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When Maurizio Farinelli opened Strada in the Grove, the tree-lined community embraced the bistro for its well-priced pasta and warm-yet-sophisticated setting. Now, the restaurateur, who also owned the popular Trattoria Sole and Blu in South Miami, is bringing a more personal concept to the Grove.

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Essere o non essere Italoamericani? Un’introduzione. [da "Essere o non essere Italoamericani", Nuova Prosa n.50, 2009]

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Sono un Italoamericano. Anche se appartengo a quella generazione, sbarcata in America all'alba del 2000, che non lo ammetterà mai. Siamo emigranti (siamo venuti a studiare e lavorare negli Stati Uniti perché in Italia non c'erano possibilità, non c'era lavoro) abbiamo un senso della patria molto flebile (suvvia, non siamo nemmeno Francesi) giuriamo che in Italia non ci torneremmo mai ("a fare cosa?") siamo critici nei confronti del modus vivendi americano benché l'America ci abbia davvero dato opportunità nemmeno immaginabili in Italia (è innegabile) ci lusinghiamo tra noi a parlar male dell'Italia come se l'avessimo scampata bella (forse è vero) ma, consapevoli di come l'Italia sia di moda negli Stati Uniti, ci identifichiamo orgogliosamente come "Italiani". "Italiani all'estero". "Italiani in America".
Mai – mai – Italoamericani.

 

Eppure dieci anni fa siamo arrivati qui, sulla soglia dei trent'anni, senza valigie di cartone ma sotto sotto con la stessa speranza dei nostri compatrioti di cent'anni fa: che le strade fossero lastricate d'oro. Eppure l'America la sognavamo da piccini, grazie a Topolino e Paperino, a Hollywood, alla tivù, a "Dallas" ed "Happy days," ai romanzi di Mark Twain prima e Scott Fitzgerald poi - il nostro immaginario pregno dei cieli sconfinati in Technicolor, di spazi illimitati ricolmi di sole, di rosse pompe di benzina, vecchi motel e bottiglie di latte sulla soglia di casette stile Paperopoli, e naturalmente i grattacieli di New York, le sue strade luccicanti di pioggia con la voce di Frank Sinatra in sottofondo, i teatri di Broadway (il sapore intenso, magico, che sprigionavano – proustianamente - i nomi di luoghi americani, Grand Canyon, Far West, California...)
Eravamo Italoamericani ancora prima d'arrivarci, in America.

 

Non ci diciamo mai Italoamericani, eppure la nostra lingua comincia pericolosamente a corrompersi, la struttura inglese si sovvrappone e si confonde a quella italiana, alcuni di noi si lamentano di non riuscire più a scrivere in Italiano, cominciamo a pronunciare frasi quali "Ho avuto un buon tempo" (I had a good time) o "Sono aspettato di fare questo" (I'm expected to do this) se non addirittura "sono supposta" (I'm supposed). Spesso la parola inglese arriva prima di quella italiana oppure formuliamo, più o meno coscientemente, orrendi neologismi: in ambiente accademico, scriviamo un paper (un saggio) o droppiamo un corso (to drop, ritirarsi). E non solo questo: non è più scandalosa l'idea di far colazione con uova e salsicce, viviamo in case più grandi di quello che ci servono, facciamo debiti, celebriamo Thanksgiving, beviamo caffé lunghissimo davanti a una partita di football, alcuni di noi – quelli ormai senza speranza – mangiano maccheroni&cheese.
Ma non ci diciamo Italoamericani.

 

Forse perché la parola ha in sé una sfumatura grottesca – Italiano è stato mozzato e Americano si affardella sulle spalle Italo, come un peccato originale da cui è impossibile liberarsi. C'è un che di macchiettistico, di ridicolo, di oltraggioso, di miserabile che risuona in Italoamericano – provate a chiedere a un Italiano le prime cose che gli vengono in mente a pronunciare Italoamericano, vi dirà spaghetti, mandolino, o sole mio (gli Italoamericani hanno ereditato l'immagine stereotipica che per decenni è gravata sugli Italiani) . Chiedetelo a un Americano, vi dirà: mafia.


