Admirers of the British writer Tim Parks might find his latest nonfiction book, “The Hero’s Way” (Norton, 384 pages, $27.95) a surprise. For 40-odd years he has written about his adopted country, Italy, almost always from the point of view of the stranger who has chosen to live there but who continues to notice the things they do differently. His l...

Ideato dall’Associazione Oll Muvi, conosciuta nel mondo come I Love Molfetta, in collaborazione con la Società della Madonna dei Martiri di Hoboken, con il supporto dell’ufficio Pugliesi nel Mondo della Regione Puglia, ha visto la promozione della stessa Regione Puglia nelle scuole americane, nei ristoranti italiani in America e un album fotografic...

For decades, articles about Sicily were invariably accompanied by grim, black and white images of bloodied streets and exploded cars. The island was synonymous with Cosa Nostra, whose violent rule eclipsed all else. Organised crime is still a problem, yet thankfully some progress has been made. Today, democratically minded Sicilians are gaining inf...

The Columbus Citizens Foundation and Italian American Museum of New York City are sponsoring a celebration of the De Cenza Murder Mystery series by Italian-American author Arthur Cola. The event will be taking place on the evening of Friday, September 24th at the Columbus Citizens Foundation building located at 8 E. 69th St. in New York City across...

«There is nothing here. This is a sentence I heard thousands of times, as if I had contacted a voicemail instead of actual people.» It is perhaps in this passage from the writer Franco Armino’s “Vocabolario Appenninico” (Apennine Vocabulary) that the ultimate meaning of Simone Donati’s new work is concealed. Donati is a Tuscan photographer known ab...

Nell’era in cui le immagini, più che le parole, vengono utilizzate come veicoli di messaggi ed idee, l’arte di strada, nata come forma di protesta negli anni ‘60, rappresenta più di altre un vettore istantaneo in grado di esprimere contenuti complessi in maniera immediata, divenendo un laboratorio di alfabetizzazione dei cittadini non solo alla cul...

When Paige Lipari opened her bookstore Archestratus in Greenpoint in 2016, she did so with $40,000 of her own savings and loans from friends and family. (All of which have since been paid back.) At the time, she didn’t expect to run a shop that specializes in books and food, but Lipari’s laid-back approach to Italian-accented baking and cooking res...

In the very week that the entire country was shutting down as COVID-19 spread across U.S. soil, Jeff Mauro was holed up in an Airbnb with his wife, photographer, and food stylist to capture photos for his upcoming cookbook, Come On Over. As the title might suggest, its original intention was all about gathering together, having friends and family...

Italian book sales have risen by 44% this year, according to a survey published Tuesday. From January 4 to June 20, the Aie-NielsenIQ survey said, some 15 million copies more than the same period last year were sold through Italian trade channels. Proceeds from sales were up by more than 207 million euros, a rise of 42%. The overall value of the bo...

My “Italian Adventure” novels are love letters to Italy. There’s no other way to describe the experiences of an American who arrives in Italy on holiday and decides to never leave. Both Cucina Tipica (2018) and Cucina Romana (2021) have characters and plot, conflict and resolution, humor and pathos, but all of these traditional narratives are infor...