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Elena Ferrante: ‘Yes, I’m Italian – but I’m not loud, I don’t gesticulate and I’m not good with pizza’

Elena Ferrante: ‘Yes, I’m Italian – but I’m not loud, I don’t gesticulate and I’m not good with pizza’

| February 26, 2018

I love my country, but I have no patriotic spirit and no national pride. What’s more, I digest pizza poorly, I eat very little spaghetti, I don’t speak in a loud voice, I don’t gesticulate, I hate all mafias, I don’t exclaim “Mamma mia!” National characteristics are simplifications that should be contested. Being Italian, for me, […]

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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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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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‘Tears of Salt’ is a deeply moving, first-hand response to Italy’s refugee crisis 

‘Tears of Salt’ is a deeply moving, first-hand response to Italy’s refugee crisis 

| January 22, 2018

As a doctor working on Lampedusa, Italy’s southernmost island, he has been on the front line of the refugee crisis for more than 20 years. He has seen boats of refugees arriving from Africa, sometimes on a daily basis, crammed with people who are starving, dehydrated, and terrified. And these, he points out, are the […]

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Explorers Emigrants Citizens: A Visual History of Italian Americans

Explorers Emigrants Citizens: A Visual History of Italian Americans

| February 9, 2014

A visual history of the Italian American experience from the collections of the Library of Congress Explorers Emigrants Citizens, a new book by Linda Barrett Osborne and Paolo Battaglia, celebrates 500 years of Italian-American history, from the first explorers to the Godfather movies. The 320-page, coffee-table book is lavishly produced with 500 images drawn from […]

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Nigellissima: Easy Italian-Inspired Recipes

Nigellissima: Easy Italian-Inspired Recipes

| March 8, 2013

Nigellissima, like the Italian cooking from which it takes its inspiration, is a celebration of food that is fresh, delicious, and unpretentious. Here Nigella Lawson serves up 120 straightforward and mouthwatering recipes that are quick and easy yet elevate weeknight meals into no-fuss feasts. “It was when I was sixteen or seventeen that I decided […]

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Hello world!

Hello world!

| September 8, 2012

Welcome to CiaoAmerica! Magazine

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