From trying to impress the girls as King Lear, to false beards that are just not up to the job, there's no Shakespeare like a school Shakespeare. Actors and 'Independent' contributors look back
The Cardinal is testifying on the systemic sexual abuse of children in Australia in the 1970s within the Roman Catholic Church
An academic research project has created a 3D render of Ancient Rome, featuring monuments like the Pantheon to the Colosseum.
Tim Whitmarsh salutes the ancient sceptics who cocked a snook at organised religion
Christopher Hirst reviews a must for Tolkien addicts, and a heartfelt portrait that offers revelations on every page
The video is titled 'Meeting at Dabiq', referring to the location of a supposed final battle between 'crusaders' and 'believers'
'There's nowhere I would rather be than London'
The linguine-slim silhouette was, ultimately, about as Italian as it got
With aggressive photo-bombing netting some costumed fakers €12,000 a month, action is needed
A former official in Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party is among the 46 people alleged to have syphoned off hundreds of millions of euros from the city’s public funds
Raffaele Cantone's remarks have once again set the nation to debating which city is its defacto capital
Beard informs and entertains without ever patronising her readers
Reports claim the Vatican was at odds with Ignazio Marino over his outspoken support of gay marriage and his failure to prepare the city adequately for the papal jubilee year
Was Rome really a disciplined, ordered, civilising presence?
It is illegal to jump into Rome’s fountains and the offence carries a fine of up to €200
Not content with being Time's Person of the Year and scoring a Rolling Stone cover, Pope Francis has now achieved superhero status, at least in the eyes of graffiti artist Maupal.