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Arte Sketches up Art in the Renaissance

Arte, a newly debuting show this season set in 16th century Florence, follows a noblewoman as she struggles to become an artist, her journey being laden with difficulties as she defies the whims of her mother whilst bombarded by discrimination dealt to her by others. Omake:
Tags: Politics, Comedy, Drama, Feminism, Artists, Anime, Florence, Image Gallery, ARTE, Seven Arcs


New Black Widow Photos Featuring Scarlett Johansson & Florence Pugh

BEGIN SLIDESHOW New Black Widow Photos Featuring Scarlett Johansson & Florence Pugh Two new photos for Marvel Studio’s Black Widow, starring the MCU’s Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh (Midsommar, Little Women). You can check out the new photos in the gallery below (via Slashfilm)! RELATED: Disney Release Date Shifts for Black Widow, Eternals, Shang-Chi & More Scarlett Johansson returns as Natasha Romanoff, a spy and assassin who grew up being trained by the KGB before breaking from t...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Scarlett Johansson, Rachel Weisz, Florence, Marvel Studios, KGB, Golden Globe, Mason, Alexei, Melina, Movie News, Natasha Romanoff, SlashFilm, Scarlett Johannson, Florence Pugh


New ‘Black Widow’ Photos: Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh Are Ready for Super Spy Action

If we weren’t in the darkest timeline right now, Marvel’s Black Widow would be arriving in theaters in a little under a month. Unfortunately, the globe is dealing with a dangerous pandemic, and the entire movie release calendar is being shuffled around every week as studios push back some of the biggest movies of the year following the closure of pretty much all movie theaters everywhere. Last week, Marvel Studios announced a new November release date for the movie starring Scarlett Johansson, ...
Tags: Images, Movies, America, Sequels, Black Widow, Scarlett-Johansson, Rachel Weisz, Florence, Marvel Studios, Natasha, Kevin Feige, Romanoff, Comic Book/Superhero, Disney/Pixar, Natasha Romanoff, David Harbour


You Know You’re Gay When…

You Know You’re Gay When… Lyle Waggoner made me gay. He was the centerfold in Playgirl, 1974. CHAPTER 4 YOU KNOW YOU’RE GAY WHEN… You know what color chartreuse is. You have used chartreuse in a sentence. You wear chartreuse.                   For millions of red-blooded American boys and girls—heck, not just Americans but anyone in the world with red blood—coming out of the closet to your family takes a bit of doing. Perhaps “takes a bit of doing” is putting it mildly since one tends to agon...
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Pandemic Literature: A Meta-List of the Books You Should Read in Coronavirus Quarantine

Describing conditions characteristic of life in the early 21st century, future historians may well point to such epidemic viral illnesses as SARS, MERS, and the now-rampaging COVID-19. But those focused on culture will also have their pick of much more benign recurring phenomena to explain: topical book lists, for instance, which crop up in the 21st-century press at the faintest prompting by current events. As the coronavirus has spread through the English-speaking world over the past month, pa...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Books, London, College, Stephen King, Edgar Allan Poe, History, Literature, Guardian, Margaret Atwood, Albert Camus, Seoul, Florence, Michael Crichton


BBC radio stars lead the nation in a mass singalong

Five BBC stations joined forces to get the country singing to Prince and Florence + The Machine.
Tags: UK, News, Bbc, Prince, Florence


Every movie, starring Godzilla

Sean Kaen, @oddnmacabre on Twitter, posed the challenge 'let’s make some Godzilla movies!" and the results are unusually amusing due to the one rule: replace 1 word in any movie title with "Godzilla". Godzilla, Actually. — lawprofblawg (@lawprofblawg) March 28, 2020 Indiana Jones and the Temple of Godzilla Actually that sounds awesome! On one side you have an aged, grumpy, ill-tempered, feared being who likes to smash things... And on the other side a giant lizard. — Robert Ropars (@r...
Tags: Post, News, Godzilla, Florence, Indiana Jones, Heather, Tinker Tailor Soldier Godzilla, Sean Kaen


People Behave More Cooperatively During Disasters

I’ve been wanting to write something about this for a few weeks now, so I was glad to find this short but meaty Twitter thread by Dan Gardner about how people react in a crisis: they get more cooperative, not less. Please remember: The idea that when disaster strikes people panic and social order collapses is very popular. It is also a myth. A huge research literature shows disaster makes people *more* pro-social. They cooperate. They support each other. They’re better than ever. But the myth ...
Tags: Turkey, Mexico City, Florence, Cbc Radio, Solnit, Jason Kottke, Gardner, Halifax Nova Scotia, Dan Gardner, Rebecca Solnit, Samuel Prince, Halifax Explosion, Dan Gardner Rebecca Solnit


