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Like everything Nelson Mandela did in his extraordinary life his last act was notable for its dignity. South Africa has lost its greatest son, the world has lost its last great statesman and truly great man.
This week has been inundated with new trailers for 2014’s upcoming blockbusters. Amongst them all, it’s the trailers for the Greek Mythology tales of The Legend of Hercules and 300: Rise of an Empire that are getting us excited.
Nelson Mandela, affectionately known at Madiba, human rights campaigner, Nobel Piece Prize winner and one of the most inspirational figures of the 20th century passed away on the 5th December 2013 at the age of 95. Here are his most teachings which we should heed and carry with us in our hearts.
La Traviata is officially the most performed and possibly most well loved opera today. Here are the 10 best productions of the piece so far, in Swide’s opinion.
Originally composed in 1852-53, when Verdi was inspired by the performance of Duma’s The Lady of the Camellias on stage in Paris, the beginning of La Traviata was not a happy one, just like that of the protagonist.
Her new 27-minute short film for Tropico is here. Once described as something concocted in David Lynch’s dreams, the femme fatale Lana Del Rey has just released her eagerly anticipated Tropico film… as well as her second album Ultraviolence for 2014.
Proving that you don’t have to be flashing flesh to cause a online storm strong enough to break Vevo, Lorde’s video for new single ‘Team’ managed to crash her own Vevo channel.
2013 is the anniversary of two opera great’s: Wagner and Verdi. La Scala’s 2012/13 season opened with Lohengrin, by the former, but this year, the historic Milanese theatre pays tribute to the great Italian composer with one of his best loved operas: La Traviata.
Haven’t you forgotten something? Ah yes, the present for your special lady. The horror of the prospect of getting it wring is the cause of you putting it off? Don’t fret; Swide has 10 perfect gifts for whatever type of lady makes your day a better day.
It’s hard to believe that it’s that time again; The Miami Art Basel 2013 is underway, showcasing the world’s best art and design. Here is Swide’s Guide to events you can’t miss, both art and party.
Italian journalist Gian Antonio Stella from Corriere Della Sera has had the enviable chance of interviewing Martin Scorsese in New York a few weeks back when he was shooting the Dolce&Gabbana The One TV ad campaign. Enjoy the play between these two Italians.
What’s the problem? In the light of Tom Daley’s revelations, today’s guy is wondering if YouTube is an effective way of revealing an important piece of his true identity.
Italian architects Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas have designed Terminal 3 at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport in China. It is an extraordinary sculptural piece of architecture that draws inspiration form nature while channelling the future.
While waiting for La Scala opening season on December 7 in Milan with Verdi’s La Traviata, we’ve found this cute video re-enacting an aria from the opera using cream puffs and cake decorations made of plasticine.
Whether it be the name of a venerated saint of that of a famous personality, the most popular names for new-born babies in Italy are always the same thirty: here are the top ten names with their meanings and pronunciations.
For the festive season, Swide is inviting you to sit with us in front of the fire, put your feet up and join us as we watch some of the greatest Christmas Films of all time. This week is the modern classic must-watch Love Actually.
American actor Adam Driver's best pictures from Girls, Terry Richardson shooting and movies like Inside Llewyn Davis and Trucks.
Martin Scorsese + @dolcegabbana + @ScarlettJOnline + Matthew McConaughey = Street of Dreams. Watch it here http://bit.ly/17I7Ijw
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