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I. I.(November 15, 2018)
Monica Vitti enchanted cinema and the public. She is perhaps the last great Italian diva, an actress who provoked sympathy and emotion in both cinephiles and the general public. She united the two separate souls of Italian film, auteurist cinema and la Commedia all’italiana.
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Jerry Krase(November 14, 2018)
The 2018 midterm elections will be remembered as The Year of the Woman in more ways than one. On November 6th, the Democratic Party enjoyed its highest margin of victory ever among female voters in a midterm election. The result, As of November 13, the Democrats had a net gain over the Republicans in the House of Representatives of at least 32 (up to 40 is possible) seats giving them a solid majority there. Under the U.S. Constitution, The House has "the sole power of impeachment." Therefore, women, I would guess, can’t wait to tune into the President’s Impeachment Hearings on MSNBC...
Louise DeSalvo, Edi Giunta
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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
Facts & Stories
A. F.(November 03, 2018)
The final countdown for all things bikes and motorcycles has just started. The International Bicycle, Motorcycle and Accessories Exhibition (EICMA) will open in Milan on November 8 in Milan. And, starting this year, the most eagerly awaited international event in the industry launched a promotional campaign in the U.S. too.
Op-Eds
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.
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.
Life & People

Taking Molise to the World

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

Travels in Molise: Splendors of the Samnites and their Scions

Discovering the Wonders of the Bel Paese. A small region of 1,714 sq miles and little more of 300,000 inhabitants, located between Abruzzo and Apulia, Molise is a land rich in history, full of mountain- and hilltop towns that look like nativity scenes, hermitages and monasteries, and vestiges of the ancient world.
Facts & Stories

The Two-Wheeler: An Italian Passion Going on a Hundred

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.
Facts & Stories

NIAF Anniversary Gala Honors Six Outstanding Leaders

Honorees are Chef Lidia Bastianich, Vincent Boccia, president, Confindustria; Giovanni Caforio, M.D., chairman/CEO of Bristol-Myers Squibb; Antonio De Matteis, CEO, Kiton; Cav. Lav. Vito Pertosa, founder, Angel Group; and Carl Schramm, an American economist and entrepreneur.
Art & Culture

When Tourism Becomes more Burden than Bounty

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.
Life & People

New York Columbus Day Parade 2018. Celebrating Italian-American Heritage

First Data President Guy Chiarello serves as Grand Marshal of annual march and will kead the parade with over 100 marching groups Including high school bands; Italian-American Cultural Institutions and colorful floats
Art & Culture

Leonardo Da Vinci, Between Lombardy and New York

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)
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From Ellis Island... “You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby!”

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.
Art & Culture

Libiamo! The Upcoming Production of La traviata with the Washington National Opera

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.
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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.
Art & Culture

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.
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The Calabrian mob - known as the 'Ndrangheta - is an "underestimated" and "extraordinary powerful organisation".

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A 15-year-long court case was given new life on Wednesday when the highest court in Italy published its decision affirming the merits of a plagiarism suit brought by the inventor of Western Kentucky's mascot against a large Italian media company.

Artist Larissa Watson allegedly left several hotels and restaurants without paying during Italian holiday lasting months

Piera Aiello is hardly unknown. She wrote a popular autobiography in 2012 and was elected to Italy's Parliament in March, winning 52 percent of the vote in her Sicilian constituency as a candidate of the populist Five Star Movement.

Two prominent North End restaurateurs, Frank DePasquale and Nick Varano, are teaming up to run an Italian restaurant at Encore Boston Harbor, the $2.5 billion Everett gambling resort scheduled to open next June.

An Italian man has been condemned for taking a selfie on a railway platform where a woman had just been hit by a train.

European Union ministers searched in vain on Tuesday for a compromise on immigration reform, overshadowed by a new hardline government in Rome which has declared Italy will no longer be the continent’s “refugee camp”.

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Gennaro Matino(November 11, 2018)
Il sogno di Lennon, fatto in " Imagine", diventa realtà. Ne possiamo essere contenti? In Europa, le nostre città ormai da tempo hanno potuto rendersi conto di una avanzata di nuovo paganesimo nei loro stessi territori. Non si tratta solo...

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Italy in NY Calendar

Format: 2018-11-18
Format: 2018-11-18

November 17

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
David Witten, piano
07:30 pm
New York
The Italian Academy
1161 Amsterdam Avenue
10027 New York, NY
United States

November 18

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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