Communities — cities — need Catholic schools. Why? What is to be done in an environment when the closing of Catholic elementary and secondary schools have big cities and small towns alike?   In their book Lost Classroom, Lost Community: Catholic Schools' Importance in Urban America, Margaret F. Brinig and Nicole Garnett document the importan...

I didn't grow up around Italian Americans in Southern California but I am fascinated by their strong sense of La Famiglia. My boxing gym is owned and run by a bevy of Italian American cousins, half-brothers, and brothers who speak a distinct dialect called The Lake language.   Their most famous cohort is Matt LeBlanc from the sitcom Friends....

  WTI Magazine #83    2016 September 16Author : Umberto Mucci      Translation by:   Ciao from Rome! Welcome to the 83th issue of our online magazine. September is here, the summer has gone, and we are preparing for the October tour that will see us presenting We the Italians in 13 cities on the East Coast and in the Midwest (West Coast will be...

di Claudia Vanni   Perché i viaggi non sono solo tappe turistiche. Per alcuni finiscono per essere "banali trasferte immortalate con una bulimia di scatti fotografici", ma per altri sono "pellegrinaggi in un luogo dell'anima". E da queste spedizioni alla ricerca del sé, può nascere addirittura un libro: Ascoltavo le maree. "Sono arrivato pe...

A Civil War: A History of the Italian Resistance by Claudio Pavone, translated by Peter Levy, preface by Stanislao Pugliese "Among the few indisputable masterpieces of contemporary history." –Financial Times . A Civil War is a history of the wartime Italian Resistance, recounted by a historian who, when only a boy, took part in the struggle against...

Italyʼs medieval universities established the study of human anatomy for physicians. To heighten their art, Renaissance masters clandestinely examined anatomy through human dissection. The profound connection between art and science is best demonstrated by the genius of Michelangelo.   Indeed, the wooden crucifix he carved in gratitude for s...

The Center for Italian StudiesThe Italian Division at the University of PennsylvaniaPresent   Love, Smoke, and Memory:Italo Svevo's Diario per la fidanzata   a Salvatori Lecture byNorman Rusin   University of PennsylvaniaWednesday March 13, 2013 at 6pmCherpack, 543 Williams Hall255 S. 36th Street   Light refreshments wil...

Monday, October 7, 2013 @ 7 PM Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere79 Howard Avenue Staten Island, NY 10301 - (718) 273-7600   Guernica Editions and the Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere invite you to attend the book launch of Trinàcria: A Tale of Bourbon Sicily by Anthony Di Renzo Please join us for a r...

"Everyone come to the table and eat" is a favorite expression of renowned Italian cooking star Lidia Bastianich. Fairway Group Holdings Corp. ("Fairway") (Nasdaq:FWM), the parent company of Fairway Market, is inviting everyone to come to the table at the Stamford Fairway (699 Canal Street) on Saturday, December 14, 2013 and at the Nanuet Fairway (7...

September 30, 6-8 pm   In an epic poem [Ellis Island] whose structure corresponds to the hours in a year, Viscusi (Buried Caesars, and Other Secrets of Italian American Writing) portrays a world of perpetual change and taxing work, though one interrupted by moments of delicate hope. The ambitious poem explores the Italian American immigrant...