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Alfonsino Dell’Erario(October 07, 2018)
Andrea Dell’Orto discusses EICMA (Esposizione Internazionale Ciclo Motociclo e Accessori), the world-famous two-wheeler exhibition that every year for over a century has brought leaders in the two-wheeler industry to Milan—motor or no motor. Not to mention millions of fans of all ages, though young people dominate.
Life & People
Letizia Airos(October 10, 2018)
THE REGION ACCORDING TO ONE OF ITS MAJOR ENTREPRENEURS: Enrico Colavita. A life devoted to entrepreneur-ship and internationalization. His is an exemplary story. From a family business in a small village in Molise he embarked on a great adventure that would bring olive oil to the world, the United States in particular. Today, Colavita is not only in the olive oil business; it has put its international practice to the service of both region and country.
Art & Culture
Judith Harris(October 07, 2018)
Until now, tourism has been hailed as Italy's magic beam, transporting the country beyond the losses from runaway factories and ever more present robots. Nevertheless a small but serious reaction against the vast influx of tourists is becoming evident.
Art & Culture
Maria Cammarata(October 06, 2018)
On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the death of the Renaissance genius, the Morgan Library presents a preview of the film "Being Leonardo da Vinci" by Massimiliano Finazzer Flory (October, 9 2018) Also, don’t miss the historical re-enactment in costumes dedicated to Leonardo during the Columbus Day parade on Fifth Avenue (October, 8 2018)
Art & Culture
Emily Hayes(October 02, 2018)
Powerful vibrato and soaring arias echoed through the Embassy of Italy on the evening of Monday, September 24, revitalizing the classic opera La traviata by Giuseppe Verdi. The Italian Cultural Institute and the Washington National Opera (WNO) presented a special preview of this famous story of love and of sacrifice, which debuts at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC on October 6.
Giorgio Morandi, Natura Morta, 1918
Art & Culture
Alexandra Fanelli(October 01, 2018)
The Center of Italian Modern Art is a non-profit exhibition and research center that opened its graceful and airy SoHo loft in the beginning of 2014. For its 2018-19 academic year CIMA presents “Metaphysical Masterpieces 1916-1920: Morandi, Sironi, and Carrà,” in collaboration with Pinacoteca di Brera, Milan.
Life & People
Letizia Airos(October 01, 2018)
Last summer, doing our annual browsing at the packed Italian Pavilion at the Summer Fancy Food Show in New York, we met Maria Teresa Sassano, a businesswoman from Puglia and National Vice President of the Small Industry Committee of Confindustria, the largest industrial organization in Italy (see box to the right). We hung back to talk with her about women’s roles in Italian industry and her personal efforts to promote the internationalization of small and medium-sized Italian companies.
NOIAW Board, 2009 Standing left to right: Betty Santangelo, Aileen R. Sirey, Diana Femia, Tiffany Berns, Vivian Cardia, Cristina Matera MD., Judge Angela Mazzarelli, Donna DeMatteo. Seated: Hon. Geraldine Ferraro, Matilda Cuomo.
Op-Eds
Aileen Riotto Sirey(October 02, 2018)
Each year in the month of October, a volunteer committee of Italian Americans plans a month-long celebration of culture and heritage. The theme for 2018 is "A Salute to Italian Women in America - Breaking Barriers...from Ellis Island to the Present." In this piece the Founder and Chair Emerita of the National Organization of Italian American Women muses on the role of women in making Italian immigrants part and parcel of the American social fabric.
Patrizia Di Carrobio, signing books at Banner in Milano
Art & Culture
Letizia Airos(September 20, 2018)
We sat down with Patrizia Di Carrobio, an international dealer in jewels, diamonds and precious stones, to talk about her latest book—in both English and Italian—in which she shares with readers her passion for jewels with anecdotes and stories from...
The debate
Op-Eds
Jerry Krase(September 24, 2018)
The tallies are in for the Democratic Party primary race for New York State Governor, and unfortunately for most of us self-identified libidinous “Progressives” the answer is “NO.” Although allegedly “left-leaning” candidates, especially those of...
Inge Feltrinelli con Erri De Luca
Art & Culture
Erri De Luca(September 21, 2018)
Inge Feltrinelli, the last queen of publishing, a revolutionary between the past and the future, has left us quietly. The following are a few, yet incisive, words by a writer on a woman whose unique vision has defined both her own publishing house...
Colavita/Bialetti Pro Women Cycling Team finishes 2nd in the US Pro Cycling Series. The team exists thanks to the financial support of the Colavita family and other iconic Italian partner entities who share their vision and passion. Among them...
Photos in page by Jeff Grossbard
The new Ferrari Monza SP1 and SP2 have been unveiled on occasion of the company's Capital Market's Day at the factory in Maranello. These limited-edition special-series cars are the first in a new segment called 'Icona' and...
Dream of Venice. Photo by Eugenio Novajra
The battle against the big ships that overwhelm Venice and its canals with tourists is being fought by politicians and groups of irate citizens. But it is also being fought in photographs and books that celebrate the city and its traditions.
Ten vicious shootings of migrants and Roma in Italy have left one man dead and a baby at risk of paralysis. For this "huge increase in cases of violence and racism," Italy is under investigation by the United Nations High Commissioner for...
Op-Eds

