New York




Emma Dante: Bodies and Silence with a Sicilian Accent

Interview with the creator of "The Sisters Macaluso" that runs through November 19 at the Alexander Kasser Theater in New Jersey

"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."

by Teresa Fiore

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Citizenship. Privilege, Subjective Right, or Way of Co-existing?

The “sense” of citizenship has accompanied the evolution of human society, defining time and time again who is part of the “people.”

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?

by Claudio Rossi

New York

New York's Unbelievable Lack of Preparation to Low-cost Terrorism

How is New York, a symbol of Islamic terrorism, so unprepared to face the new ISIS strategy?

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.

by Stefano De Angelis


Ferrari Trento, Italian Mountain Sparkling Wines Fly High

Trentodoc sparkling wines, from Trento, Italy, are mountain wines in the truest sense of the word

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.

by Cathrine Todd

After Las Vegas


The Second Amendment: An Irrelevant Relic

The United States today has the largest standing armed forces ever assembled: the rationale for the Second Amendment is completely lost in history

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

by Joe Lauria

Prime Minister Gentiloni, There's Something I Need to Say about Your Language

Dear Presidente del Consiglio, Italian University reform, yes, but not at the expense of the Italian language

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...

by Enza Antenos


When 15 Nations Signed a Treaty to Ban War Forever

In Paris, on August 27, 1928, the Treaty was signed but the WWII and the other conflicts reduced it to an innocuous and useless law

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.

by Vito De Simone


One Year Later, Amatrice Finds Its Redemption Thanks to Food

The story of Alessio Bucci, from the earthquake to an entrepreneurial renaissance: "We were helped by our fellow Italians and by our mayor. The government is too slow"

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.

by Wolfgang Achtner


North Korea's Missile Test and the UNSC’s Constant Déjà Vu

The United Nations Security Council once again faces grave violations involving Pyongyang’s first test of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

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.'

by Martha Libri


Fashion and Cinema, from "Made in Italy" to the Italian Style

The review of Eugenia Paulicelli's book that highlights the role of design and cinema in Italy, yesterday and today

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.

by Giulia Po DeLisle


Pope Francis’s Pilgrimage to Bozzolo, for the Militant Priest of Human Rights

Bergoglio at the tomb of don Primo Mazzolari, antifascist priest and friend of the partisans

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.”

by Stefano Albertini

Business Italian Style

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Dino Borri: A Life Dedicated to Good, Clean, and Fair Food

As part of the Business Italian Style 2 project, a group of university students interview the general manager of Eataly North America

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


Illy: Family Values from Plant to Cup

An interview with Andrea Illy, Chairman of the Board of the Trieste coffee company

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.

by Talia Antonacci, Ken Browne, James Lo Cascio


Lidia Bastianich: Between Two Worlds in Pursuit of Authenticity

Interview with chef and TV personality from Istria who has built an empire in the U.S.

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

Going Out



UNESCO Honors Neapolitan "Pizzaiuoli"

The Neapolitan art of pizza twirling joins UNESCO’s list of “intangible heritage”

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.

by Lucy Gordan


Aldo Finzi and His Musical Heritage at Carnegie Hall in New York

The compositions of Aldo Finzi will be performed the next 17th December, in Manhattan New York

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

by La Voce di New York


The Taste of Sicily in New York Will Be More "Gustoso"

The Gustoso Project will be the protagonist of the event ‘The Best Italy’ organised in New York from 31st October to 2nd November

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.

by La Voce di New York


7 Things You Should Know About the Director of "I Siciliani," Francesco Lama

Who is Francesco Lama? Let's get to know him better in anticipation of his North American premiere, November 7th & 8th

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.

by Enza Antenos


"The Prince of Songwriters” De Gregori will make his US Debut singing Dylan

The famous Italian songwriter announces long-awaited concert appearances in Boston and in New York

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

by La Voce di New York

New York

Seven Elite European Trotters Will Represent Europe at Yonkers Raceway

World class trotters from Denmark, Finland, Italy, France and Sweden will join America’s best harness horses and one from Canada in the global trotting classic

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.

by La Voce di New York


Historical Revisionism, Christopher Columbus and the Confederate South: The Future Will Judge Us Too

America (much like ancient Rome), has never been more attuned to the symbolism of public monuments.

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.

by Grace Russo Bullaro


“Don’t Worry Mom,” Then the Crash: 9/11, David De Feo’s Family Tells the Story

The touching video interview with Emmelina and Luisa de Feo, David’s sister and mom, a man who was in the WTC South Tower on September 11th, 2011

“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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