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THIS IS AMERICA. SPEAK ENGLISH!

By Nickolas Marinelli For English, press one. Para Español, oprima numero dos. Is there anything more frustrating than hearing these words coming from your telephone? After all, this is America. And in America, we speak English. It infuriates me to have a recorded ... Read More

THE CHINESE PROBLEM IN SAN FRANCISCO’S NORTH BEACH

By Nickolas Marinelli Not long ago, I ran into a colleague on Green Street between Powell and Columbus. When Rita saw me she asked, “Hey, what are you doing in Chinatown?” Her question perplexed me. Chinatown? I had just walked out of the Casa Coloniale Italiana ... Read More

New Italian Language Classes to Start at SFIAC

The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club (SFIAC) will begin its next session of Italian language classes beginning on Tuesday, March 24th. The SFIAC will offer three classes, which will be hosted for ten weeks on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. On Tuesday ... Read More

La Dolce Vita 2015: A Fundraiser for La Scuola

La Dolce Vita is the annual spring fundraising gala for La Scuola Internazionale di San Francisco (La Scuola). More than a fundraiser, it’s the not-to-be-missed Italian party of the year, with drinks, dinner, dancing, as well as a silent and a live auction. This year ... Read More

LINE-UP ANNOUNCED FOR 38TH ANNUAL LIDO CANTARUTTI ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL

   For the 38th year, the Italian Film Festival will bring the best comedies and dramatic films from Italy to Marin County. According to Cav. Uff. Lido Cantarutti, the founder and director of the Italian Film Festival, this year's film festival will present an expanded ... Read More

SF OPERA TO STAGE TEN PERFORMANCES OF GIUSEPPE VERDI’S LA TRAVIATA

By: Anna Ferrari    Since its first performance at the La Fenice opera house in Venice in 1853, Giuseppe Verdi’s classic work La Traviata has entertained generations of opera fans and regular Joes alike. This season, the San Francisco Opera, will stage ten performances ... Read More

MOTHERS DAY DELIGHTS OFFERED AT “IL MERCATINO”

By: Elena Bianchi The Museo ItaloAmericano played host Saturday to a Mothers Day Mercatino, an Italian “little market” filled with home-made Italian food, arts, and crafts. The event was co-sponsored by D.I.V.E. and Enjoy Silicon Valley, and presented a diverse ... Read More

SFIAC ANNOUNCES SUMMER ITALIAN LANGUAGE COURSES

By: Ryan Russo    The San Francisco Italian Athletic Club (SFIAC) will once again be offering a summer session for its award-winning Italian language classes. They will be offering two, five-week summer sessions: Session 1 begins June 9th and runs through July 12th, ... Read More

When the Old Country Becomes the New Country

By Francine Brevetti Why would I want to go to Sicily? My family’s from Northern Italy. Three reasons: My education in college and graduate school exposed me to the histories of ancient Greece, and Rome, their drama and their mythologies. I’m crazy about ... Read More

USA-ITA. L’INSEGNATE DELLA SCUOLA PUBBLICA NEL XXI°, UNA MISSIONE

di Mauro Aprile Zanetti Approfitto dello “spring break” — una pausa pasquale laica per non offendere alcun credo, secondo la religione delle religioni americane, cioè il make up del politically correct, dietro cui si agita il Re dei Re, Sua Maestà il Consumismo — per ... Read More

EXPO MILANO 2015: GOODBYE SOLAR PANELS, HELLO ‘SOLAR LEAVES’

Far from being an innovative technology, solar power has been a part of a strategy to switch from fossil fuels to green energy for decades. President Jimmy Carter installed a solar energy system on the roof of the White House in 1979 in response to the gas crises caused ... Read More