Can pay – won’t pay

Pietransieri di Roccaraso, almost 1,400 metres above sea level, is today one of Italy's premier skiing spots. But in 1943 the nearby forest of Limmari was the scene of a massacre, the repercussions of which are still felt today.

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RIP December 2017

Attention-seekers, aristocrats, dullards, misfits, fakers...all went in December, an end-of-year bonus for The Reaper. He snatched away - as usual - the worthy and the unworthy, showing no discrimination.

3 weeks ago


A tale of two killers

2017 saw the deaths of two notorious killers. In the US, Charles Manson died aged 83. In the UK, Ian Brady went at the age of 79. The different paths of these two tells us much about the transatlantic cultural divide.

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