Christopher Livesay

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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 recent issues off the field — a bullying scandal, a court battle over concussions and Washington's controversial team name — have drawn some shadows across the game.


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, and gondola enthusiasts have harnessed 21st century technology to save this ancient form of transportation.