Understanding the 'Fire Games of Napoli'
We spoke to filmmaker Victoria Fiore about her new documentary for VICE.
$2.9 Million Pizza-Making Robot Is Still Struggling to Make a Pizza
Will a pizza taste as good if made by a soulless android? Time to find out!
the magic of el diego
Our Darling, Our Diego: How Naples Fell in Love With Maradona
It is often taken as a truism that no man is bigger than the club, but Diego Maradona's stint at Napoli challenges this. During a glorious and at times chaotic seven years in Naples, Maradona brought a whole city under his spell.
Mike Meehall Wood
Marseille Is Heaven for Real-Deal Pizza
Instead of asking a Marseillais where he or she eats bouillabaisse, ask them instead where to find the best pizza—you won’t be disappointed, as everyone has a favourite spot.
The Dark and Eccentric World of Neapolitan Pop
With a story that veers from the Mafia to Silvio Berlusconi, this is how a genre born from Italy's poorest suburbs became the most controversial sound in the country.
Deep-Fried Pizza Has Arrived in LA
Montanara became an official thing in Italy after World War II, when firewood was scarce but plenty of lard was around. At its very best, you might not be able to taste that the dough was fried at all.
The Mafia Is Alive, Well, and Controlling Bread Prices in Italy
The police allege that bread retailers of all sizes, whether a street vendor or a supermarket, have had to buy their bread from bakeries tied to the Camorra Mafia for years.
How the Welsh Valleys Ended Up with Surprisingly Authentic Italian Food
Thanks to waves of immigration from Italy in the early 19th century, Wales developed a strong Italian community with its own cafes and restaurants. “There used to be as many as five on the same street,” explains Cardiff University’s Bruna Chezzi.
Masked Gunman Robs Napoli Striker, Asks Him to Score a Goal for Him
Criminals in Naples are pretty audacious.
Looking for Identity with Magnum Photographer Patrick Zachmann
Patrick Zachmann, Words by Julie Le Baron
There's a New Generation of Young Mafia Members Terrorising Naples
Apparently they are hard to fight because their crimes don't follow any rational way of thinking.
Raffaella R Ferrè
Joseph Capriati: Naples' Music Scene Could be Compared to Berlin or Detroit
One of Italy's most successful electronic music exports discusses parties and pizza in the mafioso stronghold.