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"The Media & the Mob: Exploring the Mafia Mystique" is a fascinating look at the complex issue of media stereotyping and Italian-American enthnicity, tracing its history and culminating with a historic meeting with a major television network news executives.Ron Quartararo, author of "La Famiglia: The Power & Passion of Family, Lessons on Li...

by Daniel Dentico   South Philadelphia's Italian Market is the nation's oldest outdoor market and on May 18 and 19, the already-bustling heart of South Philly welcomes the city for its annual 9th Street Italian Market Festival. Enjoy a weekend filled with the flavors and sights of Italian-American culture, from tastes of Italian cuisine...

The borough is hosting the second annual Feast of San Gennaro at the Jersey Shore from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday on Main Street between 10th and 12th avenues, according to a news release.   The festival honors local officials of Italian-American descent who made a positive impact on the quality of life in the surro...

One of Italy's highest honors was bestowed on Georgetown attorney E. David Harrison by Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero in ceremonies at the Italian Embassy on Monday.   Harrison was decorated with the title Commendatore of the Order of the Italian Star in recognition for his long-time service providing legal advice to the Italian gover...

In the recent celebration of his 10th anniversary as a member of the Scranton chapter of UNICO, Blaise Alan Dente, of Pittston, was presented a proclamation for his years of service at the May meeting at St. Lucy 's Hall in Scranton.   Since 2005, Dente, along with his parents and Dente's Catering, has hosted a dinner meeting once a year. &...

Each year the Hazleton Chapter of UNICO and Maurice C Raymond "RMR" Knights of Columbus honor an outstanding Italian-American as part of their Columbus Day dinner in celebration of their Italian heritage.   The organization asked community members to nominate individuals who exemplify the true spirit of an Italian-American – one who demonstr...

A biblical David leans over, grabbing the bloody, severed head of Goliath. The powerful image in the painting is reminiscent of an almost identical work in Madrid's Prado Museum by the Italian master Caravaggio.   Is this painting also by Caravaggio, and thus worth a huge sum, or is it a 17th-century copy with little value? That questio...

April 13, 2015 - May 25, 2015. Monday 10:30 AM - Monday 11:30 AMRadici - 303 7th Street SoutheastWashington, District of Columbia 20003 Educator and storyteller Meg Lowey will be hosting these special classes for moms and their bambini at the market on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m for seven weeks starting Monday, April 13th. ...

by Suzanna Molino   I have a few favorite stories on the history of Little Italy that I covered in my book and I'd like to share one of the top favorites ... about Saint Leo's Italian Orphanage. It is typical of Italian folks to want to care for, feed and nurture others.   I like to imagine that the spirit of that concept was exemplif...

The Italian American Heritage Club will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at The Farmhouse at The Grand Colonial on Rt. 173 in Asbury, at 6:45 p.m. Drabich, owner of Metropolitan Seafood & Gourmet in Lebanon, will be the guest speaker. Drabich has been in the seafood business for more than 27 years and has been featured on the...

by Rachel Holly   Rain or shine, there was a prize at the end of the finish line. And that was the motivation of the nearly 100 runners who chose to brave Mother Nature's rainy wrath Sunday and put their best foot forward at the 13th annual Run for the Cannoli at the St. Mauro's Festival. The race is one of the highlights of the de...

By Mauro Battocchi   Why should we learn Italian?Besides the fact that learning Italian is fun, there are other good reasons to grow a proficiency in the language. Elisa Dossena at Princeton University's Italian Department recently published a compelling list of ten reasons to learn Italian. Take a look and let me know your motives! Accordi...