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Blackstone (BX) acquired a 20% stake in Versace on Thursday in a cash and stock deal that values the Italian designer at one billion euros ($1.37B).   The New York-based private-equity giant will inject 150 million euros of fresh capital in Versace and acquire 60 million euros worth of stock from family holding company GIVI Holding SPA. Blac...

È lodevole, perfino originale, l'idea (come si legge nell'ultimo articolo di Maurita Cardone riguardo all'Italian Trade Agency di Chicago) di aprire una breccia americana all'editoria italiana legata a temi del Sud; alle Voci dal Sud.   "Sud" comunque ci piace ben poco: è retorico, dolciastro, ha un che di teatrale; è assai poco italiano. Pe...

Janice Mancuso is on a mission to education Americans about Italian and Italian American history. In 2006, Mancuso created "Thirty-One Days of Italians," a website that every October lists an Italian American or Italian each day, who has made an extraordinary contribution to American history. The ongoing project is a labor of love for Mancuso, who...

The Editor, with the consultation and approval of the Yearbook Editorial Board, selects papers to be considered for the Yearbook and commissions or approves other materials. He or she also identifies reviewers, and is responsible for carrying out the peer review process. The Editor and Editorial Board decide on accepting each paper, based upon a su...

by Barbara Gallo Farrell   If you've ever wondered how Wedding Soup got its name or what a "coperto" is, you will find the answers and more in "Lidia's Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine — Everything You Need to Know to Be a Great Italian Cook," the newest book by chef, author, TV host and restaurateur Lidia Matticchio Bastianich.  ...

President Obama and Italian President Sergio Mattarella met Monday to discuss efforts to fight the spread of the Islamic State in Libya, where the extremist group is capitalizing on political instability to increase its influence. Obama and Mattarella reviewed plans to support a Libyan unity government, Obama told reporters after the meeting i...

di Fucsia Nissoli   "Un segnale positivo per le nostre Comunità e soprattutto il messaggio che lavorando in squadra attraverso il dialogo e senza muri, i risultati si concretizzano!" E' questo il primo pensiero che ho avuto alla risposta ricevuta dal Ministro Gentiloni sul rinnovo della Convenzione di sicurezza socia...

I look at Luigi Ghirri's work daily: There's a postcard reproduction of one of his photographs on my fridge. It depicts four women, turned away from us and toward a mountainous landscape. They could be taking in an actual vista — the perspective is correct — but the mountains and their intervening lakes have text superimposed on them, and so we rea...

Sarah Jessica Parker will play the lead in romantic comedy All Roads Lead To Rome, with principal photography to start this month on location in Italy. AMBI Pictures principals Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi and Paradox Studios' Mikael Wiren are financing.   Parker stars as Maggie, an uptight American on a road trip throughout Italy wit...

Dillon Powers, Colorado Rapids' two-time team MVP, has dual citizenship. The 2013 MLS Rookie of the Year posted a photo of his new Italian passport on Twitter on Jan. 16. I started that process back in college," Powers said this week. "It's been about three years of gathering documents. It's really a tedious process, so it's nice to finally be don...

by Vanessa Friedman   For the ultimate in American sporting events, Sunday evening's Super Bowl 50 looked awfully... Italian. Indeed, when it came to on-field style, if it wasn't Nike, it was a veritable microcosm of Milan Fashion Week — a preview, perhaps, of what we will see when the women's fashion season gets underway this month.  ...

Aprilia HSBK Racing recently announced the Aprilia USA sponsored effort for the 2015 MotoAmerica season. They are a two rider program with the RSV4 running in the SuperStock 1000 class. Both riders have already undergone rigorous physical tests and training regimens; team testing begins shortly.   Dustin Dominguez will be back with Aprilia H...