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Part I: Moira Orfei and Other Brilliant Italian Women

Judith Harris

On Nov. 15 beautiful Moira Orfei died in Brescia at age 84, plunging many Italians into a special kind of nostalgic mourning. A circus kid, she flew on a trapeze, appeared in 34...


M. T.

What began for a lark is still a lark, even if it has become something more. What the heck are we talking about? Read on to find out.

NIAF. Syrian Refugee Crisis Discussed on Capitol Hill

N. I.A.F

U.S. Representatives David Cicilline and Bill Pascrell Joined Panel of Experts on Italy and Syrian Refugee Crisis *Forum Livestreamed on NIAF’s Facebook at National Italian...

IAWA's Premiere of Student Partners Night Features Three Jersey “Girls”


On 2nd Saturday, December 12, IAWA will premiere its first Student Partners Reading featuring recent graduates from New Jersey City University (NJCU): Cassandra Casella, Chloe...

Morandi’s Sound of Silence

Renato Miracco

Visiting the exhibition dedicated to Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) at the Center for Italian Modern Art is truly a must.

The Life and Death of Modern Immigrants

Fred Gardaphe

You might not know what it’s like to be a modern immigrant to Italy, in fact you might be someone who couldn’t care less, but if you read Margaret Mazzantini’s new novel...

Amara Lakhous: Tackling the Issue of Immigration a Novel at a Time

Natasha Lardera

Amara Lakhous is an Algerian/Italian writer whose novels are a literary sensation in Italy. He presented his work at Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, in an enlightening conversation...

The Prospering Power of Thanksgiving Is More Than American

Darrell Fusaro

Thanksgiving Day is a global reset button; a collective time out. It gets us to break the momentum of focusing on what we don’t have (with our non-stop striving to get it), and...

What a ‘Culture Manager’ Can Bring to the Table

Stefano Albertini

Interview with Giorgio Van Straten, director of the Italian Cultural Institute in New York

Come and Cross the Bridge!

L. A.

A conversation with Michele - the soul of the wine department at Jerry’s Homemade-Gourmet and More. “In the last 15 years, in every single region in Italy, there has been a...

Jerry’s Shopping Dream

I. I

The Italian philosophy of selling the best products at the lowest possible prices

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