Instead of Building Bridges Italy at Sixes and Sevens

Just when Italy should be constructive and building bridges for the common good, the country appears to be at political sixes and sevens. Foremost among the crucial issues: immigration, as per the Diciotti misadventure.
Art & Culture

Jazz and the Value of Immigration

Jazz music was born over a hundred years ago in the slums of New Orleans thanks to the melting pot of races, ethnicities, lifestyles, styles of talking that Louisiana’s great port city represented.
Facts & Stories

A Woman at the Helm

Meet Ambassador Mariangela Zappia, the first woman to lead the Italian mission to the United Nations. A firm believer in multilateralism and a fierce advocate of gender equality, Ambassador Zappia promises to make a difference at the UN.
Facts & Stories

Still Deep in Shock, Genoa Soldiers On

Still deep in shock from the tragic collapse of the Morandi Bridge, Genoa nevertheless is soldiering on. From Mayor Marco Bucci to ordinary citizens, the Genovesi must look ahead to build a viable future for themselves and their children.
Art & Culture

Consolidation Work at Pompeii Reveals New Fresco of Priapus

For the ancient Greeks and Romans, the image of Priapus represented the origin of life itself, plus good luck and business success. Now, during consolidation work at Pompeii, archaeologists discovered a fresco painting of Priapus, weighing on a scale his huge phallus against a pile of coins.
Facts & Stories

Meet the Italian Scientists who Discovered Lake Below Mars

The news that a team of 22 Italian scientists discovered what appears to be a vast lake deep beneath the South Pole on the planet Mars made worldwide headlines, from Washington to Australia.
Facts & Stories

Sergio Marchionne: An Indelible Legacy

The record left by Sergio Marchionne, for 14 years the head of what is now Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), is indelible. But in the outpouring of admiring obituaries are a few unanswered questions. Marchionne, 66, died July 25 in a hospital in Zurich, Switzerland, of two heart attacks in the wake of a operation on his shoulder.
Facts & Stories

Summertime in Narni

The 22 students selected by the Italian American Committee on Education just ended their 2 weeks Summer camp in Narni, Italy, where they took not only Italian language classes, but also special lessons in cooking, ceramics, bottle weaving and music. Moreover, they visited beautiful places and took part to the Narnia Festival, a big celebration of arts.
Facts & Stories

John Elkann: Sergio Marchionne "Will not Return"

Sergio Marchionne's condition is "irreversible," according to the hospital in Zurich where he is in intensive care. And on July 21 Fiat Chrysler chairman, John Elkann, 42, wrote a wistful semi-obituary letter to the company's 236,000 employees, reminding them that it was Marchionne's "intellect, perseverance and leadership that saved Fiat."
Facts & Stories

With the UN and WHO Battle Against Fat and Salt, Even Made in Italy Products Are in Danger

Because of the war on non-communicable diseases declared by UN and WHO, Prosciutto di Parma, Olive Oil, Pizza and Parmigiano Reggiano could be soon classified as "unhealthy." But the United Nations clarifies: "No 'black stamp.' We just want to promote awareness on food consumption."
Facts & Stories

UNESCO Names Industrial Ivrea as World Heritage Site

The city identified with Olivetti, the manufacturer of office machines since it was founded in 1896, is Italy's 54th to be accorded World Heritage status by UNESCO. For Adriano Olivetti, factory owners were to respect the workers' whole life, and not only the assembly line
Facts & Stories

Italian School Opens Up to the World

With the beginning of the new school year, La Scuola d’Italia in New York will offer the International Baccalaureate Program to all its juniors as an integral part of their studies. The Program is recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research and by all the major university institutions worldwide.
Facts & Stories

