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Chances are you’ve read or heard of Elena Ferrante’s popular Neapolitan Novels, or at least caught glimpses of the books’ notably generic “chick lit”–style covers on the subway and on friends’ coffee tables. It’s true that the covers are not very enticing, but you know what they say about books and covers. The Ferrante novels have taken the literar...

C’è anche Giovanni Faleg tra i candidati alla Camera con la lista del Pd nella ripartizione America settentrionale e centrale. 34 anni, Faleg vive e lavora a Washington. Segretario del Circolo PD di Washington, sposato e padre di un bambino, Faleg descrive così il suo approccio: “avere un rapporto stretto con le comunità di italiani all’estero, asc...

“Ringraziamo i vertici di Forza Italia per aver riposto fiducia in noi candidandoci nelle liste della Camera e del Senato in Nord e Centro America. Lavoreremo in tandem, con tutte le nostre forze, per onorare l’impegno assunto e portare Forza Italia e la coalizione di centro destra alla vittoria”. E’ quanto dichiarano l’on. Fucsia Nissoli Fitzgeral...

Cari Connazionali, è con l’umiltà di chi crede negli ideali e se ne mette al servizio, e con l’orgoglio di chi porta nel cuore e nel vento il tricolore della Patria, che desidero comunicarvi di avere accettato di porre la mia candidatura sostenuta da Fratelli d’Italia alla Camera dei Deputati nella circoscrizione America Settentrionale e centrale p...

Some families watch television after a meal. Others disperse to their own rooms. In stylist Michelle Maguire’s extended Italian-American family, everyone watched her grandfather build precarious towers out of whatever was on hand. “There was my grandpa’s usual dinner-party balancing act, grabbing any remaining post-meal items from the table, and th...

La politica di Trump non ha frenato il Made in Italy negli Stati Uniti dove nel 2017 raggiunge il record storico per un importo complessivo per la prima volta superiore a 40 miliardi di euro grazie ad un aumento del 9,8% rispetto all’anno precedente. E’ quanto afferma la Coldiretti in occasione dell’appuntamento di Davos sulla base di una analisi d...

Alfa Romeo has been the butt of jokes for years. Even — especially — during those years, it hardly sold any cars in the United States. (In 2016, it posted 516 total US sales.) Older Alfas are known for their propensity to rust and for any number of frustrating mechanical hiccups that happen with no apparent consistency or common theme, while electr...

On Thursday, January 25, Carnegie Hall released the following video on Facebook, with the title, “Carnegie Hall’s 2018–2019 Season: ‘Migrations: The Making of America’”.  After I saw it I wrote the following: “Your “Migrations: The Making of America” leaves out an entire Italian tradition: contributions to Jazz; Louis Prima; the Neapolitan song; et...

Dear all, I am Luca Martera and I've been working as documentary filmmaker and mass-media historian between Italy and the United States since 20 years. Recently I created a video database that gathers the most relevant movies and documentaries from Silent Age to now about Italy and the United States.I am currently looking for a place to make availa...

Maybe you got one of those find-your-ancestry kits over the holidays. You've sent off your awkwardly-collected saliva sample, and you're awaiting your results. If your experience is anything like that of me and my mom, you may find surprises — not the dramatic "switched at birth" kind, but results that are really different from what you expected. M...

Sebastian Maniscalco will join Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali in the real-life drama Green Book. Green Book follows an Italian-American bouncer, Tony Lip (Mortensen), who in 1962 is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Ali), one of the world’s finest jazz pianists, on a concert tour from New York City through the pre-Civil Rights era Deep South. The...

Luca Guadagnino's Call Me By Your Name on Tuesday obtained four Oscar nominations - best film, best actor for Timothée Chalamet, best adapted screenplay by James Ivory from André Aciman's novel, and best original song (Sufjan Stevens - Mistery of love). The film, a tale of male homosexual desire in an idyllic northern Italian setting, has generated...