Gli Italoamericani, si badi, hanno le loro colpe – si veda il saggio di Anthony Tamburri – a cominciare dal fatto che difficilmente si identificano come tali, nemmeno i più anziani: si dicono Italiani ma l'Italia non l'hanno mai vista o non la vedono da anni (però se la sono inventata, come noi più giovani, prima d'arrivare, ci siamo inventati l'America: questa Italia immaginaria, nutrita da vecchi racconti, dalla nostalgia, dagli inganni della memoria – ecco di nuovo Proust - occupa nella loro vita uno spazio maggiore di quello che occupa nella vita di chi l'Italia la vive quotidianamente). Inoltre non parlano una parola d'Italiano (anche se molti sono convinti di sì) e nei loro ristoranti italiani offrono specialità italiane mai sentite nominare in Italia.

 

Ma per tutte queste ragioni siamo gente affascinante, noi Italoamericani, difficili da definire: si pensi che io, Italoamericano del 2000 che non s'è mai definito tale fino a questo momento, insegno Italiano a giovani studenti che sono nipoti o bisnipoti di emigranti. Questi studenti – orgogliosamente – si dicono Italiani. Si badi, Italiani. Non Italoamericani (ci risiamo). Perché l'Italia è diventata, nell'immaginario americano, soprattutto quello dei giovani studenti, catalizzatrice di tutto ciò che non è Americano, è il Paese dove corre la vita vera – tanto per usare una frase che usava Pavese per definire la bramata America settant'anni fa – perché gli Italiani sanno vivere. Chi ha messo in giro questa bufala, non so. Ma la cosa interessante è che questi studenti dicono che vogliono imparare l'Italiano per poter parlare con i nonni italiani. Non con i genitori, che non sanno spiccicare una parola d'Italiano e questi sì, si definiscono Americani, in quanto i loro genitori – i nonni dei miei studenti – han fatto di tutto per americanizzarli, per fare in modo che non apparissero italiani, che non soffrissero gli stessi pregiudizi sofferti sulla loro pelle. Qualcosa è cambiato.

 

Si può capire come un' identità così ricca di impulsi da diverse direzioni, così (ecco, mi viene l'aggettivo inglese invece di quello italiano) fluida e in perpetuo smottamento (ma come tutte le identità, probabilmente) sia divenuta origine di meditazioni, scritture, studi intensi, appassionati, vitali – spesso sottovalutati, sia in Italia che in America in quanto italoamericani ma anche perché, mi sembra, diversi scrittori e intellettuali che s'identificano come italoamericani stanno chiusi nel guscio, rischiando di autoghettizzarsi e di raccontarsela fra loro.


L'importanza di questo volume sta proprio in questo: proporre – anzi, raccontare - al pubblico italiano (non al pubblico italoamericano) una realtà di storie, riflessioni, produzioni intellettuali ed artistiche ancora sconosciute. Sbarazzandosi degli stereotipi sulla scrittura italoamericana, cresciuti all'interno e all'esterno della comunità italoamericana. È un mondo vivo, palpitante, non è solo nostalgia e lamenti e cibo – anche se è pure questo, certo – e forse vale la pena conoscerlo.

 

Spero, quindi, che il volume offra uno spettro più ampio possibile di temi e di scritture – si va da quella più scanzonata e briosa a quella più analitica, dal racconto più divertito a quello più sofferto, dall'autobiografia alla storia, dalla critica letteraria alla fiction. Il volume si divide idealmente in tre parti. Nella prima gli autori raccontano e invitano il lettore a condividere nodi, sfaccettature e passioni dell'identità italoamericana. Tanto che lo scritto autobiografico di Louise DeSalvo, che apre il volume, s'intitola: Diventare italoamericana (dal Meridione). A seguire, L'anno di Cristoforo Colombo, dove Alessandro Carrera ci racconta le tragicomiche vicende di un Italiano alle prese con le celebrazioni di Colombo, figura sacra per gli Italoamericani. Sacra è anche la figura dell'Italoamericano padre di famiglia, cattolico e virile: ma Ilaria Serra, in La letteratura gay italoamericana: le streghe son tornate smonta un altro stereotipo legato all'italoamericanità, quella del machismo, ed illustra l'intrecciarsi di identità italoamericana ed identità omosessuale. Dopo il già menzionato saggio di Anthony Tamburri Uno stato d'animo italiano/americano, che critica dal di dentro certi aspetti della cultura italoamericana, chiude la prima sezione il saggio di Peter Carravetta, Migrazione, storia, esistenza che fissa un punto di partenza per qualsiasi indagine su cosa siano gli Italoamericani oggi, risalendo la corrente e andando all'origine per interrogarsi sulla storia e sulla natura del migrare.


