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By: Giuseppe Esposito.   Not since the Second World War has there been so much emotion in San Francisco's North Beach neighborhood over the rivalry between Italy and England.   It may not be a war that everyone is talking about, but one would be hard pressed to tell the difference based solely on the hyperbole and rhetoric when the su...

Il Caucus bicamerale e bipartisan contro la pirateria informatica ha presentato il 24 giugno scorso presso il Congresso americano il rapporto "2014 International Piracy Watch List", confermando l'annunciata uscita dell'Italia dalla lista dei Paesi sotto osservazione.   I co-presidenti del Caucus, i Congressmen Adam Schiff (D-CA) e Bob Goodla...

  WTI Magazine #39    2014 July, 16Author : buonenotizie.it      Translation by:   Do Italians have a new confidence in the housing market? It seems so, especially given the recent increase in demand for traditional mortgages or the so-called online loans. Many of these investments are intended to purchase differently than the usual: buying a ho...

The After Hours Film Society continues at the Tivoli Theatre, 5021 Highland Avenue in downtown Downers Grove, on Monday, August 11 at 7:30 PM with a special presentation of "Bicycle Thief."   The film will be shown in memory of Joe Barillari, who was instrumental in the formation of the After Hours Film Society. Tickets for "Bicycle Thief" a...

by Edmond Tijerina   Luca Della Casa, executive chef of Nosh and Silo restaurants, fell just short Sunday in his quest to take the top prize of "Food Network Star." Instead, viewers voted for "gourmet cowboy" Lenny McNab of Colorado and his show about cowboy cuisine, topping Della Casa's pitch for a show about Italian cuisine from the n...

  WTI Magazine #42    2014 September, 3Author : Jennifer Gentile Martin      Translation by:   This may be one of those grapes that you haven't heard of or it may be one you really enjoy so I wanted to share some information on it to further educate and maybe peak your interest to try something new. Sagrantino is an indigenous grape to Italy pri...

The Italian American Woman's Association (IAWA) celebrated their 30th anniversary Tuesday with a ceremony dinner at the Ambassador Center.   The association selected former Erie Mayor, Joyce Savocchio with their 2014 Woman of the Year Award. "It's a wonderful honor that the Italian American women's organization has given me and it has great...

Quest'anno la parata del Colmbus Day a Chicago tornerà a sfilare sulla State Street, come richiesto dalla comunità italiana. In vista del 13 ottobre – quando la parata si terrà in tutte le città americane dove più numerosa e radicata è la comunità italiana – il Console generale a Chicago Adriano Monti ha scritto al sindaco Rahn Emmanuel per ringraz...

Dear Colleagues, Please find below a CfP for AAIS 2015 at the University of Colorado, Boulder, 26-29 March. CfP AAIS 2015, University of Colorado, Boulder "Italy between the two World Wars: literature, culture, society".    This session focuses on the examination of the Italian cultural context between the two World...

by Maria Grazia Quieti   Dear friends and colleagues, I am pleased to announce that we have a new US-accredited MA in Food Studies at The American University of Rome starting in the fall of 2015. The M.A. has a duration of 15 months; it consists of 36 credits (30 for course work and 6 for the thesis).   The M.A. is intended for stude...

David Chase gave Sopranos fans reason to dream this week by admitting he is "intrigued" by the idea of writing a spin-off series from the show.   Speaking to Associated Press, the 69-year-old said the death of James Gandolfini last year means that the show would most likely be set in a period before the original's 1999-2007 storyline.  ...

From Italy, a unique artists' event - Do some early X-MAS shopping. For sale: MOSAICS, PAINTINGS, CERAMICS, SCULPTURES, JEWELERY.   Location: CASA ITALIANA HALL & CULTURAL CENTER, 595 3rd Street, NW | Washington, DC 20002, METRO RAIL: RED LINE - Judiciary Square   Source: http://www.meetup.com/