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Reversing the Decline of Reading in Dante’s Italy

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014
by on Reading Around

From time to time, reports in Italy come to a startling conclusion: Italians don’t read anymore. In Italy, television appears to have taken over as

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Facciamoci Avanti – Leaning In, Italian Style

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
by on Living Around

Motherhood in Italy is still a challenge for a working mother. And it isn’t a matter of the institutions because the government provides good support

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Alone in Triptych

Monday, March 3rd, 2014
by on Woman Around Town

When Renee Philippi tells us she doesn’t have much free time lately, she’s not kidding. Alone in Triptych, a play she wrote and will co-direct

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Salute! Sofia Italian Grill Blends Culinary Traditions

Tuesday, February 25th, 2014
by on Dining Around

Sofia Italian Grill, the fine dining restaurant, has a stylish location at 42 West 48th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue. Frank Sophia is well

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Campania Wine Dinner at Alba Osteria

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
by on Dining Around

Whether you are a serious oenophile or hope to become one, there’s no better way to learn about and enjoy wines than to attend a

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Arena Stage Hosts 60 Years of Italian Style

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
by on Playing Around

Actor and dancer Gregory Hines was an icon of American style and, like his brother, Maurice, a great admirer of Italian fashion. So it seems

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Elizabeth George’s Just One Evil Act

Monday, November 18th, 2013
by on Reading Around

Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley and Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers are certainly the mystery genre’s odd couple. Lynley, although he eschews using his Lord Asherton title,

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Why Starbucks Can’t Compete with Italian Coffee

Sunday, October 27th, 2013
by on Living Around

We live in a global village; you find the same shops and the same products in most major cities, from New York to Milan to

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