About

The Shortlisted is an entertainment magazine and an approved Google News publisher founded in 2015 by an Italian writer and owned by The Shortlisted Media Ltd.

It campaigns for press freedom and media integrity and specialises in pop culture features like:

La Rosa di Bagdad vs Cinderella, cartoon mystery & similarities: was Walt Disney inspired by an Italian movie you never heard of?
How to work for Santa Claus in Finland
All the rules I broke to meet Take That
How to organise Banksy exhibits without ever getting to meet Banksy

… and insightful, long-form and sometimes controversial exclusive interviews with prominent personalities of music, cinema, literature, culture and activism like:

George Orwell’s son
Back to the Future creator Bob Gale
Andrea Bocelli
– Paul Young
Moby
Ronan Keating
Zucchero
Il Volo
Dame Vivienne Westwood in defence of Julian Assange
Pat Boone (remember Speedy Gonzales?)
– The man who introduced The Beatles to Brian Epstein: Bill Harry of Mersey Beat
– The author of Trainspotting Irvine Welsh
Genesis‘ legendary guitarist Steve Hackett
– Mr Bean star Rowan Atkinson
Dire Straits‘ John Illsley
The Offspring
– Mr ‘American Pie‘ Don McLean
 Suzi Quatro
Plain White T’s (remember Hey There Delilah?)
Hanson (remember MMMBop?)
The Vamps
– Prince’s musical director of 20 years Morris Hayes
– David Bowie’s pupil Ozark Henry
Katrina and the Waves of Walking on Sunshine
Berlin (remember Top Gun’s song Take My Breat Away?)
Lighthouse Family
– Academy Award nominee movie director Bruno Bozzetto
Lina Wertmüller
The Animals
The Sex Pistols
Amy Macdonald
The Jam
The Prodigy
Spandau Ballet
Skunk Anansie
UB40
Giorgio Armani
Jeff Christie
The Tremeloes
The Merseybeats
Gerry’s Pacemakers
Jah Wobble
Maggie Bell of Stone the Crows
Limahl
The Lumineers
Morcheeba 
Passenger
The Brand New Heavies
Imelda May
Basil Brush

The Zombies
Alice Merton
Ludovico Einaudi
– and counting…

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