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Amazon’s Lord of the Rings Series Reveals 20 New Cast Members

Amazon’s Lord of the Rings series reveals 20 new cast members Amazon Studios today announces twenty additional cast members joining the ensemble cast of the Amazon Original series based on the iconic The Lord of the Rings novels by J.R.R. Tolkien. The newly revealed cast members, including Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter star Benjamin Walker, will join the previously announced global cast and crew, currently filming in New Zealand. PB = PB || {}; P...
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Florence’s Soccer Stadium Is A Modernist Masterpiece But Badly Outdated. Preservationists And The Team Are At War.

The Artemio Franchi stadium, designed by Pier Luigi Nervi in 1930, is regularly featured in architecture textbooks and is even on a page in Italy’s passport. But the seats are uncomfortable, some of them are exposed to rain, and there’s no place for revenue-generating shops or eateries. The team’s owner, with the fans on his side, wants to tear it down and build a new one; preservationists are aghast; the culture ministry in Rome will be the referee. – The New York Times
Tags: Art, Rome, Italy, Florence, Visual, Artemio Franchi, 12.02.20, Pier Luigi Nervi

Black Widow’s Florence Pugh Shares Funny Midsommar Throwback Photo

Black Widow actress Florence Pugh has become a household name over the years, and she recently shared a funny throwback from her time working on Midsommar.
Tags: Religion, Florence, Florence Pugh

Arizona prison guards use teargas and pepper-spray after inmate unrest

Incident took place at Eyman prison in Florence on WednesdayPoor conditions and violence in America’s prison system Hundreds of inmates at an Arizona prison were involved in unrest that reportedly involved teargas and pepper spray being deployed against them.America’s incarceration system is notorious for its poor conditions, gangs and violence but has been especially hard hit during the coronavirus pandemic as outbreaks of the virus have spread through many jails. Continue reading...
Tags: America, World news, US news, Arizona, US prisons, Florence, Eyman prison

Daria Nicolodi, Star of Dario Argento’s ‘Deep Red’ and ‘Inferno,’ Dies at 70

Italian actor and screenwriter Daria Nicolodi, who played the prying journalist Gianna Brezzi in the Dario Argento cult classic “Deep Red”(Profondo Rosso), and was herself a cult figure, has died. She was 70. The cause of her death, announced by her daughter Asia Argento and Italian news reports, was not disclosed. Born in Florence in […]
Tags: Global, Obituaries, Florence, Dario Argento, Asia Argento, Daria Nicolodi, Daria Nicolodi Star of Dario Argento, Gianna Brezzi, Deep Red Profondo Rosso

Early Black Friday Steals and Deals

Happy Almost Weekend! I hope you’re well, safe, and looking forward to Thanksgiving! I know Thanksgiving is a downer this year but try to make the best of it! There’s a lot of early Black Friday deals in the work at the moment as well as many, many items on sale. I compiled a list of a few sales you might want to take advantage of this weekend! 25% Off Bare Minerals Sitewide with Code FAVEFRIDAY Up to 61% Off Charlotte Tilbury at Hautelook 25% Off Sitewide at Urban Decay with Code UDFRIENDS25...
Tags: Nordstrom, Uncategorized, Beauty, Victoria, Florence, Charlotte Tilbury, Clinique, Pat McGrath, Anastasia Beverly Hills, Peter Thomas Roth, HauteLook, Estee Lauder Bronze, Pan Palettes, Ulta Early Black, Mills Skincare, MAC Surefire Hit Mini Lipstick x12 Vault

Unknown Da Vinci Sketch Of Jesus Discovered, And Scholar Says It Proves ‘Salvator Mundi’ Is Not By Leonardo

“[This] is the true face of Salvator Mundi,” said Annalisa Di Maria of the UNESCO Center in Florence. “[It] recalls everything in the drawings of Leonardo: it is his language, and speaks loud and clear.” Di Maria argues that this sketch is the study for the real Salvator Mundi by Leonardo; the painting under that title which was sold three years ago for the highest price in history ($450 million), and whose authorship is still debated, looks very different. – Artnet
Tags: Art, Florence, Visual, Leonardo, Di Maria, Salvator Mundi, 11.18.20, Da Vinci Sketch Of Jesus, Annalisa Di Maria, UNESCO Center