Capturing every moment of joy

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 The times we are all living in are challenging and intense. This morning when I opened my windows and saw the blanket of gray clouds overhead, I smiled. Not because the sun might not make its appearance today, but because I am healthy and alive. In the past couple of days, however, the energy has shifted here in my area of Florence. It feels slightly more somber than before. I can see it in how people walk around the piazza. Their footsteps are slower, they slouch their ...
Tags: Travel, Florence, Arno, Carabinieri, Ponte alle Grazie, San Niccolò


Recipes: Make a soup, a spread, a salsa, a side dish or a snack with canned beans from your pantry

As the world faces a pandemic, eating well at home takes on a high priority. Many home pantries showcase canned goods including a lineup of canned beans, the cornerstones of spur-of-the-moment meals that are high in protein and fiber. The whush-whirl sound of lid parting can announces that dinner is just minutes away. It’s a welcome tune to a frazzled cook’s ears. Purists might argue that cooked-from-scratch beans are better, insisting that canned beans are saltier and more expensive. True, but ...
Tags: Cook, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Recipes, Florence, Roma, Lucy, Frank, Florence Italy, Anna Stockwell Epicurious, Cathy Thomas, Lawry, Restaurant Reviews + Food, com Black Bean Salsa, Lucy Luhan


Annunciation with St. Margaret and St. Ansanus by Simone Martini

A detail on Simone Martini's "Annunciation with St. Margaret and St. Ansanus" is my entry for "blue" for the #30dayphotochallengeThe post Annunciation with St. Margaret and St. Ansanus by Simone Martini appeared first on Italofile.
Tags: Travel, Photos, Art, Photography, Spring, Florence, Blue, Tuscany, St Margaret, Museums and Exhibits, Art & Architecture, Simone Martini, Italogram, Spring Photo Challenge, Florence & Tuscany, 30dayphotochallenge


Finding solace in isolation

Monday, March 23, 2020 Every morning, I wake up to the sound of the water flowing over the weir below Ponte alle Grazie. I used to only hear it only if I focused on it or in the wee hours of the night, rarely during the day like I do now. I welcome the sound of the church bells ringing every hour because they remind me that Florence is still spreading her love. During the day, I keep my windows closed and look out every now and again to see how the day is progressing outside. When I saw the tr...
Tags: Travel, Florence, Ponte alle Grazie


Meet Italo - Italy's Other Train Line

I have long preferred Italy's sleek train line, TrenoItalo or Italo Treno (depending on their web master's viewpoint) to Italy's Trenitalia FrecciaRossa service. I still stand by this rave review (below), although I *wish* they would add to their groovy announcements to shoo people away from the doorways when they come into the station. The smokers stand - even on the steps - to cop a quick smoke, making you walk through their disgusting nicotine haze just to find your seat. Back in the day, I h...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Milan, Trains, Rome, Mtv, Ferrari, Italy, Vacation, Railway, Florence, NTV, Tiburtina, Italo, Trenitalia, Eurorail


Italy's restrictions grow more specific in bid to slow virus

SOAVE, Italy — In its most far-reaching measures to stop the spread of coronavirus, Italy is slowing industrial production nationwide, while the hardest-hit region of Lombardy banned any outdoor exercise not on personal property and set distance limits on dog-walking.Franco Locatelli, president of Italy’s Higher Health Council, said Sunday that with the new stringent measures announced this weekend, Italy had exhausted all the possible ways it could to limit personal and professional contact. Th...
Tags: Milan, News, China, World, Rome, Italy, Associated Press, Venice, Verona, Florence, Wuhan, Lombardy, Padua, Interior Ministry, Veneto, Locatelli


The US military would be superb at fighting coronavirus. Let's use it

After the 2010 Haitian earthquake, we saw the US military in action as a humanitarian force. They can do thisIn 2010, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti. In three minutes it killed more than 200,000 people and displaced two million more.Our humanitarian aid organization, the Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), was on the ground in Haiti. In Haiti – as well as on the front lines of other disasters, like Hurricane Florence in North Carolina and Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas just a few mont...
Tags: Health, Americas, US, US politics, Infectious Diseases, US military, Health policy, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Florence, Bahamas, Haiti, Coronavirus outbreak


