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June 9, 2005

Bend It Like Beckham

A big hit in 2002, Gurinder Chadhas feel-good comedy reworks in a sports environment, and with less seriousness, some of the ethnic differences that are the particular concern of Non Resident Indian directors like Chadha herself (Bhaji on the Beach; Bride and Prejudice), and Mira Nair (Monsoon Wedding) and
May 19, 2005

The Giro d’Italia…not just another cycling race

Sunday, May 15th the colourful carovana (caravan of Giro d’Italia (Tour of Italy) made its cheerful entry into Florence, which hosted the arrival of the 9th tappa (stage) of the 88th edition of La Corsa Rosa (The Pink Race), as the Giro is affectionately nicknamed. The Giro d&

Florence nightlife 101: what to do and where to go

Much of Florence’s nightlife, especially now that Spring has settled, is to be found outdoors, and not just as a result of the anti-smoking laws implemented earlier this year. Indeed, the open areas of Italian piazze are perfect for evening and late-night hanging out, the cobbled

Inter Vs. Zapatistas

The Milanese football team, Inter, was recently invited to play a match against members of the Mexican revolutionary group, EZLN.  Serious consideration is in progress whether or not to accept this challenge.   Charismatic Leader Subcomandante Marcos, whose rebel group is located in the southern Mexican region of Chiapas,

Florence invaded

Florence has not been conquered by an army with large feathers in their hats, it’s just the national convention of the Italian Military’s Rifle Squads, or, Bersaglieri.   Florence was chosen as host for the 53rd national meeting and rally. The occasion signifies a series of
April 28, 2005

Football: Referees Hard on Players

Record for disqualifications in Series A championship. In fact, sports arbitrators suspended 24 players, including Rome’s captain, Francesco Totti (5 days) and Juvetnus forward, Zlatan Ibrahimovic (3 days).