‘Nomadland’ Wins Top Prize at the Venice Film Festival

The first major international movie event since the coronavirus pandemic began drew to a close and handed out its biggest award.

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Venice Film Festival Opens, Defiant but Socially Distanced

Strict measures are in place at the first major international movie event since the coronavirus pandemic began.

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A Food Writer’s Sicilian Pasta Dish, and Tips for Sharing It

Skye McAlpine has made a name for herself serving bountiful meals to large groups of friends. During lockdown, she’s discovered the joy of cooking for just one or two.

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Venice Film Festival to Return With Masks and Without Blockbusters

The 77th festival promises to be a landmark in the reopening of the movie business — even with a reduced schedule, distancing measures and new outdoor screening sites.

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Slowly, Italy Is Waking From the Coronavirus Nightmare

This is a very strange, subdued summer for a country with an economy that relies heavily on tourism and merrymaking. But E.U. aid is on the way.

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Venice Tourism May Never Be the Same After Covid. That Might Be a Good Thing.

The pandemic crushed the tourism industry in Venice and other overtouristed cities. But many see this as an opportunity to rethink a “tourism monoculture.”

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Venice Glimpses a Future With Fewer Tourists, and Likes What It Sees

Can a city whose history and culture drew tens of millions of visitors a year reinvent itself? The coronavirus may give it a chance to try.

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‘More Blue’: An Artwork Shows the Sea Changing During Lockdown

A data-driven media installation, created to reflect marine conditions around the world, has altered with the slowing human activity.

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Animals Are Rewilding Our Cities. On YouTube, at Least.

The videos of deer and elephants, whether or not they’re real, speak to a budding hope: that the pandemic might change society, and us, for the better.

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