Cristina Politano

WTF

I Ate An Entire Meal Off the Back of My Hand and Yes, It Was Weird

At least we didn't have to do any dishes.
Marco Giarratana
4.20.18
Food

I Spent Three Days in Moscow Eating Like a Russian Oligarch

Can you really have vodka and caviar for three meals a day? The answer is yes.
Giorgia Cannarella
3.21.18
Features

The Search for the Legendary Italian Musician Who Vanished into Thin Air

He was supposed to be the Bon Iver of Italy, but in 2013 he and his music disappeared without a trace. I tracked him down in Berlin five years later to find out why.
Enrico Pitzianti
3.13.18
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A Look Back at Hipgnosis, Pioneers of the Avant-Garde Record Cover

The English design group dreamed up iconic covers for Pink Floyd, Black Sabbath, Peter Gabriel, Led Zeppelin, and more.
Demented Burrocacao
2.8.18
italy

Where to Find the Best Arancini in Milan

An exhaustive and very opinionated search.
Marco Giarratana
2.2.18
refugees

How an Afghan Refugee is Changing Venice's Restaurant Landscape

Hamed Ahmadi now has five restaurants in northeastern Italy's Veneto region and has helped employ many young refugees from the Middle East and Africa.
Marco De Vidi
1.16.18
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This Farm Is Occupied by Squatters Who Are Making Incredible Olive Oil

The abandoned hillside location on the outskirts of Chianti is run by a collective of farmers without a boss.
Diletta Sereni
1.5.18
Essays

Last.fm Was the Only Music Social Network That Made Sense

Inside the rise and fall of Last.fm, the social network that understood how online music worked and that resembled bits of Facebook, Songkick, Blogspot, and Spotify.
Elia Alovisi
12.5.17
wine

How to Make Wine without Any Equipment

Take a few cues from these Provençal winemakers who have been doing it for years. All you need are glass jars, and somewhere to bury them.
Diletta Sereni
11.10.17
italy

We Asked 7 Expats What Shocked Them Most About Food in Italy

A waiter who refused to take an order for pizza with bananas, and Tuscan bread that just isn't as good as French bread.
Leon Benz
9.27.17
Essays

IDM Was the Romanticism of the New Millennium

What do Aphex Twin and Brahms have in common? What if we told you that Beethoven used the same expository technique as Autechre?
Giovanni Coppola
6.12.17
Photos

A Photo Journey Through Italy's Abandoned Nightclubs

Discotex, a new documentary project, offers an audiovisual glimpse into the cathedrals from the glory days of Italian vinyl.
Laura Petillo
5.15.17