Trailer for ‘Salacious’ Amanda Knox Movie Heavy on the Slut-Shaming

The trailer for The Face of an Angel, an adaptation of the book by Barbie Latza Nardeau called Angel Face about the Amanda Knox saga, is out and it is as salacious and exploitative as any slapdash Lifetime movie about a recent murder trial except it features some pretty notable talent like Daniel Bruhl, Cara… » 2/09/14 4:00pm 2/09/14 4:00pm

Italian MP Wore Blackface in Parliament to Make Terrible, Racist Point

At a recent meeting of Italian Parliament, representative of Lega Nord (the Northern League) Gianluca Buonanno argued against basic benefits for immigrants (swell) by putting on blackface during the proceedings (sweller). "To get money, perhaps we all need to make ourselves darker," he announced to the Chamber of… » 1/17/14 12:50pm 1/17/14 12:50pm

Italian Man Has Sex With 11-Year-Old, Court Says It's OK Because Love

In 2011, Pietro Lamberti, a 60-year-old social services worker in Catanzaro, Italy, was convicted of having sex with a minor. The girl in question was 11 years old, and Lamberti was sentenced to five years in prison. But wait! Now, Lamberti's conviction has been overturned. Sex with an 11-year-old? No harm, no foul.… » 12/30/13 4:50pm 12/30/13 4:50pm

Barilla CEO Says He Likes Gays Now, So Please Buy Some Of His Pasta

The CEO of Barilla, who a month and change ago found himself in hot, heavily salted water for saying he'd never include same sex couples in Barilla advertising because ew gayz! has changed his tune, and the company is now establishing a "diversity and inclusion board" for reasons that I'm assuming are 100% about just… » 11/05/13 3:40pm 11/05/13 3:40pm

The World’s Smallest Pony Has Probably Been Kidnapped by the Mafia

The curious case of a kidnapped pony in Italy is really an example of the sort of once-in-a-lifetime story that really reward the dedicated news cyclist. While attending the 47th annual National Horse Fair in Italy, Charlie, a 63 cm-tall pony billed by his apparently inattentive owners as the world’s smallest pony,… » 9/14/13 3:00pm 9/14/13 3:00pm