wed 25/11/2020

william ward

Bio
William has lived between London and Rome for 30 years, writing and broadcasting in Italian and English as a political analyst and cultural commentator. He is author of Getting it Right in Italy and wrote and presented La Mia Italia on BBC Radio 4. He is London correspondent of Il Foglio and Panorama.

Articles By William Ward

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Reissue CDs Weekly: Do You Have The Force - Jon Savage’s Alt...

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Blu-ray: Girlfriends

Director Claudia Weill’s landmark feature debut benefits from Criterion’s high quality re-issue, which was made possible after the American...