If you’ve never seen Quadrophenia, just think of it as a British version of The Outsiders. Instead of the greasers versus the socs, the cinematic adaptation of the Who’s rock opera pits the Mods against the rockers. And instead of the rival gangs driving Mustangs and Thunderbirds, the rockers zip around on café racers while the Mods lay claim a veh...

It is the end of 2016. In America, Trump has just been elected President. Angelica Bergamini has lived in Brooklyn since 2006. She’s an artist from Viareggio who relocated to New York. After the elections, she began producing a new kind of work: her recurrent motif now takes the form of a root. A sort of flight from the climate of uncertainty preva...

A cosmopolitan fortress of art and community sits at the edge of Rome. It houses an array of artistry that is plastered on the walls, covering up the cracks and holes the cement has endured throughout the decades. While the works of art glisten before the audience who drops by as part of their day-trip or week-long itinerary, voices of children and...

Italian Basil is part of the Lamiaceae Family, more commonly known as Mint. It is also one of the essential and primary ingredients in Pesto – using this herb will ensure that your Italian cooking tastes just like your Nonna made it. Go on, use sweet basil, and make your famiglia proud! ITALIAN BASIL – HOW TO RECOGNIZE IT? Ciao! Traditionally, only...

Many believe that scaramanzia is a thing of the  South, but nothing is further from the  truth. I am from the North-West and I, too, grew up knowing that opening an  umbrella inside the  house porta sfortuna and that a hat on the bed is nothing short of a  catastrophe. My grandparents — and our elderly in general — were pretty adamant these things...

A classic, an icon, it shaped Italy’s post-World War II pop culture, starring in one of the world’s favorite films and defining the Bel Paese in both image and reality. It is nothing if not an international symbol of Made in Italy style and design. Historical and Social Context With its musically-flowing yet minimalist lines and its practical funct...

In May, in an open letter called “Notes from the Silence,” Alessandro Michele announced he would be doing things differently, and proof he is sticking to this goal is GucciFest. The digital festival of fashion and cinema presents a mini-series, a first in the industry, featuring the forthcoming collection from the Italian luxury house’s Creative Di...

The story of Susanna and the Elders, related in the Book of Daniel, was a popular subject for artists in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and no wonder. Susanna, a virtuous, beautiful young woman, is bathing in her garden while two older men spy on her. The men suddenly accost her and demand that she submit to rape; if she resists, they war...

2020 has been the year of armchair travel and online shopping. There is a site that combines both for the luxury traveler. Italist, is a platform where shoppers can find luxury, Italian and other international brands at prices far closer to their Italian retail price than the US equivalent. This typically equates to 30-40% savings. The experience i...

Italy has long been an object of fascination for many due to its rich history, culture, art, cuisine, and more. Italian culture has been exported all over the world and everyone wants to know how to get a bit of the Italian experience in their daily lives. Whether you yourself are Italian or you just have a love for the culture, here are some easy...