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As sea levels rise, Venice fights to stay above the waterline

A 17-year project to build underwater floodgates in the city has been mired in delays and corruption.
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Online-only Platforms Are Going Offline With Permanent Spaces

An anonymous reader shares a report: The retailpocalypse started in 2010. It followed the 2008 global recession, with the parallel birth and rise of social media adding fuel to the growth of online shopping. Suburban and rural malls sat empty, underutilized or poorly maintained as the most affected brands lost their customer base in the squeezed middle class. Meanwhile, online retailers thrived without the overhead costs of a physical space. Nearly a decade later, the online-only platforms that ...
Tags: Los Angeles, Tech, Venice, Shopify, Abbot Kinney, Depop, Hunker House, Little Italy Manhattan, Silver Lake LA Read

Travel News: February 14, 2020

Italian Shipyard Delivers Virgin Voyages First Cruise Ship, Scarlet Lady Cruise Critic The Italian shipyard Fincantieri presented Scarlet Lady, the first of four planned cruise ships for Virgin Voyages, at a ceremony in Genoa today. The 2,770-passenger ship will then sail to Liverpool on the 24th where it will spend the night before beginning its transatlantic voyage to New York, where it will host a showcase event in mid-March. The ship will then head to Miami where it will be christen...
Tags: Travel, Asia, Japan, New York, China, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Malaysia, Liverpool, Alaska, Italy, Miami, Venice, West Coast, Seattle, Caribbean

Shelby’s Southern California legacy still in top gear

Jim Marietta began working for Caroll Shelby when he was 17, at his shop in Venice, CA. Marietta re-builds and sells the updated Mustangs for a cool $250,000.00. Marietta completely remakes the original cars with new suspension, steering and other components which make the vintage car a modern classic. (Photo by David Crane, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) One of Jim Marietta’s 98i Mustangs. Marietta re-builds and sells the updated Shelby Mustangs for a cool $250,000.00. Marietta completely...
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Sonia Boyce to Represent Britain Next Year in Venice

Sonia Boyce has been tapped to represent Britain at the Venice Biennale, making her the first black woman to show for Britain at the event. “There is this question about nations and nationality and that is how [the biennale] was set up; to promote the so-called best of what was happening any given country or nation,” she says. “I […]
Tags: Art, News, Britain, Venice, Venice Biennale, Art News, Minipost, Sonia Boyce

Light & Bright – What Are Europe’s Most Colourful Honeymoon Locations?

Photo by Nick Karvounis on Unsplash There’s just something about the light in Europe. Sunset turns everything pink when you’re on a vaporetto, cruising down the Grand Canal of Venice. The midday sun in Mykonos bounces off the whitewashed walls of cafes and bars. Early morning rays light up the rainbow of tulips outside Amsterdam. From sunrise to sunset, Europe is awash with all the colours of the rainbow. Continue reading Light & Bright – What Are Europe’s Most Colourful Honeymoon Locations? ...
Tags: Europe, Wedding, Amsterdam, Venice, Destinations, Grand Canal, Honeymoons, Nick Karvounis, The Colour Issue, Europe Sunset

Final Oscar Predictions: Who Will Win in the Major Categories?

The 92nd Academy Awards are almost here… For films like “Joker” and “Marriage Story,” the journey to the Oscars began five months ago with their premieres in Venice. “1917” had the least amount of time on the campaign trail: The Sam Mendes war movie didn’t start screening until late November. In the end, however, it […]
Tags: News, Opinion, Awards, Oscars, Sam Mendes, Venice, Parasite, 1917, In the Running

Stage and Screen Actor Orson Bean Dies at 91

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that stage and screen actor Orson Bean has died at age 91. According to The New York Times, his cause of death was a 'traffic accident' in Venice, CA. Capt. Brian Wendling of the Los Angeles Police Department said that Bean was struck and killed by a car on Friday while crossing the street. [Author: BWW News Desk]
Tags: Theatre, New York Times, Venice, Los Angeles Police Department, BWW News Desk, Brian Wendling, Orson Bean

Stopping Venice choking on its own pollution

We know Venice is drowning as global sea levels rise, but it is also choking on its own pollution.
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Stopping Venice choking on its own pollution

We know Venice is drowning as global sea levels rise, but it is also choking on its own pollution.
Tags: News, Venice

