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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.
One of the things that make pasta so perfect is how simple it is. Quality ingredients for a refined pasta dough to be paired with a matching sauce is the formula to experience a pasta in its truest form. However, practice does make perfect in the art of pasta making, especially to enjoy in any variation from an egg stuffed pasta to a dried shape pasta. Accompany La Scuola Chef in this interactive hands-on workshop and observe him demonstrate fresh pasta dough and shaping techniques. In this class guests will:
- Learn about the history and origin of dried and egg pasta.
- Enjoy two pasta course prepared by La Scuola Chef paired with two wines.
- Participate in enhancing your pasta making technique to create a fresh egg and dried pasta in various shapes to take home.
- Take home the menu, adapted recipes, wine tasting notes and a gift box with pro pasta tools and a 10% off gift card to use in your next visit at Eataly.
A shy young girl feels isolated when she becomes caregiver to her older brother who is intellectually disabled. In her adult years, she’s forced to deal with the resentment of a lost youth only to return to the role of her brother’s keeper and face more challenges. In the process, she sees the lifelong responsibility in a new light, and finds joy and gratitude in a loving relationship with her brother.
The Festival presents the best of Italian cinema in San Diego through a review of classic and contemporary movies. The program includes screenings on the first Saturday evening of each month from October 2017 until May 2018. Among the films on the calendar: The cloth of the dreams by G. Cabiddu, M. Monicelli's Great War , Pazza giozi by P. Virzi '.
For the complete program: www.cinemalittleitaly.com
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.