Come naturale sviluppo della prima parte, dedicata agli aspetti dell'identità italoamericana, e introduzione all'ultima parte, dedicata alle short-stories di gusto italoamericano, ecco tre saggi specificatamente d'analisi letteraria: ma anche qui, tre momenti assolutamente diversi, tre autori lontanissimi fra loro. Martino Marazzi, in Lacrime e libertà. Profilo di Ludovico Michele Caminita c'introduce all'opera di uno scrittore italoamericano insolito, capace di adoperare ironicamente uno dei brani più celebri di Manzoni per farne spunto di denuncia sociale. Nel Diritto all'etnicità:
Italoamericanità nei legal thriller di Lisa Scottoline Chiara Mazzucchelli, demolendo un altro tabù, si occupa di un'autrice, Lisa Scottoline, che pur definendosi italoamericana, pur essendo i suoi personaggi italoamericani con tutto quel che ne consegue, pur trattando, come si legge nel saggio della studiosa, temi cari alla cultura italoamericana – viene considerata, in quanto autrice popolare, indegna d'entrare nei santuari dell'accademia. Infine, Robert Viscusi, in Spaghetti Western ci parla di sogno americano, tratto essenziale per gli Italoamericani, che nella vicenda di The Fortunate Pilgrim di Mario Puzo si mescola continuamente all'immaginario prodotto dall'epopea Western.


A concludere il volume, la fiction. Il luogo comune (il che non vuol dire che sia del tutto falso) sulla fiction italoamericana è che si parli sempre di cannoli, nonne, e rosari. Rita Ciresi invece, vincitrice del prestigioso Flannery O'Connor Award, autrice che si identifica assolutamente come Italoamericana e non solo per il cognome, si presenta per la prima volta al pubblico italiano con un racconto che non ha nulla di specificatamente italoamericano, e la donna di cui narra potrebbe essere qualsiasi donna di qualsiasi etnia: gli scrittori italoamericani non scrivono solo per gli italoamericani.


Con Terremoto napoletano, John Domini ci propone il primo capitolo del suo nuovo romanzo, nato originariamente come short-story e qui presente in quanto tale, laddove una famiglia di Americani si trova d'improvviso catapultata a Napoli.
Mi benedica Padre, di Fred Gardaphe, narra invece di un giovinetto italoamericano che deve sbrigarsela fra un'esuberante e gioiosa sessualità adolescenziale e i precetti cattolici della mamma e di padre Frank.


A chiudere il volume, Vito di Salvatore Mammano, un gioiellino che ha una vicenda romantica alle spalle: un giorno del 2007 il figlio Nick, professore di chimica in pensione, ha scovato dei fogli sparsi, fittamente scritti a mano, tra le pagine di vecchi libri di scuola e quelle di un suo vecchio e consunto quaderno d'appunti, oltre a una ricevuta per la riparazione di un televisore datata 1948: erano l'autobiografia del padre, morto nel '64. Ha consegnato i fogli ad Ilaria Serra, sempre in cerca di autobiografie d'emigranti, che m'ha segnalato in particolare l'episodio di Vito, che ho trovato straordinario sia per la scrittura sia per la sua modernità - in quest'epoca di religiosità ostentata e strumentalizzata. A mia richiesta, Nick Mammano ha accettato di limarlo per eliminare i rari refusi, qualche ripetizione ed altro, ma lasciandolo intatto nella forma e nella sostanza. Io l'ho tradotto fedelmente e qui è presentato come short-story proprio per il suo squisito andamento di racconto, perché l'autore evidentemente non si limita ad informare ma reinventa il ricordo, perché sembra scritto per un pubblico e mi sembra suggellare la varietà di questo volume, dimostrando peraltro come lo storytelling, talento attribuito più spesso ad altre etnie, possa appartenere anche un uomo nato a Brooklyn all'inizio del secolo, figlio di Siciliani - un Italoamericano.

