborough Group Acquire San Francisco’s Historic Villa Florence

An affiliate of AWH Partners, LLC and The Roxborough Group, LLC has acquired the Villa Florence Hotel and retail in San Francisco for $87.5 million. The partnership plans a full repositioning of the property, including a renovation of all 189 guestrooms as well as the lobby and ground-floor restaurant. The hotel also includes more than 10,000 square feet of valuable retail along Powell and O’Farrell Streets. Spire Hospitality has taken over management of the property.
Tags: Travel, San Francisco, Florence, Powell, AWH Partners LLC, AWH Partners The Roxborough Group Acquire, Roxborough Group LLC, Villa Florence Hotel, O'Farrell Streets Spire Hospitality


Olivia Wilde Debuts Don’t Worry Darling Teaser Starring Florence Pugh

Actress-turned-director Olivia Wilde took to Twitter to confirm the official release date for New Line Cinema’s forthcoming crime drama horror Don’t Worry Darling. Starring Oscar winner Florence Pugh, and Grammy winner Harry Styles, the film is scheduled to make its debut in theaters on September 23, 2022. The announcement also comes with the release of the first Don’t Worry Darling teaser which you can check out below, providing us with the first footage of Pugh’s leading performance. In theat...
Tags: Video, Movies, Drama, Horror, Sydney, Harry Styles, Olivia Wilde, Florence, Chris Pine, Damien Chazelle, Don, Pugh, Carey, Silberman, Wilde, New Line Cinema


Don't Worry Darling: Florence Pugh And Harry Styles Furiously Make Out In Olivia Wilde's Psychological Thriller

Between Greta Gerwig, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Olivia Wilde, I couldn't be more thrilled about this great-actor-to-surprisingly-great-filmmaker pipeline in recent years. Gerwig has quickly established herself as one of the best and most in-demand writer/directors in the business right now and Gyllenhaal's "The Lost Daughter" recently premiered to positive reactions at the Venice Film Festival. After debuting with the very well-received comedy "Booksmart" in 2019, Wilde is now flexing her genre mus...
Tags: Christopher Nolan, Movies, News, Trailers, Harry Styles, Nolan, Olivia Wilde, Shia LaBeouf, Florence, Gyllenhaal, Don, Shane, Silberman, Wilde, Gerwig, Katie Silberman


William Blake’s 102 Illustrations of The Divine Comedy Collected in a Beautiful Book from Taschen

In his book on the Tarot, Alejandro Jodorowsky describes the Hermit card as representing mid-life, a “positive crisis,” a middle point in time; “between life and death, in a continual crisis, I hold up my lit lamp — my consciousness,” says the Hermit, while confronting the unknown. The figure recalls the image of Dante in the opening lines of the Divine Comedy. In Mandelbaum’s translation at Columbia’s Digital Dante, we see evident similarities: When I had journeyed half of our life’s way, I fo...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Europe, Books, College, Literature, William Blake, Florence, Columbia, Dante, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Blake, Virgil, Josh Jones, Taschen, Mandelbaum


French Ways

Finally at the end of summer the warm weather has arrived in Provence, driving everyone either inside or to the beach. Luckily, for us our maison du village (house in the village) has stone walls that are over three feet thick. Our maison's wall butts up against the neighbor's maison's wall creating a six foot thick stone wall. Insulation at its finest: Cool interior in the summer, holds heat in during the winter. Our home is a mere four hundred years old... and yes most French household ke...
Tags: Travel, California, France, Chelsea, living in France, Paris, Eiffel Tower, Francis, Levi Strauss, Florence, Provence, Mona Lisa, Corey, Leonardo, Leonardo da Vinci, Guardian Angels


