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i-Italy is a group of journalists, academics and “public intellectuals” determined to create an authoritative point of encounter, information, and debate on the Internet concerning Italy and Italian America. i-Italy is a TV, a print magazine and a multimedia, bilingual web project which focuses on three major fields: Information and discussion on current, social and cultural events. In-depth examination and cultural debate, hosting opinions, comments, columns, analyses, and reviews; Community building/social networking Our project addresses three major segments: American "Italophiles" who love Italy and everything Italian. Americans of Italian descent. Italians living and working in the U.S. It also addresses three main topics: Italian America: social, political and cultural events related to the Italian/American community. Italy in the U.S.: Italian events in America, including among others artistic, cultural, and business events; Italy in Italy: Italian current events and lifestyle. Finally, our project is bilingual, with English as its main language as it is spoken by the most part of our target audiences.

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The Smithsonian Institution is the world’s largest museum, education, and research complex, with 21 museums and the National Zoo—shaping the future by preserving heritage, discovering new knowledge, and sharing their resources with the world. The Smithsonian Institution was established with funds from James Smithson, a British scientist who left his estate to the United States to found “at Washington, under the name of the Smithsonian Institution, an establishment for the increase and diffusion of knowledge.” Smithson died in 1829, and six years later, President Andrew Jackson announced the bequest to Congress. On July 1, 1836, Congress authorized acceptance of the Smithson bequest, but it took another ten years of debate before the Smithsonian was founded. The Institution was founded in 1846 according to Smithson wishes. Once established, the Smithsonian Institution became part of the process of developing an American national identity—an identity rooted in exploration, innovation, and a unique American style. That process continues today as the Smithsonian looks toward the future. They continue to honor this mission and invite you to join them in their quest. When you visit the Smithsonian, you’re entering the world’s largest museum complex, with approximately 155 million artifacts and specimens in its trust for the American people. As a center for research, they are also dedicated to public education; national service; and scholarship in art, design, science, technology, history, and culture.

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The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, people with print disabilities, and the general public. Our mission is to provide Universal Access to All Knowledge. We began in 1996 by archiving the Internet itself, a medium that was just beginning to grow in use. Like newspapers, the content published on the web was ephemeral - but unlike newspapers, no one was saving it. Today we have 25+ years of web history accessible through the Wayback Machine and we work with 950+ library and other partners through our Archive-It program to identify important web pages. As our web archive grew, so did our commitment to providing digital versions of other published works. Today our archive contains: 625 billion web pages, 38 million books and texts, 14 million audio recordings (including 240,000 live concerts), 7 million videos (including 2 million Television News programs), 4 million images, 790,000 software programs. Anyone with a free account can upload media to the Internet Archive. We work with thousands of partners globally to save copies of their work into special collections. Because we are a library, we pay special attention to books. Not everyone has access to a public or academic library with a good collection, so to provide universal access we need to provide digital versions of books. We began a program to digitize books in 2005 and today we scan 4,000 books per day in 18 locations around the world. Books published prior to 1927 are available for download, and hundreds of thousands of modern books can be borrowed through our Open Library site. One of the Internet Archive's missions is to serve people who have difficulty interacting with physical books, so most of our digitized books are available to people with print disabilities (learn about access here). Like the Internet, television is also an ephemeral medium. We began archiving television programs in late 2000, and our first public TV project was an archive of TV news surrounding the events of September 11, 2001. In 2009, we began to make selected U.S. television news broadcasts searchable by captions in our TV News Archive. This service allows researchers and the public to use television as a citable and sharable reference. The Internet Archive serves millions of people each day and is one of the top 300 web sites in the world. A single copy of the Internet Archive library collection occupies 99+ Petabytes of server space (and we store at least 2 copies of everything). We are funded through donations, grants, and by providing web archiving and book digitization services for our partners. As with most libraries, we value the privacy of our patrons, so we avoid keeping the IP (Internet Protocol) addresses of our readers and offer our site in https (secure) protocol.

