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  • In the late Nineties, then Italy’s U.N. Ambassador Paolo Fulci—a Sicilian who calls Salina home—united 32 small, insular states to block a Security Council reform that would have marginalized Italy. Influential members of the Italian-American community were mobilized in support of Italy’s national interests. Prominent among them were descendants of Aeolian immigrants... Interview
  • Both the daily horde of exhausted, hungry immigrants landing on the shores of Sicily and those who tend to them after their arrival are in despair. Even before this week some 2,000 immigrants were known to be on the island. Twice those from last year are arriving, even as the season of fair weather has only begun. The police prefect of Sicily has appealed for help from Rome, but in the meantime the Sicilian holding centers are on the verge of collapse. Many, including a number of pregnant women, arrived via Libya from Syria
  • Dining in & out: Articles & Reviews
    Natasha Lardera(April 14, 2014)
    WHEN ICE CREAM MAKING BECOMES AN ART AND A MISSION Francesco Realmuto, from Sicily, made his American Dream come true when he decided to bring the best Italian artisanal gelato to NYC. His product is simply incomparable. “Gelato making is an art. Our mission has been to build a community of people around gelato, from producers of raw materials to Italian gelato craftsmen, to give that authentic feeling that gelato can give, just as I remember from my childhood."
  • Sicilian Space Program - Il cannolo siciliano nello spazio - making of - sub eng
    Facts & Stories
    Giulia Madron(March 07, 2014)
    "Sicilian Space Program" is the project realized by three amateur Sicilian scientists who launched a cannolo into the space.
  • Teatro delle Albe. A Presentation/Workshop on Sicilian Music Tradition Revisited led by Enzo and Lorenzo Mancuso. In collaboration with the John J. Cali School of Music and the Global Education Center at Montclair State University
  • Dining in & out: Articles & Reviews
    Dino Borri(July 11, 2013)
    The evolution of ice cream changes from one century to the next and in the eighteenth century gelato starts being considered a typical Italian product
  • “We are Responsible for the death of the ‘undocumented’” For his first trip outside of Rome, Pope Francis chose the Sicilian island, which symbolized last hope for many immigrants.