Dartmouth professor Graziella Parati will look at how fascism began and spread in the early 20th century in a talk at Goodrich Memorial Library in Newport on May 1 at 7 p.m. Her talk, “The Roots of Fascism,” is part of the Vermont Humanities Council’s First Wednesdays lecture series and is free and open to the public. Parati will tell the histor...

The AIFIC Board of Directors regret to inform our supporters that on March 29th a decision was taken to dissolve the organization. AIFIC is proud of its achievements since its inception and of creating a two way bridge between Italy and the United States through cultural exchanges among young artists of both countries.  After various attempts to re...

A new book is forthcoming from Sanniti Publications. It’s a novel called Family Matter (cover photo above). I have been working on this novel for several years, and after numerous revisions, it’s now where I want it. As the title suggests, it’s a family story, or rather several of them which form the “matter” of which Family Matter is made. They ar...

We are Viktoria Rusnakova and Samuele Bagnai. In our early twenties, we moved from Europe to opposite coasts of the United States. Today, we both live in San Diego, California, where a sequence of peculiar coincidences, three years ago, brought us together. We recently published daringly authentic books, where we have recounted our multicultural ex...

In “Italianitá,” William (Bill) Giovinazzo explores the culture and history of Italians and Italian Americans – from the time when the Greeks colonized Italy to the influx of Italian immigrants in the 19th and 20th centuries to John Travolta strutting his stuff in a New York disco. Giovinazzo describes “Italianitá” or the essence of being Italian,...

Writer and poet Frances Mayes lives the kind of life most of us can only dream about. Wandering through Italy, she and her husband, Ed, came upon a villa in the Tuscan town of Cortona. They bought and restored the villa, an effort she chronicled in her deeply charming best-seller Under the Tuscan Sun, which was later made into a film starring Diane...

Tuesday, May 7, 2019, 7:00 PM CDT. Italian Cultural and Community Center, 1101 Milford St., Houston, TX 77006. The Italian Cultural and Community Center is pleased to be a part of the New York Times best-selling author Dianne Hales' book tour. Dianne Hales will present her new book La Passione - How Italy Seduced the World, a lyrical portrait of a...

Volossal Publishing is proud to announce the release of our fourth novel with celebrated Italian-American author Catherine Gigante-Brown. Her BETTER THAN SISTERS boldly blurs the line between Young Adult and Women’s fiction. BETTER THAN SISTERS weaves a timeless tale that spans several decades, generations, cultures and genres, telling the story of...

That was just one of several observations from Adriana and Mary Trigiani on Sunday as they met with fans, answered questions and signed books for a crowd of about 50 at Mountain Empire Community College. The event — “Stirring Up Romance” — saw the town natives and sisters getting reacquainted with childhood friends and meeting new people at a socia...

In The Art of Objects: The Birth of Italian Industrial Culture, 1878-1928 (University of Toronto Press, 2018), Luca Cottini, Associate Professor of Italian Studies at Villanova University, traces the fascinating history of early Italian industrial culture from post-unification Italy to Fascism.  In this conversation with Elena Bellina, Lauro De Bos...