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He’s the celebrity chef, but she’s running the show

He’s the celebrity chef, but she’s running the show

"Are you the wife?" The wife. Maria Trabocchi gets that question a lot.  Six days a week, Maria — blond, 5-foot-9 before she slips a foot into her high-heeled ankle boots, as tan as if she's just flown back from Tulum, Mexico — flits between the dining rooms of Fiola, Fiola Mare and Casa Luca, the trio of Washington restaurants she owns...

Illinois Sons of Italy Foundation to grant college scholarships

Illinois Sons of Italy Foundation to grant college scholarships

The Illinois Sons of Italy Foundation recently announced that graduating high school seniors who are full or partially of Italian ancestry are invited to compete for college scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each, to be awarded by the foundation.   The scholarships will be awarded to qualified students who will graduate this year from any recognized public or private high school...

Gelso & Grand Comes to Little Italy

Gelso & Grand Comes to Little Italy

Gelso means mulberry in Italian, hence the name of this newcomer to a high-profile corner of Little Italy, the intersection of Grand and Mulberry. The Italian menu by Cassidy Hallman, who worked at Bouley and Momofuku, hews to the modern Italian canon, and the chef says he depends on the best ingredients, even milling his own flour, for his pastas, pizzas,...

Italian Identity: Italians and Food: Philosophy Of A Love Affair

Italian Identity: Italians and Food: Philosophy Of A Love Affair

April 15, 6:30 pm — 9:30 pmWestchester Italian Cultural Center24 Depot Square, Tuckahoe, New York   It is not a secret that Italian people love food: but where does this love originate from? How does it affect everyday life, domestic relationships, and even politics? Moreover, what role did the USA play in the transformation of Italian eating habits? And is the Mediterranean...

Beppe Baresi ospite d'onore dell'Inter Club del New Jersey che ha raccolto fondi…

Beppe Baresi ospite d'onore dell'Inter Club del New Jersey che ha raccolto fondi per i Campus nel mondo, il primo a NY è a Inwood

By Riccardo Chioni   Due campioni del calcio mondiale del calibro di Beppe Baresi e Youri Djorkaeff hanno richiamato oltre 320 appassionati neroazzurri dell'area metropolitana alla sala ricevimenti The Venetian a Garfield, in occasione della VII edizione del gala dell'Inter Club Facchetti del New Jersey.    L'evento, a cui ha partecipato anche il congressman William Pascrell, è servito a raccogliere fondi per una missione...

Piccolo Theatre stages Goldoni’s “The Venetian Twins”

Piccolo Theatre stages Goldoni’s “The Venetian Twins”

Piccolo Theatre's production of "The Venetian Twins" features a madcap plot adapted by the Italian master Carlo Goldoni in 1747. Twins separated at birth turn up in Verona: one for an arranged marriage, the other to meet a girl who has run away from her family for him.   But the proverbial story behind this story is somewhat dramatic. Goldoni hoped "I...

Bebop, Swing, and Bella Musica: Jazz and the Italian American Experience

Bebop, Swing, and Bella Musica: Jazz and the Italian American Experience

Frank Sinatra, Louis Prima, Louie Bellson, Lennie Tristano, Tony Bennett, Buddy DeFranco, Flip Phillips, and Joe Lovano: These are just some of the hundreds of musicians of Italian descent whose talents have enriched jazz. Bebop, Swing, and Bella Musica is more than just a book about jazz. From the lynching of Italian immigrants in New Orleans in 1891 through the headliners and award winning performers of today, this book documents...

Four Contemporary Italian Films at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

Four Contemporary Italian Films at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

Istituto Luce-Cinecittà returns once again to the Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, in New York City Thursday, April 15 through Sunday, April 26, 2015, to showcase four contemporary Italian films: Hungry Hearts, Maraviglioso Boccaccio (Wondrous Boccaccio), Palio, and Vergine Giurata (Sworn Virgin) that were selected specifically to be shown at the Festival.    Tribeca Film Festival runs from April 15th to...

