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By Josh Cooper   Team USA World Cup general manager Dean Lombardi picked John Tortorella as the squad's head coach for four clear and obvious reasons. 1. Tortorella's track record of success as a Stanley Cup champion and the winningest American born coach in the NHL   Tortorella has an understanding of his players as an NHL coach...

Richard J. Riordan Central Library630 W. 5th StreetLos Angeles, California 90071 Evolution of Italian cuisine in Los Angeles from 1950 to now—including the classic restaurants from the early days of fine dining to the trattorias of today—influences, changes and current state of Italian food in the United States through Piero's personal experience...

  WTI Magazine #70    2015 October, 16Author : MIPAAF      Translation by:   The "rose that you eat" appeared towards the end of the 19th century as a cross between Treviso red radicchio and endive (escarole): its shape is reminiscent of a head of lettuce but its characteristics are typical of chicory. Thanks to continuous improvements by skille...

I didn't grow up around Italian Americans in Southern California but I am fascinated by their strong sense of La Famiglia. My boxing gym is owned and run by a bevy of Italian American cousins, half-brothers, and brothers who speak a distinct dialect called The Lake language.   Their most famous cohort is Matt LeBlanc from the sitcom Friends....

by TaMaryn WatersThe night before Tuesday's announcement, an A-Team of Italian chefs sat at a long rectangular table in the leasing office at the Centre of Tallahassee mall. Four men with heavy Italian accents finalized details with top staffers with Blackwater Resources, the Alabama-based company that took over ownership two years ago.  ...

by Serena Perfetto   "Life is short. Live your dream": the quote Franco Denari shared with us is more than a way to approach life. It is what led him to success and has also helped become both the Founder and the CEO of Eataly Net.    Born in Casale Monferrato in Piedmont, he was working in Italy as a digital expert when, in 2012...

By Dan Gigler   With the starting gun set to pop off on the annual five-week sprint to Christmas along with the orgy of consumerism that accompanies it, here's a pro tip, if you find yourself in the vicinity of the Waterfront with hunger pangs after a day of trampling strangers in pursuit of one of those ludicrous Swagway hoverboards (People...

by Carlos Greer   John Travolta was in such a good mood Sunday at Serafina Always on East 61st Street, the "Grease" star put on his dancing shoes. We hear Travolta — in town for a VIP screening of "American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson" at the Paley Center for Media — had a private dinner at the popular Italian eatery and lef...

Francesco Rosario Capra was born in Bisacquino, Sicily, on May 18, 1897. When he was five, his family made the 13-day trip to New York. Even though he was just a child, Frank remembered seeing "a statue of a great lady, taller than a church steeple, holding a torch above the land we were about to enter" (McBride). The Capra family eventually settle...

The Presidio Golf Club: Built in the heart of the Presidio of San Francisco, a national park, and conveniently located just 10 minutes from downtown San Francisco, the Presidio Clubhouse offers breathtaking surroundings and dramatic sunsets.   Outfitted with exposed beam ceilings, rich cherry wood paneling, a large stone fireplace, and...

È molfettese, si chiama Mauro Raguseo, ed è il sindaco di Little Ferry, cittadina del New Jersey. Al suo terzo mandato. Un successo senza precedenti. Mauro è molfettese d'America di seconda generazione ed è stato anche il primo molfettese a diventare Mayor negli States, un orgoglio per la città di Molfetta.   Occuperà la poltrona di primo ci...

Music, theater, film, multi-media, mass media and advertising, publishing, artistic renderings, science and technology, and the burgeoning digital humanities have characterized and are changing the way Italian Americans conceive of themselves and how they re-conceptualize and re-signify their identities.   In recognition of this powerful mom...