Daily Archives: January 6, 2007


Starbucks has nothing on Italy’s classic cappuccino

  Put away those venti frappuccinos, soy lattes and skinny peppermint mochas – Italy has certified the classic cappuccino. Italy’s National Institute for Italian Espresso (it figures they’d have one) has announced what, precisely, constitutes a proper cappuccino – it’s 150ml, served in a ceramic cup, and more froth than […]


Hell Sounds Like Punk

Have you ever wondered what hell might sound like? One Papal choirmaster thinks he’s got the answer: Punk. Monsignor Marco Frisina, one of the Pope’s music officials, has written what’s being called “the Vatican musical.” The “musical” will supposedly make its debut in Rome in the fall, and Italian newspaper […]


Major Changes Proposed for Serie A

  Apparently winning the World Cup doesn’t make people forget about the naughty things you’ve done. On January 5, Italy’s Antitrust authority called for a “radical overhaul” of Italian soccer‘s top league, called Serie A, in “a report to heal the game from the ills highlighted by last year’s Calciopoli […]