L’Emigrazione della Calabria in un volume della Migrantes

L’Emigrazione della Calabria in un volume della Migrantes

Un secolo di storia dell'esperienza migratoria calabrese viene analizzato nel volume "L'emigrazione della Calabria. Percorsi migratori, consistenze numeriche ed effetti sociali" di Francesco Carchedi e Mattia Vitiello, edito dalla Tau nella collana dei "Quaderni" della Fondazione Migrantes.     Il volume parte dall'esodo migratorio dalla Calabria, durante il periodo della "grande emigrazione", esaminando poi i diversi periodi storici per arrivare alla realtà odierna...

Jersey's Italian-American Comfort Food Is Here to Sauce Up SOMA

Jersey's Italian-American Comfort Food Is Here to Sauce Up SOMA

If Italian-American comfort food sounds like just the thing after a long day at the office, SOMA's brand-new Jersey, which opened yesterday at 145 Second Street, has you covered. The fourth restaurant from brothers/downtown power team Mitchell and Steven Rosenthal (Town Hall, Salt House, Anchor & Hope), it's a celebration of the red-sauce deliciousness they grew up with back in...

Italian American Museum says evictions aren't hypocrisy, just business

Italian American Museum says evictions aren't hypocrisy, just business

by Ben Fisher   New York's rapid redevelopment is bound to cause fights over evictions, rents and gentrification. But for sheer unfortunate irony, it's hard to top the ongoing saga of the Italian American Museum in Little Italy. In the last week, the museum has evicted two tenants of the Lower East Side enclave, both the very embodiment of the heritage the museum...

Italy to be SFFS Partner Country Sponsor

Italy to be SFFS Partner Country Sponsor

For the first time ever, the Specialty Food Association has engaged a partner country sponsor for the Summer Fancy Food Show, the largest marketplace devoted exclusively to specialty food and beverages in North America. The show will be held June 28 – 30 at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City.   Italy has long been the largest international...

Italy's Cinecitta Studios Aims to Lure Back Big Hollywood

Italy's Cinecitta Studios Aims to Lure Back Big Hollywood

In its heyday, Cinecitta was the land of Federico Fellini, who shot all of his films in its studios and claimed he was never more at home than in Studio 5. Charlton Heston, Elizabeth Taylor, Susan Hayward, Robert Taylor and Kirk Douglas shot popular sword-and-sandal films in the studios. Women like Sophia Loren, Anita Ekberg and Monica Vitti rose to...

To My Hero of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow – A Tribute to Joseph Barbera

To My Hero of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow – A Tribute to Joseph Barbera

From the earliest days our ancestors walked this earth they sought out activities during their leisure time to amuse themselves or else divert their attention from the rigors of life. These activities are today collectively called “entertainment”. Whether passive forms of entertainment, such as spectator sports or reading, or active forms, such as participatory sports and social dance, the underlying...

Italian-made version of iconic Jeep goes on sale in US

Italian-made version of iconic Jeep goes on sale in US

US off-roaders seeking to rev up the four-wheel drive of a Jeep might soon find out that their American icon is made in Italy. In a sign of what comes with the takeover of Chrysler by Italian giant Fiat, US auto dealers have begun selling the Italian-made Jeep Renegade.   The new Renegade, a small 4x4 SUV, was shipped to dealers last week,...

Phantom Gourmet: Tuscan Kitchen In Burlington

Phantom Gourmet: Tuscan Kitchen In Burlington

Do you love Italian food? Of course you do, but you probably don't love it as much as Joe Faro, the Owner and 'Chief Food Taster' at the sprawling Tuscan Kitchen in Burlington. "Tuscan Kitchen is an artisan Italian experience. We are taking scratch Italian specialties, and we are celebrating those with our guests."   Faro's passion for Italian food runs deep. He...

TERRA MADRE by Ermanno Olmi

TERRA MADRE by Ermanno Olmi

Through a series of interviews with cooks, farmers, fishermen and peasants from all over the World, Ermanno Olmi shows the importance of Slow Food, the movement that began in Italy and is now recognized worldwide as an alternative to destructive agriculture in the age of globalization.   Part of a series of events dedicated to EXPO Milan 2015.   Read more   Source: http://www.iiclosangeles.esteri.it/  

Why are feds chiseling Rushmore's Italian American chief carver out of credit?

