| Oct 29, 2013
| 10:30 AM
ROME - The Rome Film Festival has rounded out its main jury which will comprise U.S.-based Iranian director Amir Naderi; Italian director Luca Guadagnino; French thesp-turned director Noemie Lvovsky; Russian actor and producer Aleksei Guskov; Chinese...
| Oct 27, 2013
Today it's easy to assume that social media platforms are a recent development, a phenomenon unique to the Internet age. But the exchange of media along social networks of friends and acquaintances is in fact much older than Facebook, Twitter or MySpace....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 12:19 AM
JERUSALEM -- U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met in Rome for seven hours Wednesday evening, double-billed as discussions on Iran and Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.
Headed into the meeting, both...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Fans are used to seeing Blair Underwood playing a variety of roles: a hotshot attorney ("L.A. Law"), a charismatic doctor ("Sex and the City") and a ruthless businessman ("Dirty Sexy Money"). But in the new NBC series "Ironside," Underwood tackles the...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 4:49 PM
Erich Priebke, a former Nazi SS captain who evaded arrest for nearly 50 years after taking part in one of the worst atrocities by German occupiers in Italy during World War II, died Friday in Rome. He was 100.
Priebke was finally extradited to Italy...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 11:18 AM
A colleague writes to complain about a point of AP style: the insistence that A.D. should precede rather than follow a year, which he finds outrageously archaic.
It is the traditional usage. A.D. is an abbreviation for "in the year of the Lord,", so...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Celebrity Cruises is offering a 12-night eastern Mediterranean cruise on the Celebrity Constellation for as little as $549 per person.
The Celebrity Constellation sails out from Istanbul to Rome with stops in Kusadasi, Bodrum, Marmaris, Rhodes, Thira/...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Paul Haggis examines his own storytelling methods in "Third Person," an ambitious puzzle movie in which couples in three interlocking stories reveal different facets of a single psyche -- namely, the author's. With segments set in Paris, Rome and New...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 4:22 AM
There is a lot of variety for families this fall, from magical musicals to magic illusions. There are animal shows for the critter-loving kid and music programs for children who enjoy both classical and contemporary music. If that isn’t enough,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Micah Wexler, last seen tackling Middle Eastern food at Mezze, is opening a new-style old-fashioned Jewish deli at the Grand Central Market.
Called simply Wexler's Deli, it's to feature the full run of smoked fish and cured meats -- salmon and sturgeon,...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The letter was two sentences long, addressed to "Dear Mr. Rossellini" and signed "Ingrid Bergman." Like many moviegoers in the late 1940s, the actress was deeply affected by "Rome, Open City" and "Paisan," Roberto Rossellini's landmarks of neorealist...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:19 PM
ROME — Italy is debating what to do with the body of Erich Priebke, the unrepentant Nazi war criminal who died in Rome last week at the age of 100.
Denied a church funeral in Rome by the Vatican, the former SS captain, who received a life sentence...