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Whether you want to treat yourself to a pizza after a long day of work or want to treat some friends to a nice dining experience, Italian restaurants provide the perfect ambiance mixed with a cuisine anyone can enjoy. This popularity has caused many Italian eateries to pop up across the U.S., but trying to pinpoint the best ones might seem impossib...

Italians Jannik Sinner and Lorenzo Sonego played off their home crowd in Turin to lift the host nation to a 2-1 victory over the United States in the opening Group E tie in the Davis Cup by Rakuten Finals on Friday, though Jack Sock and Rajeev Ram gave the US-Americans a fighting chance to still advance to the quarterfinals. Italy swept the day’s s...

Kelly Damico, an Ohio native, cat lover, and oenophile who spent more than thirty-one years in education and now takes pleasure in creating beauty through art, gardening, cooking, and interior design, has completed her new book “Rantings of a Crazy Italian Woman”: an entertaining literary debut. Damico’s debut novel is groovy prose through the mind...

Bestselling author Sandra Montanino chatted with Digital Journal’s Markos Papadatos about her novel “The Weight of Salt.” Montanino, a member of the League of Utah Writers, has won numerous awards for her short stories. Her first novel, “The Weight of Salt” won The Outstanding Fiction Award at the Southern California Writer’s Conference. Recently p...

December 9-15. Curtain up! It’s time for the 3rd edition of Cinema Italian Style, the annual festival that brings you the best of new Italian film. This year, like last year, we’re remaining virtual, with a full program of films and filmmaker Q&As to stream from the comfort of your home. Check the program here. Cinema Italian Style is co-presented...

Writers have been busy in recent months, especially the literati yearning for Florence or all those shuttered in medieval palazzos during the darkest days of these pandemic times. This autumn, indulge in one of these many Florence-inspired reads on your flight back to Peretola or ensconced in your armchair. It’s time to welcome back the bookish sea...

A few weeks ago, I drove to St. Michael Cemetery in Stratford, where my grandparents are buried. I hadn’t visited them in years, so I figured All Souls Day was a perfect time to pay my respects and say a few prayers. The gravestone was worn and weathered, but their names were still legible. Angelina and Anthony, two Italian immigrants who arrived a...

To ring in the 2021 holiday season, celebrate a very special night with world-renowned Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli for a worldwide livestream event Believe In Christmas Encore on December 10-12. The record-breaking performance was produced last year during the pandemic and became one of the most successful classical events of all time, bringing to...

Zerocalcare is the pen name of MicheleRech, one of Italy’s best-selling graphic novel artists, famous for his ability to write comedy with depth. His comics blog – Zerocalcare.it – is one of Italy’s most read comics destinations and widely shared on social media. Forget My Name, the first Zerocalcare book to be published by ABLAZE, is a poignant st...

Wednesday, December 1, 6pm. On Zoom. “He (Dante) Showed How Powerful Language (Our Language) Could Be”. Luigi Ballerini, UCLA, Emeritus. Register in advance for this Zoom webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_T58XXJ97RWCQY7w90UekZg.  An invitation to reflect on Dante’s divine obsession with language, poetry and the making of meaning....

Italian food is popular all over the world but not everyone pronounces the 'Made in Italy' specialities the right way. During a recent radio interview in the US, the question "Do you get annoyed with the way we say Italian foods?" was put to Rome rockers Måneskin, who won the Eurovision for Italy in May before taking America by storm. The answer wa...

On November 14, the new Governor of New York Kathy Hochul, decided to eliminate the state’s Director of Italian American Affairs position. It just so happens that the director was one Dolores Alfieri Taranto, co-founder of the Italian American Podcast. What began with the Governor’s intention to eliminate the position as a whole has caused an unpre...