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Another Turn of the Key. Nino Marano. 49 Years in Prison

A presentation of Emma D’Aquino’s new book about Nino Marano, a man who spent 49 years in prison. It all started with stolen peppers and eggplants. After being arrested and imprisoned, it’s in prison that Nino became a murderer and never got out. Alternating between moments of hope for redemption and recurring episodes of violence. The sentence gets longer and it becomes almost an excuse to commit new crimes. A difficult and controversial story that opens up to many reflections.

Why Hold a Book Presentation in Italian in New York?

Two Italian language appointments for Emma D’Aquino’s book “Ancora un giro di chiave” edited by Baldini & Castoldi. One of the most renowned Italian news anchors puts together a moving and incredible telling of detainee Nino Marano’s story. Why did we decide to hold them in Italian?

Opinion: Is Italy Protecting LGBTQ Citizens?

As he prepares to spend a year in Bologna, an American student contemplates LGBTQ safety in Italy.

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.

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

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

Farewell to Durante, the Man Who Promoted Italian-American Culture... in Italy

Writer, journalist, and literary scholar Francesco Durante, 66, died in Capri on Saturday. With astounding range, infinite intellectual curiosity, indefatigable energy, his detached, wry irony, combined with his passionate empathy, helped us make sense of our world and the past.

The EU and Italian Debt: More Tolerance?

Italy's deputy premiers Salvini and Di Maio, governing partners for the past year, have not been on speaking terms for weeks. But under pressure from the European Union over the country's giant debt, they are trying to find a way out, as an EU deadline looms July 9

May Brings Good News on Jobs and the Economy

Despite gloomy predictions, the Italian economy has surged upwards. Showing an increase of 0.1% in the past 12 months, the hike in the GDP is accompanied by an increase in employment. While domestic demand remains timid, exports have increased.

Soft Power & the Role of Young Italians Abroad

Considerations after the Palermo Seminary with 115 young Italians from all over the world

The Way We Were: Humanitarian Missions and Boat People, Yesterday and Today

Overwhelming flows of migrants who board fragile boats to seek refuge and shelter in neighboring countries. The refusal by some of such countries to accept refugees. The blockage of their fragile boats in high waters, exposing them to an uncertain fate. It may sound like today, but it happened forty years ago...

Sardinian Shepherds Spill Milk to Make Their Point

Sardinia, population 1.6 million, and host to 12,000 sheep farms and nearly three million sheep, is famed for its pecorino cheese. But the shepherds' income from sheeps' milk has fallen so low that by way of protest farmers have dumped thousands of gallons of precious milk into the street. In the background: regional elections Feb. 23.

Salvini's Lega Soars in Abruzzo Regional Vote

Claiming almost 28%, Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini's right-wing Lega triumphed in Sunday's vote in the Abruzzo Region, in what is seen as the walkup to the EU vote March 26. The big loser: Luigi Di Maio's Five Star Movement (M5S), with under 20%.

New Year Forecasts for Italy Begin with the Economy

New Year forecasts for Italy begin with the economy, which showed lively growth in 2018. However, a GDP slump during the third quarter of 2018 appears a warning signal. Further risks may be aggravated by tax hikes.

Matteo Salvini at the Foreign Press Association in Rome

Matteo Salvini will shortly visit the United States, he told a crowded hall of foreign journalists at the Foreign Press Association Dec. 10. While calling for regular and regularly controlled immigration, he said, "My priority is the 5 million Italians living in poverty."

Annual Censis Report Shows a Weary Italy

This December's annual Censis Report on the Italian society and economy is not exactly what Santa ordered. Its 52d edition shows an Italy suffering from fear of the future and of migrants, and lax in investing in education.

Trees, from Christmas Lights to the New Urban Forests

From Christmas trees like Rome's "Spelacchio" to projects to fight pollution through urban forestry, trees make news, and not only those in Rome which have been neglected and fall across downtown streets.

It's Time for #MeThree

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 hosted by Rachel Maddow.

Italy, Cradle of Culture, Curtails Spending on its Heritage

Italy's cultural heritage outshines that of any other European nation, but this has not prevented the government from slashing its budget for heritage maintenance. Spending on school has also been reduced.

Voices Raised in Political Boxing Match

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.

Editorial. Our ‘Red Salad’ or... How To Tell Women’s Stories Differently

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