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Italy’s antitrust body said on Thursday it had opened a probe into allegations that Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd used software updates to slow their mobile phones and push clients into buying new handsets.
Silvio Berlusconi has been prime minister of Italy three times. Despite a series of sex scandals and tax fraud convictions, the 81-year-old media mogul is once again at the center stage of Italian politics and could have a pivotal role in the upcoming general election.
An advertisement in the window of a River North marketplace has garnered some criticism over what some believe is an offensive message about Italians.
In the months since allegations of sexual harassment by major media figures took center stage in the United States, the #MeToo movement has had a ripple effect in Europe, prompting national conversations on a once-taboo topic. In some countries, the movement has been embraced.
Online service launched for flagging up instances as concern grows about rise of phenomenon
Work is about to get underway on the new Italian American Museum in Little Italy, and with that the museum has unveiled the first set of renderings for the revamped space, which will be six times larger than the existing space at the corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets.
Italian lawmakers have approved sending a military mission to Niger to combat human trafficking and terrorism.
One of Italy’s top criminal defense lawyers is giving law-and-order credibility to the anti-migrant League party by running as a candidate in Italy’s March 4 parliamentary election.
Simona Mangiante, the girlfriend of ex-Trump campaign aide George Papadopoulos, also worked for a mysterious Russia-linked Maltese professor. No wonder Robert Mueller’s investigation came knocking.
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Modigliani Unmasked considers the celebrated artist Amedeo Modigliani (Italian, 1884-1920) shortly after he arrived in Paris in 1906, when the city was still roiling with anti-Semitism after the long-running tumult of the Dreyfus Affair and the influx of foreign emigres. Modigliani’s Italian-Sephardic background helped forge a complex cultural identity that rested in part on the ability of Italian Jews historically to assimilate and embrace diversity. The exhibition puts a spotlight on Modigliani’s drawings, and shows that his art cannot be fully understood without acknowledging the ways the artist responded to the social realities that he confronted in the unprecedented artistic melting pot of Paris. The drawings from the Alexandre collection reveal the emerging artist himself, enmeshed in his own particular identity quandary, struggling to discover what portraiture might mean in a modern world of racial complexity.
The exhibition includes approximately 150 works, those from the Alexandre collection as well as a selection of Modigliani’s paintings, sculptures, and other drawings from collections around the world. Modigliani’s art will be complemented by work representative of the various multicultural influences—African, Greek, Egyptian, and Khmer—that inspired the young artist during this lesser-known early period.
Among the works featured are a mysterious, unfinished portrait of Dr. Alexandre, never seen before in the United States; impressions of the theater; life studies and female nudes, among them the Russian poet Anna Akhmatova; and drawings of caryatids and heads, which are telling of Modigliani’s sculptures, which he created over a five-year period from 1909 to 1914.
Modigliani Unmasked is organized by Mason Klein, Curator, The Jewish Museum.The exhibition was designed by Galia Solomonoff and Talene Montgomery of SAS/Solomonoff Architecture Studio.
Modigliani Unmasked is made possible by The Jerome L. Greene Foundation.
Treat yourself like the Sicilians do: with cannoli and wine! Cannoli are among the most beloved Italian desserts in the world. Short, sweet, and Sicilian — what's not to love? Join us for this new course that is part demonstration and part hands-on. To begin, our resident Chef of La Scuola will get things started by discussing the history of Cannoli, while showing you how we make, shape, and cook the tube-shaped shells. Chef will also speak about the fundamental ingredients that make their way into shell. Armed with your very own pastry bag, you’ll learn the technique of filling the shells during the hands-on piping portion. You'll even get your chance to dip them in your desired topping (think: crushed pistachios or chocolate chips), and finish with a dusting of powdered sugar. Oh and how could we forget the wine!? During the class, enjoy sipping on a glass of Sicilian wine perfectly paired with the cannoli by our sommelier.
In this class, guests will:
- Observe our resident Chef's step-by-step demonstration of cannoli shells (note this part is not hands-on)
- Learn the technique and fill your own cannoli
- Choose a topping
- Learn how to source the best ingredients for recreating this recipe at home
- Enjoy your cannoli paired with wine chosen by our resident Sommelier
- Take home menus, adapted recipes and wine tasting notes
Undoubtedly the most highly regarded and beloved works in the canon, Puccini's tragic tale of revenge and murder is renewed by the Met this season with this brand new production from Sir David McVicar. Sharing the role of the sought after Prima donna will be Kristine Opolais and Anna Netrebko. Sit back and be transported back Rome on the edge of invasion in this marvelous melodrama. As perfect for first timers as it is for seasoned audiences.
Veneto is a region of dramatic differences. It starts high up in the mountains on the Austrian border then rolls down towards the Adriatic Sea, where it finishes with a final flourish in the city of Venezia, the bell tower of San Marco becoming the exclamation mark on the word ‘wow’! Venetian dialect and its sub-dialects are as widely spoken as they were during the thousand years of the powerful Venetian Republic, known as La Serenissima (‘the most serene’), the memory of which is still very strong. Modern Veneto is divided into seven provinces, each named after the provincial capital. These are Belluno, Padua (Padova in Italian), Rovigo, Treviso, Vicenza, Verona and Venice (Venezia). Each province has a distinctive character and, as we shall see, unique cuisines rich in dishes and local produce. During this Chef's Table, you will enjoy 4 traditional dishes from the Veneto created and discussed by the Chef of La Scuola, paired with 4 regional wines. You will also get the chance to make new friends while seated at our communal table! In this class guests will:
- Explore the cooking and the wines of the Veneto region
- Make new friends at our communal table
- Enjoy the presentation of each dish and wine by our resident chef and sommelier
- Enjoy a 4-course menu paired with wines
L’Elisir d’Amore has been among the most consistently popular operatic comedies for almost two centuries. The story deftly combines comic archetypes with a degree of genuine character development rare in works of this type. Its ending is as much a foregone conclusion as it would be in a romantic comedy film today—the joy is in the journey, and Donizetti created one of his most instantly appealing scores for this ride.
Pretty Yende debuts a new role at the Met with her first Adina opposite Matthew Polenzani, who enthralled Met audiences as Nemorino in 2013 with his ravishing “Una furtiva lagrima.” Bartlett Sher’s production is charming, with deft comedic timing, but also emotionally revealing. Domingo Hindoyan conducts.