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  • Facts & Stories
    Giulia Madron(April 18, 2014)
    The world says goodbye to one of the most emblematic authors of our time: the Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
  • Images regarding arts, science, architecture, and other Italian excellencies were presented at the Calandra Institute to celebrate the Italian Heritage. Joseph Sciame opened the event introducing John De Santis, who created them, and Consul General Natalia Quintavalle.
  • In an interview with Professor Stanislao Pugliese we review an illustrious precedent to Pope Ratzinger’s resignantion—that of Celestine V, who resigned in 1294. Scorned as a “coward” by Dante Alighieri who actually accused him to have paved the way to the appointment of the infamously corrupt Boniface VIII, Celestine was rehabilitated by the renowned Italian writer Ignazio Silone in a famous novel published in 1968. To offer our readers some food for thought and help put today’s events in the Vatican in a broader perspective, Silone’s biographer prof. Pugliese tells us the story of Celestine V as reinterpreted by a great Italian writer whose motto was “Conscience is above obedience.”
  • The First Annual Forum in Italian American Criticism was held in Manhattan in 2008 at which internationally renowned scholars were invited to comment on “The Status of Interpretation in Italian American Studies.” After the lively event, I was given the pleasant task of lightly editing and arranging the contributions into a volume of the same name as the 30th volume in the highly respected Forum Italicum book series in Italian and Italian American Studies published in the spring of 2012. It is well worth a read by anyone who recognizes the value of the Italian experience in America and wishes to know who are the major players in the game.
  • On March 23, at the Italian Academy of Columbia University, a conference tried to prove that, at least on some level, young people have to opportunity to succeed in Italy: three young and successful Italian writers presented their novels, acclaimed by both Italian critics and the public.
  • Art & Culture
    Benedetta Grasso(October 22, 2010)
    At the Italian Cultural Institute, during the event “Lezioni Americane: Libri Come” Nathan Englander and Antonio Monda discussed the author’s approach to writing as well as upcoming projects

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