The Best of Italy in a Scoop

Summer has brought with it a “frozen” air in New York City. Chef Giacomo d’Alessandro and his team of professionals and lovers of Italian gelato and pastries are are having great success in Little Italy since the opening of Polosud Gelato, Coffee and Pastries, their Sicilian-style gelato store located at 166 Mott St.
Facts & Stories

A Sweetness Made in Italy

Among the companies present at the Summer Fancy Food 2018 in New York, Forno d'Asolo and La Donatella, who have been working together since 2016, satisfied the most refined palates with a wide selection of Italian Cornetti, Tiramisù and much more
Op-Eds

When "Bufala" Whoppers Roam Through the News

In Italian the word "bufala" means, not mamma buffalo, as in "mozzarella di bufala," but a "whopper" or, in today's jargon, fake news. No less than anywhere else, bufala whoppers are roaming through the news ranges of Italy.
Facts & Stories

Happy Anniversary Dr. Domenic D'Amico!

This year marks the 25th anniversary of D'Amico Dental Care which was founded by Dr. Domenic D'Amico in 1993. This is noteworthy enough but D'Amico's practice made news recently in a bizarre fashion.
Life & People

The Woman who Captures the Spirit of Animals

Photographer Lori Fusaro’s life changed forever in June 2012 during her volunteering at Carson Animal Care Center in Los Angeles County. There she saw Sunny, a 16-year-old dog who had been left at the shelter because of a tumor on her leg. After spending three wonderful years together, Fusaro got the idea for her senior-dog photography project in order to inspire people to think about adopting a senior animal.
Facts & Stories

Opera Italiana Is in the Air: Pure Magic in the Park

On July 2, Naumburg Bandshell turned into an enchanted place at nightfall. The last edition of Opera Italiana is in the Air was a great success thanks to an amazing orchestra and a special conductor, who is proof that in life it is worth pursuing one's dreams
Facts & Stories

And the 100per100 Italian goes to...

On June 30, the Gala organized by the cultural association I Love Italian Food, hosted by Scavolini Soho Gallery, was dedicated to all those realities which distinguished themselves for promoting only authentic Italian cuisine in New York. The special guests were awarded according to six main categories: Espresso, Gelato, Menu, Pizza, Chef and Restaurant.
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NEW YORK TIMES.  Italy agreed Sunday to evacuate about 140 migrants from the deck of a Turkish-owned cargo ship that had rescued them in the Mediterranean Sea, breaking four days of diplomatic gridlock with Malta over who should take responsibility.  Franco Frattini, Italy’s foreign minister, said that his country had agreed to accept the migrants on humanitarian grounds after the European Commission president, José Manuel Barroso, intervened with the Italian prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, and his Maltese counterpart, Lawrence Gonzi. (Read the Article)

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS. The Vatican will help restore paintings, statues and other artworks damaged in the earthquake that devastated central earlier this month. Francesco Buranelli, a top culture official at the Holy See, said experts from the Vatican museums will directly restore some of the works. Italy's culture minister has estimated restoration works will cost at least euro50 million ($65million). (Read the Article)

DALLAS NEWS. Mexican drug traffickers are funneling cocaine to Italian organized crime, and some shipments are moving through Dallas. "We've got some of the major cartel members established here dealing their wares in Europe," said James Capra, head of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Dallas office. Places like Houston and Dallas are where these criminal organizations are most likely to invest their money," said Antonio Nicaso, an internationally recognized author and lecturer on Italian organized crime. "This is the right time, with the recession going on."  (Read the Article by Jason Trahan)

CHICAGO TRIBUNE. More than 60 Italian restaurants in Chicago are joining in a protest against a punitive tariff that's about to double the price of Italian mineral waters. The tariff is a 100 percent import duty that will effectively double the price of such beverages as San Pellegrino, Acqua Panna and Sole. The double duty is part of a U.S. payback for the European Union's ban on American beef containing hormones, and the U.S. has slapped tariffs on dozens of EU imports, not just Italian mineral water. But Italian water is a higher-visibility, higher-volume consumer product than the chestnuts, frozen meats and Roquefort cheese that have been targeted previously. And this latest tariff hits Italy—which the Chamber of Commerce says exports 40 percent of its mineral water to the U.S.—particularly hard. (Read the Article)
 

NEW YORK TIMES. Is it or isn’t it a Michelangelo? That is the question being pondered by art experts after the Italian state spent 3.3 million euros, or $4.2 million, last year to buy a small wooden crucifix attributed to that Renaissance genius. Works by Michelangelo don’t come up for sale often, but the occasional drawing has nabbed as much as $20 million at auction. By comparison, the linden wood crucifix, which was sold by the Turin antiques dealer Giancarlo Gallino, is a bargain.

