NEWS FROM : USA  

"My best regards sent by the wireless telegraph from Italy to America - G. Marconi, 5.47 pm". These simple few words marked one of the most revolutionary innovations ever in the history of communications. It was 19th November 1911, and Guglielmo Marconi inaugurated the radiotelegraphic station in Coltano, Pisa. The message was delivered to the New...

I could not imagine a more difficult task than to revisit the places that inspired his commitment to learn Italian, to study with Luigi Bonaffini in New York to decipher the Lancianese dialect well enough to translate his cousins’ poetry; or to stay with the cousins we love and first met on our Sicilian honeymoon; or my cousins in Calabria where we...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) announces that applications opened today for its Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery program. Now in its 20th year, this all-expenses paid cultural and educational initiative sends Italian American college students to Italy annually, to strengthen their understanding of their heritage and...

Nel 2020 dovrebbero tenersi le elezioni dei Comites. Condizionale d’obbligo visto che nel bilancio della Farnesina non c’è traccia delle risorse necessarie per lo svolgimento delle elezioni e perché in molti – ultimo in ordine di tempo il senatore Petrocelli in Svizzera – hanno sostenuto che il voto sarà rinviato. A fronte di questa situazione, Fuc...

During World War II, the U.S. government threw 60,000 Italian immigrants in internment camps, and forced hundreds of thousands of Italian immigrants and Americans of Italian descent from the east and west coasts of the United States for being what was described as “enemy aliens.” Like the Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans, Italian immigran...

Last year The US World Herald released a list of the 100 most common Italian last names in America. When the article surfaced in search results, it received more than 1 million reads. Thanks to a growing number of reviews, we’ve expanded the list from 100 to 150. “We have been overwhelmed by the enthusiasm and interest of the Italian people,” said...

If you’re making an independent film, the chances of it also being a Christmas movie are probably fairly slim. Filmmaking is hard enough as it is; only the truly bold add a seasonal angle on top of all that. Which is what makes Feast of the Seven Fishes such an endearing diversion in a holiday movie season chock full of cheesy Hallmark romances and...

Fresh off of its most recent scandal involving a black sweater that, worn together with a matching balaclava, would give the appearance of Blackface, Gucci's business is better than ever. So much so that on Wednesday, the Italian fashion house announced the opening of Gucci 9 Hudson, the new North American Client Services Center, fully realizing Gu...

Narrowly edging out runner-up New York Yankees skipper Aaron Boone, Minnesota Twins manager Rocco Baldelli was awarded American League Manager of the Year on November 12, 2019. The Manager of the Year Award is specifically tailored for the manager of the team that most exceeded expectations. Winning the most games in franchise history since 1965, t...

THE AMERICAN FRIENDS OF THE DONIZETTI OPERA FESTIVAL (AFDOF) has been formed to support the efforts of the Donizetti Opera Festival, an international celebration held each November in Bergamo, Italy, the birthplace of Gaetano Donizetti. AFDOF is charged with encouraging the collaboration of scholars, artists, and Donizetti devotees in the United St...

Team Italy manager Mike Piazza was interviewed by Matt Vasgersian and Harold Reynolds, hosts of MLB Network's live offseason morning news show--Hot Stove, on November 13, 2019. National Baseball Hall of Famer Mike Piazza spoke in perfect Italian when asked about his level of language fluency while living with his family in Italy. A longtime advocat...

The American Cinematheque is presenting an early look at Pietro Marcello’s “Martin Eden,” a highlight of the fall festival circuit that will be released next year by Kino Lorber Films. A richly involving character portrait and a sprawling intellectual and aesthetic feast, “Martin Eden” transplants Jack London’s 1909 Oakland-set novel to Italy at an...