The NATIONAL ITALIAN AMERICAN FOUNDATION

Vol. 24, No 2

Ambassador’s 2012 winter issue celebrates the holidays with the cover story on Sicilian terracotta artist Angela Tripi and her world-renown nativity scenes, and this year’s festive, Italian–accented Holiday Cuisine section featuring delectable recipes from five celebrity chefs. It also features a fascinating story on Gondola builders in Venice and a touching piece on living a lifetime in the Calabrian town of Monasterace.Don’t miss the profiles of designer Jane August who creates luxury artisan handbags handmade in Italy, and Italy’s top rock star Jovanotti who’s music is making inroads in America. In this issue’s columns, you’ll find a variety of good books in the Books section that make good gifts, a review in On Films of the Italian movies at the 50th New York Film Festival, an inspiring look at NFL great Tedy Bruschi in On Sports, and an insightful review of the book “Good Italy, Bad Italy” on the Opinion page.Please note: The article Please note: The article “Against the Current” in the print version of this issue should have credited Maria Garcia for all photographs.”