Christopher Livesay

Christopher Livesay appears in the following:

In New Neapolitan Novel, Fans Seek Clues About Mysterious Author's Past

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Elena Ferrante is the pen name of an anonymous Italian author. Very little is known about her, but Ferrante's books — widely believed to be a thinly veiled autobiography — have achieved cult status.


Italy, Land Of Pizza And Pasta, Is Gluten-Free Friendly

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Only 1 percent of Italians have celiac disease, similar to the rest of the world. But since gluten is everywhere, there's high public awareness about it and more than 4,000 gluten-free eateries.


Phoenix Students Restore School To Reclaim Native American Identity

Saturday, June 27, 2015

A century-long government assimilation program boarded children from their tribes. Now some former students are turning their old school into a Native American cultural center to play their own music.


Venice's Gondoliers Make Room For Wheelchairs

Saturday, May 16, 2015

A group of gondoliers in Venice have banded together to come up with a way for people in wheelchairs to enjoy that most Venetian of experiences.


Italian Cheese Lovers Find Their Bovine Match Through 'Adopt A Cow'

Sunday, March 01, 2015

The cheeses of the Italian Alps are prized for their flavor. But the tradition of cheese-making here is dying off. Now remaining farmers are banding together around an unusual adoption program.


In The Italian Alps, Stradivari's Trees Live On

Saturday, December 06, 2014

The master luthier's violins and cellos include spruce from the Fiemme Valley. The forest still thrives, and its trees are still made into fine instruments.


An Old-School Entertainer, Making Jazz In The Present Tense

Thursday, September 04, 2014

One of Europe's biggest jazz stars, pianist Stefano Bollani is also a TV personality, a published author and, his friends attest, a skilled impressionist.


On NFL's Opening Day, Fans Find A Tale Of Two Leagues

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The National Football League opens its regular season on Thursday night. Far and away the most popular sports league in the U.S., the NFL generates $10 billion a year in revenue. But ...


Under The Streets Of Naples, A Way Out For Local Kids

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A priest in Naples' tough Sanità neighborhood has put local kids — some from mob families — to work restoring underground catacombs full of early Christian art. The result? 40,000 tourists a year.


Tiny Italian Town Thumbs Its Nose At Lenten Abstinence

Saturday, March 15, 2014

The town of Poggio Mirteto celebrates its independence from papal rule with a Freedom Festival. But the hamlet is still religious, and some residents wish the revelers would just go away.


Crowd Funding Effort Seeks To Save Venice's Everyday Gondolas

Monday, May 06, 2013

There are two types of gondolas in Venice — the fancy, expensive tourist boats, and then the traghetto, the everyday boat used by locals. But the traghetto is quickly disappearing, an...