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Pizza Pavilion Installation in Rome Makes Fine Art Extra Tasty

A plucky group of young artists have banded together to create a DIY tribute to the cheesy classic.

Bauhaus Pizza: Emmenthal, Fresh Tomato, Olives by Anthony Antonellis

A great slice of pizza, and the eating of said pizza, can often be a spiritual experiencebut can it be art? This month, the world’s first pavilion dedicated to “pizza as cultural canvas” went on display at the 56th Venice Biennale. A cheeky addition to an event often defeated by its own pretentiousness, the PIZZA PAVILION takes place at ‘Pizza Al Volo,’ a normal Italian pizzeria, for the duration of the showcase.

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Pope Gets Pie Delivery in His Popemobile

Pope Francis finally got the pie he’s been wishing for.

It’s good to be the Pope. After ol’ Francis confessed to a journalist earlier this month that what he misses from his pre-papacy life is grabbing a slice from his local pizzeria, an enthusiastic fan decided to deliver an entire pie to the pontiff as he whizzed past in his open-roof popemobile.

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The Rise of Drone Pizza Delivery

Why the skies will soon be filled with flying, snack-bearing robots

Illustration by Tyler Hoehne

On May 11 of this year, a man in the Worli neighborhood of south Mumbai reportedly stepped out onto the balcony of his 21st story high-rise apartment, and watched as a drone swooped from the sky to deposit a 13-inch margherita pizza at his feet. This wasn’t some misguided CIA hearts-and-minds experiment. It was an experimental delivery from Francesco’s, a local pizzeria, and a brilliant reclamation of one of modern warfare’s most ubiquitous monsters in the service of ever faster cheesy gratification. Avoiding Mumbai’s notorious traffic, the drone (flying at about 20 mph) reportedly made the two-mile delivery in just 10 minutes, a third of the usual wait. And, to many, it was also a saucy beacon of hope, that maybe this Mumbai pie in the sky could set an example for the West, where drone delivery has been attempted again and again, but has always been stymied by cautious regulators.

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Why Doesn't the Los Angeles Unified School District Want Jamie Oliver's Help?

LAUSD has banned the popular chef from filming the second season of Food Revolution in the city's public schools. What gives?

The second season of Jamie Oliver's hit reality series Food Revolution is heading to Los Angeles—but you won't see any of the city's public schools on camera. The Los Angeles Unified School District is refusing to allow Oliver to film in any of its cafeterias.

Oliver told the Los Angeles Times, "I can’t get my foot into a single school. Which is a bit of a shame really. It just doesn’t seem in the interest of the public really. It’s not a great start for me, to be honest.”

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