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For World Book Day Swide takes a nostalgic trip around the world’s most beautiful libraries, where scholars of every disciplines worshipped at the altar of knowledge.
Paris-based Swedish singer/songwriter Izzy Lindqwister’s album ‘Moon Beam Cream’ is quite the cosmic journey, taking listeners on a trip through a wondrous mix of soul, electronica, disco, psych and a whole lot more. I spoke to Izzy about ‘Moon Beam Cream’.
If, like me, you enjoy the unsettling beauty of abandoned buildings that have been reclaimed by nature, you’ll love this. Italian group Edifici Dismessi are imploring likeminded folk to submit their abandoned Italy finds but for more than just a beautiful Instagram page. Here’s more…
Like to keep up to date with the movies that get released during the Summer period? Well, Swide have the films that are making waves for each month of Summer 2014; This week, I look at May.
How disappointed the writer and illustrator W. Cade Gall would be with the state of today’s fashion, taking a look at his 1893 feature entitled ‘Future Dictates of Fashion’. So of his ideas we’ve seen, but not on the catwalk.
It’s traditional for children to go hunting for eggs Easter Sunday, but the greatest Easter egg hunt in history has been going on for 62 years. The search for the Nécessaire Fabergé Egg.
No sleep. Unlimited hours. Infinite skills. These people were in for the toughest job. Watch the video to see how people reacted when, after hearing the job description, they found out what the employer was talking about…
Today Easter is a Christian festival, but its origins are very ancient. Like most of Christianity’s major celebrations the church simply repackaged existing feasts and branded them their own. Swide explains the pagan origins of Easter.
The writer Bufalino said that at Easter every Sicilian is both spectator and actor: from the Devils of Prizzi to the gigantic statues of Aidone, from the Arches of Bread to the Way of the Cross, which is why these secular rituals tell us about the origins of Western culture as a whole.
This week has been about one woman, Lana Del Rey, whose album Ultraviolence is finally on the horizon and she gave us the first taste this week with West Coast. Here’s what else we’ve been listening to this week.
Whether you have a miniscule balcony, a window box, a shady corner or an expanse of open green space, these Apps can help you plan, design, plant and maintain your dream garden. Here are the top 5 Apps for gardening.
The only Italian film in competition at Cannes for the Palme d’Or will be Le Meraviglie by 33-year-old Alice Rohrwacher: the cast also includes Italy’s Monica Bellucci. The Un Certain Regard section will host Asia Argento and her Incompresa.
Once upon a time in Milan… exploring the fashion and industry capital of Italy, through vintage photography. With the help of Facebook page Foto Milano Sparita, this week, I take a look at Milan’s grand Parco Sempione.
Here is the lineup for Cannes Film Festival 2014, including Ryan Gosling’s How To Catch a Monster, Maps To The Stars by David Cronenberg, Mr Turner directed by Mike Leigh and Clouds Of Sils Maria by Olivier Assayas that stars Kristen Stuart.
Possibly the most sought after couple of 2014 so far, Divergent’s stars Theo James and Shailene Woodley are in big demand, not to mention the demand for answers regarding their supposed romance. Swide looks at what these two rising stars have in common.
In Italy – like in any Christian Catholic Country – Easter is a National religious Holiday. But apart from Mass and extravagant processions linked to the religious sphere of the holiday there are other traditions to celebrate the festivity: join Swide and discover them.
Patron Saint of England
Swide welcomes AC Milan players to the Dolce&Gabbana Barbiere on Corso Venezia, Milan, for a chat about love, life and family. One of the most prestigious footballers to grace our barber’s chair to date, AC Milan Playmaker Kakà.
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