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Lorenzo Damiani, “Ambassador of Design” at LA’s Italian Design Day

T he first edition of the Italian Design Day (March 2nd) – brainchild of Italy’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ministry...

Italian Design: a history of excellence

Let’s start with a definition of “industrial design,” by Argentinian-born, Milan-based, painter, designer and philosopher, Tomás Maldonado: “...
Elisabetta Vezzosi, full professor of North American history at the University of Trieste

A Talk with Elisabetta Vezzosi, President of AISNA

The American Studies Association of Italy ( AISNA - Associazione Italiana di Studi Nord-Americani) – that fosters exchange and debate in the fields...
Paola Sartorio (third from left) with members of Fulbright Commission Staff

Journey through Paola Sartorio’s Fulbright Commission

The Fulbright Program, awarding merit-based grants for international educational exchange to and from the US, became effective in 1946, thanks to...

Italy’s Oscars: 14 Statuettes and Counting

As usual, the 89th Academy Awards, aka “Oscars,” ceremony – annually presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences ( AMPAS ) – is...
"The father of Italian blues", Zucchero, is going to kick off his Black Cat World Tour, performing in nineteen cities across the US.  Photo by Ari Michelson

Zucchero, Italy’s soul & blues prime voice

Blues is a genre and musical form, grown out of spirituals and work songs by African Americans, in the so-called “Cotton States” of the US in the...
Professor Alessandro Carrera, born in Lodi, on the outskirts of Milan has had at least three separate, but, at the same time, intertwined career.  Photo Courtesy of A. Carrera

Professor Alessandro Carrera – a 360° thinker – talks at UCLA

Professor Alessandro Carrera, a native of Lodi (Lombardy, Italy), has had at least three separate, but, at the same time, intertwined careers. His...
Shimon accepting NJIT award; Photo Credit: New Jersey Institute of Technology

Shimon Schwarzschild and his ecological battles to protect Assisi and California

Shimon Schwarzschild, like Saint Francis of Assisi, could have opted for a comfortable and lucrative life, but instead has chosen a more steep and...
Filmmaker Giuseppe Sterparelli at Burri Museum. Photo by Stefano Giogli

Giuseppe Sterparelli inaugurates Burri Prometheia in L.A.

Italian figurative artist, Alberto Burri (Città di Castello, province of Perugia, Umbria 1915 – Nice, France 1995), took a degree in Medicine and...

Alexia Melocchi and her old-time studio system in miniature

Alexia Melocchi, native of Milan, Italy, spent her teenage years in Los Angeles and, at a very young age, crossed the gateway to Hollywood. Since...

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