‘Look, I Overcame!’: contesting normative narratives with Dante’s Comedy

2021 sees the 700th anniversary of the death of poet Dante Alighieri. To mark this, we asked authors of some of our new publishing on Dante to write for the OUPblog. Do comedies owe us a happy ending? When Dante called his masterpiece a “comedy” the explanation of his title was fairly straightforward. Comedies promise to guide us from difficult beginnings to happy endings:And from this it is clear that the present work is to be described as a comedy. For if we consider the subject-matter, at th...
Tags: Books, Featured, Italy, Literature, Toni Morrison, Florence, Dante, Auschwitz, Primo Levi, Dante Alighieri, Arts & Humanities, Commedia, Divine Comedy, Kamau Brathwaite, Robin James


Story of forgotten black Medici ruler is told in new short film

Daphne Di Cinto’s period drama Il Moro focuses on the son of a servant who became the Duke of FlorenceWhen, on a hot day in July 1510, in the halls of a noble Florentine palace, a servant gave birth to a boy, no one ever would have imagined that the child would become Duke of Florence and heir to the Medicis, one of the most powerful Renaissance dynasties. Even more so as the boy was black.Five-hundred years on, Daphne Di Cinto, the African-Italian actor, writer and director, who appeared in the...
Tags: Europe, Film, World news, Netflix, Culture, Television & radio, Italy, Florence, Duke, Hastings, Bridgerton, Daphne Di Cinto, Alessandro de ' Medici


September 2021 Eye Need To Do’s: Christo -Arc de Triomphe, Chantilly- Le Rocher Des Trésors, Botticelli, and Florare-Van Cleef & Arpels

Dear  Subscribers, Sorry for the double email postings on Monday and Tuesday. I was still implementing the new delivery service, which is now fully set up. Arc De Triomphe Wrapped by Christo Renowned artist Christo has wrapped monuments around the globe, but he passed away before he could see his last project realized. Delayed by a year, of the Arc de Triomphe will be covered with 270,000 square feet of silver-blue, recyclable fabric and almost 10,000 feet of red cord to tie it u...
Tags: Travel, Amsterdam, Florence, Christo, Van Cleef, King Louis XIV, Arc de Triomphe, Botticelli, Richard Nahem, Eye Need To Do's, Frenchlation, Jacquemart Andre Museum, Mika Ninagawa, Chateau de Chantilly, Arpels, Florare Van Cleef


Sweden beat Spain as European champions Italy held in World Cup qualifying

Paris (AFP) – Sweden beat Spain 2-1 in Stockholm on Thursday to take control of their group in World Cup qualifying, while Italy were held by Bulgaria in their first match since winning Euro 2020. Elsewhere, Belgium thrashed Estonia, England thumped Hungary in a match marred by reported racist chanting and Germany claimed an underwhelming win against Liechtenstein in Hansi Flick’s first match as coach. Viktor Claesson’s second-half strike, after excellent work from Juventus winger Dejan Kulusev...
Tags: England, Sweden, Germany, Russia, Qatar, Spain, Sport, Czech Republic, Budapest, Hungary, Soccer, Paris, Italy, Raheem Sterling, Switzerland, Poland


Montag's puzzling BofA exit - Tiger Global's edge - Affirm eyes custom BNPL

Welcome to Insider Finance. If this was forwarded to you, sign up here. Plus, download Insider's app for news on the go - click here for iOS and here for Android.On the agenda today:Tom Montag's perplexing departure - and who could fill his shoes at BofA.We spoke with founders backed by Tiger Global to find out what sets it apart.Affirm is building a team to help merchants customize their own BNPL offerings.Let's get started. The perplexing departure of Tom Montag Craig Barritt/...
Tags: US, Trends, Paypal, Square, Bill Ackman, Florence, Wall Street Journal, Cnbc, Lisbon, Dorsey, SPAC, Montag, Steve Cohen, BofA, Samantha Lee, Ben Gabbe Getty


Authorities Say an Arizona State Prison Inmate Has Died

Authorities say an inmate at the state prison in Florence has died and it appears to be a suicide.
Tags: Arizona, Florence


