How to Bartend When Your City Is Run by the Mob
I’d always joke to coworkers whenever a fight started, “Oh good! There’s wrestling on TV tonight.”
Researchers Show How Mount Vesuvius Eruption Vaporized Blood and Exploded Skulls
Hundreds of people in the town of Herculaneum took cover from the eruption in boat-houses. Their bones tell a gruesome story.
I Traveled to Naples to Trace the Roots of the Dollar Slice
Listless youths and hopeless drunks worldwide have the pizzaiolos of 19th-century Naples to thank for giving the world the dollar slice.
$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!
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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.
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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 favorite spot.
World's Oldest Opera House Will Host Lifetime Tribute to...Diego Maradona?
The Teatro di San Carlo in Naples will put on a tribute for Argentinian legend Diego Maradona, who spent seven years with Napoli.
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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 for pizza 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.
Naples Is Trying to Make the World’s Longest Pizza
The people of Naples are planning to make a two-kilometer-long pizza. That’s a pizza that is one mile and a quarter long.
Italian Cops Busted a Mob Boss by Disguising Themselves as Pizza Delivery Guys
On Saturday night, Italian polizei dressed up as pizza delivery boys busted a boss in the infamous Camorra family in Naples, arresting him while dropping off some ‘za that he planned on enjoying while watching a soccer game.