by Rick Zullo   I'm making a prediction: this podcast episode will become my most downloaded track on iTunes within a short time. What makes me think this? Well, two things. First, because the title is certain to attract people's attention when it pops up in a search. From my Google stats, I know that "dating Italian women," "sex in Italy,"...

There are very few people in the US and in Italy that have dedicated their life to study the Italian American community as much as Anthony Tamburri. We the Italians has been willing to interview him for a long time: and so, we're very happy to be able to offer all our readers, both in the US and in Italy, this Christmas gift. And we're grateful to...

"So You Wanna Be Italian? - An Artist's Journey Exploring Her Roots" is a series of vignettes on various famous Italian figures who have had influence on the life of Anna Filameno. Anna gives us a unique experience as she explores her Italian roots. Each page has a beautiful background graphic art illustration that helps tell the story of each vignet...

Non importa come sarà il futuro, spiega Bruce Sterling, celebre autore di libri di fantascienza e, se si può dire, esperto del ramo. Soprattutto, dice, per quanto riguarda l'Italia. «Parlare di futuro implica decidere quale futuro si considera, se a breve termine, a medio termine o a lungo termine. L'Italia ha una grande storia, e il futuro al...

di Federico Peloso   Ieri 3 luglio, nell'auditorium della chiesa dei Cappuccini di Andria, è stato presentato A sicilian patriot – Giovanni Falcone e Gli Stati Uniti d'America (Cacucci editore), l'ultimo libro di Giannicola Sinisi.   «Questo lavoro - ha spiegato l'autore ed ex sindaco di Andria - è una pura raccolta di documentazion...

By Terry Date Tom Zappala, 62, is back in the old Italian neighborhood this spring day dropping by the place where he grew up, home to memories that unfold on the pages in his book "Bless Me Sister."    It's a nostalgic and often humorous look back to the late 1950s and 1960s in a six-block area rich in Italian-American culture, a time...

by John D. Calandra Italian American Institute   We are delighted to present two books of poetry. Joey Nicoletti's Reverse Graffiti (Bordighera Press, 2015) has been hailed as a collection of "powerful, heartfelt poems that bring an era to life," stated Maria Mazziotti Gillan. She continued, "Nicoletti's book ... is dotted with ima...

On Tuesday, February 18, the Italian Cultural Institute in collaboration with the Italian Academy of Cuisine - Los Angeles chapter presents Mountains of Cheese, Rivers of Wine: Paesi di Cuccagna, Gastronomic Utopias and Food Justice.   This illustrated lecture by Luisa Del Giudice examines the mythic Paese di Cuccagna, known variously as Coc...

Women played a major role in the lives of immigrants, especially immigrants into early 20th Century America. Unfortunately their role has largely been ignored, and forgotten. Hopefully this book will help rectify that issue. It brings the remembrances of Italian American women who emigrated from Italy and settled in Connecticut.   Each chapt...

Want to beef up your knowledge of classic Italian-American literature? Us too! So, we are starting a friendly group to read together and then share our experiences and thoughts about some great works of Italian-American fiction. This is not a class; no one will be teaching.   Calandra staff member Sian Gibby will provide study questions and...