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Today kicks off the first complete retrospective in New York in more than a decade dedicated to the work of filmmaker Michelangelo Antonioni. Presented with Luce Cinecittà, Rome, and featuring nearly 40 35mm prints and digital preservations, the lineup includes the renowned trilogy of “L’Avventura,” “L’Eclisse,” and “La Notte,” starring Monica Vitt...

On Friday November 17, the IACS was proud to host the Macomb County Chamber of Commerce and OneMacomb for their Annual Diversity Luncheon.  Pam Lavers Deputy Macomb County County Executive, directs the efforts of OneMacomb, an initiative focused on making Macomb a more welcoming and inclusive community.  Pam shared that there are 116 languages spok...

Paolo Nespoli ha acceso dallo spazio l'albero di Natale più grande del mondo, dedicato quest'anno ad Agenzia Spaziale Europea (Esa) e Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (Asi) per il loro impegno nella scienza e nella tecnologia. Dalla Stazione Spaziale, dove si trova dalla fine del luglio 2017, AstroPaolo ha inviato il segnale che ha acceso le centinaia di...

The first time I ever thought about visiting this city, I almost didn’t. I was in the middle of a lengthy tour through Europe with my wife, 14-year old daughter, and 10-year old son. We were spending 10 weeks in Italy and joining up with renowned watercolorist, Wyatt Waters, to work on a new coffee table cookbook. Waters’ main artistic influence ha...

Giada De Laurentiis has transcended beyond a TV personality to a seat at the table with the boys on the famous Las Vegas Strip. Nestled between the acclaimed Bacchanal Buffet and MR CHOW, will be Pronto by Giada. But how did this happen? The celebrated chef brought something more to television cuisine than her grander than life personality. De Laur...

A $2 million gift from Arnold Lisio ’56, ’60M (MD) and Anne Lisio endows the Lisio Program in Italian Studies within Arts, Sciences & Engineering (AS&E) at the University of Rochester. This gift ensures that students will always be able to study in Italy and have opportunities to enhance their understanding and appreciation for the language, art, c...

Three years ago, I moved to a small town called Adria in the Veneto region of northeast Italy, less than an hour from Venice. I moved to Italy for everything from its art masterpieces to the variety of mushrooms, from going to operas in Verona’s ancient Arena to going to local saint’s day festivals that have nothing pious about them. Adria isn’t a...

Since I began writing for this blog, my articles have dealt mainly with famous indigenous inhabitants of Southern Italy/Sicily. It behooves me to mention, though, since the destruction of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies in 1861, the majority of the members of our ethnos were born outside the borders of the modern state of Italy in what I like to te...

A 17th century Italian castle that has been meticulously restored has opened as a dynamic new space, featuring a museum and a culinary school as well as a luxury hotel.  Located in the Salento region at the southern tip of Puglia, Castello di Ugento features accommodation that is comprised of nine rooms and suites that have been curated with modern...

Candace Nelson, founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes, has started a new venture as owner and executive pastry chef of the Los Angeles pizzeria. When Candace Nelson met Daniele Uditi at a friend's pizza party, she immediately knew she had found something special.  As the founder of Sprinkles Cupcakes, Nelson and her husband "had no intention of going back...

Italy’s leading broadcaster Rai, which invests nearly €200 million (about $237 million) in roughly 400 hours of content every year, is aiming to become a key player on the international drama scene by making high-end series in both English and Italian. “Medici: Masters of Florence,” whose second season stars Daniel Sharman, underscores Rai’s ambiti...

Lamborghini America’s motorsport manager Chris Ward said the recent success of Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America teams and drivers at the Lamborghini World Final in Imola has left all involved wanting more. A banner weekend in Italy saw North America-based teams and drivers collect the Pro and Pro-Am championships along with multiple race wins...