Antony Shugaar

Antony Shugaar is a translator and a contributing editor at Asymptote journal. His translation of 100 Days of Happiness by Fausto Brizzi will be published in August. (August 2015)

  • In a Dark Wood—What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Love

    May 27, 2015, 6 pm — 8 pm

    The dark wood in which Dante awakens at the beginning of Inferno may stand for many things; the condition of spiritual widower is certainly a plausible candidate.

  • Commemorating Augustus

    August 19, 2014 — December 31, 2014

    This year marks the 2000th anniversary of the death of Roman emperor Augustus.

  • Pasolini in Matera

    July 21, 2014 — November 9, 2014

    Fifty years after the filming of Pier Paolo Pasolini’s The Gospel According to St. Matthew, the city of Matera is hosting an ambitious multimedia exhibition about him.

  • 'Il Sorpasso'


    A ruthless devourer of life pulls a contemplative sad-sack out of his puddle and into the terror and bright lights of the highway of appetites.

  • Au Panthéon! An Installation by JR

    June 4, 2014 — October 5, 2014

    Crowd-sourced and giddy, photographer JR adorns the Panthéon with selfies.

  • The Strega Prize

    July 3, 2014 — September 3, 2014

    The Italian literary prize is announced in a splendid Renaissance building that looks like an elegant betting parlor.

  • The Glamour of Italian Fashion

    April 5, 2014 — July 27, 2014

    The mix of Italian flair in this exhibition attains a gyroscopic stability.

  • 'Dormant Beauty'


    Beautifully shot and stirringly acted, this film tells story of four comatose women, and the controversies surrounding them.

  • Rome International Literature Festival

    May 27, 2014 — July 1, 2014

    One of the writers appearing at this year’s festival remained mysterious—but was she one of the actors who appeared to read her books in her place?

  • 'Rugantino'

    June 12, 2014 — June 14, 2014, 8 pm — 11 am

    Broad physical comedy, beautiful singing, strutting romanaccio, the supertitled Italian musical is back in New York after fifty years.

  • Zucchero and Special Guests

    April 23, 2014, 8 pm — 11 pm

    The most famous Italian rock star you’ve never heard of is joined onstage by Sting, Nile Rodgers and Sam Moore.