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Articles by: Otylia Coppola

  • Facts & Stories
    Otylia Coppola(February 27, 2017)
    The 2017 Gala of The American Society of the Italian Legions of Merit (ASILM) Dinner Dance & Awards Ceremony at New York’s Essex House.
  • Facebook i-Italy
    After publishing a few articles critical of Trump's Executive Order, our Facebook "likes" remain in equilibrium.
    The most commonly held view of Italian Americans is that they are overwhelmingly conservative. Our social network experience, however, tells us a different, more complex story. In response to the recent presidential executive order, i-Italy has published a series of articles from various contributors who took the side of opposition. Once the posts hit Facebook, we received mixed feedback from our readers. While the hundreds of "likes" and "shares" received in the first 24 hours show that the majority applaud the content, many of the comments and replies suggest otherwise—most defend Trump’s reasoning and argue with the opinions presented in the articles. This proves that not all Italian Americans are of the same mindset. It also reflects a historical shift in public behavior that has already been observed many times in America: liberals tend to constitute a more "silent" majority online (they are content with pressing the "like" button) while conservatives are more vocal and tend to occupy the sphere of public discourse (they use the "comments" tool more frequently).
  • Columbus Day Parade
    Established in 1944 in New York City, the Columbus Citizens Foundation is one of the best known Italian-American organizations in the country, much respected both in the US and Italy. It includes nearly 600 prominent men and women of Italian heritage representing the elds of law, medicine, government, business, education, and the arts. The Foundation describes its mission as “perpetuating pride in our Italian-American heritage, contributing to charitable causes, and encouraging and supporting the educational goals of young people through our grant and scholarship programs.” This year i-Italy partnered with the Foundation to produce this special section on the occasion of the Columbus Day Parade and Gala.
  • Dining in & out: Articles & Reviews
    Otylia Coppola(June 03, 2016)
    With her devastating smile and torrent of energy, Rosanna di Michele began her culinary “emigration” from Abruzzo, eventually landing in New York and the greater metropolitan area. Careful to preserve tradition, Rosanna serves up the genuine flavors and gastronomic treasures of her homeland.
  • Dining in & out: Articles & Reviews
    Otylia Coppola(March 02, 2016)
    This one-of-a-kind restaurant in Bushwick, inspired by Northern Italian cuisine and the Slow Food movement, is named after Werner Herzog’s film and finds inspiration in that famous phrase of its protagonist: “It’s only the dreamers who ever move mountains.” This venue is a delightful surprise that embodies a dream in the making...