John Gilligan, former LA County deputy district attorney, dies at 64

John Francis Gilligan, a former Los Angeles County deputy district attorney who prosecuted his office’s only successful case against a police officer in the shooting of an unarmed citizen in the past 18 years, has died following a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 64. The San Pedro resident, who helped convict killers in 1995’s high-profile University CityWalk murders and 1998’s “body double” slayings in West Los Angeles, spent 29 years with the District Attorney’s Office before finishing his c...
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First Trailer for Irish Mystery Thriller 'Spears' Set in Florence & London

Rogue Frame Films has released the first trailer for Spears, an Irish thriller from Irish filmmaker Gerard Lough. Shot in four different countries, this ambitious indie project has a much larger scope than his first feature, 2015's critically acclaimed horror Night People. With its moody atmosphere and pervading sense of paranoia, the film is "very much be rooted in the Neo-Noir style and explore topical themes both political and technological." A Private Investigator is sent to Florence, It...
Tags: London, Movies, Trailer, Ireland, Florence, Indies, Florence Italy, To Watch, Thomas Sharkey, Gerard Lough, Shaefri Sleep Thieves Le Groupe Fantastique

In Vino Veritas LXXX: The Wine Windows of Florence | By Larry Mogelonsky

Have you heard about the little wine holes in Florence (and to a lesser extent in other Italian cities)? It's a cute little story that has emerged out of the pandemic and yet one more reason to visit this illustrious Renaissance cultural nexus. Importantly for you, it demonstrates a critically overlooked principal about selling wine that you can use to rethink your beverage program.
Tags: Travel, Florence, Larry Mogelonsky

Oregon regrettably exploded an 8-ton whale carcass 50 years ago, using 20 cases of TNT. Watch.

Oregon highway workers had to find a way to dispose of the rotting carcass of a 45-foot-long, eight ton whale in Florence, the closest beach town to Eugene, on Nov. 12, 1970. They decided to obliterate it using 20 cases -- half a ton -- of dynamite. "The hope was that the long-dead Pacific gray whale would be almost disintegrated by the blast, and that any small pieces still around after the explosion would be taken care of by seagulls and other scavengers," explained KATU's Paul Linnman, in...
Tags: News, Oregon, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, New York Times, Biden, Rupert Murdoch, TNT, Florence, Karl Rove, Trump, Eugene, Ivanka Trump, KATU, Mike Baker, Paul Linnman

Olivia Wilde’s ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ and ‘Charmed’ Temporarily Halt Productions Due to COVID-19 Tests

Another week, another couple of film and TV sets that have to temporarily shut down due to coronavirus (COVID-19). But that’s fast becoming the occupational hazard with productions resuming amid a pandemic. Deadline reports that Olivia Wilde’s feature follow-up to her hit debut film Booksmart, Don’t Worry Darling, has temporarily shut down after a member of the production tested positive for COVID-19. The news comes as the CW drama Charmed similarly halted production after a positive COVID-1...
Tags: Movies, Charmed, Los Angeles, Nick Kroll, Olivia Wilde, Florence, Cw, Don, Wilde, CBS Studios, Business and Industry News, Coronavirus, Don t Worry Darling, Booksmart Don, Chris Pine KiKi Layne Gemma Chan

When Edward Gorey Created Set Designs & Tony Award-Winning Costumes for a Broadway Production of Dracula (1977) Edward Gorey and Halloween go together as well as Dracula and Halloween. Bring the three together (well, it’s almost Halloween), and you’ve got a triumvirate of classic, wicked, scary fun. The alignment of these dark stars first occurred, , when a Gorey-designed production of Dracula “premiered on Broadway at the Martin Beck Theater on October 20th, 1977, just in time for Halloween.” Starring Frank Langella in the title role, “the production w...
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The Italian Moschetto Modello 91/38 Cavalleria Carbine

Compact and hard-hitting, the Carcano is a very underrated rifle. U.S.A. -( The Italian Carcano rifle, probably the most maligned, made fun of and possibly hated military bolt action rifles in existence. I’ve heard of them described as inaccurate, barely workable, and other terms that involve a smattering of four-letter words, but are they as bad as they’re made out to be? When mentioning the Carcano rifle of any kind, the first thing that comes into mind is, of course, the role ...
Tags: Guns, Africa, David, Gear, Finland, Florence, Cavalry, Sheriff s Department, Brescia, Mauser, Cavalleria, Kennedy Assassination, Carcaño, Ferdinand Mannlicher, David LaPell, David LaPell David LaPell

