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Laura Pace(November 12, 2019)
Five women, two countries, one heart. This was the topic of discussion at New York University’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, where Johanna Clapps Herman moved the audience talking about her new book “When I am Italian” and telling the tale of her journey, as a young 20-year-old girl, in search of her roots. American but also Italian, belonging to neither place or to both.
Art & Culture
Roberta Cutillo(November 11, 2019)
The Institute of molecular bioimaging and physiology (IBFM) in collaboration with University of Milano and Milano-Bicocca University and supported by Fondazione Bracco, used new technology to reconstruct the artistic process that lead to the creation of some of the world’s most renowned artworks created inside the studio of Leonardo Da Vinci.
Art & Culture
Roberta Cutillo(November 04, 2019)
The ''oldest intact shipwreck in the world'' wins the 2019 International Archaeological Discovery ''Khaled al-Asaad'' Award. The ceremony will take place on November 14-17 in the UNESCO world heritage site of Paestum.
Liliana Segre (1938) http://www.memorialeshoah.it/liliana-segre/
Facts & Stories
Roberta Cutillo(November 01, 2019)
Many, from the President of the Republic to the Vatican’s Secretary of State, express dismay at the abstentions from center-right parties on the motion to create an extraordinary commission against hate, racism and anti-semitism proposed by Holocaust survivor and life Senator Liliana Segre.
Historical Library of the "Accademia della Crusca"
Art & Culture
Laura Pace(November 01, 2019)
Though it sounds like something out of an ancient tale, the Accademia della Crusca is a real institution in Italy, composed of the leading experts of Italian language and philology. Its contribution to our country is "meraviglioso," as its president Claudio Marazzini explains at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York in occasion of Italian Language Week.
Facts & Stories
Roberta Cutillo(October 31, 2019)
Mastroberardino, one of the Campania region’s major wineries, presents Villa dei Misteri 2012, the latest vintage of a wine grown and made in the archeological site of Pompeii.
Art & Culture
Roberta Cutillo(October 30, 2019)
Italian director Lina Wertmüller, the first woman to receive an Academy Award nomination for Directing for her 1975 film “Seven Beauties,” received an Honorary Academy Award for her extraordinary career at the star-studded 11th annual Governors Awards, an unmissable campaign stop for almost every Oscar contender. Other awards went out to director David Lynch, actor Wes Studi and actress and gender-parity activist Geena Davis.
Art & Culture
Monica Straniero(October 28, 2019)
As curtains draw over the 14th edition of Rome’s Festa del Cinema, with the people’s choice award going out to Alessandro Piva’s “Santa Subito,” here are some considerations about what this event means for the city, whose image is unfortunately too often that of a metropolis in disarray, unable to bounce back.
A stained glass image of Mother Cabrini. https://cabrinishrinenyc.org
Facts & Stories
I. I.(October 25, 2019)
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo appointed 19 members to a new commission that will oversee the creation of a statue honoring Mother Cabrini. The members will include Angelo Vivolo of the Columbus Heritage Coalition and Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of the...
Facts & Stories
Laura Pace(October 23, 2019)
At an event organized by the GEI (Gruppo Esponenti Italiani) at the New York Italian Consulate, three leading exponents of the Italian food and wine world on why Italian identity is here to stay and is spreading across the planet but only provided...
Life & People
Maria Rita Latto(October 31, 2019)
In all the Italian regions in the days between October 31st and the day of Saint Martin (November 11th) is custom to celebrate the juxtaposition of life and death with numerous traditions
Francesco Simeti with his work in Civita di Bagnoreggio. Photo by Piotr Niepsuj.
Following the opening of the artist’s latest show in New York’s Assembly Room, I sat down with him in his Gowanus studio to talk about what informs his practice, its accumulative nature, as well as its penchant towards a baroque aesthetic, which he...
Accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luigi Di Maio, and the Minister of Technological Innovation Paola Pisano, the Italian President travelled to DC, where he met with Trump, as well as the leadership of the Italian American Congressional...
Jhumpa Lahiri
Famed author, professor, and translator Jhumpa Lahiri in conversation with Director of Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò, Stefano Albertini, at New York’s Italian Cultural Institute, to present her latest publication, “The Penguin Book of Italian Short...
Art & Culture

Confronting Reality in Francesco Simeti’s “Imaginary” Worlds

Following the opening of the artist’s latest show in New York’s Assembly Room, I sat down with him in his Gowanus studio to talk about what informs his practice, its accumulative nature, as well as its penchant towards a baroque aesthetic, which he uses to “trick” viewers into confronting the difficult realities, from devastating wars to the rapid advance of climate change, hiding behind all the embellishments.
Facts & Stories

Help Restore The Historic Casa Belvedere

Casa Belvedere, a historical landmark and home to Staten Island’s Italian Cultural Foundation dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Italian cultural heritage in all of its forms, is seeking votes to obtain funding for the restoration of the upper levels that sustained severe water damage from Hurricane Sandy, with the ultimate goal of transforming them into new gallery space.
Art & Culture

Italian is the 4th Most Studied Language

Surpassing French, Italian becomes the 4th most studied language in the world, after English, Spanish, and Mandarin.
Op-Eds

What's Behind a Plate of Meatballs

An Italian TV station makes a show that looks for ‘pure Italians,’ starting from their food choices. The result? Presumption, arrogance and lack of knowledge.
Art & Culture

American Stars Abound at the 14th Rome Film Fest

Here is the program of screenings and guests coming to Rome's Auditorium Parco della Musica between the 17th and 27th of October on occasion of the 14th edition of the Rome Film Fest with Antonio Monda, festival’s artistic director for the fifth year
Facts & Stories

Ferrari Opens Tailor Made Center in New York City

Redesigned showroom becomes the first of its kind in the Americas, allowing clients to customize every element of their car
Facts & Stories

'Astroluca' New Commander of the ISS

Astronaut Luca Parmitano becomes the first Italian and third European to command the International Space Station (ISS), taking over from the Russian Alexei Ovchinin.
Op-Eds

‘Your Italian Hub’ And What of i-Italy?

