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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...

The 2014 FIAT Gran Finale commercial shows just how prevalent Italy's presence is in America. Cars are driving around the country, showing off different signs of cities named after places in Italy like Naples, Utah. The narrator even says: "America loves Italy. The signs are everywhere." There's a fun, funky song sung by a woman playing the backgro...

Call for Graduate Students to participate in the AATI-ACTFL Conference in San Diego, CA, November 20-22, 2015. Proposals due January 11, 2015. "Italian Studies Doctoral Disserations in Progress". Organizers: Colleen M. Ryan (Indiana University); Salvatore Bancheri (University of Toronto)   The AATI will for the fourth time sponsor confe...

The last time Alfa Romeo sold a mainstream car in the U.S. was 1995. A lot has changed since then in the luxury market, a reality that Alfa will have to reckon with as it plans to more than quadruple global sales to 400,000 by 2018 and ramp up North American sales from (effectively) nothing to 150,000 units per year.   That would put Alfa ro...

PESCOSOLIDO FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION, Inc. for the TWENTY-FIRST year, will award scholarships for study at accredited and acceptable educational institutions in ITALY.   You are respectfully requested to distribute the statement and the applications to interested and qualified students who may wish to participate in this learning experi...

ISSNAF - Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation yearly presents awards to acknowledge the research of young Italian investigators working in North America, whose commitment to their discipline of study is innovative, potentially impactful and honors their country of origin. ISSNAF Board of Trustees encourages al...