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  • Dining in & out: Articles & Reviews
    Mila Tenaglia(November 13, 2015)
    Exclusive nterview with Lidia Bastianich. From the Emmy-winning host of Lidia’s Kitchen, best-selling author, and beloved ambassador for Italian culinary traditions in America comes the ultimate master class: a beautifully produced definitive guide to Italian cooking, coauthored with her daughter, Tanya—covering everything from ingredients to techniques to tools, plus more than 400 delectable recipes
  • Art & Culture
    Natasha Lardera(October 09, 2015)
    Elena Ferrante is one of the very few recent Italian writers whose fame has reached the U.S., and now the tetralogy, the Neapolitan Novels, has earned an undisputed place in twenty-first-century letters. Cosponsored by the Writers' Institute, the Italian Cultural Institute and the Comparative Literature Program at the Graduate Center, CUNY, the Center for the Humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY, held a conversation on this Italian literary sensation.
  • Events: Reports
    I. I.(February 08, 2015)
    Adachiara Zevi and Jean Louis Cohen will discuss (FEB 10 at Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò, 6 pm) Donzelli 2013 Zevi's latest book "Monumenti per difetto" which was published on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the massacre of the Fosse Ardeatine on 24 March 1944. The presentation will focus on the Fosse Ardeatine monument and Gunter Demnig's stumbling stones.
  • A singular event: in January at 30 West 12th street, S.F. VANNI, the first Italian bookstore in America, in business from 1884 to 2004, will reopen as a pop-up bookstore and cultural space, under the auspices of Centro Primo Levi
  • Library: Articles & Reviews
    Fred Gardaphe(April 21, 2014)
    Vetere does what he knows best: he takes you into a world that’s familiar, but always in unfamiliar ways. This is the mark of a master. “A film-like tragicomedy that is part Dickens, part Poe, and part Mel Brooks, but a tale that ends up all Vetere. This is what good writers do; they learn from their predecessors, and then as they work on their craft and develop their skills, they move from imitation to innovation.”