Boston Italian Artists (BIA) held a launch event this week to create the first organization in the city for the Italian-American artistic community. Hosted at Boston’s Italian Consulate with Consul General Federica Sereni, dozens of artists gathered to take part in the new group. BIA is founded by President Chiara Durazzini, Vice President Stefano...

La senatrice Francesca Alderisi (FI) – eletta nella Circoscrizione Estero, ripartizione Nord e Centro America - è stata impegnata durante il trascorso fine settimana in una serie di incontri con la comunità italiana di Boston, che conta circa venti mila italo-americani. Nella giornata di venerdì, ha incontrato i rappresentanti di alcune delle assoc...

I Am Books, a diminutive independent bookstore with an Italian focus in Boston’s North End, has organized a two-day festival taking place for the first time Nov. 2 and 3 in Cambridge. IDEA Boston is a celebration of Italian books, authors, and culture, and the festival will include a number of panel discussions, a film screening, music, workshops,...

Picture this: a small, independent bookstore focusing on Italian and Italian American literature launching an Italian-inspired festival of books, authors and culture. As strange as that may sound, it’s what I AM Books is doing on Nov. 2-3, 2018, when it will launch the first annual IDEA Boston festival at the Dante Alighieri Cultural Center in Camb...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #107 magazine of We the Italians! Summer is ending, everybody came back to work here in Italy and joined us, who never stop, never cease to explore and promote Italy in/to/for the US. It's still early for details, and we’ve got a lot of work to do, but I'm glad to announce that just yesterday we signed an important ag...

"You wanna be startin' somethin', you gotta be startin' somethin'," sang Michael Jackson on the album Thriller. Well, here we go startin' somethin'. Last week we announced we were working on IDEA Boston, an Italian-inspired festival that will take place on Nov. 2-3. Now we are ready to share with you our program and the amazing speakers we have lin...

Nicola, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today? There is an immigrant story behind I AM Books. I moved from Rome, Italy, to the United States in 2008. After two years in Chicago, where I started working for an Italian American magazine named Fra Noi, I moved to Boston. Soon after, I launched bostoniano.info, a websi...

Well, little bookstore, you have just turned two. It’s hard to grasp the notion of time inside the magical box that you are. You have grown so much in these two years. When you were a baby, and we all celebrated your birth on Oct. 29, 2015, you were so small, so lean. Looking back, I realize how frail you must have looked to anyone seeing you for t...

In a world like today’s, in which social media rule and, generally speaking, the virtual aspect of our relations is predominant over the traditional face-to-face meetings, I AM Books - Italian and Italian-American bookstore and cultural hub - brainchild of Nicola Orichuia and Jim Pinzino, looks like a green oasis in the core of Boston’s North End,...