PRIDE: Before the Rainbow


Do you have 45 minutes? Today over 4 million people in San Francisco and New York City will attend the pride celebrations. Two of the largest celebrations on the planet. Through the years there has been growing criticism about the politicization and commercialization of the pride celebrations. There are some in the gay community whoContinue reading “PRIDE: Before the Rainbow”

Red pants, smashed plates and bingo: Six reasons Italian New Year is awesome


Fireworks in Venice. Photo: msavoia/Depositphotos By:Catherine Edwards/ The Local The Italians have a reputation for being a superstitious bunch, and some of their New Year customs can startle the uninitiated foreigner. From the correct underwear to smashing crockery, The Local looks at the stories behind Italy’s strangest New Year traditions.   They wear red underwearContinue reading “Red pants, smashed plates and bingo: Six reasons Italian New Year is awesome”