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Renzi meets Prodi

In Italy Romano Prodi is known as “the priest” for his hieratic way of speaking, but also as the only leftist leader who was able to beat Berlusconi twice. 221 more words


Notes: Juventus and Laura Barriales highlight the Italy's deep culture of sexism

Elizabeth Cotignola’s post, Juventus and Laura Barriales highlight the Italy’s deep culture of sexism, contains the following notes:


  1. For a detailed treatise on this subject, see Benini, Stefania, ‘Televised Bodies: Berlusconi and the Body of Italian Women’, …
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Juventus and Laura Barriales are symptoms of Italy's larger culture of sexism

As introductions go, Laura Barriales’ was unconventional. The 32-year-old Spanish model is the new face of Juventus TV, and last month, the Bianconeri unveiled the club’s most recent ‘signing’ in a rather provocative manner. 1,216 more words


Father Francesco Lombardi

I had a few people in mind when writing the character of Francesco. First and foremost I could see the face of the actor David Proval… 737 more words

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Putin, Berlusconi and now Boris: Politicians show off their singing skills

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As Boris Johnson channelled his inner pop diva to ‘sing’ Jessie J’s ‘Bang Bang’, we’ve taken a look at the other times politicians have wowed us with their musical talent. 335 more words


Venezia: Berlusconi vuole Mara Venier sindaco

Da ex reietta della Tv a sindaco di Venezia. Il passo potrebbe essere breve per Mara Venier che, in un’intervista al Corriere della Sera, parla della proposta arrivatale direttamente da Silvio Berlusconi. 185 more words


Meet the man who should be running soccer

It’s fair to say that Sepp Blatter is not universally beloved. The head of FIFA, soccer’s governing body, has been in power since 1998 and ostracized vast swathes of the sport’s fans. 473 more words