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Kayla Pantano(June 22, 2017)
Love clothes or not, everyone wears them. However, the apparel industry can be guilty of unethical and harmful business practices that affect many vital human and environmental issues. Thankfully, people like Simone Cipriani of the Ethical Fashion Initiative are making a difference.
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Stefano Albertini(June 21, 2017)
Pope Francis at the tomb of Don Mazzolari, archpriest of Bozzolo, the priest whose books were withdrawn from the Holy Office. The same trip on which he also pays homage to Don Milani, the Prior of Barbiana. An attentive and sincere reflection that connects Pope Francis and the unheard prophet Don Mazzolari. The sensibility of two men coming from the suburbs, who, at different moments in history, knew how to open the windows and doors of the Church to the Spirit that constantly renews and transforms it.
Facts & Stories
Mattia Ferraresi(June 06, 2017)
Visiting MITEI Labs, a research center established nine years ago in a collaboration between MIT and several energy-sector companies, including Italy’s Eni. MITEI (or MIT Energy Initiative) has become an incubator for energy ideas and research projects, an across-the- board enterprise involving hundreds of professors and thousands of students. Its goal is to meet the growing demand for energy in an environmentally responsible way.
Facts & Stories
Dino Borri(June 15, 2017)
Butter goes back to the beginning of human history. High in fat, butter should be consumed bearing in mind your daily calorie intake. That said, its fats are precious nutrients that are easily digested and rapidly absorbed, and therefore beneficial for those who lead an active life or play sports and require backup energy. It is particularly good for children, kids, and athletes.
Facts & Stories
Tommaso Cartia(June 09, 2017)
"Italics." There are more than 250 million people around the world who belong to a community that began with Italy. Many of them don’t speak Italian, don’t live in Italy, and perhaps haven’t even been there. Despite this, they feel as if Italy is a part of their being. This “Italian” identity outside of Italy began thanks to emigration, but it has since developed into something more. Piero Bassetti—a renowned entrepreneur, politician, and public intellectual—defines this feeling as “Italicity.” Bassetti presented his new book and manifesto, "Let’s Wake Up Italics!" at the...
Tourism
Tommaso Cartia(June 22, 2017)
From the wooded mountains to the emerald sea, Calabria’s Ionian Coast is a richly nuanced land with millennia-old traditions. The region has remained largely unspoiled and as a consequence is teeming with fresh goods. In fact, only the freshest and most local products are dished up here. Neither can you talk about this part of Calabria without mentioning its production of Mediterranean-style wines and liqueurs. Not for nothing, in ancient times the region was called “Enotria” (“wine country” in Greek), and Greek colonies were indeed the first to cultivate wine in the region. Read on to find out some of the most noteworthy products and the finest wines from Calabria’s Ionian Coast.
Le Castella, Isola of Caporizzuto (Crotone)
Tourism
Goffredo Palmerini(June 22, 2017)
The Ionian coast of Calabria—those looking to escape the crowds are in for a real treat. Less developed than the Tyrrhenian side of the region, this coast offers plenty of archaeological sites, enchanting natural beauty, and gorgeous food and wine.
Massimo Sola's "Almost Carbonara". Last year best pasta dish in New York
Dining in & out
Kayla Pantano(June 23, 2017)
Attention, foodies! On Friday, June 23, a panel of food experts at the James Beard House will select the winner of this year’s Primo di New York competition, i.e. the pasta dish you’re going to have to try stat!
Local election posters, Genoa
Facts & Stories
Judith Harris(June 12, 2017)
For the first time since its founding in October 2009 the Movimento Cinque Stelle (M5S) was trounced in an election held in 1,021 townships throughout Italy. The shock waves also rippled onto the Partito Democratico (PD). The result: probable postponement of early national general elections.
Professore Fred Gardaphe with his Queens College students
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Fred Gardaphe(June 09, 2017)
Much of what I think about Piero Bassetti’s notion of Italici and the term’s relationship to his equally innovative notion of the Glocal, appears in my introduction to his new book "Let’s Wake Up Italics! Manifesto for a Glocal Future," published by Bordighera Press. What follows is what I feel about this interesting idea.
