In the English-speaking world, there has been a long tradition of mystery writers from Edgard Allan Poe, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, P.D. James, and Martha Grimes, just to name a few. However, not many Italian mystery writers, or ‘giallisti’, have reached comparable fame. But this is changing as both the quantity and the quality of Italian mystery nove...

Please Join Us - Sunday, Oct. 24, 2021. Time: 4:00-5:30pm EST. Virtual Zoom Event. The event is open to the public - Registration is required here by October 22, 2021. For Dante’s 700th anniversary of his death, Mondadori released the sequel to “A riveder le Stelle” by Aldo Cazzullo, to pay homage to the "Poet who invented Italy" continuing on the...

In the Auditorium of Stanze Italiane, a video conversation with Gaetana Marrone-Puglia, Fabio Finotti, Gian Piero Brunetta, (Padova University), Maria DiBattista, (Princeton University), and with the daughter of the director Francesco Rosi, the actress Carolina Rosi. Gaetana Marrone-Puglia is full Professor of Italian Studies at Princeton Universit...

Speaking colloquially, those of us who actually read history know that Columbus got a bad rap even unto beheadings in front of city halls, town squares and hamlets across the land. He has been called a racist, a fraud and a misogynist. We are acutely aware that the truth is always the first casualty of missions espoused by the “woke” crowd. In some...

Elena Ferrante has been awarded the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence. The literary award to the mysterious writer of the saga of the "Amica geniale" was presented this morning during a special event of the Cheltenham Literary Festival, one of the most important literary festivals in the United Kingdom, which took place in the Town Hall of...

La presentazione della storia e delle origini della cucina italiana in un libro a fumetti é stata una delle caratteristiche della recente cena a New York City dell’Accademia Italiana della Cucina presso il ristorante Pasta Eater. Questo ultimo volume della Biblioteca di Cultura Gastronomica dell’Accademia è particolare perché traccia la storia con...

With his recent hit culinary quest show, “Searching for Italy,” and food-focused cult films such as 1996’s “Big Night” and 2009’s “Julie & Julia,” Stanley Tucci has established himself as not just an actor but also a serious epicurean. But, in his new memoir, “Taste: My Life Through Food” (Gallery Books), the 60-year-old reveals that he almost lost...

When: Sunday, Cctober 24, 2021 at 5:00PM - Where: Museo Italo Americano, Building C, Fort Mason, SF Join us for a discussion of a new play about Edgardo Mortara, whose story has been reimagined by Carey Perloff, Artistic Director, Emerita, of the American Conservatory Theater and Graduate of Stanford University in Comparative Literature, inspired b...

Zoom Webinar. October 5 2021 at 11 am PDT. In English. REGISTER HERE. Architect and urban planner Stefano Boeri presents the upcoming volume "Green Obsession: Trees Towards Cities, Humans Towards Forest) in an online conversation with Carlo Caccavale, Director of AIA Los Angeles, promoter of an annual conference on climate change. "Green Obsession"...

Over the past 50 years, contemporary Italian authors familiar to American readers were largely limited to Umberto Eco, Italo Calvino, Primo Levi, and a handful of others. But thanks in part to the popularity of author Elena Ferrante—the so-called “Ferrante Effect”—the work of a new generation of Italian writers, especially women writers, is arrivin...