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Signs of Umberto Eco

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 02.27.2016 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

The meeting thirty years ago with our publisher, Jean-Claude Fasquelle: I find Eco zany, brilliant, mischievous, and independent-minded, a Zelig of absolute knowledge, always ready with a witty remark, irrepressible.

7 Ways to Experience the Sweetness of Doing Nothing

Kelly Chaplin | Posted 01.26.2017 | Healthy Living
Kelly Chaplin

Instead of spending your free time catching up on your Netflix queue, checking your email one more time before bed or using the extra 10 minutes you had to spare this morning to make a to-do list... what if you did nothing?

Not Quite a Top Ten List of World Music

Marty Lipp | Posted 01.05.2017 | Arts
Marty Lipp

With the arrival of 2016, I have to once again say good-bye to musicians who bumped me up, comforted me like an old friend and occasionally introduced me to feelings I didn't know I had. Thanks to all for the wonderful moments together.

Chic Casual: Trattoria Il Mulino

Loren Brill | Posted 10.18.2014 | Taste
Loren Brill

Trattoria Il Mulino makes simple Italian just a touch cooler and more stylish than what you might be used to.

Are Our Children Prepared to Meet the World?

Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW | Posted 08.06.2014 | Parents
Jan Cloninger and Rosemary Strembicki, LCSW

Who is raising our children? Where do they get their information on how to present themselves and interact with others? Are we each doing enough to have a positive influence on their behavior and guiding them according to the values we've identified for ourselves?

The Beauty Of Italian Cuisine And Its Intricacies

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 07.28.2014 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

The very existence of a national Italian cuisine is frequently called into question.

An Italian Year: When Culture Creates Opportunities

Claudio Bisogniero | Posted 02.19.2014 | World
Claudio Bisogniero

I am proud and at the same time grateful to have had the good fortune of being Ambassador of Italy at this particular time. But I also feel a great sense of responsibility. The innovative model of cultural cooperation that we have been testing during the Year of Culture is only a beginning.

10 Surprising Things About Being An American In Italy

Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

Italy is one of the most beautiful, historical, delicious countries in the world. From ancient ruins in Rome to couture boutiques in Milan to cobblest...

FACE IT: Men Have Changed in Italy... or Have They?

Michele Willens | Posted 09.22.2013 | Women
Michele Willens

As I walk the streets of Florence, I can't help but reflect back on my first visit here so many decades ago. At that time, I was like countless others seeking to lose my innocence like a Henry Miller -- or was it James? -- heroine.

Italian Group Revives Folk Tradition for a World Audience

Marty Lipp | Posted 08.20.2013 | Arts
Marty Lipp

The band -- let's call them CGS -- was part of a folk music revival in Italy that paralleled similar movements around the world, including the folk revival in the United States.

My Mom's Italian Goodbye

Jan Angilella | Posted 06.18.2013 | Women
Jan Angilella

This week marks the second anniversary of my mom's passing. I think about her every day and now I'm planning a "Mom" trip to Italy where I will visit all of our favorite places -- and maybe a few of my own.

Life, Italian-Style: Good For The Body And The Soul

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 04.24.2013 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

The Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has declared 2013 to be "The Year of Italian Culture in the United States." Italian culture revolves around beauty, love, passion and sensuality -- all things that feed the body and the soul.

2013: Italy's Genius Will Shine Bright Across America, Once Again!

Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata | Posted 12.11.2012 | World
Giulio Terzi di Sant'Agata

A new Renaissance is exactly what we need, and are relentlessly trying to start, in Italy and in Europe, together with our American ally, to boost shared and sustainable growth and prosperity.

8 Differences Between Italian Food In Italy vs. America

Menuism | Posted 08.08.2012 | Home

When you think about Italian food, the first foods that spring to mind might be pizza, pasta, Parmesan, or gelato, coffee and maybe even bread and olive oil.

Italian Cooking

Will Levitt | Posted 07.07.2012 | College
Will Levitt

In time, Italian food would go from relative obscurity to become the first ethnic cuisine largely adopted and prepared in American homes.

San Diego's Little Italy: That's Italian

Laura Lippstone | Posted 06.11.2011 | Travel
Laura Lippstone

America's eighth-largest city has a gem that L.A. doesn't: an authentic Little Italy that's hotter with the locals than the almost-constant sunshine.

Pan dei Morti (Bread of the Dead) for All Souls' Day

Jamie Schler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jamie Schler

Pan dei Morti, or Bread of the Dead, are fabulous cookies, dark, moist, very dense and chewy that appear much too briefly in Italian bakeries during the autumn season.

In Praise Of Slow Food

Carl Honore | Posted 01.04.2012 | Healthy Living
Carl Honore

The bright news is that people all over the world are taking a slower approach to food -- and eating better as a result.