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Articles by: Tommaso Cartia

  • Is one of the most beautiful cities in the world about to lose its true identity? In his recent book ‘If Venice Dies’, the eminent Italian archaeologist and art historian Salvatore Settis tries to answer this question. On October 31st, NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò hosted an exclusive conversation with Settis and American author and journalist, Alexander Stille, who discussed all of the obstacles that Venice is currently facing.
  • A shot from the movie
    A shot from the movie
    The success of Gianfranco Rosi’s ‘Fire at Sea’ in North America doesn’t seem to stop. The impressionistic and emotionally absorbing documentary, chronicling the Mediterranean migrant crisis phenomenon afflicting the Sicilian island of Lampedusa, continues to move American audiences with its urgent and lyrically potent storytelling.
  • Gianfranco Rosi
    Interview with Gianfranco Rosi, the critically acclaimed Italian director of the documentary 'Fire at Sea', winner of the Golden Bear at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival and Italian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the upcoming 89th Academy Awards. Now opening in North American theaters.
  • Matteo Renzi and Agnese Landini with Barack and Michelle Obama
    “Patti chiari, amicizia lunga!” (Short reckonings make long friends!) With this proverbial Italian expression, President Barack Obama affirmed the profound diplomatic ties between the United States of America and Italy. The occasion was Obama’s extremely elegant, and last, “State dinner.” Prime minister Matteo Renzi and a delegation, representative of Italy’s finest, attended the event.
  • Matteo Renzi e Agnese Landini con Barack e Michelle Obama
    18 Ottobre 2016 - "Patti chiari, amicizia lunga!". Con questa proverbiale espressione italiana il Presidente Barack Obama ha riconfermato il profondo legame diplomatico che unisce gli Stati Uniti d'America e l'Italia in occasione della sua ultima, elegantissima, "State dinner" che ha visto protagonisti il premier Matteo Renzi e una delegazione formata da alcune delle più grandi eccellenze del nostro paese.
  • Matteo Renzi con Barack Obama alla Casa Bianca
    Martedì 18 ottobre il presidente del Consiglio Matteo Renzi sarà ospite dell’ultima ‘State dinner’ organizzata da Barack e Michelle Obama, accompagnato da una delegazione italiana simbolo di alcune delle eccellenze del nostro paese. Un’agenda fitta d’impegni per questa visita americana che si concluderà con un ‘pranzo ristretto’ organizzato da interlocutori vicini alla campagna politica di Hilary Clinton.
  • David Greco with his father Michele and his son Christian
    Fresh off the G train to the Bronx - you have just landed in Italy. Given that a “Little Italy” already exists in N.Y.C. the Bronx, and in particular the Arthur Avenue area, should really deserve to be appointed the city’s “Big Italy.” The Arthur Avenue Retail Market offers some of the best and most authentic Italian food products in town. The very heart of this retail realm is Davids Greco’s “Mike’s Deli,” a place permeated with history, folklore and a religious commitment to quality.
  • Nanni Moretti’s new film Mia Madre, starring the iconic Italian actress Margherita Buy, opens in North American theaters. Italian master filmmaker brings us back to the lyrical minimalism of La stanza del figlio – The Son’s Room (Cannes Palme d’Or winner), with Mia Madre, the story of a director shooting a political film while coping with her mother’s terminal condition.

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