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It’s all over but the counting! It’s our final episode examining the results of our ITALIAN IDENTITY 2020 SURVEY, our amateur analysis of the present and future of the 25-million-person Italian American community. Drawing on findings from more than 1,600 respondents from throughout the nation, this final episode takes us into the traditions and tre...

“We have some amazing women in this room and you just heard from three of them. I’m Geno Auriemma the coach of the UConn women’s basketball program. “A lot of people are going to talk about basketball today. And I don’t know that that’s why I’m here. I’m not here for the basketball court. I tried to write a long, flowing speech about basketball, an...

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...

In 1880 Count Giuseppe Telfener and several European, New York and Texas financiers developed a grand plan to link New York and Mexico by rail. The New York, Texas and Mexican Railroad Company was chartered in Paris in October 1880, and construction began about a year later. Count Telfener was no amateur in the field; he had just completed a 350-mi...

Chef Lidia Bastianich is a living symbol of the American dream. A refugee from Isitria, this self-taught chef made a name of herself by introducing the country to the regional flavors of her homeland of Italy. Before Chef Lidia opened her first Manhattan in 1981 — and it's still going strong — risotto was not on the map. Julia Child and James Beard...

The excellence is menswear has become harder to discern. These days, branding has become all-powerful. In fact, men, ever more than women, have adopted brands seeking quality and style. Faced with an indigestible number of choices, the American male consumer often retreats to the safety net of a familiar brand name. Henceforth, the message must be...

Houston billionaire Tilman Fertitta plans to acquire The Palm steakhouse chain out of bankruptcy in a deal worth at least $50 million, further expanding his business empire. Fertitta, who also owns the Houston Rockets, said on Friday he has signed a purchase agreement to acquire the iconic restaurant chain, whose Naples, Fla.-based licensing compan...

It’s most people’s dream to build a life that consists of them doing what they love while also being financially successful at the same time, and one entrepreneur from Italy has managed to not only accomplish this by overcoming great challenges, but also has been able to accomplish this in record time. His name is Riccardo Roiati, he’s only 22 year...

In 1936, Albert (“Mutz”) D’Accurzio, now a sharp and engaging 96-year-old, was chosen for a program that sent hundreds of boys on a free trip to Italy, courtesy of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. D’Accurzio sailed on Italy’s premier ocean liner and was shepherded around Italy by fascist officers for weeks. His group had an audience with the Pope...

The New York office of the Italian Trade Agency announced today the launch of its first-ever public relations campaign to communicate and educate the American trade and consumers on Italian spirits production. “Italy is remembered mainly for Fashion and Food & Wine. We are in the 8th position as suppliers of alcoholic beverages to the USA ($177 Mil...

Amanda is a provocative change agent scaling disruptive models to challenge status quo thinking. She has been called a cultural translator, a catalyst for creativity, an innovative designer, a dynamic high-energy speaker, a rockstar facilitator, a maven network-builder, and a transformational coach. At her core, Amanda is intensely passionate and e...

On Epix’s upcoming gangster sequence Godfather of Harlem, Vincent D’Onofrio performs Vincent “The Chin” Gigante, and Giancarlo Esposito performs Adam Clayton Powell Jr. They’re two rising titans at cross functions. Adam Clayton Powell Jr. was New York’s first elected Congressman of African-American descent and was instrumental in pushing social and...