Why are feds chiseling Rushmore's Italian American chief carver out of credit?

It's a 1,737 mile drive from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn to the Mount Rushmore National Memorial, in Keystone, South Dakota. If you're taking I-80 and I-90 westbound you can do the trip in 26 hours. There's no way to do the trip faster, just as to date, there hasn't been a way to bridge the gap that exists between the United States Department...

A New Gelato Shop Opens in Back Bay this Week with Free Treats

A New Gelato Shop Opens in Back Bay this Week with Free Treats

Good news, folks! A new Boston gelato shop is opening just in time for spring. Amorino, a luxurious European cafe and gelato shop, is set to debut its first Boston-area location this Thursday at 7:30 a.m. And, per a release, guests can experience a "special discovery period" that day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with complimentary gelato.   The upcoming Newbury...

Vita Bella restaurant opens in Oaks Shopping Center

Vita Bella restaurant opens in Oaks Shopping Center

If you've been planning an eating trip to Italy, you may want to reconsider your intentions after visiting Vita Bella Pizzeria & Restaurant, where the proprietors are thoughtfully bringing Italy to you. The family-owned and operated eatery tucked away in Oaks Shopping Center brings a much-needed dose of authentic Old World charm and warmly inviting mom-and-pop-style brio to the shiny new...

How Chiara Ferragni's blog became an $8M business

How Chiara Ferragni's blog became an $8M business

Just a few years ago Chiara Ferragni was a fashionable Italian law student with a passion for posting photos of her personal style online. Now, she sits atop two companies worth $8 million. She's been on the covers of magazines all over the world, earned the attention of the Harvard Business School, and just sat front row at two dozen...

Mt. Carmel upholds Good Friday tradition

Mt. Carmel upholds Good Friday tradition

Easter is a joyous time for Christians around the world, an event that represents the triumph of life over death. Before that momentous Sunday, however, a brief but intense period of mourning commences, culminating on Good Friday, the day Christ was crucified, died and was buried.   For centuries, towns and villages across Italy have expressed their collective sorrow with masses and...

Papalani Gelato opening first South Florida shop in Delreay Beach

Papalani Gelato opening first South Florida shop in Delreay Beach

Delray Beach is getting a new gelato shop just in time for the scorching heat of summer. What sets this gelato apart from all others? It's blend of Italian craftsmanship with the tropical flavors of Hawaii.   Hawaii's Papalani Gelato is set to open its first South Florida location in April at The Shoppes at Addison Place (16950 Jog Road, Delray Beach),...

Il manifesto di Bassetti: Italici di tutto il mondo, svegliatevi! Il futuro è gl…

Il manifesto di Bassetti: Italici di tutto il mondo, svegliatevi! Il futuro è glocal

"Una sveglia, una chiamata in raccolta". E' così che inizia, con un invito alla consapevolezza italica nel mondo, l'ultimo libro, edito da Marsilio, di Piero Bassetti Svegliamoci italici! Manifesto per un futuro glocal.   Sapere che nel mondo esistono gli italici, sapere che sono, attraverso una stima per difetto, oltre 250 milioni, sapere che da questa consapevolezza si potrebbero trarre enormi vantaggi;...

Stima Preliminare Commercio Estero Extra-UE: a febbraio 2015 crescono import ed …

Stima Preliminare Commercio Estero Extra-UE: a febbraio 2015 crescono import ed export

La stima preliminare dei dati relativi al Commercio Estero Extra-UE nel mese di febbraio 2015 diffusi oggi dall'ISTAT, fotografano una crescita congiunturale dell'import e dell'export e un avanzo commerciale di 2,84 miliardi di euro. La buona performance congiunturale delle vendite verso i paesi Extra-UE (+4,5%) è trainata da beni strumentali (+13,7%) e beni di consumo durevoli (+5,5%)   Anche nel caso degli acquisti...

Universities at Expo, student tickets for 10 €

Universities at Expo, student tickets for 10 €

Universities can purchase Expo Milano 2015 tickets for € 10 per student. This is an important initiative that will involve all universities, academies and institutes of higher education recognized by the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, who will take part in "Le Università in Expo". Universities outside of Italy recognized by their home country can also acquire these...

