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Judith Harris(January 18, 2019)
Of the 58 European Capitals of Culture since Athens was designated the first in 1985, this year's choice fell on Matera in Basilicata. After four years of preparation, the 2019 year of European Culture kicks off there on Jan. 19 with music, exhibitions, light shows, and dance and theater performances.
Life & People
Chiara Basso(January 16, 2019)
Are eggs part of the Mediterranean diet? And Parmesan cheese? Is it true that you can have all the olive oil you want in a Mediterranean diet? The answer to all these questions is “not true.” The Mediterranean diet is one of the most famous dietary plans but there are still a lot of misconceptions on what it is and what it implies. Professor Maurizio Trevisan told us everything we should know about this topic. The best way to start a healthy 2019.
Finalists during the third and last round of the Colavita Culinary Challenge (Photo credit: Iwona Adamczyk)
Facts & Stories
Chiara Basso(January 14, 2019)
No culinary TV show could match the enthusiasm of both participants and public at the final round of the first-ever Colavita Culinary Challenge that took place at the Food and Finance High School (FFHS), the only culinary high school in New York City.
Art & Culture
Fred M. Grandinetti(January 02, 2019)
Popeye celebrates his 90th birthday in 2019 having made his debut in E.C. Segar’s Thimble Theatre comic strip on January 17, 1929. The character was meant for only one story but newspaper audiences wanted to see more of him.
Life & People
Chiara Basso(December 21, 2018)
From Andria, Puglia, to a luxury store on Fifth Avenue where Hollywood stars are regular customers. Italian designer Domenico Vacca is grateful to be born in a relatively small city of only 100,000 inhabitants in Southern Italy like Andria, but when you dream big like him you want to leave as soon as possible. “The first big step for me was going to Milan where I worked as a lawyer at the multinational law firm Baker McKenzie” explains the fashion designer who has dressed celebrities such as...
The Labyrinth of the Masone is a cultural park built near Fontanelle, in the province of Parma
Facts & Stories
Jonathan Fargion(December 20, 2018)
If you are in the mood to get lost in beauty, there is a place in Italy where you can do that. It’s called Labirinto della Masone.
Facts & Stories
I.I.(January 03, 2019)
Maranello, 3 January 2019– Fans and representatives of Scuderia Ferrari Clubs from all over Europe are flocking to the Ferrari Museum today for the opening of the 'Michael 50' exhibition on the occasion of the champion's 50th birthday.
Art & Culture
Chiara Basso(December 13, 2018)
Paola Randi is not your typical Italian director. She discovered her passion for the movie industry when she was over 30 and no major cinema school would have enrolled her, she is from Milan “where working in cinema is considered for aliens only”, she is a woman, and for her second directorial feature, she chose sci-fi, a very unusual genre for Italian cinema. After all, as she explained, “I was told that I would have failed with my second movie like everybody does, especially when you first film did well. Well, I thought, if this is going to be my last movie, I’d rather be bold.”
Life & People
A. B.(January 02, 2019)
The old good witch who brings candies and coal to the Italian children. Its origin and multifarious celebrations. January 6 is approaching so don't forget to hang up your stockings.
Neapoletan Presepe
Art & Culture
Judith Harris(December 13, 2018)
Italian presepi -Nativity scenes, that is- come in all shapes, sizes, colors and dimensions. The historic ones in the venerable churches may have over 100 hand-carved figures. In today's presepi, Holy Families, shepherds and sheep may actually be alive - or be made of ice or sand.
Facts & Stories
Francesca Pili(December 13, 2018)
Alitalia Relaunch. Fabio Maria Lazzerini, Chief Business Officer, met the press at ENIT-Italian National Tourist Board in New York. Talking about the present situation of the Italian airline company and future business developments, the key words...
Valeria Golino, always a diva on the red carpet
Art & Culture
Chiara Basso(December 12, 2018)
Interview with the actress and director who presented in New York her second directorial effort, Euphoria. She talks about women and cinema in Italy and confides a desire: winning one day the Best Director award at the Cannes Film Festival in France...
Wine Tarallucci
Dining in & out
Francine Segan(January 02, 2019)
Three unusual Italian cookies that you can make ahead for the holidays, each with a special featured ingredient just right for the red wine lover, honey fan or grappa officiando
Vice-President of the Council and Minister of the Interior
Op-Eds
Judith Harris(December 12, 2018)
Matteo Salvini will shortly visit the United States, he told a crowded hall of foreign journalists at the Foreign Press Association Dec. 10. While calling for regular and regularly controlled immigration, he said, "My priority is the 5 million...
Fear of immigrants is an economic theme: 58% say they believe that migrants take away jobs from Italians
This December's annual Censis Report on the Italian society and economy is not exactly what Santa ordered. Its 52d edition shows an Italy suffering from fear of the future and of migrants, and lax in investing in education.
Art & Culture

