Italian Far-right Strongman Matteo Salvini’s Bid to Be Prime Minister Has Backfired Spectacularly

Instead of the new elections he wanted, the populist strongman has found himself dumped out of government and facing plummeting poll ratings.


Holy Hell, Canada’s Alleged Mafia Were Living Good Until They Were Arrested

Police in Ontario have arrested leading members of the Figliomeni family in the biggest mob bust in the province’s history.


Stuffed Mussels (Cozze Ripiene)

These mussels are stuffed with fresh breadcrumbs and tuna, then baked with tomatoes in their shells.


How Migrants Helped to Rejuvenate a Struggling Town

A few years ago, the Sicilian town of Sutera found a renewed sense of purpose after it started welcoming migrant families. Now, Italy's anti-immigration policies are threatening this new balance.


Mussolini’s granddaughter would like everyone, including Jim Carrey, to be nice about her fascist grandpa

Alessandra Mussolini, a far-right Italian politician, is furious over Jim Carrey's latest political cartoon depicting her grandfather.


Here's a Huge Trump Papier-Mache... Thing

It's 65 feet tall, and it is deeply, deeply weird.


Here Are the Most Romantic Skate Photos You're Likely to See This Week

Photographer Claudio Majorana's new book explores why any kid would pick up a skateboard.


'My Brilliant Friend' Is a Magical Book and a Mediocre HBO TV Show

It's gorgeous and well-acted, but loses the emotional impact of Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels.


Video Shows Terrifying Escalator Accident in Rome That Injured at Least 20

Cellphone footage shows the machine going haywire and suddenly speeding up, sending dozens of people hurtling down the steps.


The feud between Italy and France over migrants just got Biblical

“Mr Salvini today, he’s like Pontius Pilate. It’s obscene.”


Italy won't let these migrants off a rescue boat unless the EU takes them in

“Some of them have suffered several months, if not over a one year, of imprisonment in Libya's detention camps.”


At least 22 people are dead after a bridge collapsed in Italy

A number of vehicles are also reportedly still trapped beneath the rubble with dead people inside.