23 January 2012

Riding the waves of a cruise crash

Dominic Standish reports from Italy on how anti-ship agitators are milking the Concordia tragedy.

9 November 2011

Berlusconi: don’t turn a scoundrel into a scapegoat

Whatever else he might have done, Italy’s prime minister is hardly to blame for Europe’s crisis of capitalism and political leadership.

8 November 2011

Questo corso è molto prevenuto

Language courses always come with baggage, like the BBC one that teaches you to talk about climate change in Italian.

10 October 2011

The global culture war over Amanda Knox

How did one woman become such a talking point? Because she got bound up in a clash between ‘louche America’ and ‘medieval Italy’.

4 October 2011

Euro-crisis: dictatorship of the bean-counters

The bankrupting of democracy is too high a price to pay for the Euro-elites’ scheme to save their system through more austerity and integration.

3 October 2011

Knox: victim of an Italian soap opera

A supporter of the Injustice in Perugia campaign reports on the absolute dearth of evidence against Amanda Knox.

3 October 2011

The culture war over ‘Foxy Knoxy’

The pro-Amanda Knox campaign is far from saintly, what with its Italy-bashing and whispers about backward European men.

Is it arrivederci to nuclear power in Italy?

The Italian government has prioritised risk-avoidance and short-term political survival over acute energy needs.

20 December 2010

A queer take on Italian family life

Loose Cannons is an uplifting film about Italian traditions and sexuality, but it ends up looking like a clichéd pasta ad.

30 March 2010

The end of the Berlusconi show?

Guy Rundle reports from Rome on how the disarray of the left has helped to keep the man they love to hate in power.