I found out about the Madonnari Arts Festival in a pretty unusual way. I was just trolling around online looking for gay stuff happening in Baltimore to include in LGBTQ Life’s weekly email. I’m not sure why Madonnari, an annual street art festival in Little Italy, was listed on an LGBTQ calendar, but it piqued my interest. Little Italy is an incre...

Over 50 artists from around the world have set up camp on the streets of Little Italy and have begun creating works of art with chalk this weekend. The Madonnari Festival is food, of course, music, and magnificent works of art in chalk. The festival runs beginning Friday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The artists are here to create and compe...

So you're hungry—and you're ready for some Italian food. Good news: we've found the freshest spots to satisfy your appetite. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for anything from pizza to arancini. Fornicolli's (1538 Light St., SBIC) Fornicolli's is a pizza parlor located at 1538 Light St. in South Baltimore. Th...

This is the open letter about the Columbus Obelisk that the Italian-American Civic Club of Maryland sent on July 22nd, 2018 to the Baltimore Mayor, the Baltimore City Council, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, and Honorable Nancy Pelosi; as well as all majors Italian-American associations in Baltimore, and the city press and media.  The letter include...

The United States tour of Angela Delfini Explains It All For You, a full-length one-woman show created by Angela Delfini and John Towsen, will kick off at the Baltimore Theatre Project (45 West Preston Street Baltimore, MD 21201) this fall. Performances will be Thursday, September 6 at 8pm and Friday, September 7 at 8pm. Tickets ($25) are available...

Looking to satisfy your appetite for Italian fare? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end Italian restaurants around Baltimore, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to satisfy your cravings. 1. Cinghiale - Osteria Topping the list is Cinghiale - Osteria. Explore the northern Italian dishes...

Colombo Bank has announced it will merge with FVC Bankcorp. Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Colombo serves four locations, including the branch on Albemarle Street in Little Italy. First known as Apicella Bank, it opened in summer of 1914 in Little Italy. Advocating the banking needs of the neighborhood and community, the bank was, and contin...

When the Italian FREMM-class frigate ITS Alpino (F-594) sailed into Baltimore’s Inner Harbor earlier this week, the ship was not just on a good will tour but offered a chance for its builder to show off their entry into the Navy’s new frigate design competition.Alpino was built by Italian ship builder Fincantieri, which through its Marinette, Wisc....

Maryland Sen. Richard S. Madaleno stood on stage at a candidates’ forum in a Baltimore tap room surrounded by a formidable field of rivals seeking the Democratic nomination for governor: Ivy League grads. Accomplished lawyers. A Rhodes scholar. Yet when a question on Maryland’s $44 billion budget went to Madaleno, the event’s moderator joked: “Mayb...

Ciao from Rome, welcome to the #103 magazine of We the Italians! I'd like to start this editorial by celebrating all the Italian American soldiers who lost their lives, in all the American wars: Monday May 28 is Memorial Day. To pay my respect, this year I've interviewed somebody who not only beautifully represents the Italians who have fought or s...