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  • A scene from Pizza & the Art of Living (Pizza e l’arte di arrangiarsi), by Matteo Troncone
    Every year a different cultural theme is chosen to spotlight the week’s promotion of language; in 2017, it’s cinema. Located in the capital of American cinema, the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles is naturally very actively involved. The Institute’s director, Valeria Rumori tells i-Italy how they are approaching the task.
  • The Leopardi house
    On occasion of Italian writer Giacomo Leopardi's birthday (June 29, 1789), the writer's descendants announced the opening of the Leopardi mansion's old stables in Recanati, Marche. This is where Teresa Fattorini "Silvia," from Leopardi's poem "A Silvia" lived. Following last year’s earthquakes in Central Italy, “Silvia’s House” in Recanati has now opened to the public for the first time.
  • 7 of Leopardi's moral essays were presented by the Mario Martone's Teatro Stabile Torino at the La Scuola d'Italia Guglielmo Marconi as part of a series of celebrations of the city of Turin that have been taking place throughout the city of New York. Deep and thought provoking text, skilful directing and impeccable acting result in a must see show.
  • Zibaldone amasses the unprecedented brilliance of Giacomo Leopardi into one groundbreaking, 2,500-page text. Widely regarded as Italy’s finest modern lyric poet, Leopardi spent years cultivating and refining his radical and incisive analyses of religion, philosophy, language, history, anthropology, translation, the natural sciences, literature, poetry, and love in his Zibaldone.
  • Between his first and his second concerts in New York City, Italian singer and songwriter Biagio Antonacci had a chance to stop by Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò at New York University for a chat. Casa Italiana’s director, Stefano Albertini, and I-Italy’s founder and editor in chief, Letizia Airos, sat down with the star and asked questions that went beyond the surface.
  • The three rules of IAWA: Read One Another, Write or Be Written, and Buy Our Books. The Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) presents writers Jonathan Galassi and Jane Tylus on Saturday, January 12, 2013, at the Cornelia Street Café, 29 Cornelia Street in New York City’s West Village, (212-989-9319); www.corneliastreetcafe.com. The reading takes place from 5:45 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. and kicks off with Open Mic readings of five minutes after which the featured writers take the stage.