Hymn

Hymn, by designer Hiroto Yoshizoe for the Japanese lighting brand Ambientec, is like a deconstructed candle flame. Better said, it’s a contemporary capitulation of that flickering phenomena, one that achieves its luminescent incantations not through the element of fire, but rather through human ingenuity and inspiration. Yoshizoe was drawn to the flame one afternoon at a Florence church: “In a chapel illuminated by a thin beam of natural light from outdoors, I was captivated by...
Tags: Books, Uncategorized, Florence, Lighting, Japanese Design, Milan Design Week, Hymn, Table & Floor Lamps, Hiroto Yoshizoe, Yoshizoe, Candle Flame Lamp, Hymn lamp, Japanese lighting, Milan Design Week lighting, SuperSalone


Kane to stay put? Tottenham handed striker blow that could force their hand

The Harry Kane saga The Harry Kane saga has seemingly rumbled on all summer without any progress actually being made. Tottenham are willing to sell if a record bid were to come in, but at present no bid has been forthcoming from Manchester City. Manchester City have offered £125m for Harry Kane, but Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is refusing to sell and won’t accept City’s calls, according to The Telegraph 😬 pic.twitter.com/Q7o23OrqhS — Goal (@goal) August 17, 2021 This interest has seen Spurs ...
Tags: London, City, Sport, Soccer, Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, Italy, Spurs, Tottenham, Daniel Levy, Atletico Madrid, Harry Kane, Inter Milan, Romelu Lukaku, Florence


I tested the 40 best drugstore mascaras and found only 10 that were actually worth adding to your cart

When you buy through our links, Insider may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more. Catherine Santino/Insider Drugstore makeup has stepped up its game in recent years - including mascaras. Some of the best-loved mascaras have been available at the drugstore for decades, but new products are constantly emerging. I tested 40 drugstore and affordable mascaras from the top brands to find the best of the best. While there have always been hidden gems in the fluorescent aisles, drugstore ma...
Tags: Reviews, Makeup, Shopping, Trends, Features, Beauty, Buying Guide, Florence, Don, Maybelline, Mascara, Tik Tok, Great Lash, Insider Picks, Insider Picks Guides, Best Guides


Florence’s Uffizi Gallery Is Sending Art Out To Small Towns

“‘Uffizi Diffusi,’ or ‘Scattered Uffizi,’ an initiative concocted by the gallery’s director, Eike Schmidt, … aims to build stronger ties between the famous Florentine museum and towns scattered throughout the surrounding Tuscany region by lending them artworks usually kept in storage.” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Florence, Tuscany, Visual, Eike Schmidt


Oro Rosa and Classic Paradise: New Perfumes by BOIS 1920

Fragrantica is starting to announce the new fragrances that will be launched during the Pitti Fragranze 2021 niche perfume exhibition in Florence (from September 17th to 19th, 2021). The Florentine perfume company Arnoway srl is ready to present two new perfumes in its BOIS 1920 range - Oro Rosa and Classic Paradise. Our journalists received invitations for the launch event, and we will report a... Read full article: Oro Rosa and Classic Paradise: New Perfumes by BOIS 1920 from Fragrantica Perf...
Tags: Fashion, Florence, Fragrantica Perfumes, Oro Rosa


‘Emily the Criminal’ Will Star Aubrey Plaza as Emily, a Criminal

More Aubrey Plaza movies are never a bad thing, so let’s all get excited about Emily the Criminal, a film Plaza will produce and star in. Written and directed by John Patton Ford, Emily the Criminal will have Plaza playing a woman with heavy debts who gets involved in a credit card scam. The scam goes perfectly and she lives happily ever after. Oh, no, my mistake. Actually, things go wrong and there are “deadly consequences.” Deadline has the scoop that Aubrey Plaza will produce and star in ...
Tags: Movies, News, Los Angeles, Noah, Aubrey Plaza, Hulu, Jason Statham, Florence, Guy Ritchie, Gilbert, Emily, Alison Brie, Gina Gershon, Megalyn Echikunwoke, Tyler Davidson, John Patton Ford


