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Two Popes Declared Saint, Paul VI & the Second Vatican Council

Gennaro Matino

On April 27th, two great Popes will be declared Saint: John XXIII and John Paul II. Between them the Second Vatican Council and a great absentee on the day of the canonization,...

Celebrating The Canonization of Two Popes in New York

Giulia Madron

April 27th at 7 pm at the Saint Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. Italy and Poland come together for the celebration of the Popes John XXIII and John Paul II.

Just Like a Comet: Marco Bellocchio in New York

Marco Bellocchio, one of Italy's most celebrated film directors, was in town for two reasons: first a retrospective at Moma that celebrates 50 years of his career as a filmmaker (www.moma.org) and then the presentation of the book about him titled Morality and Beauty edited by Sergio Toffetti.

Human Capital: Paolo Virzi's Film @ the Tribeca Film Festival

Natasha Lardera

We had a chance to meet and interview director Virzi after the first screening of his film latest film. It is a multi-layered thriller, with some notes of comedy, that examines...

Why MAFIAs? Studying What Many Have Chosen To Ignore

Joseph Sciorra

APRIL 25 & 26 AT THE JOHN D. CALANDRA ITALIAN AMERICAN INSTITUTE. A two-day symposium involving historians and criminologists, sociologists, literary and film critics, as well as...

A ‘Casa’ that Makes New York Ever More Italian

Stefano Albertini

From concerts to art exhibits, from academic lectures to conversations with writers, directors, actors, and singers, from film screenings to theatrical performances, the Casa’s...

ITALIAN JAZZ Forget Sanremo...

Enzo capua

Havoc at the idea of having Louis Armstrong at the Sanremo Italian Song Festival. On the one hand, a virtuoso who invented new ways of doing jazz, on the other, a cheerful,...

Two Popes, Two Saints in a Day

Maria Rita Latto

Rome is getting ready to welcome an unprecedented stream of pilgrims from all over the world, all gathering for an extraordinary occasion on April 27th: the canonization of Pope...

2nd Saturdays with IAWA Welcomes Frank Lentricchia and Roberto Ragone at the Cornelia St. Cafe, Saturday, May 10

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The Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) presents literary critic and mystery writer Frank Lentricchia and culture maven Roberto Ragone on Saturday, May 10, 2014, at the...

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