Saturday January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm. I AM BOOKS - 189 NORTH STREET - BOSTON, MA 02113. Robert Cocuzzo is a Boston-based author whose latest book, The Road to San Donato, has been lauded by Booklist as “a delightful Italian travel adventure, sure to appeal to cyclists–and an ideal choice for father-son book clubs.” The Road to San Donato tells t...

C'è una libreria di 35 metri quadrati a Firenze che da oggi è anche un romanzo edito da Mondadori: "La Piccola Farmacia letteraria". L'ha scritto Elena Molini, 37 anni, un master in editoria e una sfida coraggiosa, aprire per davvero una minuscola libreria indipendente in un paese che legge poco. L'avventura comincia un anno fa in via di Ripoli, st...

Keeping a collection of books in a city where the roads are made of water is a dangerous idea to begin with, but Venice’s Libreria Acqua Alta has nothing to fear since they just keep all their titles in waterproof basins.  The self-proclaimed “most beautiful bookstore in the world” is composed of a number of over-stuffed rooms stacked wall-to-wall...

The stories of the successful Italians in Silicon Valley have a meaning that goes far beyond the simple yet wonderful description of our compatriots who see their talent recognized in the most innovative and competitive environment in the world. These stories convey that innovation and competition are perfectly combined with Italianism, and for thi...

Poor pasta. One of our favorite comfort foods has been shunned in favor of our anything-but-carbs obsession. But pasta is not all about excess and gluttonous hedonism. Its roots are more frugal, humble, restrained. Pasta is actually one of the best ways to eat on a budget and use up food scraps, and the ingredients are simple and inexpensive. It’s...

“Boys’ Secrets and Men’s Loves” is a poignant, timely memoir by David A. J. Richards that sheds light on the trauma that patriarchy inflicts on men. Drawing from his own life and experiences, Richards explains how patriarchal norms harm boys and men, forcing them to forgo their authentic, emotional selves in order to conform to the rigid stereotype...

What unites all the people I have had the good luck to interview is their relationship with an aspect of the marriage between Italy and America. Everyone experiences it from a different point of view, on this or that side of the ocean, and for We the Italians it is nice to meet people who are different in culture, sex, age, experience, tastes and v...

Spregiudicata, provocante, talvolta osé o scandalosa: è la moda di oggi. O meglio degli ultimi settecento anni, se si assume il XIV secolo come il vero punto di svolta nelle abitudini occidentali in fatto di abbigliamento. È ciò che sostiene Roberta Orsi Landini nel suo nuovo saggio intitolato “Moda a Firenze e in Toscana nel Trecento” (pp. 160, eu...

The Godfather is a historic film that made and remade historical past. Francis Ford Coppola’s adaptation of Mario Puzo’s best-selling household novel is persistently rated within the prime three movement photos ever made, usually at #1. Some critics and movie historians imagine the sequel, The Godfather Half II, was a good higher movie, solidifying...

Tony Fusco is the first poet laureate of the town of West Haven, and he believes in the power of words. “What use are words?” he asks rhetorically. “Everything. Words are the birthplace of culture … they shape our perception of the world and influence it as well. Words are magic, and poetry is like an incantation to invoke that power … "People use...