West Ham and Tottenham handed defensive headache as Milenkovic transfer breaks down

London clubs chase Milenkovic Both West Ham and Tottenham were believed to be chasing the signature of Fiorentina centre-back Nikola Milenkovic this summer. Although West Ham expressed interest first, it appeared that Tottenham had broken into the lead in the race for the Serbian defender’s signature. Tottenham are in talks to sign Nikola Milenkovic after his proposed move to West Ham broke down. — Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 13, 2021 Both sides are in need of a new central defender...
Tags: London, Sport, Soccer, Premier League, Liverpool, Tottenham, Champions League, West Ham, Florence, Fiorentina, Kurt Zouma, Villarreal, Fabrizio Romano, Nikola Milenkovic, Milenkovic, Christian Falk


Elon Musk's girlfriend Grimes shared a TikTok video of their son X AE A-Xii and the family's vacation in Italy

Robyn Beck/AFP via Getty Images Grimes shared a glimpse of her son X AE A-Xii in a TikTok on Tuesday. The video shows a montage of the singer's trip to Italy with her boyfriend Elon Musk. Last week, the family was photographed in Florence with the mayor of the city. See more stories on Insider's business page. Grimes shared some rare footage of her son X AE A-Xii in a TikTok video on Tuesday.The video provided an inside look at the singer's trip to Italy with her boyfriend, Te...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, News, Media, Germany, Berlin, Trends, Tesla, International Space Station, Italy, Grimes, Florence, Roscosmos, Musk, Reuters, Brandenburg


Milenković Tottenham bound? Spurs set to beat out West Ham for Serbian's signature

Tottenham look set to be called up to receive their prize after their ticket in the Nikola Milenković sweepstakes seems to have been plucked from the hat. Tottenham are in talks to sign Nikola Milenkovic after his proposed move to West Ham broke down. — Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) August 13, 2021 According to SkySports, Spurs are close to continuing their summer recruitment plans as claims they have steamed ahead of West Ham in securing the Serbian international’s signature after his stock...
Tags: London, Sport, ESP, Soccer, Chelsea, Tottenham, Serbia, West Ham, Jan Vertonghen, Florence, Kurt Zouma, Toby Alderweireld, Belgrade, Romero, Santo, Nuno Esp


Heat wave continues to bake Southern Europe, sparking wildfires

By Frances D’Emilio I Associated Press ROME — Intense heat baking Italy pushed northward towards the popular tourist destination of Florence Friday while wildfires charred the country’s south, and Spain appeared headed for an all-time record high temperature as a heat wave kept southern Europe in a fiery hold. A man refreshes himself at a fountain in Aci Trezza, near Catania, Sicily, Italy, on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021. Italy saw temperatures in places upwards of 40 C (104 F), and Rome broiled. ...
Tags: Europe, News, Greece, France, Spain, Sport, World news, Mario Draghi, Cyprus, Earth, Rome, Soccer, Wildfires, Italy, Serbia, Portugal


Florence Pugh Looks Intense In First Look At Her New Netflix Movie

Florence Pugh looks intense in the first image from her new Netflix thriller.
Tags: Religion, Netflix, Florence, Florence Pugh


Heat Wave Edges Higher in Southern Europe, Fuels Wildfires

Intense heat baking Italy is creeping northward towards the popular tourist destination of Florence while wildfires charred the country’s south, and Spain appears headed for an all-time record high temperature as a heat wave keeps southern Europe in a fiery hold.
Tags: Europe, Spain, Italy, Florence, Southern Europe


