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We got a double helping of Nicki Minaj this week, one with Beyonce over on troubled music streaming service Tidal. There’s the new Taylor Swift music video, new music from Florence + the Machine and the UK’s Jamie xx gives us another stunning track.
What do you know of the Italian inventions from the last 50-years that changed our lives forever? Did you know that it was two Italians that made the Wii possible? Well, here are 10 of the most remarkable modern Italian inventions of the last 50-years.
Blu’s impact on the street art scene can be traced all over the world. His style is instantly recognizable and is often discussed in conjunction with Banksy. This month, however, he’s really outdone himself with his new work in his favourite haunt Campobasso. Here’s more.
With two of the most beautiful frescoes belonging to the Italian artistic tradition recently restored to new life, Swide wants to show you 10 must see frescoes in as many beautiful palaces you can admire in Northern Italy.
The Dantesque trip into Don Draper’s Inferno ends in advertising Heaven: from selling cigarettes on Madison Avenue to sell soft drinks in the Italian hills. This is the story of the TV ad that changed the history of advertising, and now television.
On the look out for the next Walter White or Tony Soprano? Well, look no further than Lenny Berlando, the protagonist of director Paolo Sorrentino’s upcoming 8-episode TV show ‘The Young Pope’. Jude Law is cast as Berlando, a complex and conflicted Italo-American man who becomes Pope. Here’s more.
As one of women’s favorite accessories as well as synonym of femininity, nylons have origins dating back to the 1930s when an American chemist made a discovery, which would bring about a radical change to women’s style and habits. In the 80th year from that discovery Swide tells you more.
This week, controversial director Gaspar Noe unveils 3D film ‘Love’ at Cannes Film Festival 2015, an explicit sexual drama made for 3D! Set to be one of the most talked about films at the fest, Swide looks at the most controversial films screened at Cannes that were sex shockers.
From the fashion conscious to sports people, to incognito celebs and everyone when the sun is shining, sunglasses are as mandatory as the right shoes it seems. But how did these little feats of engineering and cult status come about? Swide tells you 10 things about the history of sunglasses.
Presented at Cannes Classics, Rocco and His Brothers remains a masterpiece of Italian cinema. Few have had Luchino Visconti’s skill for recounting the sad and timid beauty of the city of Milan, from the factories that are now abandoned to the spires of the Duomo.
Amongst Florentine hills lies the beautiful castle of Sammezzano, brought back to life on the screen in the fairy tales told by Matteo Garrone. Swide tells you more about its history.
The mighty Miss Britney Spears is back on our screens big and small, singing about Pretty Girls with Iggy Azalea. Whilst the internet is busy tearing these two apart, why not listen to the other songs that need your attention this week. Here’s what I’ve got for you.
The Italian Open swung into action on May 10th and sweat has been spilled on the courts by world-class players since. But looking at Instagram and Twitter, it seems the Tennis stars are finding time to take in the sights of the Italian capital, as well as taking selfies. Just take a look.
George Miller’s explosive return to form with his post-apocalyptic, drive-or-die Mad Max: Fury Road has been a triumph. With it’s ‘110-minute chase’ scene, Mad Max: Fury Road will screen at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival on May 14. In celebration, these are the top 17 car chases in film ever!
With three Italian movies being amongst the main protagonists of 68th Cannes Film Festival, Swide wants to celebrate the unforgettable Italian glamour moments, which have signed the prestigious cinematic event through the years.
Feasts, processions and popular celebrations in Sicily in honour of the Virgin Mary during the month of May make for truly very, very Italian traditions.
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