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  • Photo Credit: MARY ANN HALPIN
    Interview with the fearless writer that transcended eras, genders and stereotypes. During our conversation with the feminist icon, we’ve also come to discover the author’s strong ties with the Italian culture, from her love of Dante to her encounter with Umberto Eco. She is also the recipient of the Fernanda Pivano Award for American Literature, a prize named in honor of the Italian writer and translator. And of course we talked about #metoo, zipless fuck and much more...
  • "Let's Wake Up, Italics!"- Piero Bassetti in Conversation with Fred Plotkin
    Piero Bassetti and Fred Plotkin at La Casa di i-Italy
    There are over 250 million “Italics” in the world, and perhaps you’re one of them! On occasion of the recent English publication of Piero Bassetti’s book “Let’s Wake Up, italics! Manifesto for a Glocal Future,” i-Italy hosted a conversation between the author himself and Fred Plotkin, one of America’s foremost experts on opera and Italian culture. The conversation discussed what an “Italic” is and how Italics fit into the larger global society. The book “Let’s Wake Up, italics!” is published by the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute.
  • The Tallone Lettering
    The Italian Academy of New York’s Columbia University hosted a presentation on Alberto Tallone Editore, one of Europe’s most important publishing houses and typographic studios. The event was held on the occasion of Alexander Goren’s donation of his private collection of Tallone books. The New York philanthropist and businessman donated more than 400 books to Columbia’s Butler Library.
  • La famiglia Tallone presso la loro tipografia ad Alpignano in Piemonte
    L’Italian Academy della Columbia University di New York, ha ospitato la presentazione di Alberto Tallone Editore, casa editrice e studio tipografico di lunga tradizione, tra i più importanti d’Europa. L’evento si è tenuto in occasione della donazione di una collezione privata di libri Tallone conservata da Alexander Goren. Il filantropo e businessman newyorchese, ha donato alla Butler Library della Columbia più di 400 libri.
  • Serving a traditional “timballo di maccheroni” at a princely dinner table in Luchino Visconti’s Il Gattopardo (The Leopard)
    When winter comes with its chill and its darkness, so does that ancestral need of human beings to protect themselves from the cold, to protect each other. Togetherness is felt as a natural necessity and nothing brings people together more than food. One of the strongest symbolic representations of sharing, food has always brought Italian families together; its quasi-sacral liturgy—sitting together for supper and eating together during the holidays—is a long-lasting peculiarity of Italian culture.
  • Meet Italian actors Francesco Meola and Danilo Ottaviani and their The Cristoforo & Amerigo's Menu, a collection of poems, songs, comic scenes, both in English and in Italian. All the pieces featured in the menu are masterpieces of Italian culture, in all its levels, from the highest to the lowest (from Dante's poems to spicy Italian jokes).
  • On May 11, IHCC-NY celebrated the annual Mother’s Day ceremony at the Mother Italy Statue at Hunter College and received the moral responsibility of the statue from Justice Dominic Massaro. The ceremony was also the occasion to honor Consul General of Italy to New York Natalia Quintavalle for her role in the Italian-American community and as a proud Italian mother.

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