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Winning a Pulitzer Prize is a fantasy that most writers dream about especially in the early years of their writing careers. Then there's Jhumpa Lahiri who did just that, winning the Pulitzer for fiction in 2000 at the age of 32 with her first short story collection, "Interpreter of Maladies." She went on to write two bestselling novels, "The Namesa...

Italy has won the 9th Gelato World Cup. It was followed on the podium of the Gelato Arena at Italian Exhibition Group’s Sigep and A. B. TECH Tech Expo 2020, by Japan and Argentina. Yesterday evening, the Italian team that won the world’s sweetest contest, organized by Sigep and Gelato&Cultura, received unanimous recognition, confirmed by the votes...

Times were tough during the early 1940s; there was a war going on. Food and jobs were in short supply, and as a group, Italians were classified as enemies of the state by our President. Of course, no jobs meant no money, and food was rationed. Basic necessities, such as grocery items, shoes, metal, paper and rubber, were scarce. Families and indivi...

Il Volo — the pop/operatic (or “popera”) trio featuring the voices of baritone Gianluca Ginoble and tenors Piero Barone and Ignazio Boschetto — pleased a Foxwoods theater crowd in 2017 with tunes from their CD “Notte Magica” such as “Nessun Dorma” and “Mamma.” They return to the resort’s Grand Theater Saturday, Feb. 1, in a tour celebrating 10 year...

On Monday, February 10, 2020, Southern Food and Beverage Museum president Brent Rosen and museum founder Liz Williams will be joined by Italy-America Chamber of Commerce Texas director Alessia Paolicchi for the inauguration of the chamber’s new Louisiana office in New Orleans. Italian Consul General of the Italian Consulate in Houston Federico Ciat...

Extreme heat from the Mount Vesuvius eruption in Italy was so immense it turned one victim's brain into glass, a study has suggested. The volcano erupted in 79 AD, killing thousands and destroying Roman settlements near modern-day Naples. The town of Herculaneum was buried by volcanic matter, entombing some of its residents. A team of researchers h...

La storia di McDonald’s, la catena di fast food più famosa al mondo, è sempre stata scandita dalle sue contestazioni. Fino al cambio di rotta. Dopo la brutta battuta d’arresto nel 2006 in Europa e anni di studi sui gusti dei consumatori, il colosso mondiale del fast-food si è orientato, infatti, su standard nutrizionali più bilanciati e salutari, m...

Thursday, January 30 At 6Pm. Museo Italo Americano - Fort Mason Bldg C , San Francisco CA. How did the Italians and the Romans influence San Francisco architecture? What makes a building Victorian or Edwardian? What is the difference between Stick Style and Queen Anne? Was Painted Lady Style ever real? What is the 1890 Pivot and who is responsible...

Order Sons of Italy Grand Lodge Foundation Inc. made their first installment of $20,000 on their $100,000 grant to the Italian American Museum for their new permanent exhibition, 'The Italian American Experience' which is scheduled to open in 2021 and will highlight the role of OSIA in the community. Left to right: Philip Foglia, Esq., Executive Vi...

Effective Saturday February 1st 2020 the office of the Consulate General of Italy in Houston will be moving to the new location at 1330 Post Oak Blvd, 19th floor, 77056. Full operation of the offices cannot be guaranteed in the days immediately following the relocation, but it will resume as soon as possible. Limited to events of extreme urgency, t...

The results are finally in for the first chocolate chip cookie bake-off in space. While looking more or less normal, the best cookies required two hours of baking time last month up at the International Space Station. It takes far less time on Earth, under 20 minutes. And how do they taste? No one knows. Still sealed in individual baking pouches an...

Wednesday, January 29 at 7:00pm. Westchester Italian Cultural Center, 1 Generoso Pope Pl, Tuckahoe, NY 10707. Hailed by The New York Times as "an artist of the highest caliber,” Italian born pianist Cristiana Pegoraro has performed on the world’s most prestigious stages in Europe, United States, South America, Asia and Australia. She has appeared i...