Patricia de Stacy Harrison with John Calvelli at the National Italian American Foundation Gala
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Ottorino Cappelli(June 06, 2017)
Washington, DC: Italian Leadership in America. Series / 3. Interviewing Patricia de Stacy Harrison, President and CEO of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, co-chair of NIAF, and a most captivating Italian leader in the Nation’s capital.
Facts & Stories
John Gennari(June 06, 2017)
Excerpted from "Flavor and Soul. Naples and Palermo were cultural crossroads where European, African, and Arab music had intermixed for centuries; the migrants who passed through these port cities on their way to the New World participated in the process of intercultural synthesis that produced jazz, the tango, the rumba, and other new song forms and dance styles which in turn traveled from New Orleans, Buenos Aires, Havana and other cities back across the Atlantic.
Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel will run from June 23-July 23 in NYC
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Westfield Corporation will soon recreate the awe and wonder of one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements, while allowing visitors to experience Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel from a different perspective inside the spectacular new Oculus train station in Lower Manhattan.
Events
June 21st is Make Music Day, a free international celebration of music held in over 750 cities all around the world. This year, the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles invites you to participate in an evening full of special festivities and...
Zesty Kraft (Los Angeles)
Facts & Stories
Giulia Iani(June 06, 2017)
Buying an Italian product has come to symbolize immersing oneself in the Italian way of life. An analysis of the industry’s overseas advertising lingo can help us understand how foreign consumers perceive the country itself.
Matera in Basilicata, European Capital of Culture 2019
Art & Culture
In the ninth edition of Città dei Sassi Fashion Awards, an international competition for high fashion stylists, Sardinian designer Mara Piras came out on top in Matera.
Art & Culture
Stefano Dominella(June 14, 2017)
From Florence on down, craftsmanship reigns. Up north is the reign of finance, industry, and media, with Milan at the helm. And at the center presides Rome, like a classy patrician, the ancient capital of Italian couture. Leading us on this first...
Following its success in New York and Chicago, Eataly landed in Boston late last year. After its original strongholds—the fish restaurant Il Pesce, and a pop-up restaurant called La Cucina—Eataly Boston has now added a grilled-cuisine restaurant,...
An aerial shot of Church Street in Montclair.
On Sunday, June 11 Church Street in Montclair, NJ was a sight that you would see perhaps only in a Formula One race. This was all thanks to Hollywood executive producer, restaurateur, radio host, and philanthropist, Franco Porporino Jr. The occasion...
Do you love Italian cars? Don't miss Mille Miglia Auto Club's Italian exotic car rally! The event takes place on Sunday, June 11th in Montclair, NJ and is organized by Franco Porporino Jr. This year's rally is a fundraiser for...
Yet in times like these, when tensions run high, people must search the depths of their hearts for the power to hold high the flag of peace. Never before has it been so important to recall the words of the Lord: “Peace be with you.”
Consulate General of Italy, San Francisco
The closest historical equivalent to San Francisco may be Renaissance Florence, where a series of structural, economic and cultural conditions aligned to produce a once-in-lifetime situation. The Consulate General oversees a vast area, from Hawaii...
The festival Open Roads: New Italian Cinema 2017 returns to Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theatre for its 17th edition. With a rich variety of this year’s Italian films, the festival offers a chance for the American public to experience the latest...
Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles
A large part of my job entails presenting contemporary Italy to Americans already familiar with our prestigious past, explaining that our country isn’t just its glorious Renaissance. Contemporary Italian culture is an integral part of our country...
Art & Culture

