You are cordially invited to attend a presentation and signing for Marianna Randazzo's latest novel titled, "Given Away, A Sicilian Upbringing". In Sicily, between Fascist Mussolini and Nazi Hitler's stronghold, a child is thrust into a world of personal strife and hardship and displaced in offensive living conditions. Though time heals most anyth...

by Alex Schechter   There's a reason Italy ranks as one of the top-visited destinations in the world. Actually, there are a lot of reasons. Its exquisite beauty, its relaxed pace, its startling integration of the ancient and the modern—it all contributes to the magic.   Whether you're flying down pistes in the Dolomites, or sunning yo...

"Per la prima volta, negli ultimi 50 anni, il bilancio di previsione per l'anno 2013 della Regione Sicilia non ha assegnato fondi nei capitoli di spesa relativi al settore dell'emigrazione espressamente previsti dalla Legge Regionale n. 55/1980 e successive modifiche ed integrazioni.   Nonostante, infatti, le innumerevoli richieste d'incontr...

By Liliana Rosano Sognare l'America, conoscerla fino in fondo, scoprirla attraverso le letture, i racconti, la gente. Trovare quel filo sottile che unisce i due mondi, la Sicilia e il Nuovo mondo, e trasformarlo in storia, in memoria, in arte. Anche da lassù, dalla finestra di questo bellissimo palazzo dell'Ottocento, dove il mare Tirreno racconta...

Ancient Sicily as a center of cultural innovation An island at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, Sicily occupied a pivotal place in antiquity between Greece, North Africa, and the Italian peninsula. The exhibit Sicily: Art and Invention between Greece and Rome, now on view at the Getty Villa in Malibu, showcases ancient Sicily as a major center...

  WTI Magazine #71    2015 October, 30Author : Elda Buonanno Foley      Translation by:   In a recent conference at the prestigious George Washington University, I was approached by a colleague of mine who teaches Italian language and culture in another college in USA and I was asked, how do I answer questions by the students that relate to the...

Born Claudia Lagona, Levante's life is a trajectory between Italy's two most fertile music scenes: Catania and Turin. Levante will make her US debut at SXSW, the world's leading music industry event, taking place March 17 – 21, 2015 in Austin, TX. Showcase dates follow on Monday March 23 in Los Angeles at Genghis Cohen, and on Wednesday March 25 a...

In just two weeks, the old Fratelli space will finally welcome diners again after sitting vacant since the 15-year-old Italian restaurant shuttered in November 2013.   On April 14, Sicilian chef and restaurateur Francesco Inguaggiato is bringing Italian food back to the prime Pearl District location, opening Bellino Trattoria Siciliana with...

The Cleveland Museum of Art is trying to ensure that an exhibition on ancient art from Sicily will take place as scheduled in September despite reports that Sicilian cultural authorities want to withdraw two masterpieces critical to the exhibition. The exhibition, "Sicily: Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome", is the Cleveland museum's major...

  WTI Magazine #71    2015 October, 30Author : Author      Translation by:   This is a typical dish of Sicily, land of sea, sun and, of course, an extraordinary culinary tradition. It blends together the taste of the most typical ingredients of this beautiful land: fish, citrus, pine nuts and raisins. The sardine's fishy taste goes well well wit...