1 killed in Mid City LA hotel fire that hurt 6, forced at least 1 to jump

LOS ANGELES — A man was killed and six people were hurt early Friday morning, including one in critical condition from injuries suffered in a fire that burned on both floors of the 28-unit Venice Hotel in the Mid City area of Los Angeles and prompted at least one resident to jump from the upper floor to safety. Firefighters were called to the hotel at 8686 Venice Blvd., near Cattaraugus Avenue, just after 2 a.m. and discovered fire burning in several rooms, according to Brian Humphrey of the Los...
Tags: News, Fire, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Venice, Disneyland, Local News, Brentwood, Humphrey, Mid City, Los Angeles Fire Department, John Gregory, CBS Los Angeles, Cabral, Venice Blvd

Pilvi Takala to Represent Finland in Venice Next Year

Artist Pilvi Takala has been tapped for the Finnish Pavilion at the Venice Biennale next year. “The fact that I could start researching early on means I don’t have to make any compromises due to lack of time and can be more ambitious about what I’m making,” Takala said in a statement. Read more at Art […]
Tags: Art, News, Finland, Venice, Venice Biennale, Art News, Minipost, Pilvi Takala, Takala

Overwhelmed and underwater, Venice fights for survival

An artist's interpretation of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" -- fashioned out of hundreds of Rubik's cubes -- is expected to reach up to $166,000 when it goes under the hammer at a Paris auction later this month.
Tags: News, Paris, Stories, Venice, Mona Lisa, Leonardo da Vinci

Alexis DeJoria is back on track, looking forward to NHRA Winternationals

It would have been easy for Alexis DeJoria to have chosen to live life in the fast lane. Instead, the 42-year-old daughter of billionaire business entrepreneur John Paul DeJoria chose a different kind of fast lane. Alexis DeJoria is a professional drag racer who, over a six-year-plus run, established herself as one of the top competitors in the NHRA’s Nitro Funny Car class before going on hiatus following the 2017 season to slow down and spend more time with her teenage daughter at an important ...
Tags: Navy, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Austin, Soccer, Glendale, Las Vegas, Venice, Paul Mitchell, Motorsports, Pomona, Bella, Tony Stewart, Austin Texas, Alexis

Yelp’s 100 Most Romantic Places for Valentine’s Day lists 49 restaurants in Southern California

Is Southern California the most romantic region in the U.S. for dining? It is according to Yelp’s 100 Most Romantic Places for Valentine’s Day. This year’s list includes a whopping 49 restaurants in Southern California. The Pink Door in Seattle topped the list but many more were honored  in our own backyard. Rooftop dining room Perch in Los Angeles ranked No. 6 followed by there-since-the-’70s Inn of the Seventh Ray in Topanga at No. 7 and South Park San Diego’s Italian pasta place Piacere Mio a...
Tags: Hollywood, La, Restaurants, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Michelin, Venice, Trevor, Pasadena, Seattle, Yelp, Southern California, West Hollywood

Final Oscar Predictions: Who Will Win in the Major Categories?

The 92nd Academy Awards are just days away. For films like “Joker” and “Marriage Story,” the journey to the Oscars began five months ago with their premieres in Venice. “1917” had the least amount of time on the campaign trail: The Sam Mendes war movie didn’t start screening until late November. In the end, however, […]
Tags: News, Oscars, Sam Mendes, Venice, Parasite, 1917

Art Newspaper Documents Massive Bill for Flood Damage in Venice

The Art Newspaper has a piece this week documenting the immense cost of the recent flood damage in Venice, and the challenges the city will face as climate change continues to threaten the lagoon city. “We now need to draw a line between the emergency response and subsequent restoration projects,” says Manuela Carpani, the head […]
Tags: Art, News, Venice, Art News, Minipost, Manuela Carpani

Is Venice at war with itself?

Italy's best known tourist destination is overwhelmed with visitors. Overtourism, cruise ships, the rise of Airbnb and the historic November 2019 flooding have all made the headlines. But are Venetians working together to sort it out?
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Coronavirus spreads fear and racism worldwide

As the deadly coronavirus has spread worldwide, it has carried with it xenophobia -- and Asian communities around the world are finding themselves subject to suspicion and fear. When a patient on Australia's Gold Coast refused to shake the hand of her surgeon Rhea Liang, citing the virus that has killed hundreds, the medic's first response was shock. Chinese tourists have reportedly been spat at in the Italian city of Venice, a family in Turin was accused of carrying the disease, and mothers ...
Tags: Milan, News, Australia, Venice, Turin, Rhea Liang

China put 46 million people on lockdown to contain the Wuhan coronavirus, and now the US is prepared to quarantine people, too. But quarantines throughout history have been riddled with mishaps.

