Italy

Flaherty concedes that global turmoil will impact economy, but will "monitor closely"

Opposition presses finance minister to use stimulus, aim for job creation and growth.

The BiBo: An uncompromisingly authentic Italian experience

The Bibo serves delicious traditional Italian cuisine.

Young pianist Tristan Teo strikes a chord with competition judges

Gruelling daily schedule lifts teen into the big leagues.

The American, Going the Distance, Life During Wartime, Machete and two gems at the VanCity Theatre arrive

George Clooney doesn’t say much as The American, a killer hiding out in Italy. But watch those facial expressions and those eyes. ( and read more)

Vancouver’s newest ballet company marries art and science

A group of dancers gathered in front of the ballet bar that runs the length of the airy rehearsal space above Davie Street. They chatted softly, laughing and unfurling long limbs as they took...

Eat Pray Love, Scott Pilgrim vs The World, Animal Kingdom and Still Walking

Julia Roberts cycles off to find food, spirituality and romance in Eat Pray Love. Does she match the beloved book? (Read more)

Salt and L’Affaire Farewell both feature Russian spies. Solitary Man and I Am Love both have characters straying off course.

Angelina Jolie gets into some fast, heavy action in the spy thriller Salt. There’s a more realistic view of spies in Farewell but it’s not nearly as much fun. (Read more)

Canada: a great power?

Could Canada become a great power? Ask this question to most Canadians and you will probably be rebuked with an emphatic no, or polite chuckles. It is a question, however, that Canadians and...

World Cup: Tribute to those going home. Qualifiers must show their mettle.

Landon Donovan scores in the 91st minute against Algeria. A deserved result for the US but the sad result was the elimination of tiny Slovenia whose mere qualification for the World Cup was almost a m

Paraguay tops Slovakia, New Zealand draws with Italy, Brazil dominates Cote d'Ivoire, and the French team walks out on practice

More turmoil in the French camp Before the day started there was more controversy in the French camp. This time it came from captain Patrice Evra who insisted there was a traitor inside the French...