Viterbo, Sette Città, 2012, pp.118, € 12.   A sette anni dalla sua discussione come tesi di dottorato presso l'Università di Trieste questo lavoro trova spazio in sede editoriale. Nel tempo trascorso da allora Pretelli ha dato alle stampe numerosi altri contributi di storia delle migrazioni italiane sotto forma di saggi e volumi e si è confrontat...

Award-winning Newport News poet Ann Falcone Shalaski was born in Connecticut and "nurtured by a warm, loving, and at times loud Italian family," according to her website. Her second and newest book of poems, "Without Pretense," is dedicated to her parents, Fred and Seraphina Falcone.   It is about her everyday experiences from childhood as a...

Can Italy avoid seven more years of lean cows? Yes, but only if we restart thinking long-term. Today's strategic decisions will determine what Italy will be in 2020. Italy should restore hope in the young generations and rediscover some of its traditional strengths: stimulate social mobility by promoting meritocracy starting from schools;  ...

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...