by Laura Pearson   When we think of Italian interior design, several images come to mind: romantic hillside villas decorated with rustic, old-world charm (a la the Cortana fixer-upper in "Under the Tuscan Sun"); iconic furniture designs by Gio Ponti and Ettore Sottsass; and bright, airy living spaces with terra-cotta tiled floors and distres...

"Donne italiane negli Stati Uniti" è il tema dell'incontro che si terrà giovedì 6 marzo, alle ore 17.30, nella Sala Auditorium del Galata Museo del Mare di Genova per iniziativa del Cisei. Nell'occasione verrà presentato il libro "Italian Women in Chicago" di Dominic Candeloro, Kathy Catrambone e Gloria Nardini, dedicato all'emigrazione femmin...

To live in a tough neighborhood one must know the local slang and the ability to spot trouble. For not only does one have to steer clear of the neighbor toughs but also be careful not run afoul with the local mob bosses.   Author Anthony C. Tripari knows all these things and more, because in his youth he also experienced living in a tough pa...

The Italian Cultural Institute will host a round table related to the creativity behind Italian fairytales and the current state of Italian children's literature.   The speakers will be Giovanna Zoboli, writer and co-founder of the illustrated children's book publisher Topipittori; Simona Mulazzani, illustrator of over 60 adults' and childre...

"Chi è il primo che viene in mente quando si pensa alla parola di genio? Le probabilità sono che la risposta sia: Leonardo Da Vinci. Ebbene c'è anche chi partendo dall'arte di Leonardo da Vinci ha approfondito un argomento molto importante: la geologia del territorio.   Il prof. Stefano Albertini, Direttore Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò alla...

There are two new children's books garnering a grassroots following because they don't follow the traditional format used in children's books. With lush layering of colors and beautiful illustrations that capture the character's emotions, There's A Crazy Dog Under the Palace! and the newly-released sequel, Who Ate the Gelato?!,...

By Holly Prestidge It was the Sunday gravy — that rich sauce of tomatoes and fresh herbs enhanced by meaty beef shank bones and marrow — that made an instant believer of Lee Casazza many years ago. Now the Seattle resident wants to make the authentic Italian-American meals of her husband's family available to everyone. Casazza's cookbook, "B...

by Ginger Adam Otis   Any journalist who has ever been an author has lived through that uncomfortable moment when, for the first time, the tables are turned and you become the interview subject who's put on the hot seat.   I wrote about my experience with that for Page Views last month with the publication of my first book — and it se...

Phila-ITALY AMERICANA is Perrotta's book that unravels the unique story of the indelible imprint that Italians, Italian-Americans, and lovers of Italian culture have stamped upon the formation and development of the United States.   In an interesting and useful book that reflects one's love of two countries and inspired by fond memories of w...

The Giants of the Mountain is a "myth" between fable and reality that Pirandello continued to imagine, write, and rework from 1929 to 1934, but eventually left unfinished despite encouraging contracts with American impresarios. Yet, in its present form, the play vibrates with the powerful contradictions of sublime Art torn between the inner necessi...