The US military would be superb at fighting coronavirus. Let's use it | Ann Lee and Sean Penn

After the 2010 Haitian earthquake, we saw the US military in action as a humanitarian force. They can do thisIn 2010, a devastating earthquake hit Haiti. In three minutes it killed more than 200,000 people and displaced two million more.Our humanitarian aid organization, the Community Organized Relief Effort (CORE), was on the ground in Haiti. In Haiti – as well as on the front lines of other disasters, like Hurricane Florence in North Carolina and Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas just a few mont...
Tags: Health, Americas, US, US politics, Infectious Diseases, US military, Health policy, North Carolina, Donald Trump, Florence, Bahamas, Haiti, Sean Penn, Ann Lee, Coronavirus outbreak


See the evolution of fast food in Southern California with this timeline

Fast food as we know wasn’t invented in Southern California. That honor is sometimes given to Lodi, where the first A&W Root Beer stand opened in 1919, and sometimes given to Wichita, Kansas, where the first White Castle restaurant opened in 1921. But with Southern California’s love of speed, informality and eating in cars, it quickly became the home of fast food. Brands such as McDonald’s, In-N-Out Burger, and Taco Bell were born here, bringing such innovations as double-decker hamburgers, ...
Tags: Hollywood, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Philippines, Glendale, Food Network, Tennessee, Fast Food, San Diego, Lodi, Harry, Bob, Pink, Pasadena


Kent State Study Abroad Student Emerges from Two-Week Quarantine to a New Reality

A Kent State University architecture student who was evacuated from her study-abroad program in Italy is emerging from a two-week voluntary quarantine amid coronavirus concerns. Life in Northeast Ohio has changed dramatically since Chloe Froning returned from Florence. [Author: Amanda Rabinowitz]
Tags: Italy, Florence, Northeast Ohio, Kent State University, Amanda Rabinowitz, Chloe Froning


Embracing the quarantine

Thursday, March 19, 2020 The church bells chimed throughout the city this morning, calling parishioners to church. It's a sweet reminder of what our daily life once was in Florence. The freedom to stroll through the streets and piazzas at any time has now been replaced with direct routes to buy necessities and return home. I can now calculate the time I spend outdoors in minutes per week instead of hours per day. I'm fortunate to live in the historical city center where I can admire the sights ...
Tags: Travel, Florence, Giardino Bardini


Embracing the lockdown

Thursday, March 19, 2020 The church bells chimed throughout the city this morning, calling parishioners to church. It's a sweet reminder of what our daily life once was in Florence. The freedom to stroll through the streets and piazzas at any time has now been replaced with direct routes to buy necessities and return home. I can now calculate the time I spend outdoors in minutes per week instead of hours per day. I'm fortunate to live in the historical city center where I can admire the sights ...
Tags: Travel, Florence, Giardino Bardini


Dancing Alone in Italy

I hate that I’m not in Italy right now. I hate that the small amount of revenue Wandering Italy creates has plummeted to near zero. I hate COVID -19, wherever it has come from. There’s a lot now to hate—but, like Ansel Adams once said about missing a chance for a great picture, “It’s like lost love. You can think about it all you like, but it won’t do you any good.” I’d rather think about the sudden lurch toward sanity. Yes, sanity. Suddenly, the “demand side economics” is being given a closer...
Tags: Travel, US, Italy, Ansel Adams, Florence, Soriano, Brescia, Instagram and Twitter, Massimo Bottura, Guido, Palazzo Pitti, Gucci Osteria, Judy Speaking, Boboli Gardens Uffizi Decameron


A 5-Hour, One-Take Cinematic Tour of Russia’s Hermitage Museum, Shot Entirely on an iPhone

In 2002, Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov made cinema history with Russian Ark, which dramatizes a wide swath of his homeland's history in a single, unbroken 96-minute shot. What's more, he and his collaborators shot it all in a single location, one both rich with historical resonance and not exactly wide-open to movie shoots: St Petersburg's State Hermitage Museum, whose complex includes the former Winter Palace, official residence of Russia's emperors from 1732 to until the 1917 rev...
Tags: Apple, Google, Technology, College, Russia, Museums, Brazil, Seoul, Florence, St Petersburg, Facebook Twitter, Alexander Sokurov, Rubens, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles, Tolstoy Chekhov


A 5-Hour, One-Take Cinematic Journey through Russia’s Hermitage Museum, Shot Entirely on an iPhone