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The Arabia Steamboat Museum is a unique Kansas City attraction: a time capsule of life on the American frontier in the mid-19th century. Visitors have a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience everyday objects that made life possible for pioneers in the 1800s. Voted “Favorite Kansas City Hidden Gem” by Visit KC, the museum is one of Kansas City’s most popular attractions. It is the largest single collection of pre-Civil War artifacts in the world, featured by National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian Magazine, PBS, Antiques Roadshow, Good Morning America, Southern Living, CNN, the History Channel and many other news and entertainment organizations. ​The Steamboat Arabia was one of many casualties of the perilous Missouri River—the longest river in the United States that claimed nearly 400 other steamboats over its 2,500-mile course. In September 1856, the Arabia was carrying over 200 tons of cargo intended for general stores and homes in 16 Midwestern frontier towns. The steamer was still fully loaded when it hit a tree snag and sank just 6 miles west of Kansas City. Due to erosion, the Missouri River changed course over time, and the Arabia was buried underground for over a century – along with all of its precious cargo. Lying 45 feet deep beneath a Kansas cornfield, the Arabia’s payload was protected from light and oxygen and, thus, was remarkably well-preserved. In the winter of 1988, five men and their families banded together to begin the adventure of a lifetime … recovering the Steamboat Arabia's long-lost treasure. What they found will astound you. In 1991, the Arabia’s cargo was transformed into the Arabia Steamboat Museum, a top Kansas City attraction and favorite local destination in the historic City Market. From fine china and carpentry tools to children’s toys and the world’s oldest pickles—the Arabia’s artifacts captivate visitors of all ages. The museum accommodates all types of visitors, including walk-ins, families, RV groups and more. It has become a favorite destination for Kansas City field trips year after year. ​The collection is a work in progress as preservationists continue to clean 60 more tons of artifacts in a preservation lab that’s available for visitors to watch. Come and see what they are working on today. More artifacts and interactive displays are added on an ongoing basis. Whether it’s your first visit to this favorite Kansas City attraction or you come in every year, the treasures of the Steamboat Arabia will connect you to American history in a new and exciting way.

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Taos Pueblo is the only living Native American community designated both a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and a National Historic Landmark. The multi-story adobe buildings have been continuously inhabited for over a 1,000 years. The Pueblo is 3 miles northeast of Taos Plaza. Archaeologists say that ancestors of the Taos Indians lived in this valley long before Columbus discovered America and hundreds of years before Europe emerged from the Dark Ages. Ancient ruins in the Taos Valley indicate our people lived here nearly 1000 years ago. The main part of the present buildings were most likely constructed between 1000 and 1450 A.D. They appeared much as they do today when the first Spanish explorers arrived in Northern New Mexico in 1540 and believed that the Pueblo was one of the fabled golden cities of Cibola. The two structures called Hlauuma (north house) and Hlaukwima (south house) are said to be of similar age. They are considered to be the oldest continuously inhabited communities in the United States. The Pueblo is made entirely of adobe -- earth mixed with water and straw, then either poured into forms or made into sun-dried bricks. The walls are frequently several feet thick. The roofs of each of the five stories are supported by vigas -- large timbers hauled down from the mountain forests. Smaller pieces of wood -- pine or aspen latillas -- are placed side-by-side on top of the vigas; the whole roof is covered with packed dirt. The outside surfaces of the Pueblo are continuously maintained by re plastering with thin layers of mud. Interior walls are carefully coated with thin washes of white earth to keep them clean and bright. The Pueblo is actually many individual homes, built side-by-side and in layers, with common walls but no connecting doorways. In earlier days there were no doors or windows and entry was gained only from the top.

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Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, is owned and operated by the Thomas Jefferson Foundation, a private, nonprofit corporation with a dual mission of preservation and education. Monticello is the mountaintop home of Thomas Jefferson, author of the American Declaration of Independence and third president of the United States. Thomas Jefferson enslaved over six hundred people throughout his life. Learn about the men, women, and children who built Jefferson's home, planted his crops, tended his gardens, and who helped run his household Monticello and raise his children. The Monticello plantation was both an agricultural farm, where wheat, tobacco and other crops were grown, and a site of "cottage" industries, including a textile factory, a blacksmith shop, nailmaking and barrelmaking operations, and water-powered mills.

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"The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World" was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the United States and is recognized as a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886. It was designated as a National Monument in 1924. Employees of the National Park Service have been caring for the colossal copper statue since 1933. The Statue of Liberty is made of copper 3/32 in. (2.4 millimeters) thick, the same as two U.S. pennies put together. The Statue's copper has naturally oxidized to form its familiar "patina" green coating. This patina is as thick, in many places, as the copper behind it and is protecting the copper from naturally wearing away. The Statue is 305ft. 1in. from the ground to the tip of the flame. It is the equivalent height of a 22-story building. In 1886, it was the tallest structure in New York. Classical images of Liberty have usually been represented by a woman. The Statue of Liberty's face is said to be modeled after the sculptor's mother. The torch is a symbol of enlightenment. The Statue of Liberty's torch lights the way to freedom showing us the path to Liberty. Even the Statue's official name represents her most important symbol "Liberty Enlightening the World". The Statue's current replacement torch, added in 1986, is a copper flame covered in 24K gold. It is reflective of the sun's rays in daytime and lighted by 16 floodlights at night. The original torch was removed in 1984 and is currently inside the lobby of the monument.