4 people who were arrested after a Phoenix BLM protest wound up in ICE custody — and it shows the risk of protesting as an immigrant

Phoenix police arrested more than 100 people after a protest for racial justice on May 30. BI More than 100 people in Phoenix were arrested and charged with felonies for rioting after a Black Lives Matter protest on May 30. Although all the charges were later dismissed as baseless, ICE detained four of the arrestees who were not US citizens and threatened them with deportation. Three of the immigrants arrested are recipients of the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arriv...
Tags: Video, Politics, News, Supreme Court, Obama, Mexico, Immigration, US, Trends, Georgia, United States, Aclu, Arizona, Jesus, States, Joe Arpaio

Hay Festival Director Suspended Following Employee Grievance

“Peter Florence, the founder and director of the Hay festival, has been suspended from his position after allegations of bullying from a staff member. … Finance director Tania Hudson has been appointed interim chief executive of the festival in Florence’s absence, alongside international director Cristina Fuentes La Roche.” – The Guardian
Tags: Art, Finance, Words, Florence, Peter Florence, 10.26.20, Tania Hudson

Memories of Saint Germain des Pres

Vincent and I were in Saint Germain des Pres last week shooting a new video- more info on that soon- and stopped by Café de Flore to have a coffee, bringing back fond memories.   Our first trip to Paris together was in the summer of 1978. At that time, Saint Germain was the hip and happening area before it moved to the Marais in the early 2000s.   We stayed at the Crystal Hotel just a few doors down from Café de Flore on Rue Saint Benoit. At the time, I believe our room was about $50 ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, New York, Paris, Hermès, Florence, Vincent, Marais, Saint Germain, London Paris Rome, Pompidou Museum, Benoit, Richard Nahem, Saint Germain des Pres, Fauchon, Restaurants/Food/Drink

Covid: Teacher trapped in Italy quarantine happy to be home

Rhys James and his three friends were kept in isolation in a Florence Covid facility for two months.
Tags: News, Italy, Florence, Rhys James

Covid: Pembrokeshire man in Italian facility happy to be home

Rhys James and his three friends were kept in isolation in a Florence Covid facility for two months.
Tags: News, Pembrokeshire, Florence, Rhys James

Eau D’Italie Jasmine Leather

The house of Eau D'Italie, the perfume line of the luxury hotel Le Sirenuse in Positano, presents a new fragrance named Jasmine Leather. The combination of these two notes, jasmine and leather, is considered both very modern and traditional; the leather note is an homage to the Renaissance period in Florence and the beginnings of the fashion for scenting leather accessories. Jasmine-scented le... Read full article: Eau D’Italie Jasmine Leather from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine. ...
Tags: Fashion, Florence, Positano, Jasmine, Fragrantica Perfumes

Why The Modern Office Looks Like It Does

In 1560, Cosimo I de’ Medici, who later became the grand duke of Tuscany, wanted a building in which both the administrative and judiciary offices of Florence could be under one roof. So he commissioned the building of the Uffizi, which in Italian means “offices.” – The Conversation
Tags: Art, Ideas, Florence, Tuscany, 10.15.20, Cosimo I de ' Medici

The Number Ones Bonus Tracks: Florence & The Machine’s “What The Water Gave Me”

Welcome to the Number Ones Bonus Tracks, the addendum to our regular Number Ones column. We at Stereogum recently wrapped up our fundraising campaign, and we'd like to thank everyone who donated to support this site and keep it going. To those All Access donors who pledged $1,000, I promised that I'd write a Number … More »
Tags: Music, Florence and the Machine, Florence, Florence Welch, Machine, The Number Ones