Enjoy a Bird's Eye View of Ancient Rome

In a 22-year project, 50 classicists and computer experts have for the first time recreated ancient Rome in virtual reality. Thanks to new technology, students and scholars as well as the general public can fly over the Rome of 1,700 years ago.
Facts & Stories

Even the "Colosseum Park" Now at Risk In Rome

Associated Press agency album of photos of Rome display huge trash piles, clogged sewers, graffiti and potholes. Going viral worldwide this week, the AP photos shocked even the Romans. Perhaps worse are plans to build a shopping plaza within the Colosseum park.
Life & People

An Italian-American Thanksgiving

What happens in an Italian-American household on Thanksgiving Day? Take my family's case...
Life & People

The Joy of Promoting Italian Business in Miami

After a wide-ranging career, Tommaso Cardana, born in Italy 43 years ago, took a Master’s degree in Venezuela, then moved to Miami, where he opened a hotel services company and later expanded to home supplies. A year ago, he was elected president of the Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Southeast, Miami (IACCSE).
Facts & Stories

NIAF Applauds White House Award Posthumously to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Foundation Congratulates President Trump on Selecting Prominent Italian American Jurist. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the highest honor for a civilian.
Art & Culture

La Dolce Vitti in L.A.

Monica Vitti enchanted cinema and the public. She is perhaps the last great Italian diva, an actress who provoked sympathy and emotion in both cinephiles and the general public. She united the two separate souls of Italian film, auteurist cinema and la Commedia all’italiana.
Op-Eds

It's Time for #MeThree

The 2018 midterm elections will be remembered as The Year of the Woman in more ways than one. On November 6th, the Democratic Party enjoyed its highest margin of victory ever among female voters in a midterm election. The result, As of November 13, the Democrats had a net gain over the Republicans in the House of Representatives of at least 32 (up to 40 is possible) seats giving them a solid majority there. Under the U.S. Constitution, The House has "the sole power of impeachment." Therefore, women, I would guess, can’t wait to tune into the President’s Impeachment Hearings on MSNBC hosted by Rachel Maddow.
Life & People

Worth Their Weight in Gold: Italy's Truffle Treasure

This is the height of the truffle season, and Italy is host to a number of truffle fairs. The most important, the International Truffle Fair at Alba, in Piedmont, celebrates the incredibly aromatic white truffle. But truffles are found even near Rome, and almost year round.
Art & Culture

N.I.C.E. New Italian Cinema Celebrates Its 28th Edition!

With a new mission in mind, the film screenings of N.I.C.E. will be hosted by world-wide renowned Princeton University and the festival’s long term partner: NYU Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò. Guests will include: Director and screenwriter Francesco Falaschi and writer, director and producer Andrea Magnani
Facts & Stories

Remembering Louise

Eulogy read at the memorial service for Louise DeSalvo (September 27, 1942 - October 31, 2018) The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, Montclair, NJ, 3 November 2018
Op-Eds

Italy, Cradle of Culture, Curtails Spending on its Heritage

Italy's cultural heritage outshines that of any other European nation, but this has not prevented the government from slashing its budget for heritage maintenance. Spending on school has also been reduced.
Art & Culture

Tribute to Louise DeSalvo (1942 - October 31, 2018)

Remembering an Italian/American award-winning teacher and writer, scholar, mentor and friend
Facts & Stories

It’s Almost Time for EICMA -- the International Two Wheels Show in Milan!

