Gianni Fiorito Sarah Felberbaum on the set of Andrea Molaioli's Il Gioiellino.
Time to brush up on your italiano.
The Italian Film Festival USA recently added Tempe, Arizona, to its 11-stop schedule. This year marks the 10th edition of the fest, which brings contemporary Italian films stateside to cities including Boulder, Colorado, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Don't worry; there will be subtitles.
Every two years, the ASU English Department takes a day to celebrate Geoffrey Chaucer; the so-called father of English poetry was pivotal in bringing vernacular Middle English into the realm of literature, where French and Latin dominated during the Middle Ages. While his accomplishments might be old news (circa the late 14th/ early 15th century, to be exact), the free Chaucer Celebration at ASU's Tempe Campus promises to be one for the books.
Portrait of Chaucer by Thomas Hoccleve in the Regiment of Princes (1412) via Wikimedia Commons Portrait of Chaucer by Thomas Hoccleve in the Regiment of Princes (1412)
Looking for a spring that's allergy-free? Join the club. While neither we nor your maximum strength antihistamines can clear the pollen from your sinuses, we can help rid your bank account of some unnecessary charges. From flower-pedal pups and poetry speakers to a powerful discussion of the mind and the senses, here are three solid ways to have a cost-free week.
Comedy, rugby, and a little profanity round out Jackalope Ranch's top picks for things to do this weekend.
Courtesy of Chris D'Elia
Between his spot-on impersonations of drunk chicks who just don't care to Brits who are pissed, Chris D'Elia is gaining the laughs and attention he deserves. In 2011, D'Elia appeared in Variety's "Top 10 Comics to Watch" alongside comedy notables Amy Schumer and Rebel Wilson. Since his days as the lead opposite Whitney Cummings in the NBC sitcom Whitney, D'Elia can be found on tour, on NBC's Undateable, and this coming fall in his one-hour stand-up special for Comedy Central.
If you're going to make a film based on a zany idea, say, a man who wants to have an orgy with his friends' girlfriends in order to heal from his mother's recent passing, you're going to take a lot of care to not make it a gimmick. You're going to have to make your characters believable and their emotions realistic. You're definitely going to have to make more to the story than just a sad man who wants to have sex with three women, but Teddy Bears, which made its Phoenix Film Festival première on Sunday, April 6, just didn't do any of that.
Courtesy of Allied PR. Teddy Bears is a story about an indecent proposal.
Melissa Fossum Who wears short shorts?
The annual Phoenix Pride parade and festival is fun for people of all sexual orientations. The massive festival took over Steele Indian School Park over the weekend and provided plenty of entertainment and resources for the LGBTQ community. Pride is a positive environment that embodies two important messages: love and acceptance.
We captured tons of folks having a great time, but a handful of ladies and gents really caught our attention. Here are the 21 coolest people we met at Phoenix Pride.
Not getting much of a return on your taxes this year? No worries. We can think of plenty of ways to keep you busy without going broke. From complimentary fitness classes to public art discussions and free film festivals, here are our top three picks of tax-free to-dos.
Spring Fit Fest at CityScape Phoenix