True Ventures has $840 million more to invest in nascent and breakout startups

True Ventures, the now 15-year-old firm with offices in Palo Alto, Calif., and San Francisco, is taking the wraps off two new funds this morning: it has closed its seventh early-stage fund with $465 million, and capped its fourth opportunity-type fund — used to back its own breakout portfolio companies — with $375 million. It’s a lot of committed capital for True, which was founded and continues to be led by Jon Callaghan and Phil Black. Then again, the firm is larger than it once was, with 35 p...
Tags: San Francisco, Tech, Broadway, Fitbit, True Ventures, Florence, Jon Callaghan, True, Madison Reed, Bay Area, SPAC, Jon, Greenspring Associates, Callaghan, Phil Black, Palo Alto Calif

5 reasons Florence + the Machine was a perfect ACL Fest closer

Florence and the Machine headlines the Samsung stage and closes out the second weekend at Austin City Limits Music...          [Author: Austin 360]
Tags: Religion, Samsung, Florence, Austin 360, Austin City Limits Music

New to Sales? These 10 Great Books Can Help You Succeed in Your Sales Career

Are you new to sales? So now what? Start reading! Sales can be a challenging profession, but the good news is there are a variety of great books on sales that can help you become more successful. The following are 10 sales books that I recommend. While this list may not be a typical recommended reading list, these books can help you build a strong foundation for your selling career. 1. Personality Plus: How to Understand Others by Understanding Yourself (1982) by Florence Littauer You probably...
Tags: Sales, America, Florence, Roger von Oech, NLP, Mary Schmich, Robert B Cialdini, Neil Rackham, Robert Cialdini, Recommended Reading, Sales Books, William Ury, de Bono, Your Career, Maura Schreier Fleming, Florence Littaurer

Santa Maria Novella: Scents of Past Lives

Florence, photo by Tanya Ilina   Today, let us continue our conversation about the delightfully archaic fragrances from the world's oldest niche brand - the house of Santa Maria Novella.   Late 1820s, in Italy… The country is still a conglomerate of separate principalities and kingdoms, however the aspiration for its unification, i.e. for the creation of a single nation-state is alread... Read full article: Santa Maria Novella: Scents of Past Lives from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magaz...
Tags: Fashion, Italy, Florence, Santa Maria, Fragrantica Perfumes, Maria Novella, Tanya Ilina

New skipper El Shaarawy nets brace as Italy crush Moldova 6-0

Florence (Italy) (AFP) – Stephan El Shaarawy wore the Italy captain’s armband for the first time, scoring a brace as an experimental Azzurri side crushed Moldova 6-0 in an international friendly in Florence on Wednesday.... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Italy, Florence, Moldova, Stephan El Shaarawy, Afp, Azzurri, Florence Italy, El Shaarawy

Veteran Caputo scores on debut as Italy crush Moldova 6-0

Florence (Italy) (AFP) – Veteran striker Francesco Caputo scored on his Italy debut with Stephan El Shaarawy adding a brace as an experimental Azzurri side crushed Moldova 6-0 in an international friendly in Florence on... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Sport, Soccer, Italy, Florence, Moldova, Stephan El Shaarawy, Afp, Azzurri, Caputo, Francesco Caputo, Florence Italy AFP Veteran

The rise of Kevin Systrom, who founded Instagram 10 years ago and built it into one of the most popular apps in the world

Instagram founder Kevin Systrom. Chris Saucedo/Getty Images for SXSW Kevin Systrom launched Instagram in 2010. The Massachusetts-born Stanford University grad created the app because of his love of photography.  The photo-sharing app has since become a global sensation, amassing over a billion users and making Systrom a billionaire. Systrom led Instagram until 2018, when he suddenly departed Facebook, Instagram's parent company.  The New York Times reported last month that Systrom was rece...
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Transfer deadline day 2020: Arsenal meet Partey's £45m release clause – live!

All the news as the international window shuts at 11pm BSTInteractive: men’s transfer window summer 2020Email Scott here 8.21pm BST Federico Chiesa has made the move from Fiorentina to Juventus. The 22-year-old winger joins the Old Lady on a two-season loan deal worth 10 million euros, with an obligation to buy for a further 40 million. Chiesa is the son of former Fiorentina striker Enrico Chiesa, who was in the team which won the club’s last major trophy, the 2001 Coppa Italia. He’s scored ...
Tags: Football, Sport, Manchester United, Fa, Juventus, Transfer Window, Chris Smalling, Florence, Roma, Fiorentina, Edinson Cavani, Scott, Jamie Jackson, Europe Continue, Partey, Chiesa