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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
Louise DeSalvo, Edi Giunta
Facts & Stories
Edvige Giunta(November 06, 2018)
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
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Judith Harris(November 01, 2018)
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
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
Francesco Maria Villani(October 30, 2018)
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
Emily Hayes(October 26, 2018)
On Monday, October 22, the Italian Scientists and Scholars of North America Foundation (ISSNAF), hosted by the Embassy of Italy, led revealing discussions on the future of longevity for human life. That evening, ISSNAF honored an Italian who has influenced the field of neuroscience across the Atlantic with the 2018 Life Achievement Award, Emilio Bizzi, Emeritus Investigator at the McGovern Institute and Emeritus Institute Professor at MIT.
Life & People
Maria Rita Latto(November 01, 2018)
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)
Giorgio Spanu, Nancy Olnick, Ilaria Bernardi, Massimo Bartolini
The Embassy of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in Washington D.C. hosted a conversation on new trends in Italian Art. The panel, New Directions: Italian Contemporary Art in the United States, featured curator Ilaria Bernardi and artist...
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...
The night of Gala Receptions and the Awards Dinner were preceded by two days of Italian and Italian American events, many of them free and open to the public.
Family, friends, music, wine and food! Now that’s Italian! On Saturday, October 13, The National Italian American Foundation’s 43rd Anniversary Gala hosted more than 2,000 Italian Americans and special guests from Italy in a weekend-long celebration...
Life & People
Emily Hayes(October 16, 2018)
For two days every year, the Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel swells with Italian voices, music, and food for the National Italian American Foundation’s (NIAF) Anniversary Gala weekend. October 12 and 13 of this year were no different....
No TAP Commitee
The clash between Italy's Minister for the economy and finance Giovanni Tria and the top political players overshadows all other arguments within the government. On the agenda are in-house quarrels over dropping the euro and the amount of...
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Sergio Mattarella, 77, "Prudently Presidential"

In an era of political divisiveness, Italian President Sergio Mattarella remains a unifying figure and Italy's most popular single politician, widely praised for his calm and "prudently presidential style.
Art & Culture

A Trailblazer of Italian Modern Art

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

L’Italia: The Country Big on Small Business

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.
Art & Culture

Italy Chooses the Movie that Goes to the Oscar: Is “Dogman” by Matteo Garrone.

The Film, loosely based on a true story of crime, will compete to enter in the final 5 titles for the Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film.
Life & People

Bumper Grape Harvest Brings Outstanding Wine

Italian enologists are gloating not only about the boost in quantity of this year's grapes, but, more importantly, about the quality. The vintage, up 21% over last year, is considered exceptional.
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Cynthia Nixon vs Andrew Cuomo: Sex or No Sex in the City”

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 the female-kind, knocked off some “right-leaning” lower level, nominally Democratic Party incumbents, Governor Andrew Cuomo was the last man standing at the top.
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Celebrating the First Contemporary Performance of Lorenzo Da Ponte’s The Musical Bee (L’ape musicale)

Three occasions to celebrate in New York Cityt he First Contemporary Performance of Lorenzo Da Ponte’s "The Musical Bee". "L’Ape Musicale" will be staged at Columbia in its first modern rendering on October 15 and 17 at 7:30 pm in Low Memorial Library, the most prestigious building on campus. The opera will be performed by the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Lirico di Cagliari under the conduction of Donato Renzetti; it will be directed by Davide Garattini Raimondi. On Tuesday, October 16, the same ensembles, conducted by Renzetti, will be at the Basilica of St. Patrick’s Old Cathedral in Little Italy, Da Ponte’s own parish (where his funeral was held 180 years ago), for a concert recalling the charity event held there on June 22, 1826, an “Oratorio for the Benefit of the Orphan Asylum” that starred Manuel García and his daughter Maria Malibran. A one-day symposium will cover a wide range of research on the early days of European opera in the U.S.Lorenzo Da Ponte and the Birth of Italian Opera in New York at The Italian Academy, Columbia University (1161 Amsterdam Avenue • New York, NY 10027).
Art & Culture

Adventures in Italian Opera is Back at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò

World’s foremost opera experts Fred Plotkin resumes his series, Adventures in Italian Opera, where he sits down with a multitude of esteemed guests from the opera world.
Art & Culture

Inge. Quell'amica schietta e diretta

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 and the Italian publishing industry at large, with the intent to change the world with books. Inge Feltrinelli, l'ultima regina dell'editoria - rivoluzionaria tra passato e futuro - ci ha lasciato in punta di piedi. Il ricordo di uno scrittore. Poche ma incisive parole su una donna che, con idee chiare, ha accompagnato non solo la sua casa editrice, ma tutta l'editoria italiana, nell'intento di cambiare il mondo con i libri
Art & Culture

Twenty-two Short, Shorter and Shortest Stories About Women

Known for her great sense of humor, Ciresi mixes the tragic with the comic in many of these stories about women in relationships that are beginning, ending and often static.
Art & Culture

The Sentiments of Precious Stones

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 her own life.
Life & People

Team Colavita/Bialetti Closes Out the 2018 Season

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 Bialetti, a leading Italian cookware and coffee maker brand; Bianchi, premier Italian bicycle manufacturer; and EICMA, an acronym for the most important trade fair event for the entire 2-wheel sector comprising motorcycles and bicycles. The Colavita women’s program, with its UCI-registered Colavita-Bianchi team, has been providing big career-building opportunities for women in cycling for more than 15 years.
Facts & Stories

Are You Ready for NIAF Anniversary Gala Weekend?