In 2002, Russian filmmaker Alexander Sokurov made cinema history with Russian Ark, which dramatizes a wide swath of his homeland's history in a single, unbroken 96-minute shot. What's more, he and his collaborators shot it all in a single location, one both rich with historical resonance and not exactly wide-open to movie shoots: St Petersburg's State Hermitage Museum, whose complex includes the former Winter Palace, official residence of Russia's emperors from 1732 to until the 1917 rev...
Tags: Apple, Google, Technology, College, Russia, Museums, Brazil, Seoul, Florence, St Petersburg, Facebook Twitter, Alexander Sokurov, Rubens, Colin Marshall, 21st Century Los Angeles, Tolstoy Chekhov


8 American cities that could disappear by 2100

Rising sea levels threaten to submerge entire cities by 2100.  The cities most vulnerable to flooding in the US are low-lying coastal areas. If the worst projections of sea-level rise wind up being correct, cities like Miami and New Orleans could find themselves underwater.  Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. No city is immune to the effects of a warming world, but a few are more vulnerable than the rest. As sea levels continue to rise, low-lying coastal cities can expect mor...
Tags: Boston, New York City, US, Trends, Nasa, Queens, Union of Concerned Scientists, New Orleans, Noaa, Miami, Atlantic City, Houston, East Coast, Zillow, Florence, Atlantic Ocean


"Nothing will be the same": How Italian hoteliers are coping with coronavirus fallout

Life in Italy is largely at a standstill since the country-wide lockdown on March 10, which came as a result of a dramatic increase in the number of infections and deaths from the COVID-19 coronavirus. All but essential travel is banned, and those traveling must prove why it is necessary.Tourism is one of the largest industries in Italy. Phocuswright estimates created before the outbreak put combined online and offline bookings at more than $25 billion for this year.To get a sense of the ...
Tags: Travel, Italy, Florence, Giancarlo Carniani


The Archaeobotanist Searching Art for Lost Fruit

KC5AE3 Madonna and Child (Madonna of the Pear) by Albrecht Durer (1471-1528), oil on panel, 1526 As Vittoria Traverso writes for Atlas Obscura, Isabella Dalla Ragione brings art and nature together in her search for the forgotten fruits of Northern Italy. By combing through clues in ancient paintings and manuscripts, Ragione has revealed the extensive biodiversity of Renaissance Italy, having identified hundreds of bygone plants. From apples and pears of old monastic orchards to abandoned ...
Tags: Art, Future, Italy, Madonna, Florence, Atlas Obscura, Albrecht Durer, Perugia, Durer, Uffizi Gallery, Ragione, Vittoria Traverso, Isabella Dalla Ragione, Dalla Ragione


Will Country Thunder Arizona be postponed? How the festival is responding to coronavirus

Here's how Country Thunder Arizona 2020 in Florence is responding to the CDC recommendation that large gatherings be postponed or canceled.          [Author: Arizona Republic]
Tags: Cdc, Religion, Arizona, Florence, Arizona Republic


Making the most of our quiet down period

Sunday, March 15, 2020 This lockdown seems to be more of a quiet down period for us. Florence feels like she's in hibernation with all the shops, cafés, and restaurants being closed. The streets, piazzas, and bridges are empty; however, we're still able to go outside for a stroll alone, walk the dog, and purchase necessities. When I need to go outside, I keep away from the typically denser areas around Piazza della Signoria, Duomo, and Piazza Repubblica. I prefer to not encounter too many people...
Tags: Travel, Germany, Florence, Piazza Repubblica, San Miniato Al Monte, Piazza della Signoria Duomo, Piazzale Michelangiolo


Send us love, not sadness

Saturday, March 14, 2020 Everyone keeps telling me they're sad for Florence and Italy. Lockdown is an inconvenience, but it is a protective measure for our country and our citizens. If you want to be sad, be sad about the people who are suffering right now from this pandemic, teetering between life and death, and those who have already died. If you feel sadness about the current situation in Italy, please acknowledge your emotions, feel them, release them, and then transmute them into something...
Tags: Travel, Italy, Florence, Italy Lockdown


Kent State Suspends In-Person Classes Through End of Semester

Kent State President Todd Diacon announced Friday that the University will suspend in-person classes for the remainder of Spring Semester. The announcement comes just days after face-to-face classes were suspended through April 12 th to slow transmission of COVID-19. Professors began remote instruction of in-person classes earlier this week and will continue teaching students online for the rest of the semester. Diacon said students living on campus will receive an appropriate refund of room and...
Tags: University, Italy, Florence, Kent State, David Williams, Todd Diacon, Diacon