Profiles

Gio Solimene Ross: The first First Lady of Seattle Opera

In 1975, just a dozen years after its founding, Seattle Opera created an international sensation when it staged the complete production of Richard...

Angela Missoni: 20 years of artistry and innovation

Twenty years have passed since Angela Missoni took the helm of the family fashion house founded by her visionary parents Ottavio and Rosita, who...

Italy and mass tourism: more is not always better

Tourism is one of the main motors of Italian economy, but something has been going awry in the past few years. Senseless mass tourism hasn’t really...

Italy’s artistic patronage at its best in the U.S.

How often have you met couples that are far from being harmonious? That is, with the partner telling the other: “You do your thing, I’ll do mine!”...

Nicola’s and Jim’s I AM Books is revitalizing Boston’s Little Italy

In a world like today’s, in which social media rule and, generally speaking, the virtual aspect of our relations is predominant over the traditional...

The Art & Landscape Architecture of Robert La Rocca

The journey from Sicily to California was an opportune one for many Italians immigrating from “the old country.” Landscape architect and artist,...

Gelatiamo: Bringing the tantalizing taste of authentic gelato to Puget Sound

Maria Coassin is passionate about gelato. Not just its creamy texture, distinctive flavorings or even the specialty ingredients she imports from...

MIT Professor Carlo Ratti: Looking Towards the Future of “Sensible” Cities

The magazine Esquire listed him among the “Best & Brightest,” Forbes among the “Names You Need To Know” and Wired in the list of the “50 people...

The evergreen Italian diaspora according to Prof. Pasquale Verdicchio

P erhaps because Pasquale Verdicchio can boast a grayish beard worthy of a Greek philosopher - the likes of Plato or Aristotle - or maybe thanks to...

Dante Ferretti: Greatest Film Directors’ Right-Hand

D ante Ferretti - three-time Academy-awarded and seven times nominated for Art Direction (including a nomination for Costume Design) - is no doubt...
Today, more and more people living in the northern town or just stopping by Asti’s Palazzo Mazzetti, are discovering An Italian Pencil in Hollywood. Giacomo Ghiazza Storyboard Artist (how the exhibition’s title tellingly recites)

Giacomo Ghiazza: a sparkling storyboard artist from Asti to Hollywood

S toryboard artist, Giacomo Ghiazza, was born in Asti (Piedmont, Italy). Until now, the “comune” has been widely known for its sweet sparkling white...
Film producer Barbara De Fina

Spotlight on Film Producer Barbara De Fina: Reconnecting to Her Italian Heritage

Notoriously, Martin Scorsese grew up between the 40s and 50s in New York City’s “Little Italy,” where the only two options for a boy were to enter a...

Helping Italian Artists Create Opportunity in the United States: Valeria Orani and Her “Umanism” Agency

A bridge is formed between Italy and the United States using creativity and culture to divulge Italian identity through the promotion of art,...

Gino Bartali: Legendary cyclist and quiet hero of World War 2

The 100th edition of the Giro d’Italia is well underway. A celebration of Italian cycling and one of the most famous tours of its kind in the world...

Innovativo Creativo Italiano: a photo shoot capturing Italians’ creative souls

Judy Starkman, who worked as a London-based feature documentary filmmaker for networks, such as ABC , CBS , CNN , and SKY-TV , alongside several...

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