Dine with Lidia Bastianich, Peruse a Variety of Italian Goods, and Much More During at The National Italian American Foundation Anniversary Gala Weekend
Facts & Stories

Meet the Most Powerful Ferrari Road Car Ever Created!

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 draw inspiration from the most evocative Ferraris of the 1950s and feature the most advanced sports car technology available today.
Art & Culture

Writers, Photographers Fight to Keep Venice Alive and Authentic

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.
Stefano Albertini and Letizia Airos on Uno Mattina
Facts & Stories

The Italian Culture in the US at UNO MATTINA. With i-Italy and Casa Italiana, NYU

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò director Stefano Albertini and i-Italy Editor-in-Chief Letizia Airos interviewed on RAIUno's talk show UnoMattina. In Italian
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Anti-immigrant Violence in Italy Draws UN scrutiny

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 Human Rights of Man.
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Fascism in America and Italy: Does History Repeat Itself?

Given the rise of intolerance at the highest levels of government in America and Italy, it makes sense to think about its illogical causes and potential effects.
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Starbucks Doesn’t Spell The Apocalypse!

Starbucks has opened its first ever branch in Italy. “Dedicated to Milan, the city that inspired our dreams. Every coffee we served brought us here.” This inscription Is on a wall of Starbucks’ newest location in Milan. Why hasn’t Starbucks opened store in Italy until now? Will it succeed? Will it hurt small businesses? Will it change Italians’ habits? Only time will tell, but we can make our modest predictions if we examine the hard data, says Alberto Baudo, owner of Williamsburg’s Fabbrica Why hasn’t Starbucks opened store in Italy until now? Will it succeed? Will it hurt small businesses? Will it change Italians’ habits? Only time will tell, but we can make our modest predictions if we examine the hard data, says Alberto Baudo, owner of Williamsburg’s Fabbrica
Facts & Stories

Back to School Time for Italian Youngsters

Schools are about to reopen for Italy's students, although not without problems. Some towns have lost school buildings due to earthquakes while others complain of a shortage of teachers. A bitter controversy is over vaccinating the very youngest.
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Ever dreamed of tying the knot in a fairytale castle in Italy? You can now rent one for just over $100 -- and the whole place will be exclusively yours. 

In Nine, the curious musical in which Daniel Day-Lewis (convincingly) pretends to be Italian, his director-in-crisis character eventually flees from Rome to Anguillara Sabazia.

In Nine, the curious musical in which Daniel Day-Lewis (convincingly) pretends to be Italian, his director-in-crisis character eventually flees from Rome to Anguillara Sabazia.

In Nine, the curious musical in which Daniel Day-Lewis (convincingly) pretends to be Italian, his director-in-crisis character eventually flees from Rome to Anguillara Sabazia.

Italian liquor group Davide Campari posted strong results Tuesday, helped by fizzing sales of its signature orange aperitif

Mario Segale, the man after whom video game hero Super Mario was named, has died aged 84.

Mr Segale was a successful Italian-American property developer from the US state of Washington.

If you'd like to eat the world's most scientifically perfect pizza, you have two options: One, fly to Rome and order a Margherita pizza fresh from the brick oven; or, two, solve a long thermodynamic equation to simulate that glorious Italian pizza in your pathetic electric oven at home.

With surprisingly little controversy or debate, the City Council voted this Tuesday to designate the second Monday of October ​— ​traditionally celebrated as the federal Columbus Day holiday — as both Indigenous Peoples’ Day and Italian Heritage Day.

The 12th Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival, which runs Oct. 25-28 at the Sottile Theatre, is Charleston’s biggest celebration of Italian culture.

This year it focuses on a particular city in Italy known as a creative center in a country known for its artistic and cultural legacy. Four of the 13 films to be screened at the festival tell stories of Naples.

In Verona, where foodie and street artist Pier Paolo Spinazzè lives, hate propaganda has been on the rise. Spinazzè fights it with love, combining his longtime passions for food and art.

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Italy in NY Calendar

Format: 2018-11-14
Format: 2018-11-14

November 24

Matera Imagined/Matera Immaginata
06:00 pm
New York
Istituto Italiano di Cultura
686 Park Ave
10021 New York, NY
United States

November 25

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
Matera Imagined/Matera Immaginata
06:00 pm
New York
Istituto Italiano di Cultura
686 Park Ave
10021 New York, NY
United States

November 26

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
Matera Imagined/Matera Immaginata
06:00 pm
New York
Istituto Italiano di Cultura
686 Park Ave
10021 New York, NY
United States

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