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Clark Hinckley, son of former Church President Gordon B. Hinckley and author of “Christopher Columbus: A Man Among the Gentiles,” spoke about the importance of Columbus during an Education Week session on Wednesday, August 21. Hinckley began his address by sharing a series of experiences he and his family had that related to Columbus. He served as...

Fifty years ago, the city of Brockton was dealt a sucker punch. Hank Tartaglia remembers that horrible night in the summer of '69 like it was yesterday, as he was closing down his little Italian restaurant called Enrico's on Legion Parkway, and the phone rang with a call from a buddy working the graveyard shift at the Brockton Police Department. Th...

Nell’agosto del 2017 ci siamo trovati di fronte alla storica decisione del Comune di Los Angeles di abolire il Columbus Day perché, secondo loro, “celebra il genocidio delle popolazioni native commesso dal navigatore genovese”, oggi siamo di fronte ad una risoluzione della National Education Association (NEA) che propone di sostituire il Coumbus Da...

Now considering this happened while he was in his eighties and early nineties, it is a stupendously monumental feat from a record sales perspective. Pretty much unheard of actually, selling those kinds of numbers during your eighth decade, and into your ninth, on earth. But much more than the record sales, it clearly illustrates the high level of d...

Earlier this summer, the comic Sebastian Maniscalco received a note from his father that expressed pride in his son’s achievements but also encouraged him to double down on writing more jokes. “I appreciated the letter,” Maniscalco said with a sigh, sitting in a small, empty room at the Comedy Store. “But I’m 46 and he’s stillon me. I called my sis...

A well known East Tennessee hair salon is about to change directions. Frank’s went from brand new just a few years ago to being named the top barbershop in America for three years in a row. Years ago, Frank Gambuzza took Salon Visage and opened Frank's Barbershop. The concept is a throwback of sorts with a modern-day twist. It's been said, “success...

America has long had a national obsession with Italian food. From wood-fired pizzas and glistening pastas to pastel gelato and clouds of feather-light tiramisu, Italian cuisine is always a crowd pleaser. With quality ingredients and some light reading, it’s also relatively easy to whip up some Italian fare in your own kitchen. Whether you prefer th...

John Fusco says you know it when you’ve made it. He ought to know. Fusco spent about an hour last week on his 200-acre farmstead off Stagecoach Road in Stowe unspooling the story of his life, from a rebellious teenager with a fierce love for his father’s forbidden Hammond T-200 organ to his current eagle-eyed focus on the X-Road Riders, the band he...

We are pleased to announce a new open-access online journal, “Simultanea: Journal of Italian Media and Popular Culture,” co-directed by Marco Arnaudo & Andrea Ciccarelli (Indiana University).  Simultanea is a peer-reviewed journal (double blind system), which specializes in Italian/ Italian American pop culture, including but not limited to comics,...

Italian-American cuisine has gotten a facelift in town with the arrival of The San Marino which opened a month-and-a-half ago at 35 Poquonock Ave. It’s owners, Enzo and Sammy Beskovic, are brothers who immigrated to the United States in 2001 from Croatia. “We’re originally from Croatia and are half Italian,” Enzo Beskovic said. He and his brother h...

Giada De Laurentiis had no intention of entering into the family business of show. By now, it's hard to imagine the Italian-born granddaughter of famed film producer Dino De Laurentiis as anything other than the Food Network fixture we've known her to be for the last 15 years, presiding over her ever-expanding empire from one authentic (or, some mi...

“My grandfather had a dream: becoming successful in America. I am part of that dream, and I am part of Giovinazzo, where my father, my grandfather and my grandmother were born.” These aren’t the words of any Italian-American, one that comes back to the motherland during the Summer to find a bit of him or herself and visit what is left of the family...