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The Museum of the Earth was designed by New York City architects Marion Weiss and Michael Manfredi. Planning for the Museum of the Earth began in 1994. Construction began in September 2001 and the Museum opened to the public in September 2003. The building received an Excellence in Design Award from the New York State Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in 2004. Learn directly from PRI’s science educators about the history of the Earth and its life. We offer numerous activities free with admission, such as tours, family-friendly activities during special events and holidays, and fossil identification. We offer related offsite programs, including interpretive walks in the State Parks and fossil collecting, in the summer months. Check out What’s Happening on the Museum of the Earth homepage to learn about upcoming events. Groups of ten of more who make reservations receive a reduced group admission rate. You may also wish reserve a hands-on presentation or a group tour. We serve groups of all ages and backgrounds, such as school groups, Scouts, college classes, tour groups, and many others. The Paleontological Research Institution is a national leader in Earth systems science education programming. We offer a diversity of programs and resources on Earth and environmental sciences, including climate change and energy, paleontology and Earth science, evolution and biodiversity, and conservation of natural environments.

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ITALY Magazine is produced by an international community of people who love Italy and Italian culture. We are dedicated to delivering content that celebrates beauty and authenticity in Italian travel, lifestyle, language and food to help our readers stay connected to ITALY in a meaningful way. Since 1999, ITALY Magazine has been the world’s most trusted source for everything authentically Italian. Fall in love with ITALY through our feature articles, catch up with the latest news, purchase authentic Italian products, learn the language, find your own Italian property, make your travel bookings, and join our forums to share your passion for ITALY with others. Mike FullerAs the new Publisher of Italy Magazine, Mike Fuller is re-visiting his publishing roots from 25 years ago. Mike was the former publisher of Student Travels Magazine between 1995-1999 and during that same period developed a number of custom publishing projects for the British Tourist Authority including Britain on a Budget as well as special supplements aimed at the 50+; the gay and lesbian; and, the honeymoon markets. A native of Montreal, Mike currently resides in Boston but travels extensively to Italy where he spends most of his time in his favorite city, Rome. Mike has been visiting Italy for over 35 years and traveled from north to south several times but his biggest regret so far is that he has yet to make it to Sicily.

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Emanuele Tozzoli has been painting and creating since he was old enough to pick up a brush, learning the art from his father, a renowned painter and sculptor. Attracted by the most hidden parts of human nature, it descends in its depths in search of the original figures. Emanuele Tozzoli lives his art as a deep path of openness and knowledge, investigating the subtle nature of artistic composition. Tozzoli enjoys using different materials together. He is intrigued by the depth that is created by combining different mediums. All his works are mixed media, mainly using acrylics, oil pastels, spray paints, markers, pens, wall glazes and collages. He worked for several years as a decorator and restorer of wall paintings with the Turin art master Silvio Scarafiotti, this had a major impact on his work method and way of conceiving painting and art. With an instinctive and visceral workflow, it lets loose what comes from the unconscious, using a recurring symbology. Each work is the result of a primitive flow, where the painting becomes the materialization of a dreamlike and extravagant interior world.

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The Diomede Islands, also known in Russia as Gvozdev Islands, consist of two rocky, mesa-like islands: the Russian island of Big Diomede, and the U.S. island of Little Diomede (part of Alaska) or Ignaluk, also known as Krusenstern Island. The Diomede Islands are located in the middle of the Bering Strait between mainland Alaska and Siberia, which borders the Chukchi Sea to the north and the Bering Sea to the south. Because they are separated by the International Date Line, Big Diomede is almost a day ahead of Little Diomede, but not completely; due to locally defined time zones, Big Diomede is only 21 hours ahead of Little Diomede (20 in summer). Because of this, the islands are sometimes called Tomorrow Island (Big Diomede) and Yesterday Island (Little Diomede).

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Alert, in the Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada, is the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world, 817 kilometers (508 mi) from the North Pole. The entire population of the census subdivision Baffin, Unorganized is located here. As of the 2016 census, the population was reported as 62, an increase of 57 over the 2011 census. It takes its name from HMS Alert, which wintered 10 km (6.2 mi) east of the present station, off what is now Cape Sheridan, in 1875–1876. Alert has many temporary inhabitants, as it hosts a military signals intelligence radio receiving facility at Canadian Forces Station Alert (CFS Alert), as well as a co-located Environment Canada weather station, a Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) atmosphere monitoring observatory, and the Alert Airport.

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Susan Kleinberg is a New York-based artist. Her latest video installation piece, HELIX, derived from her work with the scientific team of the Louvre in April 2018, premiered in at the Museo Internazionale delle marionette Antonio Pasqualino in Palermo, Italy on June 2018, coinciding with Manifesta 2018 in Palermo. Susan works for a better world. She spoke with a wide range of people, primarily the least visible in our society, about what would make for a better world. The still photographs, which I took afterwards, were linked to the audio on a DVD. The densely colored DVD runs on plasma screens mounted on the walls. Hanging from the ceiling were painted Chinese fans with the photographs of the participants embedded into them. Visitors fanned themselves in the warm Turkish breeze, as they watched and listened.

