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She is an icon of pop erotica, the sultry superstar who has gloried in basques throughout her career. And as she turns 60 on Thursday, chart queen Madonna will become the seductress who puts the Sex into sexagenarian. In four decades of flirting with controversy, she has sold more than 300 million albums – and is already busy on her hotly-­anticipa...

ESPN announced on Tuesday that it is entering an exclusive, multi-year deal with Serie A to broadcast matches in the United States. The deal will begin this month, and the first match will be on Saturday, Aug. 18 with Cristiano Ronaldo making his Serie A debut for Juventus against ChievoVerona on ESPN+. With the deal, ESPN will feature a Serie A Ma...

The story tells itself. In 1816, the legislature of the state of North Carolina authorized the commission of a monumental statue of George Washington – founding father, hero of the American Revolution, first president of the United States. From his retirement in Monticello, Thomas Jefferson – founding father, diplomat, third president of the United...

This volume grew out of a 2013 symposium sponsored by the Frick Center for the History of Collecting. The writers comprise a well-qualified group whose expertise covers the essential disciplines and institutions that inform collecting academia, public museums, college museums, auction houses, art dealers and conservators. They have produced a set o...

In una saga ispirata ai ricordi dell’infanzia, il fascino svanito di un’epoca passata abbraccia Lucy Salvatori e i suoi fratelli mentre affrontano le sfide della vita con un padre eccentrico e stravagante, noto come Maestro, che gestisce un piccolo teatro dell’opera. I segreti di famiglia ormai sepolti che complicano ogni aspetto della vita della s...

Elizabeth Minchilli leads a life that many of us can only dream of. The author of nine books on Italian food and culture, she divides her time between a rooftop apartment in Rome and a restored farmhouse in Umbria. Her monthly newsletter, a sort of diary of what’s she just done, where’s she’s eaten and what she’s about to do, is one of my favorite...

For the sake of national pride during World War II, Benito Mussolini “nationalized” a champion race horse to prevent its sale outside Italy. But the war was over and the dictator was dead when Ortello was sold for $60,000 in November 1946 and sent to Bill Stremmel’s Glen Cove Stud Farm. The stallion arrived safely in Vallejo after a long journey by...

So you know you love mozzarella, but did you know that this formaggio fresco comes in many different shapes and forms? Discover the cheesy variety below! A typical cheese of Campania in southern Italy, mozzarella is loved and enjoyed by many throughout the world for its soft and tangy goodness. While the classic fior di latte variety made with fres...

Emilia 4, l’auto solare studiata e costruita dai ricercatori bolognesi dell’Alma Mater (in team con Scm Group, Ciri e Cineca) ha trionfato negli Stati Uniti, vincendo l’American solar challenge, la competizione mondiale riservata a veicoli solari sviluppati dalle università di tutto il mondo. Il bolide green –finanziato con i fondi europei del Por...

Congratulations to NIAF member Valeria Vescina on the publication of her new novel “That Summer in Puglia” (Eyewear Publishing), which was the Italian Day fiction debut at the prestigious FT Weekend Oxford Literary Festival 2018. A tale of loss and the power of love, it has received critical acclaim. Set mostly in 1980s Puglia, it reveals the regio...

Julio Vincent Gambuto grew up in Rossville and is a graduate of Staten Island Academy and Harvard University. After getting is B.A. in English, he moved on to get his M.F.A in Film and TV at University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts. The son of a bus-driver slash bread-baker, “Julie”, grew up in a large Italian family on Staten Isl...

Like inked art on a barista’s forearm, high-end cafes are showing up everywhere. On both coasts and in the middle, over the past two decades Americans have embraced better brew, turning what was once a tiny niche into a mighty market. Nearly half the coffee consumed in the United States today comes from specialty beans ranked well above the commodi...