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In the battle over who controls Telecom Italia SpA, an important theme is emerging: It helps to be Italian.
The spat between Vincent Bollore's Vivendi SA, the operator's biggest shareholder, and activist hedge fund Elliott Management Corp. claimed its first victims on Thursday after the chairman and six directors resigned from the carrier's board.
A thick, flavorful dessert that is both gluten-free and simple to make.
Police are investigating whether four people arrested over a drug bust in the state's central west have links to the Italian mafia.
Members of group under police investigation not allowed to laugh excessively or use internet
ROME — Italy’s Parliament convened Friday for the first time since anti-establishment forces shattered the old-line political system, and it remains unclear who will lead the country. But one victor is certain: the Kremlin.
Both the populist Five Star Movement and the far-right League – the two parties likeliest to bring together a ruling coalition — have called for a swift end to European sanctions against Russia. Both want to reorient the NATO defense alliance away from its increasingly robust stance in Eastern Europe, where it has stationed troops and tanks to defend against a possible conflict with the Kremlin. And both say Russia is a valuable partner in the global fight against terrorism in Syria and elsewhere.
A new monument to Aldo Moro was found vandalized on Thursday, less than a week after it was inaugurated to mark the 40th anniversary of the former prime minister's kidnapping by far-left terrorists.
Italian veteran Carolina Kostner outshone newly-crowned Olympic champion Alina Zagitova to grab a slender lead after the women's short programme at the world figure skating championships in Milan on Wednesday.
Italy's parliament is convening for a vote on Friday that could pave the way for negotiations between rival parties to form a coalition government.
The vote is aimed at electing speakers to both the upper and lower houses of parliament
Key policy and personality differences remain between the main parties.
Italian organized crime generated a turnover of €21.8 billion from agriculture in 2017, a 30 percent increase on the previous year, major agriculture industry body Coldiretti announced on Wednesday.
"The production, transport, distribution and sale" of food products has become big business for what Coldiretti has called "agromafia" groups, the organization said on Wednesday, Italy's national day of remembrance for mafia victims.
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This exhibition chronicles fifty years of Italian history showcasing a series of portraits, by 25 photographers, in which stories, identities and heritage are narrated by the looks of the subjects, eyes staring directly at the camera, at the authors of the shots and, ultimately, at all of us. Curated by M. Delogu.
Italy is a country rich in history whose borders have been rather fluid throughout time. A melting pot of identities, the DNA of its inhabitants is most varied (with a diversity up to thirty times greater than the European average).
This wealth is reflected and it is recognizable in the features of the Italians.
The exhibit begins with a group portrait taken at Portella della Ginestra by Fausto Giaccone twenty years after the horrible massacre, followed by Gianni Berengo Gardin's pacifist nudes, Gastone Novelli’s portrait of Ugo Mulas (two great protagonists of the '68), demonstrations and factories by Francesco Radino, the work on Bagheria by Ferdinando Scianna, Tano D'Amico’s work in '77 (a very Italian experience, stemming from the '68).
Then a photo by Emilio Tremolada (engaged alongside Franco Basaglia in the battle for the abolition of the asylums), the work of Lisetta Carmi on "transvestites ", and self-portraits by Luigi di Sarro.
In the eighties the tone becomes more intimate with photos of the "Australian from Tuscany" Stephen Roach, belonging to the famous series dedicated to his wife Fabrizia, and the portraits of the neighbors of George Tatge, in Umbria.
From the nineties the photographic portrait becomes more and more a collaboration of two: the photographer and his subject work together for the final image using symbols, backgrounds and landscapes. It is the case of Guido Guidi’s portraits, and the photos of cardinals, peasants and Romani people by Marco Delogu, where the main focus is on the gaze of the person, while the environment is just a background.
Moira Ricci is even part of her mother’s photographs, is at her side, producing very moving images. Nature is present in the portraits of Sabrina Ragucci and Alessandro Imbriaco; Jacopo Benassi increasingly eliminates every background until he gets to the white, while Antonio Biasiucci chooses the classic black for characters that come out of the shadows. The exstensive overview ends with two portraits by Paolo Ventura, where the photographic technique is blended with ancient pictorial practices.
On view until May 2nd 2018 Monday through Friday 10am to 5pm
Whether it is your first time to Eataly, or you simply want to learn more about us, we invite you to join us on a walking tour of Eataly Boston. During your tour, you'll learn about our Italian heritage and products, and snack on some of our favorite foods along the way! During this tour, guests will:
Explore our vast array of imported Italian products and locally sourced goods
Engage with our experts behind the counter to learn about Italian culture and hear some of Eataly’s best kept secrets
Sample some of our signature tastes like fresh mozzarella, focaccia, house-made potato chips, and gelato
Find out what makes our Boston location special!
The tour meets at the Guest Relations Booth, just up the stairs from the Boylston Street entrance. Tour duration is approximate and may vary by 10-15 minutes. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary restrictions. If we are not notified ahead of time of any special needs, we may not be able to accommodate them. Tours are limited to 15 people at a time. If you are unable to reserve a spot on the website, it means the tour is full – but do not fret! Please contact [email protected] to inquire about customized private tour offerings.
