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The Mario Fratti Award is won each year by the author of an original play in Italian or Italian dialect, never-before produced or published. The theme of this year's Mario Fratti Award is "Mothers." Entries are free to tackle this theme is any way and from any point of view.   The jury evaluates each entry according to the following selectio...

For the 17th consecutive year, the National Italian American Foundation will sponsor its Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery program, an educational and cultural initiative that sends Italian American students enrolled in a college or university to Italy each year. This all-expenses-paid trip will take place in June 2016. The goal of t...

by Andria Yu   Ducati is trying to market a cruiser again – this time with it's new XDiavel. At first glance, it looks similar to the original Diavel, and the name is pretty much the same, save for an extra letter. But it's actually a very different motorcycle. First, let's back up to the origins of the new X.   Ducati North...

Did you know that America was almost called Vespucia? I'm not referring to the United States, by the way. More than five hundred years, the Italian explorer Amerigo Vespucci determined that the continent "discovered" by Christopher Columbus in 1492 was not, in fact, Asia.   This simple realization was apparently enough to warrant naming two...

As the nation celebrates the federal Columbus Day holiday on October 10 (the traditional observance was for many years on October 12, the anniversary of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas on October 12, 1492) a small but persistent movement to replace the holiday with alternative holidays such as "Indigenous People's Day" continues to po...

By Tara Brady   Director Ben Younger debuted in 2000 with Boiler Room, a tart drama set at a brokerage firm and powered along by the unbridled machismo of that dubious sector. Bleed for This could easily play on a double bill with that earlier film. The true, incredible story of Vincent Pazienza, aka Vinny Paz, aka PazMania, is a compelling...

by Alessandra Turra   Giorgio Armani marked the official start of the "Films of City Frames" movie project, whose launch was revealed last month, with a video message available starting today at www.framesoflife.com. Linked with the brand's Frames of Life eyewear campaign, the project, developed in collaboration with Rai Cinema, will see a n...

Hit Week, the only international music festival to bring Italy's most contemporary talent to a global stage, returns to the US from November 5th through 9th with tour stops in Los Angeles and Miami.   Headlining the latest edition of the annual event is songwriter / rapper Caparezza, literally Curly Head in the artist's local Puglian dialect...

By Alex Erickson Searching for the perfect gift for the Italophile in your life can be trickier than you'd think. You want to avoid the obvious option (wine!) and the tacky one (Olive Garden gift card) while also keeping the present clearly Italian. So we've rounded up 12 products that exude the beautiful, subtle Italian charm lovers of the Amalfi...

di Fucsia Nissoli Recentemente ho chiesto al presidente dell'Inps, Tito Boeri, se fosse sua intenzione inviare la "famosa busta arancione" anche agli iscritti Aire. Il presidente Boeri, nella sua gentile risposta, ha precisato che "non pensano di inviare all'estero la busta arancione, ma che vorrebbero estendere ai contribuenti all'...

The Italian carmaker Fiat says its acquisition of the final Chrysler stake is complete, making the U.S. car company a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fiat.   Fiat SpA said Tuesday that it closed the deal announced Jan. 1 with the cash payment of $1.75 billion to a union-controlled trust fund. That's on top of an initial $1.9-billion payment, whic...

di Francesca La Marca E così, quando ormai non ci credeva più nessuno, il Governo, con quello che gli atleti chiamano uno scatto di reni, è riuscito a mettere finalmente sui giusti binari il rinnovo dei COMITES. Dopo dieci anni di onorato, e talvolta estenuato, servizio, nel mese di dicembre si procederà a nuove elezioni che – è l'augurio di tutti...