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Italy now represents the front lines of Europe’s refugee crisis

The ongoing migrant and refugee crisis in the Mediterranean set two records this year: More than 174,000 people made the dangerous journey by boat to Italy, and 4,700 more died along the way. Both

Migrants are still drowning in the Mediterranean and the EU can’t agree on what to do about it

Rescuers saved 9,000 migrants in the Mediterranean Sea over a period of just three days last weekend. With no sign of the migration to Europe slowing down, a debate is raging about how far the

We met some of the migrants risking their lives to cross the Mediterranean

This segment originally aired April 26, 2017, on VICE News Tonight on HBO. The main migrant departure season hasn’t even begun yet and the Mediterranean Sea has already hit a grim milestone. In just

“South Wind,” a Strange Literary Best-Seller, a Hundred Years Later

Jamie James revisits “South Wind,” the strange best-selling novel by the writer Norman Douglas, upon its hundredth anniversary.
Amnesty: 2017 on Course to Be Deadliest Year Yet for Refugees Crossing the Mediterranean

Amnesty: 2017 on Course to Be Deadliest Year Yet for Refugees Crossing the Mediterranean

Amnesty International links the soaring death toll in the Mediterranean to failing E.U. policies
Europe’s alt right is chartering a boat to stop migration to Italy

Europe’s alt right is chartering a boat to stop migration to Italy

A European alt-right group is taking to the Mediterranean Sea in a bid to stop illegal migrants crossing from Libya – a move NGOs fear could start a dangerous game of cat and mouse with humanitarian
The Simpson’s Family Home Reimagined in Different Architectural Styles

The Simpson’s Family Home Reimagined in Different Architectural Styles

The original Simpsons’ home, 742 Evergreen Terrace vs The Simpsons House IRL Springfield's 742 Evergreen Terrace—the suburban two-story detached residence that’s home to The Simpsons—is possibly one
Migrant Crisis-Hit Italy Sees Half of Citizens ‘Feel Like Strangers in Their Own Country’

Migrant Crisis-Hit Italy Sees Half of Citizens ‘Feel Like Strangers in Their Own Country’

People across the West increasingly feel like they are "strangers" in their home countries, with Italy leading the pack.
Cauliflower Shawarma Pita

Cauliflower Shawarma Pita

Cauliflower has had a major comeback lately. It wasn’t so long ago that it was the lonely last survivor on a party veggie tray, but these days it’s positively sexy. We started roasting cauliflower

This Two-Month Timelapse Gives You a Free Front Row Seat on a Mediterranean Cruise

Even a heavily discounted ocean cruise is still going to cost you a few hundred dollars, which is money you don’t have to spend thanks to Fran Garcia, who mounted a GoPro camera to the freighter he
Minimalist Maltese Nostalgia by Te fit-Tazza

Minimalist Maltese Nostalgia by Te fit-Tazza

The Mediterranean isle of Malta may be tiny, however what it may lack in size, it more than makes up for in rich traits that define its unique people and character. Inspired by these distinct local
15-Minute Gnocchi with Romesco Sauce

15-Minute Gnocchi with Romesco Sauce

If you’ve read Pretty Simple Cooking (our new cookbook!), you’ll know that our food philosophy is against 15-minute this and 20-minute that. Why? If quick cook time is treated as the most important
Mediterranean Vibes at Omar’s Place [London]

Mediterranean Vibes at Omar’s Place [London]

Omar Shabaan co-presides over a mini-empire of restaurants, bars and a boutique hotel in London. His long-standing dream, however, has been to bring the best of the Mediterranean to London, where he
Fast and Easy Dinner: Chicken With Artichokes and Angel Hair

Fast and Easy Dinner: Chicken With Artichokes and Angel Hair

I love artichokes in pasta, and this light and well-balanced recipe makes an impressive dinner without much effort or time. Sometimes the simplest pasta dishes done right can surpass the complicated
30+ Mouthwatering Mediterranean Meals

30+ Mouthwatering Mediterranean Meals

There's no denying the health benefits of the Mediterranean diet, and the fact that the dishes taste so delicious is a major bonus. You might not be able to travel to the waters of Greece or Italy,
Hotel Les Roches Rouges: The Essence of Understated Luxury [France]

Hotel Les Roches Rouges: The Essence of Understated Luxury [France]

To stay here is to take your time, to enjoy the company of the people you love, to take time out for yourself, to party, to discover new things, or to do as much or as little as you please. In short,
This Moroccan Carrot and Chickpea Salad Is Just Lovely

This Moroccan Carrot and Chickpea Salad Is Just Lovely

It's not often that a recipe ticks as many boxes as this carrot and chickpea number; it's meal-worthy on its own, it makes for a great brown-bag lunch (or make-ahead potluck item), it's gluten-free
Meet Your New Favorite Picnic Pasta Salad

Meet Your New Favorite Picnic Pasta Salad

No, that's not rice - it's orzo, an Italian pasta that resembles rice. It cooks up quickly and absorbs vinaigrette and sauce while keeping its shape like no other, making it ideal for outdoor parties
Move over Monarch: The Painted Lady is the world’s most rugged butterfly

Move over Monarch: The Painted Lady is the world’s most rugged butterfly

The Painted Lady is pretty, with pointed salmon-pink wings. She looks delicate. Don’t be fooled by her name or appearance. This is one rugged butterfly.…

Simple Garlic Scape Pesto

Last weekend Alex and I went to our local farmer’s market and I posted a photograph on Instagram of our bag of produce, complete with garlic scapes. What to make with garlic scapes? I asked. We were