LIFE & PEOPLE

Cinema Italia honours Michelangelo Antonioni’s genius and modernism at the Castro Theatre

Cinema Italia keeps its Spring tradition alive with a five-film retrospective on Michelangelo Antonioni . The one-day program, co-curated by Luce...

Sign Gene: Emilio Insolera’s own take on superheroes

Being deaf is like having a super power. Emilio Insolera, deaf from his birth, was so sure about this concept that he turned it into a feature film,...

Casanova: The Seduction of Europe at the Legion of Honor Museum

Most of us have heard of Casanova. The name is often used to describe a man who has many lovers or a man who is a promiscuous and unscrupulous lover...

Lost crafts: the master rope maker, u mast’s l’andrète

The craft of rope makers, funaio or cordaro , is as old as Man: a thousands-year long art, based on an easy manual technique, where two only...

Italian craftsmanship: culture, heritage and hope for the future

The expression Made in Italy itself is almost perfectly synonymous with Italian craftsmanship, or artigianato, to say it as we do. From culinary...

The world behind your Italian name

Naming a child is usually one of two things: a matter of trends or a matter of tradition. Every year, parents all over the world let celebrities and...

Giudizio Universale: Michelangelo and the Secrets of the Sistine Chapel

It might well be the next “Greatest Show on Earth,” even if the monkeys and clowns are missing. It’s no circus, however. The first “artainment” of...

Castelbuono: the miracle of manna and the holy skull

Pinned like a medieval brooch on the slopes of Mount Milocca, Castelbuono is the leading producer of manna in all the Mediterranean region. In this...

Aqua Mirabilis, the Italian scent that changed perfumery

The glossy, celebrity-filled cologne counters of modern shopping malls hide a fascinating, if odd history. Today’s fragrances offer heady punches of...

Historic Italian farmstead gets new life as urban park

There’s a new public park in south King County that owes its existence to Italian immigrants and a truck-farming enterprise once called Duwamish...

The Italian community of San Pedro celebrates St. Joseph

“The first time, my mother brought me here in a stroller,” council-member Joe Buscaino recalls during the Saint Joseph’s celebration in San Pedro, a...

New Italian Migrations to the United States

“It seems sometimes as if San Francisco were about half an Italian city. There are only about 60,000 Italian in the city but they are such a...

Quality of life in Italy is more than a statistic

A recent survey carried out by Best Countries and Published by US News ranked the world’s countries from best to worst. Finding places like...

Roman stories... by the street

Nevermind how long you have lived in Rome, you’ll always find something new to discover, or so do its lucky residents say. Of course, Rome is art,...

Ferla, treasure trove of the Hyblaean Mountains

The road into the Hyblaean Mountains snakes left and right, hugging the hillsides as the flora turns from spartan scrubland to holm-oak forest. It's...

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