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The political Italian vocabulary you should know ahead of the 2018 election

The political Italian vocabulary you should know ahead of the 2018 election

| February 23, 2018

Because the Italians like to keep things interesting (read: confusing), this year’s election will take place with a never before tested electoral law (legge elettorale). It’s called ‘Rosatellum‘, taking its name from Ettore Rosato, who leads the Democratic Party in the Lower House and drafted an early version of the law. This replaced an old […]

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Christopher Columbus statue deserves landmark status, Italian-American group says | am New York

Christopher Columbus statue deserves landmark status, Italian-American group says | am New York

| February 22, 2018

“We don’t want anything to happen to the Christopher Columbus statue,” said Angelo Vivolo, president of the Columbus Heritage Coalition, adding that immigration of Italian-Americans would not have happened if Columbus hadn’t connected the two worlds. “It talks to us about courage, discovery, about all the positive things — the meting pot that Americans believe […]

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Il fascino eterno della lingua italiana sugli artisti stranieri

Il fascino eterno della lingua italiana sugli artisti stranieri

| February 22, 2018

Che l’Italia nel corso dei secoli abbia ispirato tanti artisti, scultori, architetti, pittori, è cosa nota, ma negli ultimi tempi sembra si sia prepotentemente riproposta sulla mappe della musica globale. Viviamo questa paradossale situazione in cui molti artisti nostrani si cimentano con le lingue straniere e si scontrano con le difficoltà del produrre musica in inglese […]

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Italian-Americans want to make Columbus statue a landmark

Italian-Americans want to make Columbus statue a landmark

| February 19, 2018

A coalition of Italian-American groups are trying to thwart Mayor de Blasio’s bid to alter the Christopher Columbus statue at Columbus Circle by asking a city commission landmark it. Last month, Hizzoner said the statue would soon be joined by historical markers that tell the fuller story of the explorer, warts and all. But that plan doesn’t […]

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The Axeman of New Orleans Preyed on Italian Immigrants

The Axeman of New Orleans Preyed on Italian Immigrants

| February 18, 2018

By August of 1918, the city of New Orleans was paralyzed by fear. In the dead of the night, the Axeman of New Orleans (as he came to be known) broke into a series of Italian groceries, attacking the grocers and their families.  Some he left wounded; four people he left dead. The attacks were […]

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Italian American groups call for renaming of holiday formerly known as Columbus Day

Italian American groups call for renaming of holiday formerly known as Columbus Day

| February 15, 2018

San Francisco Italian American groups launched a referendum campaign Thursday to reclaim the former Columbus Day as “Italian American Heritage Day” following a Board of Supervisors decision last month to rename it as Indigenous Peoples Day. The board voted 10-1 in January in favor of the name change. The national holiday was named in honor […]

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THE HOLY NAME Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age

THE HOLY NAME Art of the Gesù: Bernini and his Age

| February 15, 2018

  This landmark exhibition, organized to commemorate Fairfield University’s 75th anniversary, features artistic treasures from the Roman church of the Gesù never before seen in America: Bernini’s bust of Roberto Bellarmino (patron saint of Fairfield University), Gaulli’s monumental painted wood model of the apse, a gilt bronze altar sculpture by the versatile painter, draftsman and […]

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Ethical Lessons From The Success Of ‘Made In Italy’

Ethical Lessons From The Success Of ‘Made In Italy’

| February 10, 2018

Every morning, when I choose which jacket I will wear to work, I think of my grandfather. Although he passed away 12 years ago, I still use every day the very beautiful and elegant garments that he passed down to me. All of them are ´Made in Italy.´ As IESE’s professor of business ethics, I […]

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What We Lose When We Take Down Statues of Men Like Columbus

What We Lose When We Take Down Statues of Men Like Columbus

| February 10, 2018

“It’s sad that a man who most Americans once recognized as the seed-planter of their civilization has been so unceremoniously cast aside. There was a time when Columbus was a nearly universally revered figure in the Americas, a man who stood for the bold, entrepreneurial spirit of the New World. Columbus was a hero for […]

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A caccia dei capolavori italiani rubati e finiti all’estero – Linkiesta.it

A caccia dei capolavori italiani rubati e finiti all’estero – Linkiesta.it

| February 3, 2018

La scultura di Tiberio e una statua di marmo raffigurante il generale Druso minore. Le due opere sono tornate a casa solo l’anno scorso. Al termine di un’indagine lunga quasi quindici anni i carabinieri del Comando tutela patrimonio culturale hanno scovato i due splendidi reperti in America. Il ritratto scultoreo dell’imperatore era finito nell’abitazione di […]

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6 Africans Shot in Italy; Anti-Migrant Ex-Candidate Arrested 

6 Africans Shot in Italy; Anti-Migrant Ex-Candidate Arrested 

| February 3, 2018

The shooting spree came days after the slaying of 18-year-old Pamela Mastropietro and amid a heated electoral campaign in Italy where anti-foreigner sentiment has become a key theme. Italy has been struggling with large numbers of migrants coming across the Mediterranean Sea. Macerata Mayor Romano Carancini confirmed that five foreign men and one woman, all […]

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San Jose City Council Votes to Remove Christopher Columbus Statue

San Jose City Council Votes to Remove Christopher Columbus Statue

| February 1, 2018

The San Jose, Calif. City Council voted to remove a statue of explorer Christopher Columbus from the City Hall lobby after hours of contentious debate. “It’s kind of a setback in our culture. Columbus is renown throughout the world, not just in Italy,” said Tony Zerbo with the Italian American Heritage Foundation. “Italian Americans here, […]

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