"I often use Sicilian dialect, but mine is a reinvented language adapted to theater writing: not just a verbal tool, it is also faithful to the physical expressivity of the actors’ bodies," Emma Dante said. On "The Sisters Macaluso": "It’s a story about family tensions, life, death, sorrow and joy, and as such it’s a universal play that should speak strongly to the American audience and critics."
Integration is characterized by a process of sharing objectives, rights, duties, and above all, the ability to make decisions in discussions of the society that integrates itself. The Roman emperors were cheered and praised because other people searched for the “Roman happiness.” Couldn’t the same happen to the United States’ leaders if they were to let themselves be guided by the American Dream that they represent?
A question I asked myself even weeks ago, while walking near my office along the Seventh Avenue. I saw a river of people walking across the street, the crazy traffic of the Big Apple, but not one protective barrier aimed at preventing a hypothetical attack. Yet from 2006 to today, there have been 29 such attacks in Europe alone, carried out with this methodology.
Following his performance in Boston, Francesco De Gregori will perform at The Town Hall in Manhattan on November 7th, to also bring “his” Bob Dylan in Italian: “I hope to have preserved his sound, which was the first problem that I took on, even before the lyrics”. Which song would you like to dedicate to the Italians in America? “It would be inevitable to tell you, ‘Viva l’Italia’, but I’ll also sing…”
A recent visit to Trento, Italy, to the sparkling wine producer Ferrari Trento, placed me in a position where I had to face one of my biggest fears – riding in a helicopter. In the end, this life changing experience taught me that sometimes it is worth taking a leap of faith to experience some of the best things in life, such as Trentodoc sparkling wines.
The Second Amendment must be repealed. It was written after a war in which a new nation without a standing army defeated the biggest standing army on the planet: to defend itself, the new country relied on citizens arming themselves in civilian militias. But the situation today is completely different: the militias are now called the standing National Guard and the Second Amendment is a relic
The last sitting head of Italian government I heard speak was Giulio Andreotti, when my alma mater, University of Toronto, bestowed upon him an honorary degree in 1992. I was very young and naïve at that time, and I was in awe of the leader that he was professed to be. Then the other night, when Dr. Albertini mentioned Paolo Gentiloni was making history...
This past summer, I saw two performances. Although they were very different from one another, they made me think that despite the constant economic crises and insufficient budgets of the opera companies, an aging audience, and the miserable state of music education in our schools, opera is more alive than ever.
"Today we don't only face a refugee crisis, we also face a crisis of solidarity," Secretary General Guterres said. On terrorism, Guterres said: "Nothing justifies it: we must do more to address the roots of radicalization". About Climate Change he has urged Governments to implement the #ParisAgreement with "greater ambition".
79 years ago, the United States, France, Great Britain, Germany, Belgium, the Dominion of Canada, the Commonwealth of Australia, the Commonwealth of New Zealand, the Union of South Africa, the Irish Free State, India, the King of Italy, Japan, Poland and the Czechoslovak were the initial signatories of the Treaty.
On the night of the quake Sergio Pirozzi, the Mayor of Amatrice, told the media: “The town no longer exists.” One year later, the story of Alessio Bucci is one of the most exciting stories of survival and rebirth. Alessio was rescued from beneath the rubble of the Hotel Roma and fought for his life in the hospital. Now, he and his family are back in business in Amatric's new Food Area.
Many of Boro Park’s residents are in highly specialized trades; such as diamond dealers, furriers & bankers. Like many well healed New Yorkers, there is great pride in their real estate ‘investments’. Many of the original brownstones & brick mansions are still intact, with impressive extensions accommodating larger families.
In a Security Council meeting focused on enhancing African capacities in peace and security, UN Secretary General António Guterres said: "I firmly believe that the international community needs to change the narrative about the African continent," calling for the UN to double its efforts in stabilizing a war-torn continent. Then, a good report about the status of the AIDS epidemic is tarnished by a Doctors Without Borders critic.
In the coming months, I hope to broaden your scope by introducing you to neighborhoods in New York that are hot, and those that have weathered the trends by maintaining their integrity. As well as having you join me on a ‘behind the scene’ glimpse of filming a location. Are you ready? Lights, action, camera…
UN Security Council address's the recent missile testing by the DPRK on June 4th 2017. US ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley warns that military action will be taken in North Korea if necessary. For France the level of the new challenge will prevent any Déjà Vu, but China and Russia remain 'on the fence.'
"After the 'Women of New York' exhibition, I felt compelled to pay tribute to the amazing men I have met in the past eight years who have enriched my life in countless ways," Marlene Luce Tremblay said. For this exhibition, she selected 11 men whom she has come to know, since they moved to this city from countries of all over the world
Many museums celebrate Giorgio De Chirico's art in New York. Usually they prefer to exhibit just the Metaphysical phase of the painter, ignoring the latest period of his art, except for Spencer and Print Collections and CIMA, where until June 24th there's an exhibition of all De Chirico art
In her last book "Italian Style: Fashion and Film from Early Cinema to the Digital Age", Eugenia Paulicelli sheds a new light on the interrelation between fashion and cinema. An analysis of the individuality of the dive and their innovative way of wearing and displaying clothes, from the end of the 19th century to today.
