The Cash Bar of Adulthood

For most of us, the Exploratorium conjures up memories of childhood field trips: being led in single-file lines, electrocuting pickles, and sticking our hands…

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Young Federico

It's a great mystery of the world: Who removed Federico Fellini's shame? Who implied to him that it would be OK to make movies…

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Cinema Paradiso

It wasn’t all that long ago that The New York Times was running stories lamenting the precipitous decline of Italian cinema. The industry was…

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Dancefloor Carnage from Italy

From ricotta and Sangiovese to impossibly buttery leather, there are certain arenas where the Italians reign supreme. Add to that list disco-filtered house music…

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They Really Are the World

The Rome-based Orchestra of Piazza Vittorio isn't like a conventional symphony. For one thing, its members, who hail from 11 countries and speak eight…

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