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What the world needs now is another cat video. Seriously. The combination of cats and the music of Nicolo Paganini was just an idea purring in the head of violinist Augustin Hadelich until he met director Paul Glickman and animator Tam King (the team behind the animated short El Salón México). Together they've come up with Fantasia Dei Gatti (Fanta...

Could Andrea Pirlo’s successor at Juventus be ready to follow his path to Major League Soccer? Those are the rumblings out of Italy, where reports claim that Juve legend Claudio Marchisio is considering a move to MLS at the close of the current Serie A campaign. A versatile central midfielder who has transitioned from an all-action, box-to-box role...

Nestle agreed Tuesday to sell its U.S. confectionery unit to Ferrero, the Italian maker of Nutella, in the first substantial step away from the candy industry by the company that is credited with inventing milk chocolate. The sale of the unit, which includes the Butterfinger and Baby Ruth brands, is also the first major divestment by the Swiss food...

Conto alla rovescia per la presentazione dei candidati nella circoscrizione Nord e Centro America in vista del voto del 4 marzo. Tutti i partiti sono impegnati nel sistemare gli ultimi tasselli: la scadenza per la presentazione delle liste è fissata al 22 gennaio, anche se l’ufficializzazione dei candidati potrebbe già arrivare in settimana. In pal...

JamesSuckling.com announces the Great Wines of Italy 2018 USA Tour in four cities across the United States, featuring Italy’s most sought-after wines from established prestigious brands, as well as select premium boutique estates. Producers from 180 participating wineries will be in attendance to pour some of their best wines at four walk-around ta...

Francis X. Maier calls the late Italian philosopher Augusto Del Noce the most important thinker that Americans don’t know. Here are excerpts from Maier’s review of a new volume of Del Noce’s writings, which have been translated by Carlo Lancellotti, who comments on this blog from time to time. The title of the new book is The Age of Secularization....

Author: Mike Duncan, Title: "The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic", Publisher: Public Affairs 2017; 265 pp. of text "The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic" is Mike Duncan’s first book following on his career as a podcaster of 189 weekly episodes on the "History of Rome." Thi...

Monini North America, a Connecticut-based company, will import and distribute Pellini Coffee in the United States. Monini also is the importer/distributor for other leading Italian brands, including Monini Olive Oil, Mutti Canned Tomatoes, La Molisana Pasta and Spigadoro Flours. The Pellini assortment available in the United States includes top sel...

Se un italiano ha scoperto l’America, ora è l’America a scoprire un italiano. Il gelato artigianale made in Italy è alla conquista dei palati Usa e a grandi passi si avvicina all’ice cream. Innanzitutto affermando qualità e freschezza. Il dolce freddo per eccellenza non è certo sconosciuto agli States, ma quello che gli anglofoni chiamano ice cream...

Russo’s New York Pizzeria (Russo’s), known for authentic New York style pizza’s and authentic Italian fare in both its iconic restaurant chains and in the freezer aisle of grocery stores, is shaking up the restaurant industry with a new, fast-casual, pizza and pasta-focused concept offering a fresh approach to classic Italian dining. Chef Anthony R...

Alfa Romeo, the Italian brand built (and rebuilt) on 1960s sex appeal, posted the biggest surge in US sales in 2017, an anachronistic result in an industry currently mesmerised by battery packs and self-piloted transportation pods. The carmaker won its bragging rights the oldfashioned way — through performance. Alfas have curb appeal, powerful engi...

CNN Anchor Chris Cuomo recalled his own immigrant roots Thursday in responding to President Donald Trump's vulgar comments disparaging immigrants from "shithole" countries, saying he himself remained "profoundly connected" to his roots, as a second-generation American.  "We do come from the hard-hit places," said Cuomo, speaking on CNN's "Prime Tim...