But there’s the rub. If it isn’t a Michelangelo, as some critics charge, then the state may have squandered its dwindling resources to buy a minor work — albeit an attractive one — in the middle of an economic crisis, when more than one billion euros have been cut from the Culture Ministry’s projected budget for the next three years. (Read the Article)

ATLANTA BUSINESS CRONICLE. Italy will reopen its honorary consulate in Atlanta, but upgraded to an Honorary Consulate General. Angela Della Costanza Turner will serve as Honorary Consul General of Italy for Georgia. (Read the article)

TIMES ON LINE. A scarf is the only thing protecting the modesty of Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian Prime Minister, in a painting of him and his Minister for Equal Opportunities, Mara Carfagna, 32, a former topless model, as angels. The work by Filippo Panseca is in a show at Savona on the Italian Riviera. (Read the article)

The Dallas Morning News. Mexican drug traffickers are funneling cocaine to Italian organized crime, and some shipments are moving through Dallas. "We've got some of the major cartel members established here dealing their wares in Europe," said James Capra, head of the Drug Enforcement Administration's Dallas office. (Read the article)

AP. Rita Levi Montalcini, a Nobel Prize-winning scientist, said Saturday that even though she is about to turn 100, her mind is sharper than it was she when she was 20. Levi Montalcini, who also serves as a senator for life in Italy, celebrates her 100th birthday on Wednesday, and she spoke at a ceremony held in her honor by the European Brain Research Institute. (Read the article)

THE NEW YORK TIMES. There has been a conspicuous shift in the Italian film industry — from the big screen to the computer screen. Several of the best-known Italian directors have turned their lenses to making short movies for the Internet. Some have been lured by commercial projects, others by the opportunity to tell poignant stories in a condensed form. And in a country with one of the lowest levels of Internet access in Europe, for many it is the first time they have flirted with the medium. (Read the article)

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Fatti e Storie
Mattia Ronsisvalle(October 11, 2018)
Continuano a New York gli eventi legati ad ottobre come mese della cultura italiana. Tra le voci più significative ed affascinanti troviamo la figura di Gabriella Belloni, autrice del libro “My American Dream”.
Opinioni
Gennaro Matino(October 11, 2018)
Non mi fanno paura le marionette al governo, temo chi ne muove i fili, chi con lucida follia, nascosto nelle tenebre, vuole portare non solo fuori dall’Europa, non solo fuori dall’euro ma fuori dal mondo libero il nostro Paese.

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Italy in NY Calendar

Format: 2018-10-16
Format: 2018-10-16

October 16

To Rome and Back: Individualism and Authority in Art, 1500-1800
10:00 am
Los Angeles
LACMA
5905 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
United States
Canale Mussolini (first half)
05:00 pm
Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò
22 W 12th street
10011 New York, NY
United States
Readings from Gil Fagiani’s Missing Madonnas, (Bordighera Press, 2018)
06:00 pm to 08:00 pm
New York
Calandra Italian American Institute
25 W 43rd St #17,
10036 New York, NY
United States
Enzo Ferrari
06:00 pm
New York
Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò
22 W 12th street
10011 New York, NY
United States
Hippolyte/Ippolito
06:30 pm
New York
Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò
22 W 12th street
10011 New York, NY
United States

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Occhio contro occhio

Occhio contro occhio

Joseph Sciorra
Chiacchiere from Giufà’s love child.
Traces

Traces

Jerry Krase
A blog exploring the real and imagined connections between Italians, and hyphenated Italians, around the world.
Wine and Food

Wine and Food

Charles Scicolone
Regular contributions by a nationally renowned wine and food consultant, wine educator, and author.
Attraverso

Attraverso

Joan L Saverino
Transnational connections and disconnections from Calabria to Appalachia, from Sicily to Philadelphia and places in between.
Widescreens

Widescreens

Simone Spoladori
Wide-angle visions of an italian film buff in love with american movies
This Will Make You Happy

This Will Make You Happy

Darrell Fusaro
Great stuff from the secret journal of a successful artist.
The New-Politano

The New-Politano

Alessandro Milone
Questo blog come ponte ( di 7mila km) tra due città allo stesso tempo molto simili ma con costumi e tradizioni differenti.

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