Italy’s Presence in the United States: “Not Like a Comet or TV Spot!”

We spoke with the cultural attaché to the Italian Embassy in Washington, DC, Renato Miracco, about the embassy’s role in the cultural promotion of Italy in the United States. Our conversation revealed a highly complex and long-term strategy for establishing a stable presence in the cultural landscape of America.
Facts & Stories

Pope Francis Welcomes Trump to Vatican

Two of the West’s most influential leaders, President Donald Trump and Pope Francis, set aside their differences for a private 30-minute meeting on international affairs and the promotion of peace.
Life & People

A Grant for Justice: Honoring Judge Giovanni Falcone

On May 23rd, 1992, the Mafia in Sicily tragically killed Judge Giovanni Falcone, who dedicated his career to fighting organized crime. Now, 25 years later, the Fulbright Commission Italy has joined with the Fondazione Falcone and the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) to create a grant for students in the field of Criminology.
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Statistics illustrate How Italy Loves and Lives

What is romance worth? A new study of spending on love (clothes, food, beauty products and such) found that when they say, "I love you," Italians splash out just $112. Other current statistics show marriages are on the rise -- but so are divorces.
Life & People

Lorenzo Lucchetti: A Rising Italian Actor

Recently graduated from the prestigious The Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York, actor Lorenzo Lucchetti is about to make a name for himself in the entertainment business both in Italy and in the US, where he dreams to follow the steps of his two biggest role models: Marlon Brando and Jim Carrey.
Art & Culture

Into the Mind of the Godfather’s Father

If you know the lm well, you will appreciate the ideas surrounding the decisions the director made before and during the production. All in all, the value here is the unique access the Notebook gives us to the way Coppola worked, and this is the beauty of the book
Facts & Stories

Ferrante Novels to Become an HBO Series

The series will be directed by Saverio Costanzo. Elena Ferrante, whose real identity remains unknown, will be collaborating on the screenplay via email
Art & Culture

Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Novels

Discussing Ferrante’s widely popular four-novel series. A literary success in Italy and worldwide, the series follows the life of two friends growing together and drifting apart across sixty years of Italian history.
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Communicating Italy in the US: A Labor of Love

A new magazine. Our design isn’t the only thing different about us. After four years of covering New York, we’ve decided to reach out to readers in other American cities: Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Washington DC. And Miami, Philadelphia and Chicago are just around the bend... That means we won't just be talking about the New York area.
Art & Culture

Il Bello Marcello: A Celebration of an Italian Icon

A 28-film retrospective starring Italy's most iconic actor, Marcello Mastroianni, is coming to New York from May 17-31 at the Walter Reade Theater.
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Despite Some Positive Signs, Italy Wrestles with Weighty Agenda

Despite its creativity and some positive signs for the economy, Italy's agenda is weighed down by a series of particularly complex problems that begin with a huge influx of migrants.
Facts & Stories

Sculpting for Peace with Guido Dettoni

On Saturday, May 13th, the Association of Italian American Educators welcomed Guido Dettoni della Grazia–the prolific Italian artist, sculptor, and creator of the “Global Peace Network.” While in New York, the artist held the United States’ first ever “Peace Gathering” at Hofstra University. Participants created their own wax sculptures to both find their own peace and to contribute to the global Peace Network.
Art & Culture

Celebrating Mother’s Day with the Italian American Community

The Italian Heritage and Culture Committee of New York recently showed their gratitude to the finest individuals and organizations in the Italian American community during the 2017 Leonardo da Vinci Award Ceremony.
Art & Culture

Michelangelo: The Met Pays Tribute to the Italian Master

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is organizing its largest Michelangelo exhibition to date which will run from November 13th through February 12th, 2018. The upcoming show entitled “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer" will feature the Renaissance master's drawings, marble sculptures, and much more!
Facts & Stories

Gruppo Italiano (GI) Welcomes Pastry Chef Pietro Macellaro

Gruppo Italiano (GI) and Il Gattopardo Group recently put on a rare Italian pastry baking demonstration by famed Pastry Chef, Pietro Macellaro. The i-Italy team got the opportunity to talk to the master chocolatier as well as the owner of Italian fine dining restaurants, Gianfranco Sorrentino, in an exclusive interview.
Art & Culture

Viva Arte Viva! The 57th Venice Biennale

The 57th Venice Biennale, the world's oldest international exhibition of contemporary visual art, opens May 13 under the theme "Viva arte viva," or "Long Live Living Art." Founded in 1895, this prestigious art show-of-shows is expected to attract over 100,000 visitors before closing Nov. 26.
Art & Culture

The Past is Never Dead. It's Not Even Past

For the first part of his life, Frank Serpico had to deal with the corruption of the New York City Police Department. Once he agreed to testify at the Knapp Commission in 1971 and then after the Peter Maas book and Sidney Lumet film (1973) starring Al Pacino, he had to deal with the mythical figure of Serpico.
Facts & Stories

Milan Food Innovation Summit Hosts Barack Obama

Former US President Barack Obama arrived in the Italian city of Milan on May 8th to discuss the intersection between food security and climate change at the Seeds&Chips Global Food Innovation Summit.
Art & Culture

