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The iconic FIAT 500, symbol of Italy’s post war economic renaissance, became part of MoMA’s permanent collection last year, but 2019 brings even more lustre to the tiny Italian four-wheels, as it will be one of the centrepieces of The Value of Good Design exhibition. The kermess will take place from the 10th of February to the 27th of May and will...

When I read that Thursday marked the 20th anniversary of the premiere of the HBO drama “The Sopranos,” I immediately thought back to the time in 2007 when I interviewed Len Riggio, the executive chairman of Barnes & Noble Inc.  Riggio is a prickly man, quick to find offense, and surprisingly defensive about his lower-middle-class Brooklyn upbringin...

It is still too early for a final balance, but 2018 of Italian wine exports, according to estimates, will mark a new record value, at 6.1 billion euros, slightly higher than in 2017. This trend has been surrogate by data, albeit partial, from ISTAT, which tells us that the main Italian wine markets are growing or stable, with some countries falling...

La professoressa Alessandra Albertini, direttrice dal 2012 del dipartimento di Biologia e biotecnologie “Spallanzani” di Pavia, è andata in pensione il primo gennaio di quest’anno, donando all’università 250mila euro da utilizzare entro il 2023 per cofinanziare posizioni di ricercatori a tempo determinato junior e di assegnisti di ricerca del dipar...

Local author and historian Stephanie Longo has received a Gold Award in the History category from the Nonfiction Book Awards, via the Nonfiction Authors Association, for her 2018 publication, “Italians of Lackawanna County,” published by Arcadia Publishing. The Nonfiction Book Awards recognize literary excellence in more than 150 categories. The pr...

This volume contributes to American ethnic and immigration studies by bringing into conversation scholars working in the fields of Italian American and Greek American studies. The aim is to move beyond the “single group approach,” which privileges the study of ethnic singularity, to explore these two groups in relation to each other. We propose to...

Two Kansas legislators have pre-filed a bill to change the name of Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day. The bill was proposed by Dennis Highberger and Ponka-We Victors, the only Native American in the Kansas legislature. The bill states Kansas recognizes that it was "first inhabited by the indigenous peoples of this region, including the Kanza a...

Monday, January 14, 2019 at The Westin St. Francis San Francisco on Union Square Chicago - Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Gibsons Italia Miami, FL (January 10,2019) – Enjoy European Quality (EEQ), a 3-year project cofounded by the European Community designed to increase the awareness and recognition of European quality products within the food and...

AV8 is currently leading the proverbial race for Public Art in Little Italy with the addition of this vibrant mural entitled Além da costa (Beyond the coast) and Prima dell’orizzonte (Before the horizon). The recent artwork was the vision of CYRCLE, a two-man collective comprised of Los Angeles-born artists David Leavitt and David Torres. Their sig...

On January 1st 2019, the system of electronic invoicing became mandatory for private businesses. Italy is the second European country to introduce this informatic system after Portugal, where it is mandatory since 2012. The measure follows the European Union VAT directive aimed at modernizing public administration and fighting tax fraud. While the...

On February 2, the exhibition “Claudio Parmeggiani: Dematerialization” will open in Nashville (TN) at the Frist Art Museum, 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN. It will be the first North American museum exhibition of the renowned Italian contemporary artist Claudio Parmeggiani. Hosted in the Gordon CAP Gallery, the exhibition features a selection of fifte...

As we begin 2019, what can you tell us about the status of the new museum? Now that we have removed the Banca Stabile artifacts (vault, teller cases, light fixtures and deposit table) and placed them in storage, the demolition of the existing buildings has begun. The developer has erected scaffolding along the Mulberry and Grand Streets sides of th...