by Silvia Simonetti   In the world's eyes, groundbreaking robotic innovations are usually associated with the high-tech research carried out in leading countries like the U.S. or Japan. Nevertheless, Italy as well boasts a very productive robotics sector, which is one of the best examples of our creativity, programming and manufacturing sk...

Author and scholar Dr. Simone Cinotto will deliver a lecture and sign copies of his new book, The Italian American Table: Food, Family, and Community in New York City at Drexel University's Center for Hospitality and Sport Management on Monday, May 12 at 5pm.   In his talk, Cinotto will discuss how food was at the center of the lives of immi...

Peter C. Sugar's latest book "Impressions of Italy" is the best way to dive into the country's rich culture and stunning landscapes through the eyes of an architect. After obtaining his master's degree in Architecture at MIT, Sugar lived and worked in Italy for eight years, during which he honed his skills in drawing with hundreds of pen and ink k...

by Rod Dreher   Via Prufrock, here's a review of a new book called The Italians, an affectionate but also critical view of the nation and its people by John Hooper, a Rome-based correspondent for The Economist. From the review, this bit exemplifying contradictions in Italian life starts by saying that the justice system is a bureaucratic jok...

Middletown Township Public Library located at 55 New Monmouth Road is proud to present That's Amore: The Great Italian-American Songbook with Dave DeLuca on Saturday April 18, beginning at 2:30 pm.   "Featuring such songs as That's Amore, O Sole Mio, Come Back To Surriento, and Volare, The Great Italian-American Songbook celebrates the 'Ital...

by Annalisa Merelli   Sorry, New York Times Sunday Book Review, Elena Ferrante is not "one of the great novelists of our time." Zadie Smith, Arundhati Roy, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie—these are all great novelists. Ferrante is not, which is unfortunate, because she has a good story to tell. About a month ago, while I was back in my hometo...

by Lianna Fabrizio   Joyous occasions around the dinner table served with authentic Italian dishes - recipes for which were passed down three generations - are what Elisa Pignato holds close to her heart. After a lifetime of cooking traditional Italian dishes like spaghetti with white clam sauce, chicken cacciatore, and pasta fagioli by memo...

Francesco Panella e la passione per New York, un'attrazione al limite dell'innamoramento. Con il fratello Simone gestisce l'Antica Pesa, un ristorante di Trastevere di grande tradizione a Roma, antico di oltre 90 anni. La sua curiosità lo ha spinto in America e ad aprire a Manhattan un gemello newyorchese del ristorante di famiglia, oggi meta cool...

Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò - 24 West 12th Street - New York, NY 10011. OCTOBER 29, 2015 - 06:00 PMA Short History of the Italian Renaissance (I.B. Tauris, 2015) by Virginia Cox (Chair of the Department of Italian Studies, NYU). The author in conversation with Stefano Albertini (NYU) and Christopher Celenza (John...

Rose Serio Russell remembers riding from Pawcatuck to Charlestown to pick blueberries with her family when she was a girl. Russell, now 87, recalls riding in the back of a pickup truck loaded with galvanized pails for the berries and homemade bread and tomatoes for lunch. "We'd leave at 7 and stay all day," said Russell. "Charlestown had loads and...