Quarantines have been used to contain diseases for hundreds of years. The first formal system was established in Venice during the 14th Century.
Tags: Science, China, US, Venice, Wuhan

Egyptian pavilion proposal for 2020 Venice Biennale targets climate change

According to the Egyptian Environmental Affairs Agency, climate change and poaching are putting approximately 70 animal species in the country at risk of extinction. In a bid to highlight Egypt’s biodiversity crisis and environmental threats, international design collective Cosmos Architecture submitted a climate change-focused design proposal to the Egyptian Ministry of Culture’s design competition for the Egyptian pavilion at the 2020 Venice Biennale. The project was selected as a runner-up in...
Tags: Design, Egypt, Venice, Venice Biennale, Ministry of Culture, Cosmos Architecture, Environmental Affairs Agency, Nader Moro

The best budget Valentine's breaks, from Venice to Edinburgh

No need to break hearts or bank balances this Valentine's Day [Author: Richard Mellor]
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The best budget Valentine's Day breaks, from Venice to Edinburgh

No need to break hearts or bank balances this Valentine's Day [Author: Richard Mellor]
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Custom Bikes Of The Week: 2 February, 2020

A beautifully modified Honda Dominator from Spain, a CB1000R commissioned by Honda Italia, a $58,000 Laverda SFC, and news of a collaboration between Zero and Filson. Honda NX650 Dominator by KoolT Creations The evergreen Dominator is a simple but utterly brilliant bike, easy to locate secondhand, and deservedly popular with bike builders. Unfortunately that means there are quite a few botched custom jobs out there: Dommies that have traded most of their practicality for dubious aesthetics...
Tags: Spain, Barcelona, Motorcycles, Venice, Honda, Seattle, Sfc, Stefan, Filson, Salva, Stihl, Custom Motorcycles, Honda Dominator, Café Racer, Ceriani, ALCAN

Reasons why you should visit Venice if you haven’t yet

Venice is one of the most beautiful and impressive cities in the world. As much as you have been told about it, nothing will ever be fair to your personal experience. That is why I have decided to put together this article with the reasons why you should visit this emblematic city in the north […] The post Reasons why you should visit Venice if you haven’t yet appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Europe, Italy, Venice, Regions, Western Europe

Venice shuts down for WWII-era bomb removal

The operation in the port of Marghera, a mostly industrial area separated from the tourist city by water, required the evacuation of about 3,500 residents beginning in the early morning. Boat, train and bus traffic was all halted during the operation and planes were prohibited from flying to and from Marco Polo Airport from 8:30am (0730GMT) until 12:30 pm. At mid-morning, authorities said the first two phases of the operation - the evacuation of residents, and the process to strip the fuses fr...
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Climate change will impact real estate ‘whether you like it or not’

Miami Agent Nick Quay argued Thursday that real estate professionals can thrive by helping their clients understand how climate change will impact them.
Tags: Florida, Climate Change, California, Events, Insurance, Drought, Global Warming, Radio, Italy, Miami, Agent, Flooding, Wildfire, Venice, Flood, Industry News

Parisian of the Month: Lisa Nesselson

Lisa Nesselson is an American film critic living in Paris since 1978 and is has a weekly program reviewing current films on France 24.   Where were you born and where did you grow up?    I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio but consider myself to be a Chicagoan. I lived there from the middle of third grade through college, before coming to France at the tail end of 1978.   Do you remember what the first film you ever saw was, and what kind of impression did it leave o...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Florida, Usa, New York, Hollywood, Interviews, France, Nazis, Spain, Chicago, Paris, Oliver Stone, Manhattan, Venice, Roman Polanski

Pop-up grocery coming to Venice

Most people view grocery shopping as a quick in-and-out experience — grab what you need and head home. But what if your local grocery store offered a broad range of products not found in other stores, and also had a living room for lounging and gathering? And what if it hosted after-hours events for the community? Welcome to Pop Up Grocer. The New York-based company, which opened two pop-up markets in New York City last year, is coming to Venice. The 1,000-square-foot location at 62 Windward Ave...
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Photos: Kobe will live on in inspired murals dotting Southern California

We lost Kobe. But thanks to artists across Southern California, we will for a long time have a reminder of the LA hero — on walls, on buildings, as you drive and walk around the city. That’s because in the days after his death, LA’s muralist community has jumped into action, brushes and color in hand, inspired by the loss of the basketball great and his daughter Gianna, who died along with seven others in a helicopter crash in Calabasas on Sunday morning. Laker fans gather in front of a mura...
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