Viewfinder: Looking Back at the Remains of Messina, the Italian City Destroyed by an Earthquake 120 Years Ago
A view of Messina on December 28th, 1908, shortly after the terrible earthquake that destroyed two-thirds of the Italian town. There were 126,000 victims, more than 66,000 from the town itself.
Breaking Down Italy's Persistent Political Instability
More than a month after it's most recent elections the country's populace once again faces political gridlock, regional division, and a worsening relationship with Europe.
America's Obsession With Competition Is Making Our Lives Worse
Our refusal to learn from Europe is contributing to our overworked, hyper-stressed way of life.
Life, Death, Rescue, and Relief: A Day Aboard a Migrant Rescue Ship
First-person accounts of a mission to save migrants stranded on improvised boats off the coast of Italy.
Double Jeopardy Isn’t What You Think—and It Won’t Save Amanda Knox
Despite how it’s been portrayed on screens both large and small, the Fifth Amendment’s Double Jeopardy Clause isn’t meant to protect against the consequences of an appeal.
Italy Is Dying: The Country Discourages Geographic Mobility
Welcome to a country that traditionally discourages geographic mobility.
Could Parts of the Eurozone End Up Looking Like the Mississippi Delta?
Nearly a century ago, during the Great Migration, less-educated individuals were the ones who left home in search of better lives. The opposite is true today, with the educated more mobile than ever before, leaving some places in a spiral of decline.
CSI: Pompeii — Findings May Impact Today's Naples Residents
The ancient Romans of Pompeii were already parboiled when the lava arrived, according to a new investigation with scary implications for modern-day Naples.