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Franco-German TV network Arte has boarded high-profile doc “Fellini of the Spirits” exploring Italian director Federico Fellini’s lifelong interest in everything metaphysical and featuring Oscar winners Damien Chazelle and William Friedkin among talking heads. The project, now in post, is directed by Anselma Dell’Olio whose “Marco Ferreri: Dangerou...

For those who are praying for the people impacted by and suffering from coronavirus: The Vatican is encouraging a day of prayer and fasting in order to invoke divine help and intervention against the coronavirus in Rome, Italy, and the world. Many Catholics are praying a Novena prayer to St. Rocco, who has been venerated for centuries as the protec...

Anton Coppola, who appeared in the children’s chorus for the 1926 American premiere of Puccini’s uncompleted “Turandot,” conducted his own ending to the work some nine decades later, and in between had one of the longest careers as a maestro in modern times, died on Monday at his home in Manhattan. He was 102. His daughter, Lucia Coppola, confirmed...

During my presentations, I show several old pictures of my immigrant grandparents and relatives in their later years in Italy and early days in America.  One thing conspicuous in the pictures is that they did not smile.  It is the rare image where a twinkle, even a slight crack at the side of the mouth, is visible.  No, they do not look uncomfortab...

Nine decades. 70 albums. Nearly two dozen Grammy Awards. To say that the career of vocalist Tony Bennett doesn’t rank among the most significant in the history of recorded music might be the understatement of not just one – but two - centuries. But who knew that Bennett's also a World War II veteran who recorded his first hit song decades before mo...

Welcome to Italy—we’re open for business. That’s the message Allison Scola wants to share in this episode of The Italian American Podcast. With Coronavirus spreading throughout Italy and the world, we sit down with Scola, the founder, owner, and curator of Experience Sicily and the New York Cannoli Crawl (and 2019 New York Times Travel Show Expert)...

The #Feeling #Italian #book has finally been published. Do you want to know more about what Feeling Italian means today? The “Feeling Italian” book uses the photographic language to explore the #multicultural #identities and #global #citizenship. 89 images selected from an international Jury, together with personal stories and narratives (Italian a...

The meatball has taken a back seat to the pasta in many of our favorite Italian dishes. But, today, they are front and center as we celebrate National Meatball Day. Whether you prefer your meatballs atop a mountain of spaghetti or nestled in a submarine roll, finding your favorite sauce to dress it can be overwhelming because of the sheer number of...

The Commission for Language and Culture of COMITES is happy to announce the opening of the call for Maria Manetti Shrem Grants 2020. Students who take the AP Italian Exam 2020 and score 3 or higher will be awarded with prizes from 50 to 100$. This initiative is possible thanks to the generosity of Ms. Maria Manetti Shrem, a stellar lover of Arts an...

Angelini Pharma announces today it has acquired the ThermaCare® global business rights, excluding North America, from GSK. The deal also includes the dedicated US manufacturing site for ThermaCare in Albany, Georgia. The acquired asset supports Angelini Pharma reinforcing both its Consumer Healthcare business and consolidating its International pre...

Tutti, prima o poi, immaginiamo di trovarci improvvisamente catapultati in uno scenario distopico. Influenzati dai romanzi di Isaac Asimov, o magari di Philip K. Dick o di Margaret Atwood, dai film Blade Runner o Matrix, dalle puntate di Westworld, Black Mirror, The Walking Dead, o semplicemente per gioco, o ancora per esorcizzare le paure più prof...

The 2020 Slow Wine US Tour, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the English-language edition of the Slow Wine Guide, was held last month in five cities across the United States, to an enthusiastic reception from trade, press, and consumers. The guide was born in 2010  with the objective of expanding Slow Food’s work to the world of wine. The “Slow...