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Articles by: Natasha Lardera

  • Based on real events described in Gioacchino Criaco’s novel, BLACK SOULS (ANIME NERE) is a tale of violence begetting violence and complex morality inherited by each generation in rural, ancient Calabria, a real­ life mafia (‘Ndrangheta) seat in Southern Italy. The feature film directed by Francesco Munzi is opening in the New York, at the Angelika Fim Center on April 10.
  • On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, twenty women from different countries were recognized by the Society of Foreign Consuls in New York City. These women were awarded for their outstanding achievements and contribution to community empowerment in the USA.Among them, an Italian powerful woman, Monica M. Mandelli, Managing Director at Golden Sachs, led by Italy's Consul General in New York, the Hon. Natalia Quintavalle.
  • Like a hot wind blowing in from the East, Levante, born Claudia Lagona, is about to make her US debut at SXSW, the annual music, film, and interactive conference and festival held in Austin, TX, taking place on March 17 – 21, 2015. Showcase dates follow on Monday March 23 in Los Angeles at Genghis Cohen, and on Wednesday March 25 at The Standard, East Village in New York.
  • Dining in & out: Articles & Reviews
    Natasha Lardera(March 07, 2015)
    “Italy’s Greatest Gastronomic Treasure, Emilia Romagna.” This is the title’s of David Rosengarten’s latest article published on Forbes, an extensive piece that goes beyond Parmigiano-Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Mortadella, tortellini and balsamic vinegar.
  • Dining in & out: Articles & Reviews
    Natasha Lardera(March 07, 2015)
    “Italy’s Greatest Gastronomic Treasure, Emilia Romagna.” This is the title’s of David Rosengarten’s latest article published on Forbes, an extensive piece that goes beyond Parmigiano-Reggiano, Prosciutto di Parma, Mortadella, tortellini and balsamic vinegar.
  • Oscar night is not complete if there isn't at least one Italian winner: and this year the honor went to Costume Designer Milena Canonero, for the costumes of Wes Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel. Although it didn't take home the top honors The Grand Budapest Hotel tied the winning film, Birdman, for the number of wins with four.
  • Facts & Stories
    Natasha Lardera(February 19, 2015)
    “Siamo fieri di te. Grazie Michele." “We are proud of you. Thank you Michele." With these words, Ferrero, Italy's biggest chocolate manufacturer and maker of other delicious confectionery products, pays homage, on its web site, to Michele Ferrero, often described as a real-life Italian Willy Wonka. The octogenarian entrepreneur died at his home in Monte Carlo on Valentine's day
  • The Italian Americans is a four-hour PBS series which is scheduled to premiere nationally at 9 p.m. on Feb. 17 and 24. Narrated by Stanley Tucci, the celebrated actor of Calabrian descent, “The Italian Americans” is made of four masterfully constructed one-hour episodes written and produced by John Maggio. The film was presented in a special event organized by NYU's Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimo' in collaboration with public broadcasters WETA and WNET and introduced by a passionate speech given by NYC's mayor Bill de Blasio.
  • 41 Parallelo takes its name from the common latitude of Naples and New York, and this year it pays homage to two of the most iconic and beloved Italian directors of all times: Francesco Rosi, with an event on Fenruary 5th and Vittoria DeSica, with an event on February 12.
  • Rossopomodoro, a Neapolitan restaurant and pizzeria located in Manhattan’s West Village, hosted an event supporting a petition urging UNESCO to add Neapolitan pizza to a list designated to protect cultural assets from disappearing. Moderated by Simone Falco, CEO of Rossopomodoro US, Rossopomodoro, the panel included Italy's former Agriculture and Environment Minister and petitioner Alfonso Pecoraro Scanio, Franco Manna, President and Founder of Rossopomodoro and Nicola Farinetti, Owner/Partner of EATALY.

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