ELENA CIVOLI BRITTAIN is a whimsical and prolific contemporary artist whose abstract series range from brightly colored surfaces, to bold textured collages, to unstructured images layered in muted tones. Elena was born in Italy. The daughter of an Italian Army colonel from Florence, she grew up in cities all over Italy, but considers herself a Fior...

By Viviana Devoto Le mani grandi, l'attitudine da ragazzaccio, la pala della pizza maneggiata come un acrobata. Jon Darsky è un tizio svelto: e la sua mente viaggia al pari coi chilometri che attraversa ogni giorno.   La pizza era la sua ossessione, la pizzeria mobile è diventata il suo progetto unico nel mondo. Un camion con dentro un forn...

By Mauro Battocchi   Get ready! This November 22nd - 23rd, the Bay Area will be treated again to the annual Italian Christmas Market (Mercato di Natale) which will be abuzz from 10:30am­ to 6:00pm Saturday and 10:30am - 4:30pm Sunday at Fort Mason Center BLDG C, San Francisco.   This is the second annual Mercato di Natale, and like la...

Tra gli innumerevoli amanti e appassionati della bella lingua italiana in città, c'è un gruppo in continua crescita che organizza interessanti eventi da ormai quasi dieci anni. Il Gruppo Meetup di Lingua Italiana di San Francisco è composto oggi da più di 900 membri, e continua ancora a fare incontrare italiano-americani i quali condividono una pa...

Il numero di italiani che si sono trasferiti nella nostra circoscrizione e' in costante aumento (+55% in sei anni), cosi' come il numero di cittadini stranieri che vogliono visitare il nostro Paese. Questo significa che anche qui al Consolato Generale d'Italia a San Francisco abbiamo bisogno di nuove e motivate risorse per aiutarci ad affrontare l'...

Just across the Bay Bridge from San Francisco — and 700 years into the past — distinguished professors from all over the world are lecturing on the work of 14th century Florentine poet and humanist Giovanni Boccaccio, renown for works such as Decameron and On Famous Women. Recently, San Franciscans enjoyed Pier Paolo Pasolini's Decameron at the Cas...

Chef Matthew Accarrino has just been named one of the Food & Wine's Best New Chefs of 2014. Born in St. Louis and raised in New Jersey, this American celebrity with undeniable Italian origins is used to say that when he was a child, his dream was becoming a professional cyclist.   However, when a tumour in his leg forced him to change hi...

Every year, S. Pellegrino releases a list of what they believe are the world's 50 best restaurants. While some chefs, under the condition of anonymity, will tell you it is a popularity contest driven by restaurant PR teams, the list as a whole can still serve as a good guide, especially when used in conjunction with other restaurant ranking systems...

The city of San Francisco has always been universally recognized as a city of great artists and musicians, and among different kind of music styles, jazz has certainly played a first class role.With the exception perhaps of the historic Fillmore district, over the last years jazz music has slowly disappeared, and many of the famous places where it...

by Mauro Battocchi   I am delighted that the Walt Disney Family Museum will present the exhibition Bruno Bozzetto: Animation, Maestro! from November 21, 2013 to April 7, 2014. Mr. Bozzetto is one of Italy's most cherished animators whose prolific career includes the creation of Mr. Rossi, "a middle-aged man who appeals to most viewers and au...