During the Fascist regime, don Primo Mazzolari, a thorn in the side of the regime, was closely monitored. During the Resistance, he was a moral guide and a logistical resource for the Partisans of his region, thus becoming a target of the Nazi-Fascists. His message couldn't be more timely: “God doesn’t care about our skin color, language or religion, if we live on the equator or at the Pole, […] he looks only at the Human Being.”
Until July 9, the Museum of Fine Arts of Boston hosts the exhibition "Botticelli and the Search of Divine" with thirty works by the Italian painter that focuses on Botticelli's visual poetry and his different styles during the years, from mythological subjects to religious ones
This conference attempted to galvanize attention for their Sustainable Development Goal 14, which calls to save oceans, seas, and marine resources for sustainable development. Afterwards, a declaration was signed, but would that be enough and on time?
In the latest iteration of the Business Italian Style 2 project – in collaboration with the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies at Montclair State University – a group of students pursuing Italian major explored the connections between Made in Italy and sustainability. Dino Borri, general manager of Eataly North America, helped them understand how respecting the environment and promoting Made in Italy worldwide can go hand in hand.
by Kathleen Lafaurie, Christina Pari, Brittany Savill
As part of the Business Italian Style 2 project, a group of Montclair State University students met Andrea Illy, third generation to helm the family business founded in Trieste in 1933. The company spreads Italian culture coffee around the world and has made quality its banner. And where there is quality, explained Andrea Illy, there is sustainability.
Her business centers around food, yet Lidia Bastianich is much more than a chef: famous television personality, entrepreneur with restaurants throughout the U.S., her own private label, and Eataly USA partner. To a group of Montclair State University students who interviewed her as part of the Business Italian Style 2 project, promoted by the Inserra Chair, she said that it all began with her grandmother and a farm full of animals.
by Rosemarie Di Filippo, Oscar Guevara Perez, Rosanna Hill, Cheryl Yodice
Just opened in the Greenwich Village, Tfor is a new culinary experience created by owner Tommaso Roncari and chefs Stefano Crialesi and Riccardo Di Rocco, to bring together all Mediterranean flavors in one menu, specializing in raw fish.
She is a real advocate for the fight against Italian sounding and expert in sustainable cooking. The Apulian private chef Antonella Ricco founded Cookita NYC, an NGO promoting healthy and high-quality food. But, she also likes the typical New York dishes!
Legend has it that during a royal visit in the summer of 1889 the famous Neapolitan pizzaiuolo Raffaele Esposito of the “Pizzeria Brandi” prepared several calzoni and pizzas with different toppings for Queen Margherita. The Queen preferred Esposito’s topping with tomato, basil and mozzarella which from then on has been named for her: “pizza margherita” or “pizza tricolore” for the Italian flag.
Aldo Finzi (February 4, 1897 - February 7, 1945) was born in Milan and was an Italian classical music composer. After decades of silence, he is now being recognized as a noteworthy composer, alongside Strauss, Debussy and Respighi, all whom he knew personally. He is praised for his eclectic style, which was both individual and influenced by the musical tendencies of his time
The event will be the opportunity to present the leading company representing the Gustoso business network in the United States, namely the Gustoso Import Promotion USA, which will enable the companies to start operating in that market without having to receive support from different suppliers: from lawyers to tax advisors, from unions to the local government offices.
An "instinctive dreamer," a true Sicilian ("While I wrote a scene, I realized that I keep seeing myself in it more and more"), a director that loves his film as if it were his own child ("For this reason, I won't cut any scene, regardless of the comments"): this is Francesco Lama, director of the movie "I Siciliani", that will be shown in November at NYU's Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and at Montclair State University.
In his US appearances, Francesco De Gregori brings his latest album "De Gregori sings Bob Dylan - Love and theft", featuring the interpretations of 11 songs by Dylan, which he personally reproduced. Author of 32 albums, an intense life between Sessantotto and "Anni di Piombo" (Years of Lead), the Italian songwriter has always seen Bob Dylan as an artistic and musical example
Seven of Europe’s top race horses touched down at JFK and two of them are Italians; will compete against United States and Canadian Trotters. The million-dollar event is 10 days away, plenty of time to get over any jet lag, before hitting the historic half-mile oval at Yonkers Raceway for $1 million purse in 2017 Yonkers International Trot Saturday, October 14th.
Would it not be better instead to keep the monuments as a reminder of the fallen ideologies of the past that no longer represent our supposedly more enlightened present? In a passionate discussion held in one of my classrooms the multicultural students were in surprising accord: we cannot and should not expunge the memory of the viciousness in history, we should keep it alive in order to condemn it for what it was and not repeat it.
“David was there, at that time, by chance, and he died because of something that had nothing to do with him. Like all the victims. He suffered and he passed away for something he had nothing to do with. For other people’s games of power,” tells us Emmelina De Feo, who lost her brother on September 11th, 2011 at the World Trade Center. Nothing was left of him, except for an ID.
by Giovanna Pavesi
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