The Sciasia Lectures at San Francisco belongs to the calendar of Sciasian Lectures in the world. It is promoted by the National Committee for the Centenary of Sciascia, chaired by Senator Emma Bonino, and by the Amici di Leonardo Sciascia Association, in collaboration with the Università per Stranieri di Perugia and the Institute for the Italian En...

Counting Castles in Abruzzo is ready to introduce the public to the Sothern Italian region of Italy, one of the greenest, yet still little known international tourist destinations. It comes from a collaboration between the US company Native Grapes LLC, based in New Jersey, represented by Hugh L. Preece, Ambassador of Italian Wines, expert oenologis...

Kelly Damico, an Ohio native, cat lover, and oenophile who spent more than thirty-one years in education and now takes pleasure in creating beauty through art, gardening, cooking, and interior design, has completed her new book “Rantings of a Crazy Italian Woman”: an entertaining literary debut. Damico’s debut novel is groovy prose through the mind...

Bestselling author Sandra Montanino chatted with Digital Journal’s Markos Papadatos about her novel “The Weight of Salt.” Montanino, a member of the League of Utah Writers, has won numerous awards for her short stories. Her first novel, “The Weight of Salt” won The Outstanding Fiction Award at the Southern California Writer’s Conference. Recently p...

Writers have been busy in recent months, especially the literati yearning for Florence or all those shuttered in medieval palazzos during the darkest days of these pandemic times. This autumn, indulge in one of these many Florence-inspired reads on your flight back to Peretola or ensconced in your armchair. It’s time to welcome back the bookish sea...

Professor Massimo Montanari author of A Short History of Spaghetti with Tomato Sauce discussed his book with the Italian Cultural Society of Chicago in a virtual event. The book examines the history of pasta and tomato sauce. Professor Montarai explained, “pasta is a very very old object”. In ancient societies, pasta was identified as a variant of...

Zerocalcare is the pen name of MicheleRech, one of Italy’s best-selling graphic novel artists, famous for his ability to write comedy with depth. His comics blog – Zerocalcare.it – is one of Italy’s most read comics destinations and widely shared on social media. Forget My Name, the first Zerocalcare book to be published by ABLAZE, is a poignant st...

“It is a useful publication for understanding the event of migration across the Italian ocean in the second half of the nineteenth century which, by its mass character, contributed to defining a particular form of settlement in the reality of the United States. It is very interesting to note that, at that historical point, there are still documents...

What would your life have looked like if you had been born five years earlier? Ten? What would have changed, not just in your familial context but in the world around you? What were the top songs and movies five and ten years before your birth? Culture moves fast, and the context into which we are born shapes us. This is why revising an artist’s bi...

Having grown up in Italy, my great-grandfather expected the family over for dinner every Sunday. Homemade pasta, or macaroni as we called it, was just one of the items on the menu, usually served sometime after an appetizer and before a meat or fish dish. My grandmother would hand-cut the pasta dough, dry it on her wooden rack and serve the pasta w...