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A lawyer has set his sights on transforming the Sardinia's regional capital into 'The City of Fountains'. Maurizio Loche, originally from the Italian island but with an associated law firm in the UK and legal advisor to the British Consulate, envisions Cagliari with an abundance of fountains, lights, and music embellishing its squares, gardens and...

This month, the Senator John Heinz History Center's Italian American Collection will host Poet Laureate of North Carolina, Joseph Bathanti, as its firstScholar-in-Residence.   A Pittsburgh native and professor of creative writing at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., Bathanti will produce an original body of work inspired by his re...

by Silvia Simonetti   Eager to connect more deeply with the local community, IALA's schedule has been particularly rich in engaging events during the last week. On Thursday, January 23, the Italian American Lawyers Association hosted the "NIABA Night" at Casa Italiana, while on Saturday 25, members and their guests gathered at the USC C...

  WTI Magazine #17    2014 Feb, 14Author : Francesca Papasergi      Translation by:   After the appeal virdict for Meredith Kercher murder's trial, in which Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito were found guilty, Americans may think that the Italian judicial system is pretty complicated and inconclusive. Som...

Visually stunning Italian drama "The Great Beauty" won the Oscar for best foreign language film on Sunday, capping its successful awards season run in the United States and Europe. Director Paolo Sorrentino's film about an aging writer's reflections on life and his search for meaning among Rome's idle rich also won top foreign film honors at t...

Starz is developing an U.S. adaptation of the Italian drama Romanzo Criminale. It will be written by Steven S. DeKnight, creator/showrunner of Starz's most successful original series, Spartacus, who is serving as executive producer and showrunner as part of his overall deal with the pay cable network.   Lionsgate, which previously produced B...

By Maurita Cardone Anthony Tamburri, direttore del John D. Calandra Italian American Institute della City University of New York, ha appena pubblicato un libro in cui sviscera un pezzo di letteratura le cui specificità sono state a lungo ignorate se non negate.   Re-reading Italian Americana. Specificities and Generalities on Literature and...

By Cassandra Mickens   Organizers of Feast of St. Mark Italian Food Festival say the event is bound to excite the taste buds. The third annual rain-or-shine feast is set for Saturday, April 26 from 4 to 11 p.m. at Saint Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church in Birmingham. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for children ages 6 through 12....

By Valeria Robecco Dopo il New York Times Building e la Morgan Library, e in attesa dell'inaugurazione della nuova sede del Whitney Museum, prevista per il 2015, anche la Ivy League si rivolge a Renzo Piano.   L'architetto conferma il forte legame con gli Stati Uniti presentando a New York la sua nuova opera, la ristrutturazione e l'ampliam...

The Italian Cultural & Community Center is launching a new program called "Le Strade del Vino". Le Strade del Vino are paths within territories, wine growing areas, as well as vineyards, wineries, farms, natural attractions, cultural and historical sites that are particularly significant for the purposes of integrated tourism within Italy. &nb...

UNICO Delaware District I held its inaugural Brian Piccolo Award Program April 27 at Nicola Pizza on the Avenue.   This is an award given nationally in the month of April to an outstanding high school senior athlete of Italian heritage who exhibits the qualities and character traits modeled by the legendary Brian Piccolo: courage, friendship...

By Maurita Cardone Ci sono tanti motivi per cui si può decidere di fare il cuoco. Per Fausto Ferraresi è stata la voglia di viaggiare. "Ricordo un pomeriggio ozioso dopo la fine delle scuole medie, a chiacchierare sul dondolo con un amico. Ci chiedevamo cosa volessimo fare. Il meccanico? No, non è per me. L'elettricista? Nemmeno. O il liceo per po...