Under the Stars

  If you've ever gazed up at the night sky, dotted with stars, and have felt a sense of wonder at the immensity of it all, you'll probably enjoy this book by Matt Gaw. You don't need to be an astrologer or an astronomer to appreciate the night sky, simply someone who likes to look up - and maybe get a cricked neck in the process - as you gaze through the darkness of the night. Ah - and there's the rub. Our nights are nowhere near as dark as they could be in towns and cities, where artif...
Tags: Psychology, UK, Scotland, Book Review, Stars, Florence, Suffolk, Constellations, Joyce Hopewell, Gaw, Night Sky, Galloway Forest, Assagioli, Psychosynthesis, Astrology. Astronomy, Matt Gaw


The Lied Society Presents Michelle Cann

Abe Hunter's latest episode of The Lied Society features Michelle Cann, pianist, teacher, community innovator, and the  the Eleanor Sokoloff Chair in Piano Studies at Curtis Institute of Music. In her hour-long interview, Michelle talks about teaching at Curtis, balancing solo and collaborative work, and the importance of being well-rounded. Midway through the podcast is a lovely performance of Michelle playing the second movement of Florence Price's Piano Sonata in E minor - this i...
Tags: Religion, Florence, Michelle, Curtis, Curtis Institute, Chris Foley, Michelle Cann, Eleanor Sokoloff, Abe Hunter


MusicWeb-International.com: Piano Quintet of Florence Price: "An aggressive high-powered scherzo-like finale...brings this captivating work to a brilliant close."

American Quintets Amy Beach - Florence Price - Samuel Barber Kaleidoscope Chamber Collective Chandos CHAN 20224 (2021) MusicWeb International Stephen Greenbank Recording of the Month American Quintets Amy Marcy Cheney BEACH (1867-1944) Piano Quintet in F sharp minor, Op. 67 (1907) [28:33] Samuel BARBER (1910-1981) Dover Beach, Op. 3 (1931) [7:25] Florence Beatrice PRICE (1887-1953) Piano Quintet in A minor (c. 1935?) [27:41] Matthew Rose (bass) Kaleidos...
Tags: Religion, Illinois, Florence, Beach, Juba, Samuel Barber, Franck, Matthew Rose, William J Zick, Chandos, Florence Price, Chausson, MusicWeb International Stephen Greenbank Recording, Amy Marcy Cheney, Potton Hall Dunwich Suffolk UK


DailyGazette.com: Valerie Coleman's "Seven O'Clock Shout" to be performed by The Philadelphia Orchestra Thursday, Aug. 12 at 8 PM at Saratoga PAC

Valerie Coleman (Matthew Murphy) The Daily Gazette by Geraldine Freedman August 8, 2021 The Philadelphia Orchestra returns to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Wednesday for a four-day residency under music director Yannick Nezet-Seguin. But with the pandemic, even this venerable organization has re-evaluated its mission to better reflect current expectations. “We’re looking beyond our narrow border to expand our repertoire and vision and sense of social responsibi...
Tags: Religion, Vail, David Kim, Florence, Boston University, Coleman, SPAC, Philadelphia Orchestra, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Robert Schumann, Yannick Nézet Séguin, Imani, William J Zick, Valerie Coleman, Gabriela Lena Frank, Louise Farrenc


DesMoinesRegister.com: World-renowned concert pianist Awadagin Pratt will perform with the Des Moines Symphony for its Sept. 25 and 26 season debut

Awadagin Pratt (Provided) Des Moines Register Isaac Hamlet Aug 10, 2021 World-renowned concert pianist Awadagin Pratt will perform with the Des Moines Symphony for its Sept. 25 and 26 season debut, replacing originally scheduled guest pianist Andrew Tyson, the symphony announced Monday. Pratt will perform Florence Price's "Piano Concerto in One Movement" during the concerts, with Saturday's performance scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and Sunday's 2:30 p.m. at the Des Moines Civ...
Tags: Religion, Florence, Pratt, Des Moines Civic Center, William J Zick, Awadagin Pratt, Naumburg International Piano Competition, Des Moines Symphony, Andrew Tyson