Play bocce! - In the 2nd annual NM Italian film & culture festival bocce tou…

Play bocce! - In the 2nd annual NM Italian film & culture festival bocce tournament

Last year's tournament was held indoors during the festival in February. This year the festival takes it back outside in the month of April at Haynes Park in Rio Rancho. Advance registration is required, and March is sign-up month. That leaves plenty of time to practice, practice, practice and hone your skills.   The tournament runs on Saturday and Sunday, April 18...

San Francisco Welcomes Sandro Botticelli and Elsa Schiaparelli

San Francisco Welcomes Sandro Botticelli and Elsa Schiaparelli

by Catherine Accardi   In rare exhibitions, the work of two noteworthy Italian artists will be shown in San Francisco's de Young Museum and Legion of Honor. Exhibits of the works of Sandro Botticelli and Elsa Schiaparelli arrived in the city by the bay in early March. Two very different artistic mediums will showcase the extraordinary work of a painter and a...

Erbelli's brings gourmet pizzas to Bradenton; finds support from locals as well …

Erbelli's brings gourmet pizzas to Bradenton; finds support from locals as well as Michigan vacationers

If you're in Florida this Spring Break 2015, and you're looking for great pizza -- make that great Michigan pizza -- why not check out Erbelli's Gourmet Pizzeria, Italian Bistro & Pub? Erbelli's owner Greg Erb opened up his first out-of-state pizzeria last December in Bradenton, Florida, and business has been "pretty good" so far, he said.   "We have a ton...

Alessandra Pasquino. Tra cinema, montagna e un inizio thriller a L.A. che non se…

Alessandra Pasquino. Tra cinema, montagna e un inizio thriller a L.A. che non sembrava prospettare niente di buono

Che il primo impatto con una megalopoli come Los Angeles possa rivelarsi indigesto è un fatto pacifico. Capita. Il tempo aiuta a digerire i bocconi troppo amari. Pochissime "prime volte" con la città californiana, però, possono dirsi altrettanto dure come quelle di Alessandra Pasquino, 54 anni, regista.   Era la metà degli anni '80 e Pasquino in quel periodo abitava a San...

Italy is #1 in the World with 7.8% of Electricity Mix from Solar

Italy is #1 in the World with 7.8% of Electricity Mix from Solar

Italy is a world leader in solar energy. From 2010 to 2013, it has risen from 5th place in the world to 3rd place in terms of installed capacity, behind Germany and China. (And bear in mind, these are real terms and not per capita terms.) Moreover, Italy is now global 1st place in the world for the percentage electrical...

New home for Italian Villa, same great pizza

New home for Italian Villa, same great pizza

Wether it's pizza or good conversation being served, it can be like a slice of home at Joe's Italian Villa Inc. "We're probably on our fourth or fifth generation of customers," said Frank Serio, who co-owns the Palos Heights restaurant with his wife, Jane. "People tend to keep coming back. They're more than just customers; they're friends."   Italian Villa was established...

A Look at the 2015 Festa di San Giuseppe in Ridgewood, Queens

A Look at the 2015 Festa di San Giuseppe in Ridgewood, Queens

Hundreds gathered at Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal Church in Ridgewood, Queens on Sunday (March 22nd) to celebrate the annual Festa di San Giuseppe. Mass was held in Italian by Father Thomas, followed by a procession through the neighborhood with marching bands and the saint's statue. Sponsored by the Associazone Cattolica Italiana di Miraculous Medal, there was a terrific turnout...

Omaggio a Severino Gazzelloni 'il flauto d'oro italiano'

Omaggio a Severino Gazzelloni 'il flauto d'oro italiano'

The International flautist Luisa Sello and one of the best chamber musician of our time, the pianist Bruno Canino, form a duo with a special and unique common denominator; the legend of the Golden Flute in the last Century, whose name was Severino Gazzelloni. Both spent their artistic life with him: Luisa as his most appreciated student (of her Severino Gazzelloni...

