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activism
activism

When Helping a Refugee Gets You Threatened with a Prison Sentence

People in Italy and Spain have been slapped with criminal charges of human trafficking and criminal association—all because they tried to rescue migrants crossing over into Europe.
Clara Hernanz
6.8.18
christmas
christmas

Screw Santa Claus and Celebrate Befana, Italy's Kidnapping Christmas Witch

Say "ciao" to the Yuletide legend who rides a broom and brings naughty kids to her cannibal husband for dinner.
Mary McGill
12.22.17
Film
Film

Real-Life Exorcisms Are Far More Tragic Than Scary

In her heartbreaking documentary, 'DELIVER US (Liberami)' filmmaker Federica Di Giacomo follows a Sicilian priest as he exorcizes his flock.
Zing Tsjeng
10.23.17
Sex machina
Sex machina

What I Learned About Hookup Cultures from Traveling Abroad

"The men in France had an unusual fluency with the terminology for dick-sucking, but they couldn't really communicate much else."
Maria Yagoda
7.19.17
FOOD
FOOD

Judge Convicts Parents After Baby Dies from Vegan Diet

The Belgian infant died weighing nine pounds, which is at least seven pounds underweight according to CDC numbers, and had organs that shrunk to half their normal size.
Mitchell Sunderland
6.15.17
Europe
Europe

Italy Pulls National Fertility Campaign After Massive Outrage

The Italian government ran posters with the words: "Beauty has no age limit. Fertility does."
Cristiana Bedei
9.5.16
crime
crime

Freeing 'Foxy Knoxy': Why People Are So Obsessed with Amanda Knox

As Netflix announces its new documentary "Amanda Knox," we decipher the fascination with the acquitted Seattle exchange student who was accused of a brutal murder in Perugia, Italy.
Kate Leaver
9.2.16
Health
Health

Couple Loses Custody of Malnourished Baby After Feeding Him Vegan Diet

An Italian couple have lost custody of a 14-month-old child after he was hospitalized with severe malnutrition. We ask experts whether it’s possible to raise a healthy baby on a vegan diet.
Sirin Kale
7.11.16
Europe
Europe

Abortion Is Legal in Italy, But It's Almost Impossible to Get One

Valentina Magnanti miscarried alone in a hospital bathroom after the doctor on shift refused to help her. While abortion remains technically legal in Italy, 70 percent of Italian gynecologists refuse to offer the procedure—with terrifying results for...
Matteo Congregalli
4.18.16
Books
Books

'Ferrante Fever' Exists for a Reason

With the release of the final installation of her Neapolitan tetralogy, The Story of a Lost Child, how and why has Elena Ferrante taken the literary scene by storm?
Nikkitha Bakshani
9.7.15