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I have always been an admirer of everything Italian. Though, admirer does not sound like strong enough a word. Truth is: I believe my soul is Italian, and, in this life, I have been condemned to living away from my culture. For that reason, to satisfy my soul’s hunger, I have been a student of Italian language and culture, and eventually became a t...

This month, Emanuela Barzi, a Fermilab senior scientist and Ohio State University adjunct professor and graduate faculty, was elected as a member of two committees of the American Physical Society: the Council Steering Committee and the Committee on Committees. She will begin her two- and three-year terms, respectively, on Jan. 1, 2020. The APS Cou...

A scuola di pecorino toscano. Capita anche questo, a Los Angeles e a New York, ma anche nel profondo Texas, e poi su al nord, fino in Canada: Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal. Un bel traino, in vista della partecipazione al Winter fancy Food, la megakermesse in programma dal 19 al 21 gennaio al Moscone Center di San Francisco. A scuola, dunque. Ristora...

Why is Arthur Avenue, the Little Italy in the Bronx, NY, so unique amongst America’s Italian enclaves? After a day of filming the newest episode of Greetings From Italian America, Rossella, Pat, and John sit down for a plate of fresh-made pasta with Danielle Oteri, the co-founder of ‘Feast on History’ and the ‘Arthur Avenue Food Tours’ to discuss j...

Every time I return from a break in the espresso-stained, red sauce–laden part of New Jersey I call home, I feel uneasy. I just spent a week consuming at least three cloves of garlic a day and beginning all conversations at a 7/10, but as I try to settle back into Baltimore, I wonder if I need to tone it down. Hopkins can feel like something of an...

The College Board and The Italian Language Foundation, both 501(c)3 organizations, have announced a new partnership that will offer the first of several professional development workshops for teachers of AP Italian on February 1, 2020. This exciting initiative will combine the management and academic support from the College Board, the vigorous adv...

Everyone loves Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. He’s got the whole underdog thing going for him, and when the fog is thick on Christmas Eve, he’s definitely the creature you want guiding Santa’s sleigh. But what happens when Saint Nick reaches Italy, and he’s faced with steep hills that no reindeer—magical or otherwise—can climb? That’s when Santa a...

“I hate memory,” says Benedetta Barzini near the end of “The Disappearance of My Mother.” In spite of this aversion to nostalgia, the film’s director, Beniamino Barrese, who happens to be Barzini’s son, smuggles in some material from her past. The first Italian model to appear on the cover of American Vogue, Barzini, now 76, was photographed by the...

The only thing more compulsively mesmerizing than one famous person is two famous people in love. The cultural fascination with celebrity couples isn’t complicated; they are our own relationships writ large, and sparkly. There are the transcendent portmanteaus (Brangelina, J-Rod), the industry mergers (Kim and Kanye), the legends (Jackie and JFK),...

FOX Business’ Maria Bartiromo is proud of her Italian-American heritage. During an “Ask Maria” segment Friday on “Mornings with Maria,” a viewer inquired where in Italy her ancestors were from. Bartiromo said her mother’s family was from Agrigento, Sicily and arrived in the U.S. in 1898. Her grandfather, Carmine Bartiromo, arrived in New York from...

Let’s cut straight to it: Joe Pesci is the man. For decades, the low-key brilliance of his acting has delivered a range of complex and resonant parts, from the misanthropic Tommy DeVito in Goodfellas, to the hilarious Vincent LaGuardia Gambini in My Cousin Vinny. His performance in the 1990 mafia saga earned him a Best Supporting Actor Oscar. When...

If you watch the hit movie “The Irishman,” starring Hollywood heavyweights Robert DiNiro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci, you’ll see Ralph Perfetto playing a Catholic monsignor presiding over Ray Romano’s wedding. When Steven Spielberg’s much-anticipated version of “West Side Story” hits the big screen in 2020, you’ll see Perfetto playing an old Italian-A...