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"Isn't that a men's organization?" Have you ever heard this? I've been confronted with this statement many times since I began working for the Sons of Italy in 2011.   Contrary to popular belief, the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) was originally named Ordine Figli d'Italia, which literally translates to Order Children of Italy. As suc...

This summer, 12 Italian Films with English subtitles, will be screened outdoors in San Diego's Little Italy—every Saturday night, at 8 pm, in the Amphitheater of Amici Park—Date and State streets.   Presented by the Little Italy Association and Cinema Little Italy, the Festival will screen entertaining, recent and classic films, that have no...

You can hear Maranello before you even reach the city limits. The roar of the engines fill the air with excitement and intimidation. The city that Enzo Ferrari made famous is somewhat like a fantasy land. You see multiple Ferrari models parked on a small side street.   You find at least one California or Spider at each intersection. Men and...

The much-anticipated Palo Alto outpost of San Francisco favorite Pizzeria Delfina is opening its doors at 651 Emerson St. this Sunday, April 13.   The restaurant, which serves Southern Italian fare with a Northern California tilt, replaced veteran restaurant Empire Tap Room, which shuttered in April 2013.   Read more   Source:&...

The 19th Annual Italian Festival, featuring a variety of vendors, games and rides for children, as well as live entertainment, will be held May 15-17 at St. Philip Neri Church, 292 Munn Road E. in Fort Mill.   Festival participants can indulge in homemade Italian specialties, such as eggplant Parmesan and cannolis, available for dine in, enj...

LA PROSSIMA 'Apple computer' potrebbe nascere in Italia. E' importante che il governo e le istituzioni finanziarie sostengano le nuove aziende e consentano loro di crescere": parola di Nolan Bushnell, l'uomo che ha rivoluzionato il mondo dei videogame fondando Atari e che in cinquant'anni di attività ha lanciato la carriera di molte menti creative,...

Naples hosts four days of enogastronomy, art, culture and music for Wine &Thecity, running May 21st-24th.The Campanian Capital is set to open its historic palazzi, courtyards, art and design ateliers, boutiques and grand hotels for tastings, aperitivo and art happenings, all of which focus on the best of local wines. With over 100 different pa...

by Ken Beaton   "We're in Rome," was the June 5, 1944 lead headline in The Stars And Stripes, our armed forces daily newspaper. The front page was filled with Rome liberation stories. Stars and Stripes staff writer Sgt. Jack Raymond's headline was "Delirious Crowds Stop Tanks Jerry Couldn't."   "Rome, June 4 – The mighty armored...

Danny Aiello can play a terrifying tough guy like nobody else — but the beloved actor says he turned down a chance to play a vicious Mafioso in a new movie in order to tackle the much smaller role of a troubled priest.   Aiello, 80, told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV that he was approached by director John Herzfeld to star in "Reac...

by Philip Caulfield   He was called "The Zamp" when he competed in the 5,000 meter run at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and broke the Nazi color code by sharing a room with Jesse Owens. He was hailed a war hero for surviving 47 days in the shark-infested Pacific Ocean after his bomber was shot down — and two more years in a brutal Japanes...

Roma have Mehdi Benatia, Kevin Strootman and Juan Iturbe in their US tour squad, but Gervinho will join later.   The Giallorossi will fly out to begin their pre-season tour of USA, including a training camp in Orlando. Benatia is included in the list despite repeated transfer links to Manchester City and Chelsea.   Read more  ...

As we gaze into a frame, we cross a threshold from reality into the imagination and vision of the artist. But, what if that artistic vision contains yet another threshold, though which we are asked, once again, to cross? That is the thesis behind a new photographic exhibition at the Italian Cultural Institute that opens August 8th at 6:30PM and run...