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For nearly 2,000 years, writers have memorialized their love affair with Rome, helping us vicariously experience the Eternal City in travelogues, journals and memoirs. Two easy-to-read memoirs out in paperback are Anthony Doerr’s “Four Seasons in Rome” and Ann Patty’s “Living with a Dead Language.” Anthony Doerr, winner of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize f...

It’s been three years since Jeanne Lamon retired as music director of Toronto’s illustrious Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. The new kahuna is Elisa Citterio, a hot-shot Italian violinist who makes her debut this week as the orchestra’s director with A Joyous Welcome, an appropriately titled program that not only opens Tafelmusik’s 2017-18 season, but...

About nine months ago I received an email from Lou Del Bianco telling me that he was looking for a publisher to publish the story of his family’s 25-year fight to gain recognition for his late grandfather Luigi Del Bianco, who they believed was the Chief Carver on Mount Rushmore.  I read the email and was intrigued. I had remembered interviewing Lo...

A History of Italian Cinema, 2nd edition is the much anticipated update from the author of the bestselling Italian Cinema – which has been published in four landmark editions and will celebrate its 35th anniversary in 2018. Building upon decades of research, Peter Bondanella and Federico Pacchioni reorganize the current History in order to keep the...

Pizza, pasta, mozzarella, burrata, parmesan, gelato, limoncello. Once you think you have conquered every type of mouthwatering Italian food, there is another to sample. Is there an end to the country's delicious fare? We sincerely hope not. So, how can the rest of us adopt some of the core philosophies of Italian cooking - fresh local ingredients a...

Jake LaMotta, the tough-as-nails middleweight champion with the granite chin who was immortalized by Robert De Niro in the revered Martin Scorsese drama Raging Bull, has died. He was 95. LaMotta died Tuesday in a nursing home, family members told TMZ. A niece also reported the news on Facebook. No other details of his death were immediately availab...

Watching actors and directors walking the red carpets of the awards shows, drinking the finest champagne and laughing at the opening monologues of Ricky Gervais or whomever is hosting the show, can leave you feeling that they have the easiest job in the world. However, being part of the movie industry requires painstaking determination, dedication,...

We all know Lady Gaga, or at least we think we do. She’s the multi-hyphenate musician turned actress who’s managed to sell out stadiums, win Golden Globes and steal the hearts of a generation of disenfranchised youth. She’s an enigma. An unstoppable modern icon of pop culture who continues to surprise a loyal public with her endless supply of begui...

Every year, when fall begins, food establishments nationwide brace themselves for the hit they'll take when all of their customers flock to coffee shops and bakeries for that coveted pumpkin spice treat. Villa Italian Kitchen, one of America’s favorite quick-service pizza brands, is jumping on the bandwagon and demanding its piece of the pie—with t...

Facing George “the animal” Steele, Gorilla Monsoon, Bobo Brazil or being the last one standing in the 22 Man Battle Royale in Los Angeles are pre WWE wrestling instances that all amount to just  another day in the life of Bruno Sammartino. On the other hand, fleeing to the Italian mountainsfrom the Nazi’s during WWII made everything that followed s...

Eventi sportivi, intrattenimento, news, grande cinema italiano: il meglio della tv tricolore diffuso negli Stati Uniti dal principale operatore satellitare. Grande passo avanti per "Mediaset Italia". Dal 20 settembre, il canale tv in lingua italiana verrà distribuito in Usa anche da Directv, la piattaforma satellitare del colosso AT&T, leader negli...

The entertainment industry mourns the death of songwriter and actress Judy Parker Gaudio, (age 79). Gaudio, the writer of Billboard chart-topping songs and Broadway hits, passed away peacefully from respiratory complications on Thursday, her husband Bob Gaudio confirmed. Among her most well-known songs are "December, 1963 (Oh, What a Night)" and "W...