In Boston, kids are always eager for adventure! Enter the Passport to Eataly tour, a journey around our marketplace for kids ages 8-12. With Eatalian passports in hand, kids will:
Uncover the food and language of Italy as an Eatalian ambassador guides them around our marketplace
Explore each department, learn an Italian word or phrase, and earn a stamp in their passports
Discover the value of whole ingredients and receive delicious tastes along the way, including fresh mozzarella, pizza, and gelato
The tour meets in our cooking school, La Scuola, located in the far-right corner of the store past Salumi e Formaggi. Tour duration is approximate and may vary by 10-15 minutes. While kids are on the tour, parents or caregivers can kick back at our Lavazza café where they will be treated to up to two cups of espresso or espresso macchiato and a 10% off coupon to explore the market!
Please notify us in advance if there are any dietary restrictions. If we are not notified ahead of time of any special needs, we may not be able to accommodate them. Tours are limited to 10 children at a time. If you are unable to reserve a spot on the website, it means the tour is full – but do not fret! Please contact [email protected] to inquire about customized private tour offerings.
Gianluca Franzese is an Italian-born American artist who currently lives and works in San Francisco. The son of a jewelry maker and a pupil of the old masters of Italian art, he started painting early on, moving through realist, expressive, and narrative styles. With a background in decorative painting, his style has evolved to blend continuous patterns of color with dynamic metal reflections, with meticulous attention to detail and dedication to flawlessness. Each painting plays with the viewer’s perspective, illuminating the spaces in which they reside. In his own words, Franzese’s art “reflects my belief that beauty is a process that happens over time, with a focus on underlying patterns and geometries found in nature. The metallic elements in the pieces are sensitive to the temperature of the environment, expressing a particular temperament based on context. This responsive variable means that the work is always unique to the time and place in which it is viewed.” His works have been exhibited in San Francisco, Miami, New York and Florence, and are in many private collections, notably Tiffany & Co. in Milan, Italy.
Marietta Patricia Leis is an Italian-American visual artist from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She works in several media including painting, photography, sculpture and video. Leis received a BA and MA in psychology from Antioch College, Los Angeles and her MA/MFA in studio art from the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
[Insights 2, by Marietta Patrica Leis, 2014]
Insights 2, Marietta Patrica Leis, 2014
Leis’ art is concerned with the preservation of our planet. Her art, regardless of medium, resonates with the beauty of our natural environment. ‘Color of place’ is an element that she enlists to create a visceral recording of her travels. Her work can be found in many public collections among them: The Albuquerque Art Museum, NM; Harwood Museum, Taos, NM; University Art Gallery, NM State University, Las Cruces; New Mexico State Library, Santa Fe, the Holtze Hotel, Denver; the University of New Mexico Division of Continuing Education; Ross Laboratories, Columbus, Ohio and the State Capitol Building, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her work in the public sector includes commissioned work and 1% for the Arts competitions. Leis’ extensive exhibition record as well as collections that she is in, awards that she has received and lectures that she has given is documented in Who’s Who In American Art (31st Edition). The late New York Times contributing art critic, William Zimmer, called Leis’ reductive paintings “sublime”. In regard to her own philosophy regarding her work Leis states, “The aim of my art is to represent not the outward appearance of things but their inward significance.”
First generation Italian-American sculptor Giuseppe Palumbo is the son of a professional artist from Italy. He has studied at the Art Students League in Denver, The Loveland Academy of Fine Art and the Scottsdale Artists School, as well as in San Miguel Allende, Mexico and Pietrasanta, Italy. Palumbo has spent a lifetime creating, designing and building, from architecture to furniture and jewelry. He has been sculpting since 1992.
[Hog Heaven, by Giuseppe Palumbo, 2014]
Hog Heaven, Giuseppe Palumbo, 2014
Palumbo’s textural, figurative bronze sculptures somehow contemporaneously communicate fantasy, humor, depth and meaning. In the form of dancing sheep, meditating bulls, flying pigs, walking seashells and little men balancing on a ledge, Palumbo gives shape to human emotions as well as to social and political perspectives. Palumbo states that his objective is “not to create a replica of the living, but to capture the essence of a being, not a frozen pose, but a sculpture alive in texture, spirit and warmth. My objective is to communicate in a language that words don’t convey. If my work moves the viewer, stirs their soul, is a reflection of our times, or pleases the aesthetic, then I have achieved my goal. My chapter in the story of the sculpture is short; once I’m finished with the piece it then becomes an endless tale as each viewer relives and creates their own story.” He maintains studios in Berkeley, CA and Eldorado Springs, CO and his work has been exhibited in many important shows throughout the US. Palumbo’s whimsical sculptures can be found in many public and private collections throughout the US and the world, including Queen Rania of Jordan’s private collection.
An opportunity to meet and hear John Phillips, former Ambassador of the United States to Italy, who will be visiting the Center for Italian Studies to talk about his experience and share his reflections on his years of diplomatic service in Italy (2014-2017) and San Marino (2013-2017). His presentation will include remarks particularly about "Italy: challenges and opportunities after the March, 2018 General Election." Reception to follow.
Sponsored by Center for Italian Studies.