The final countdown for all things bikes and motorcycles has just started. The International Bicycle, Motorcycle and Accessories Exhibition (EICMA) will open in Milan on November 8 in Milan. And, starting this year, the most eagerly awaited international event in the industry launched a promotional campaign in the U.S. too.
Facts & Stories

ACCOUNTING TODAY. Proposed Regulations on Qualified Opportunity Zones

On October 19, 2018 the Treasury and IRS issued proposed regulations on the new Opportunity Zone Tax incentive created by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) encouraging economic growth and development through private investment in specific low-income or rural communities and disaster areas.
Life & People

Influencing Social Media, Italian Style

The influencers phenomenon is booming in Italy as everywhere in the world. Meet fashion blogger Chiara Ferragni, a.k.a. “The Blonde Salad” (12,4 milion followers) and her husband Fedez, Italy’s most famous rapper (5,3 milion followers)
Op-Eds

Voices Raised in Political Boxing Match

Major elections take place only next May in the 27 EU member states, including Italy. But already political voices are being raised in Italy these days, from the rubbish pile-up to the pile-up of the national debt.
Art & Culture

Stolen Works of Art Recovered in the United States and Returned to Italy

On October 30, the Minister of Cultural Heritage and Activities of the Italian Republic, Alberto Bonisoli, traveled to the Embassy of Italy for a restitution ceremony of twenty artifacts recovered by the United States over the past two years
Art & Culture

Mean Streets to Silence: An Evening with Martin Scorsese

Martin Scorsese returns to his childhood parish, the Basilica of Saint Patrick’s Old Cathedral for a conversation about how his youthful imagination was inspired by his church and his neighborhood of Little Italy.
Art & Culture

Joint Action for the Italian Language in the World

On October 22, the third edition of the "Gli Stati Generali della Lingua Italiana nel Mondo" took place in Rome. Villa Madama hosted the conference, seating up to dozens of diplomats, managers and scholars from all over the world. Villa Madama is a Renaissance villa owned by the Italian government, serving as location for international meetings.
Facts & Stories

"Italian American Women, Food an Identity": The Recipe of Membership

In the narratives collected in Italian American Women, Food, and Identity: Stories at the Table, food represents home, loss and desire. Food is also synonymous with race, class, sex, sexuality, immigration, region, place and space. This is how to build the perfect "recipe" for belonging.
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If Italy's fashion capital has a predominant color, it is gray—not only because of the blocks of neoclassical stone buildings for which the city is celebrated, but also due to its often-gray sky, which traps pollution.

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-12-tree-milan-ambitious-cleaner-greener.html#jCp

Air Italy, an upstart Italian air carrier founded early in 2018, on Tuesday said it will start nonstop service on May 14 between Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and Milan, Italy’s Malpensa Airport. Air Italy will initially operate the new route three times weekly.

The Justice Department has helped many countries gain back their rightful cultural possessions. This is a case that doesn’t warrant its involvement.

Milan continues to outpace its Italian neighbors in home prices and sales volume, while the smaller areas in its orbit remain quiet and affordable.

Italy's fashion association issued an official statement in the face of accusations of irregular working conditions in the country.

From 2001 to 2017, the number of Americans speaking Italian at home dropped from almost 900,000 to just over 550,000, an incredible 38% reduction in just 16 years.

The company debuted its first Italian location in Milan in September, a high-end Starbucks Reserve Roastery. It opened two more locationsthis week. 

Institution vows to defend ‘legal right’ to Victorious Youth statue discovered off Pesaro in 1964

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is leaning a little less than it used to. The Italian monument, famed for its precarious tilt, has been improving its posture, straightening nearly 1.5 inches since 2001.

Xiang Kai, a director and writer based in Shanghai, burned more than $20,000 worth of Dolce & Gabbana products, including coats, a vest and bags. A previous fan of the brand, he said he also threw his shoes and watches from the label in the trash.

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Rosanna Munafò Minafò(January 10, 2019)
E' stato creato in chiave jazz il progetto musicale delle Christmas Ladies per questo Natale. In una prima assoluta, in un’atmosfera tutta natalizia, con concerto unico nel suo genere, quello delle Christmas Ladies, da un’idea di Fabio Lannino...

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Italy in NY Calendar

Format: 2019-01-21
Format: 2019-01-21

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To Rome and Back: Individualism and Authority in Art, 1500-1800
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To Rome and Back: Individualism and Authority in Art, 1500-1800
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To Rome and Back: Individualism and Authority in Art, 1500-1800
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To Rome and Back: Individualism and Authority in Art, 1500-1800
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To Rome and Back: Individualism and Authority in Art, 1500-1800
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