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“Together To Never Forget” – International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorated at the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C. and in the Italian Consular Offices and Cultural Institutes

“Together To Never Forget” – International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorated at the Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C. and in the Italian Consular Offices and Cultural Institutes

| January 31, 2018

Washington D.C., January 29, 2018 – The Embassy of Italy in Washington D.C. and the Italian Consular Offices and Cultural Institutes in the United States  commemorated “International Holocaust Remembrance Day” with a series of events in Boston, Detroit, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington D.C. “International Holocaust Remembrance Day […]

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Making violins

Making violins

| January 29, 2018

Listen closely enough as you walk through one fabled Italian forest, and you might just imagine you’re hearing music. Seth Doane has sent us a Postcard from the Dolomites: The stunning beauty of the Dolomites is apparent to anyone who visits Italy’s Alps. But Fabio Ognibene sees much more in this forest: He selects wood […]

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The Making of America; and Italians Need Apply! Just Ask Carnegie Hall

The Making of America; and Italians Need Apply! Just Ask Carnegie Hall

| January 27, 2018

Given the history of Italian music and the contributions to the development of twentieth- and twenty-first-century United States music by Italians and Italian Americans, to leave any and all of them out of an initial discussion, as did Carnegie Hall, suggests ignorance, disregard, and/or blatant prejudice with regard to the value such contributions have truly […]

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It’s got ancient Greek ruins, spicy food and an active volcano. It’s extreme Italy.

It’s got ancient Greek ruins, spicy food and an active volcano. It’s extreme Italy.

| January 26, 2018

While part of Italy, Sicily really is a world apart. Midway between Africa and Europe in the middle of the Mediterranean, over the last 2,500 years it’s been ruled by Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans, and Spaniards. Its complicated past makes it distinct — with spicier food, a more festive lifestyle, and people who are Sicilian […]

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Frank Stella on Six Decades of Experimentation and Change

Frank Stella on Six Decades of Experimentation and Change

| January 25, 2018

  The New York–based Stella, now 81, burst onto the scene barely out of college with his “Black Paintings,” sober geometric studies composed of wide black stripes separated by chalky white lines. These won him inclusion in “16 Americans,” the famed 1959–60 group show at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. He stayed in the […]

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Italy’s PM on Trump: We get ‘America First’ policy but don’t expect us to agree

Italy’s PM on Trump: We get ‘America First’ policy but don’t expect us to agree

| January 25, 2018

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni told CNBC on Wednesday that he respected U.S. President Donald Trump, but didn’t agree with his ideas on migration and climate change nor his protectionist stance on trade. Speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, Gentiloni discussed Trump’s much-criticized “America First” rhetoric. “I totally respect the fact […]

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Group Calls For Firing Over Eataly’s ‘Bring Home an Italian’ Advertisement – NBC Chicago

Group Calls For Firing Over Eataly’s ‘Bring Home an Italian’ Advertisement – NBC Chicago

| January 25, 2018

Why is this controversy involving Eataly in Chicago continuing? The advertisement placed in the window of the River North marketplace reportedly reads “BRING HOME AN ITALIAN, WORTH THE SMELL” in large print, followed by an image of white truffles.The sign, which some believe to be an offensive message about Italians, continues with smaller print, “Fresh white […]

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San Francisco Replaces Columbus Day With Indigenous Peoples’ Day

San Francisco Replaces Columbus Day With Indigenous Peoples’ Day

| January 24, 2018

“To take our day away is an insult to our culture,” said Guido Perego, president of the Italian Athletic Club in the city’s traditionally Italian-American North Beach neighborhood. “The city is basically pitting one culture against another.”The board voted 10-1 to make the change on Tuesday.San Francisco is not alone. Four states and 55 other […]

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‘Bribezoni’ is an attack on Italian-Americans, not Cuomo, says Castorina | SILive.com

‘Bribezoni’ is an attack on Italian-Americans, not Cuomo, says Castorina | SILive.com

| January 23, 2018

Assemblyman Ron Castorina said GOP leaders have attacked Italian-Americans in an attempt to bad mouth Gov. Andrew Cuomo and former aide Joseph Percoco outside the Manhattan Federal Courthouse Monday, where jury selection was underway for Percoco’s trial……. Castorina (R-South Shore/Staten Island) said the imagery fails to attack the “alleged pay-to-play culture” and points the finger […]

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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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A Three-Day Trek Along Prosecco Road Is Italy’s Bubbliest, Best-Kept Secret | VinePair

A Three-Day Trek Along Prosecco Road Is Italy’s Bubbliest, Best-Kept Secret | VinePair

| January 21, 2018

“This area is akin to Sonoma twenty years ago,” travel writer Mark Ellwood declared in Conde Nast Traveler. Almost every inch of the narrow, meandering stretch, called La Strada del Prosecco in Italian, is surrounded by vines. Pedestrians and cyclists share passage with cars and Vespas as the road winds between Conegliano and Valdobbiadene, passing […]

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Italian Dual-Language Program & “La Doppia Vita” — Language Magazine

Italian Dual-Language Program & “La Doppia Vita” — Language Magazine

| January 20, 2018

In the public classrooms of Glendale Unified School District, a small part of Los Angeles is being taught language arts, math, and science in Italian nearly all day long. Source: Italian Dual-Language Program & “La Doppia Vita” — Language Magazine

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