ROMA – Un'occasione per riflettere su identità italo-americana e immaginario cinematografico nell'incontro previsto mercoledì 15 maggio a Roma presso la sede dell'associazione Leusso (viale Regina Margherita 1) alle ore 18.   L'iniziativa, intitolata "Il cinema tra rito e impresa: Scorsese, Spielberg, Bergman", prevede infatti il contributo...

di Domenico Logozzo   La cultura negli ultimi anni ha subito tagli troppo pesanti. Penalizzata ingiustamente. E' una risorsa importante, da valorizzare e non da affossare. Chi opera nel settore con passione e competenza si scontra non di rado con l'insensibilità di chi ha il potere di concedere i finanziamenti indispensabili, ma bada più all...

by Laine Doss   Fabio Viviani, the Italian-born chef who won America's heart on Top Chef, is taking Miami by storm. First, the talented toque opened Siena Tavern in South Beach. The restaurant, a sister of the original Siena Tavern in Chicago, serves Viviani's takes on classic Italian cuisine, with many dishes originating in his grandmo...

By Marjorie Kehe John Hooper, Rome correspondent for The Economist and The Guardian, has lived in Italy for more than 20 years – long enough, he says, to understand that Italians today don't want to see their country change too much. Yet many of them are also deeply frustrated by its lack of progress.   Can a country unwilling to let of its...

Bartolomeo Scappi (ca. 1500-1577) was a great Italian cook. Born in Dumenza, in the province of Varese, he worked at the service of various cardinals before reaching the height of his career as chef for Pope Pius V. Scappi also published a cooking essay that is considered the most important of his time.   Philosophy historian Tullio Gregory,...

By Patrick Rocchio The Forum of Italian American Educators held their yearly Book Talk event. FIAME, based in the borough, hosted Rosanna Chiofalo, the acclaimed author of a number of novels on Italian and American life at their annual Book Talk at the Morris Park Community Association.   The event was planned for Thursday, November 19...

Don DeLillo, the celebrated novelist who once complained that as a young writer he "lacked ambition," has been named the first recipient of the Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. The new lifetime achievement award, announced Thursday by Librarian of Congress James Billington, will be presented at the 13th annual National Book Festival...

Hasted Kraeutler announces The Infinite City, by Paolo Ventura, running through June 22, 2013.   Paolo Ventura's Infinite City, is composed of sets of unique hand painted, 4" x 5" photographs. The works are groups of either 5 or 10 images, all framed individually, hung together to create a skyline of an imagined city. Inspiration for the inf...

It was great being a part of Stonington Vineyard's Summer Fest, but now it is even more exciting to have been invited back again to participate in their Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 21st and Sunday, September 22nd from 12pm-6pm. It will be a beautiful autumn weekend. Just look for me under the main vendor tent, stop by, say hello,...

The Times They Are a-Changin'... also in Italy, thanks of a new generation of startuppers who don't wait anymore for something/somebody else, but take their own destiny in their hands. So said Riccardo Luna - (first from right in the photo) the founder of Wired.it and author of "Cambiamo tutto! Let's change everything! The revolution of innovators"...