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In Mount Etna’s Shadow, Catania Is Raw, Authentic Italy

In Mount Etna’s Shadow, Catania Is Raw, Authentic Italy

| February 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

The enigmatic, sensual delights of Sicily are, of course, no big secret. Word has been spreading since about the 8th century B.C., when the Greeks first showed up, and today the island is one of Italy’s main tourist magnets, packed with preciously restored villas and all-too-Googleable trattorias. But gritty, noisy, chaotic Catania? Most travelers know it only […]

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Kennedy Center’s classical season offers focus on Italy, Noseda

Kennedy Center’s classical season offers focus on Italy, Noseda

| February 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

The NSO continues to feel what one might term the Gianandrea Noseda effect, with a new level of offerings and programming in the second season of its new music director. Britten’s War Requiem with Karina Flores, Ian Bostridge and Matthias Goerne. A program of Vivaldi, Gesualdo, Dallapiccola and Rossini’s “Stabat Mater.” And, a guest performance, […]

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Author Jhumpa Lahiri learns to juggle English, Italian and Trump – Houston Chronicle

Author Jhumpa Lahiri learns to juggle English, Italian and Trump – Houston Chronicle

| January 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

But, for her, “In Other Words” was no “Eat Pray Love” lark. She not only moved to Italy for three years, but gave up speaking or writing in English completely, totally immersing herself in a new culture that she never felt truly at home in. No matter how proficient her linguistic skills – she became […]

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Upcoming Events | Italian Research Institute | Georgetown University

Upcoming Events | Italian Research Institute | Georgetown University

| January 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Applications of Gene Targeting Technology in Therapies Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. Intercultural Center Auditorium, Georgetown University 3700 O Street NW Washington, DC 20057 Please R.S.V.P. here Mario R. Capecchi, Ph.D., was born in Verona, Italy, in 1937. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry and physics from Antioch College in 1961 […]

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How a 19th-century lemon craze gave rise to the infamous Sicilian mob – The Washington Post

How a 19th-century lemon craze gave rise to the infamous Sicilian mob – The Washington Post

| January 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Before there was organized crime in Sicily, however, there were lemons — lots of them. According to the researchers, the island’s lemon industry exploded in the 19th century as doctors around the world realized the fruit cured scurvy, a condition caused by lack of vitamin C. That created a huge global demand for lemons, which […]

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Italian who survived Auschwitz as a child given top honor – The Washington Post

Italian who survived Auschwitz as a child given top honor – The Washington Post

| January 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Jewish woman who was one of the few Italian children to survive deportation to a Nazi death camp has been made a senator-for-life in Italy. President Sergio Mattarella’s office said Friday that he chose Liliana Segre, 87, for the honor because she had made the nation proud with her commitment to telling schoolchildren about […]

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Italian-American baseball ambassadors – San Diego Downtown News

Italian-American baseball ambassadors – San Diego Downtown News

| January 14, 2018 | 1 Comment

“Italians were once second-class citizens in the United States and invisible in baseball before players like Tony Lazzeri and Joe DiMaggio rose to prominence. Not having an appreciation of your heritage is like an olive tree without roots. Baseball is a part of mine.” Source: Italian-American baseball ambassadors – San Diego Downtown News

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