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The Selected Poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini è l'ultimo libro di Stephen Sartarelli che traduce una selezione di poesie del poeta corsaro. Il lavoro di traduzione delle poesie pasoliniane in lingua inglese è stato presentato alla Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò della New York University, martedì scorso durante un incontro letterario.   La serata...

I praise the recent European Union's decision to grant piadina Protected Geographic Indication status (IGP in Italian or PGI in English) to safeguard it from poor quality imitations and fakes.   I am a native of Emilia-Romagna and therefore I may be a bit biased, but I think piadina is one of the most delectable dishes (yes, not just a snack...

Saugatuck, the once working class, mostly Italian-American section of Westport—the area state officials in the 1950s figured it would be easier to build the Connecticut Turnpike through rather than affluent Greens Farms—got its just deserts today. At the opening of a Westport Historical Society's (WHS) exhibition titled "Saugatuck @ Work—Haven of...

by Greg Cox   Gocciolina – Italian for "droplet," the word is undeniably a quirky name for a restaurant. Ask owner/chef Aaron Benjamin if it refers to the restaurant's small but excellent selection of Italian wines, and he responds, "You could say that, but mainly I just like the sound of the word."   It does have a catchy musical sou...

At the last Academy Awards, the Italian director and screenwriter Paolo Sorrentino walked away with the Oscar for best foreign-language film, for "The Great Beauty," a scathing portrait of greed and bad taste in Berlusconi-era Rome.   This year his friend Paolo Virzi is competing for Italy with "Human Capital," a scathing portrait of greed a...

Duluth's Heritage Preservation Commission is fighting for St. Peter's Church, located at 810 W 3rd St. in Duluth, to be officially declared a local historic preservation landmark. The commission states the building, although currently vacant, meets four of seven of the criteria for designation. The commission points out that only one criteria must...

In the beginning, Brigantessa was going to be all about pizza. Of course. What new moneymaking restaurant ambition in Philly these days does not begin with a wood-fired oven and a peel-ful of molten mozzarella dreams?   And given chef Joe Cicala's stellar track record at Le Virtù, it's worth paying attention to what emerges from the flaming...

As part of MV Agusta USA LLC's transformation and dedicated efforts to establish a strong business in the USA, the company is pleased to announce that it has strengthened its sales leadership with the addition of Jim McKenna.   Mr. McKenna is a lifetime motorcycle enthusiast and brings over 25 years of powersports industry leadership to MV A...

The finances of the "Great Pompeii Project" are in the black for the first time as of December 31, 2014.   After a number of structures at the ancient Roman site collapsed, prompting an international outcry, and after an extremely slow start to restoration work, finally there's hope that the ancient city will be rebuilt and secured, to prese...

A few days ago, ArchDaily, one of the most famous American website covering architecture and interior design trends with over 80.000.000 monthly page views, published the names of the winners of its 2015 edition of the "Building of the Year" competition.   Thousands of projects competed this year and ArchDaily readers had to go through all t...

by Kelly-Jane Cotter   Back in the day, you couldn't drive two blocks in any town in New Jersey without hitting a decent Italian place. Not just pizzerias, but actual Italian restaurants. Family-owned, unpretentious Jersey-Italian restaurants that took pride in recipes handed down from Nonna and Pop.   And, yeah, they still exist...

  WTI Magazine #55    2015 March, 6Author : folclore.it      Translation by:   The most renowned Carnival in Sardinia is Mamoiada's, one of the oldest in the region and, for Mamoiada, there is no carnival without Mamuthones. Who are them? Mamuthones and Issohadores are the protagonists of the carnival of this town and also are a symbol of celebr...