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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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This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to experience three masterpieces by Caravaggio, one of the greatest painters of all time, from the Galleria Borghese's renowned collection. The paintings presented provide insight into three crucial stages in Caravaggio's short but intense career.
Michelangelo Merisi, better known as Caravaggio (Italian, 1571–1610), is unquestionably one of the greatest painters of all time. His bold, naturalistic style, which emphasized the common humanity of the protagonists in his works, was both highly admired and controversial among his contemporaries. The Galleria Borghese in Rome is home to the most extraordinary group of Caravaggio’s paintings, spanning his career. This exhibition offers a rare opportunity to experience three masterpieces from this renowned collection. The paintings presented provide insight into three crucial stages in Caravaggio's short but intense career.
Featuring works from the Getty Museum's collection by Giovanni Battista Lusieri, and Canaletto, this exhibition captures the essence and spirit of Italy.
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.
For most of us, tasting and pairing wine can be a complex and intimidating undertaking. Not anymore, thanks to Drink Progressively, a new book from wine educators and wine store owners TJ and Hadley Douglas of The Urban Grape. This new book teaches all about The Urban Grape Progressive Scale, their unique way of organizing wine from light- to full-bodied, as opposed to by varietal or region. This technique makes it easier to find the right bottle of wine for your palate - every time! The book also contains helpful hints on what food to pair with wine, and 20 recipes from Gabriel Frasca, the acclaimed chef of Straight Wharf Restaurant on Nantucket. TJ and Hadley will take us through a tasting of six Italian wines of various bodies to demonstrate how easy it is for everyone to Drink Progressively - Italian style!
Ticket $60 and it includes:
- guided tasting of 3 white wines and 3 red wines
- learn about progressive drinking from TJ and Hadley Douglas from the Urban Grape
- enjoy typical Italian snacks with your tasting
- take home tasting notes and a copy of their new book, Drink Progressively
Many of the most classic Italian dishes are made from the most humble ingredients, utilizing local and seasonal products because that’s what has always been readily available. Nothing is discarded or wasted and inventive ways were constantly developed to make use of all parts of the animal. It might be called “poor cooking,” but this style of cuisine is unexpectedly rich and hearty. In this class, guests will:
- Explore the history and traditions of la cucina povera as our chef prepares 3 rustic, delicious dishes
- Discover ways to make the most of your pantry and produce
- Observe our resident chef's step-by-step demonstration of 3 dishes
- Learn more about wines and wine pairings with our sommelier
- Enjoy all 3 dishes paired with the selected wines
- Take home menus, adapted recipes and wine tasting notes