CDP alla Farnesina/ COMITES: iscritti al 6,5%/ Carozza: cambiare CGIE/ proposta …

CDP alla Farnesina/ COMITES: iscritti al 6,5%/ Carozza: cambiare CGIE/ proposta di legge su lingua e cultura

Sono circa 243mila gli italiani all'estero che si sono iscritti per votare i nuovi Comites. È un dato "quasi definitivo", pari al 6,5% degli aventi diritto. A confermare le cifre è Elio Carozza, segretario generale del Cgie, che da ieri presiede alla Farnesina il suo (forse) ultimo Comitato di Presidenza. Un Cdp che ha discusso di Comites, ovviamente, ma anche della...

Book Presentation: TECH AND THE CITY

Book Presentation: TECH AND THE CITY

APRIL 15, 2015 (06:00 PM )Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò - 24 West 12th Street - New York, NY 10011Book Presentation: TECH AND THE CITY, The Making of New York's Startup Community (Mirandola Press, 2013) by Maria Teresa Cometto and Alessandro Piol. The authors in conversation with: Brian Cohen, New York Angels; Alberto Pepe, Authorea   Based on over 50 interviews with entrepreneurs, angel investors, venture capitalists, university professors, members of the...

This time, Maniscalco beats Toledo in Tampa council election

This time, Maniscalco beats Toledo in Tampa council election

West Tampa jeweler Guido Maniscalco pulled off a stunning come-from-behind victory Tuesday to defeat engineer Jackie Toledo by a razor-thin margin in the runoff race for City Council District 6. Toledo led Maniscalco by 17 points in the three-way March 3 election and raised about $161,000 in campaign contributions, roughly three times more than Maniscalco.   But buoyed by a surge of support...

BU showcases Pierluigi Billone’s dramatic innovations

BU showcases Pierluigi Billone’s dramatic innovations

On Thursday night, in a brightly lit meeting room at Boston University's Hillel House, the violinist Marco Fusi performed a half-hour soliloquy that had all the swollen emotion and gravitas of Shakespearean tragedy. Hamlet or Lear, perhaps . . . or, to keep things on musical terrain, Wotan's great oration from the second act of "Die Walküre."   The next night, just...

Commemorate le 146 sartine morte nel Triangle Waist Factory Fire il 25 marzo di …

Commemorate le 146 sartine morte nel Triangle Waist Factory Fire il 25 marzo di 104 anni fa, con invito alla lotta per il progresso

di Riccardo Chioni   Si stava avvicinando la fine della giornata lavorativa del 25 marzo 1911 quando è divampato il drammatico incendio alla Triangle Waist Factory all'angolo tra Green Street e Washington Place, che in meno di venti minuti ha tragicamente distrutto 146 vite umane, in maggioranza sartine immigrate, molte italiane. Ieri, di fronte alla lapide che ricorda uno dei più gravi incidenti...

Andrea ‘Drew’ Bacigalupa, 1923-2015: Son says early Canyon Road artist ‘felt he …

Andrea ‘Drew’ Bacigalupa, 1923-2015: Son says early Canyon Road artist ‘felt he had left a heritage’

Andrea "Drew" Bacigalupa, a longtime artistic fixture on Canyon Road as well as a writer, teacher and World War II veteran, died Sunday at his Santa Fe home. He was 91. "He was a complex man in that he had a lot of things going on," one of his sons, Ruan Bacigalupa, said Tuesday. "He was a writer and an artist...

Let wine bring Italy to your table

Let wine bring Italy to your table

I'm writing this column while visiting Italy for the annual Vinitaly wine trade show held in Verona. I took some time to visit Piedmont, one of the world's most prestigious winemaking regions to connect with some of the producers who source the wines we procure for Nebraska wine lovers.   The land, climate, altitude and winemaking history of Piedmont make it an...

“Louis & Keely” to take Royal George by storm

“Louis & Keely” to take Royal George by storm

Academy Award winning director Taylor Hackford will present "Louis & Keely 'Live' at the Sahara" at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago from March 27 through early May. The musical tracks the electrifying on-stage chemistry and tumultuous off-stage romance of Louis Prima and Keely Smith, who reigned as entertainment royalty in Las Vegas through most of the 1950s. The show's...

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italy-and-the-us-sister-cities-programs-for-two-sister-countriesIn our discovery of new points of view from which to analyze the relationship between Italy and the US, today we want to talk about Sister Cities programs. There is an American institution, called "Sister Cities International", which takes care of these aspect of how the US partner up with other...

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