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Miami, officially the City of Miami, is the cultural, economic and financial center of South Florida, the seat of Miami-Dade County, the most populous county in Florida. Miami is one of the world’s – most popular vacation spots. The Miami area does indeed offer multiple enticements for everyone: the trendy nightlife of South Beach, bejeweled by the eye candy of the Art Deco district. The bustle of Calle Ocho and the highly caffeinated energy of Little Havana. The plush hotels of Miami Beach and the historic hideaways of Coral Gables. Seemingly endless shopping opportunities in modern, sprawling malls and the quiet, personal attention offered by the family-owned shops of Coconut Grove and many other corners of the region. The lures of deep-sea fishing and golf and tennis. Miami's major league football, basketball, hockey, and baseball. Boat shows and auto racing. Art festivals and outdoor food and wine extravaganzas. An international airport and the world’s busiest cruise port.

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Los Angeles is a sprawling Southern California city and the center of the nation’s film and television industry. Near its iconic Hollywood sign, studios such as Paramount Pictures, Universal and Warner Brothers offer behind-the-scenes tours. On Hollywood Boulevard, TCL Chinese Theatre displays celebrities’ hand- and footprints, the Walk of Fame honors thousands of luminaries and vendors sell maps to stars’ homes. Officially the City of Los Angeles and often known colloquially by its initials L.A. is the most populous city in California and the second most populous city in the United States.

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Montréal is the largest city in Canada's Québec province. It’s set on an island in the Saint Lawrence River and named after Mt. Royal, the triple-peaked hill at its heart. Its boroughs, many of which were once independent cities, include neighborhoods ranging from cobblestoned, French colonial Vieux-Montréal – with the Gothic Revival Notre-Dame Basilica at its centre – to bohemian Plateau.

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Washington, DC, the U.S. capital, is a compact city on the Potomac River, bordering the states of Maryland and Virginia. It’s defined by imposing neoclassical monuments and buildings – including the iconic ones that house the federal government’s 3 branches: the Capitol, White House, and Supreme Court. It's also home to iconic museums and performing-arts venues such as the Kennedy Center. Monuments and memorials, eclectic neighborhoods, true local flavor Washington, DC is a place unlike any other. It’s your home away from home with free museums and America’s front yard.

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Seattle is a seaport city on the West Coast of the United States. It is the seat of King County, Washington, a city on Puget Sound in the Pacific Northwest, is surrounded by water, mountains and evergreen forests, and contains thousands of acres of parkland. Washington State’s largest city, it’s home to a large tech industry, with Microsoft and Amazon headquartered in its metropolitan area. The futuristic Space Needle, a 1962 World’s Fair legacy, is its most iconic landmark.

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Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States, founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution. Today is the capital and most populous municipality of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. The Boston area's many colleges and universities, one among all the famous MIT, make it an international center of higher education, including law, medicine, engineering, and business, and the city is considered to be a world leader in innovation and entrepreneurship.

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San Francisco, in northern California, is a hilltop town located at the tip of a peninsula surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and the San Francisco Bay. In addition to the perennial fog, it is also famous for the Golden Gate Bridge, trams and Victorian houses with a thousand colors. The Transamerica Pyramid, in the financial district, is the most famous skyscraper in the city. Frisco is home to a little bit of everything. Whether you're a first time visitor or a long-time local, San Francisco's Golden Gates welcome all

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New York City comprises 5 boroughs sitting where the Hudson River meets the Atlantic Ocean. At its core is Manhattan, a densely populated borough that’s among the world’s major commercial, financial and cultural centers. Its iconic sites include skyscrapers such as the Empire State Building and sprawling Central Park. Broadway theater is staged in neon-lit Times Square.

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The Greenlandic Inuit are the most populous ethnic group in Greenland. Most speak Greenlandic  and consider themselves ethnically Greenlandic. The Greenlandic roots are an exciting mix of various immigrating peoples and their ability to adapt to the Arctic challenges on the world’s largest island. There are an estimated 51,000 Inuit people living in this country, and the vast majority of them live in the southwestern corner. However, there are three distinct major Inuit groups: Inughuit, Tunumiit and Kalaallit. Approximately 10 percent of the Inuit people live in remote regions, and each group speaks its own language. They are citizens of Denmark.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, colloquially "the Met", is the largest art museum in the United States. With 7.06 million visitors in 2016, it was the third most visited art museum in the world, and the fifth most visited museum of any kind. Its permanent collection contains over two million works,  divided among seventeen curatorial departments.

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