Florence in New York: Awaiting the Trade Show

In preparation for Consorzio Vasari’s Florence in New York Trade Show that will take place from May 15-17, a press conference was recently held at the Italian Trade Agency to discuss the exciting upcoming schedule.
Facts & Stories

What It Takes to Realize Italy’s Potential in the World

Having coffee in New York with the president of Italy’s Confindustria doesn’t happen very often! But we got the chance to sit down with Vincenzo Boccia at the end of a lunch organized by the GEI (Gruppo Esponenti Italiani), where Mr. Boccia was being presented with a special award by GEI President Lucio Caputo.
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A Nigerian human trafficker known as "Rambo" has been arrested in Italy on charges of torturing and killing migrants held captive in Libya, Italian police said Tuesday.

Italy has hired Rothschild to find buyers for the best assets of two ailing Veneto-based lenders, with Intesa Sanpaolo viewed as the most likely taker, said several sources close to the situation.

Sicilian authorities have refused to pay Italy's "baby bonus" to the youngest daughter of jailed Mafia boss Toto Riina, 36-year-old Lucia.

Italy on Monday arrested a 29-year-old Iraqi asylum seeker for supplying news and materials in support of Islamic State and who said those who do not believe in Islam "should have their throats cut", police said.

Italy's premier says that world leaders will keep up the pressure on President Donald Trump to re-think his opposition to the Paris climate pact.

In contrast to France, where the political system has been upended by the overwhelming victories of Emmanuel Macron and his new party, voters in Italy on June 11th opted mostly for the devils they know.

Italians and tourists alike are struggling to get around as a nationwide transport strike has forced the cancellation of Alitalia flights, the closure of subway stations and the suspension of bus service.
 

 20th Century Fox Film Intl. and Paramount Pictures Intl. have forged a unique distribution partnership in Italy under which Fox will release Paramount titles in the country starting in September.

Italy’s libraries, many of which were once reserved for the elite, see the confluence of grand architecture, scholarly influence and deep historical significance. To travelers they offer a microcosm of Italy’s charms, and to readers, a setting of intense beauty and meaning.

Italy and Qatar have agreed to continue their close economic and financial cooperation, despite last week's decision by Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and other Arab countries to cut diplomatic, travel and trade ties with Qatar.

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Gennaro Matino(June 25, 2017)
Io sto con loro, con tutti i giovani italiani per sangue, per nascita o per cultura, perché se fossi altrove avrei perso me stesso e tradito il mio essere davvero italiano. “Io sto con loro” è schierarsi e scegliere in quale parte del campo giocare...
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Dal 25 al 27 giugno presso il Jacob Javits Center l’Italia si conferma protagonista del Summer Fancy Food Show 2017. 300 imprese e più di 26,000 square feet di superficie occupata nella sede della fiera dedicata alle specialità alimentari e alle...
Don Primo Mazzolari - (Cremona 1890-Bozzolo 1959)
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Stefano Albertini(June 20, 2017)
Papa Francesco sulla tomba di Don Mazzolari, arciprete di Bozzolo, il sacerdote i cui libri furono ritirati dal Sant'Uffizio. Nello stesso viaggio in cui rende omaggio anche a Don Milani, priore di Barbiana. Un'attenta e sentita...

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Italy in NY Calendar

Format: 2017-06-26
Format: 2017-06-26

June 27

Up Close: Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel
04:15 pm
New York
The Oculus at Westfield World Trade Center
185 Greenwich St
10007 New York, NY
United States

June 28

Maurizio Cattelan Art Installation: “America”
10:00 am to 05:00 pm
New York
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 5th Ave
10128 New York, NY
United States
Art Exhibitions:Mimmo Rotella: Selected Early Works
10:00 am to 06:00 pm
New York
Gladstone 64 Gallery
130 East 64th Street
10065 New York, NY
United States
Art Exhibition: Carol Rama: Antibodies
11:00 am to 06:00 pm
New York
New Museum
235 Bowery
10002 New York, NY
United States
Exhibition: Breaking Walls an emigrant/immigrant journey through Southern Italy: Paintings and Ceramics by William Papaleo
11:00 am to 05:00 pm
New York
John D. Calandra Italian American Institute
25 West 43rd Street
10036 New York, NY
United States

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