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Con una celebrazione per il 750mo anniversario della nascita del Sommo poeta ha debuttato a Washington la Dante Alighieri Legacy Association presieduta da Melo Cicala. La cerimonia si è svolta al Meridian Hill Park, dove è stata deposta una corona di fiori ai piedi del monumento di Dante eretto nella capitale. L'imponente statua (104,4 pollic...

It all started with Hieronymus Bosch. My Wednesday morning Bible study was learning about Christian art and we had gotten up to the Northern Renaissance when our teacher, Rev. Chris Shorow, mentioned that a painting by the Dutch master, Heironymus Bosch had just been authenticated at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City. There are on...

By Natalie Brunell As a Sacramento restaurant owner celebrates her one-year anniversary, her customers celebrate her deliciously cool gelato as the heat continues to rise. Stefania Zerbinati opened Eatuscany in midtown Sacramento where she showcases her masterful gelato.   "It's not simple," Zerbinati said. "I made my school in gelato in Ra...

by Greg Morago   Houston is mad for pizza. Pie shops are opening faster than you can say pepperoni. But pieman Anthony Calleo of Pi Pizza isn't sweating the competition. He knows he has great pizza. So do his many fans who knew him from more than four years of slinging slices out of his popular pizza truck. His biggest vote of confidenc...

By Paul Sullivan   Fifty years ago. Half a century last month, and the memories come flooding back of a grand trip to Italy after reading those wonderful, witty old notes.   The little Fiat 600 we rented gobbled up two lane roads and ate through the choked city streets in Rome, Florence, Bolsena, Rovigo, in Padua and the lovely old mo...

It takes many people to create a film – Lou Romano is one of them.Lou Romano works in animation as a production designer and art director. Essentially, he helps create the visual world of some of our favorite animated films. Lou has worked on the Pixar classics Up, Monsters, Inc., and The Incredibles. He has contributed work to The Iron Giant and,...

Restaurant owner and wine expert Alpana Singh said she created her new Mediterranean restaurant Terra & Vine in downtown Evanston with Northwestern students in mind. "Everything is very accessible and approachable. You can come here for a birthday celebration or a casual meal," Singh said. "We want it to be affordable, not something you sp...

Over the past several years, many cities and towns across the country have abolished Columbus Day in favor of Indigenous Peoples' Day, citing the discrimination, land grab and colonialism that followed the arrival in America of Christopher Columbus.   Rather than celebrate Columbus on the second Monday in October as we do in Connecticut, gro...

New Italian Cinema Events (N.I.C.E.), a nonprofit organization based in Florence, Italy, is back again to celebrate Italian film here in New York! All film screenings are free and open to the public. These films will be in Italian with English subtitles and presented by the directors themselves. Advanced registration is required. Register here. &n...

When: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm Where: Italian Cultural Institute of New YorkOrganized by : IIC Entrance : Free   Screening of the documentary film Camminando sull'Acqua (Walking on Water), with the participation of Paolo Fantacci (son of Beppe Fantacci) e Laudomia Pucci (daughter of Emilio Pucci).  ...

By Jackson Shrout Marginalization, in one form or another, is an inevitability in the formation of nations. Italy, which was properly unified over the course of the 19th century, was no exception.   In "Italy's Margins in Photography and Film," a lecture by David Forgacs, the New York University professor examined the cultural history of It...

By Paula Reynolds Almost lost to the annals of time, there's a particular story of Italian immigration that most of us haven't heard about in a history class, nor read in book, nor listened to as we squirmed at nonna's knee.   It's a story of struggle and strife, of discrimination and toil, of hardships and sorrows played out in the fertile...