EDITORIAL. A new communication agency is born. One that goes beyond information. A hub.
Facts & Stories

Meet “Your Italian Hub”. The New Italian Communication in the U.S.

Your Italian Hub - a new comunication agency operating in the United States. The newco is born of the experience of the editorial network i-Italy, which for over 10 years has been covering all things Italian in English for Americans, and of the Colavita Group, a leading force of the Italian food industry and one of the main importers and distributors of Italian products in the US.
Art & Culture

Italoamericana: Italian Illustration Takes on America

Italian illustration through the works of some of the most celebrated and appreciated artists in the American market at the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Los Angeles
Art & Culture

Ninfa, a Beautiful Garden Amidst Roman Ruins

The Garden of Ninfa, is located in Latina, a few miles from Rome. It is today considered one of the most beautiful romantic gardens in the world.
Facts & Stories

Francesca Campagna Named New CCO General Director

The globally renowned artistic manager and consultant to cultural institutions, Francesca Campagna, known for both her deep knowledge of opera and her ability to extend the reach of preeminent artists and institutions to new audiences, becomes the first female and immigrant General Director of the Center for Contemporary Opera. (CCO)
Facts & Stories

Columbus Day Parade's 2019. Honorees and Grand Marshal

The Columbus Citizens Foundation announced Giovanni Colavita, CEO & President of Colavita, and Cosimo, Gerardo, and Giuseppe Bruno, renowned New York restaurateurs, as honorees of the 2019 Columbus Celebration. In addition, television's Rosanna Scotto – host of Fox 5's "Good Day New York" – will receive the Columbus Foundation's 2019 Humanitarian Award. All five of these celebrated individuals will join Ferragamo USA Chairman, Massimo Ferragamo, who was previously announced as the Celebration and Columbus Day Parade's 2019 Grand Marshal.
Art & Culture

Arbëreshë, an ‘Anthropological Miracle’

A special event, featuring a lecture and music performance, held at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò traces the unique and little-known history of the Arbëreshë people of southern Italy, “an anthropological miracle,” that can serve as a model of both cultural preservation and social integration.
Art & Culture

Public Meets Private at La Reggia di Caserta

A new exhibition at La Reggia di Caserta, the grandiose royal palace constructed by the rulers of the House of Bourbon and often dubbed the “Versailles of Italy,” acts as a much-needed bridge between the public and private sector by showcasing 17th and 18th century works from the collection of antique dealer Cesare Lampronti.
Facts & Stories

Kicking Off the New School Year With La Scuola

La Scuola d’Italia invited parents, teachers, board members, and supporters of the school to celebrate the inauguration of the new academic year and to present the new initiatives undertaken by the school in this crucial phase of growth and development, reiterating its commitment to providing all New York parents with the best multilingual and multicultural education the city has to offer.
Art & Culture

Remembering Mario Mignone

In remembrance of the SUNY and Stony Brook Professor, who recently left us. From the island of Salina, Marcello Saija, his friend and partner of initiatives to truly and deeply explain Sicily and emigration to Americans, shares his memory of him. With this contribution we say farewell to Mario Mignone and his genuine and generous contribution to the history of Italians in America.
Facts & Stories

Water Found on Potentially Habitable Planet

The discovery, published in Nature Astronomy, was made by a team of astronomers from University College London (UCL) lead by Angelos Tsiaras, amongst them the Italian Giovanna Tinetti.
Art & Culture

Casa 2.0: New Initiatives For Cultural Exchange

We sat down with director Stefano Albertini to discuss Casa 2.0, the new and improved iteration of Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò’s cultural program and how the institution’s upcoming events will propel it in its mission to foster “cultural exchanges between different worlds.”
Facts & Stories

Tony Driver And The Harsh Reality of Borders

Director Ascanio Petrini tells the incredible story of Pasquale Donatone, a cab driver who transported illegal migrants from Mexico into the US and was expelled back to Italy, his country of origin. It’s him the actor who plays himself, a mix between Taxi Driver and Wile E. Coyote. Using reality and “light-heartedness” to incite reflections on migration and the right to citizenship, blurring the line between truth and fiction.
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Laura Pace(November 12, 2019)
Cinque donne, due paesi, un solo cuore. Ecco quello di cui si è parlato alla Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò di New York. Con il suo nuovo libro,“When I am Italian”, Joanna Clapps Herman ha emozionato tutto il pubblico in sala con la sua storia di...
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L. P.(November 07, 2019)
New York ci riserva quattro giorni di grandi autori, di grandi registi e di grandi anteprime americane e newyorchesi. Perla della rassegna cinematografica Italy on Screen Today sarà “Il Traditore” di Bellocchio. A raccontarcelo personalmente,...

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