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John Domini’s The Color Inside a Melon is published today. He shares five novels of Italian-American immigration, noting, “The Great American Novel, that creature of legend, could only be a novel of immigration. Newcomers—willing or otherwise—created this catchall of a country, and the ongoing wrangle of assimilation defines both the Bohemians of W...

Determinate, coraggiose, si fanno avanti tra fornelli e libri di contabilità, tra pentole e business plan. Sono le chef italiane oltreoceano, ambasciatrici della nostra cucina e portatrici di una cultura imprenditoriale tutta a stelle e strisce dove il cibo è anche impresa. apaci di coniugare la tradizione culinaria della madrepatria con la lezione...

“Dom Sgro remembers everything about playing the harmonica on the ‘Ed Sullivan Show. He remembers the date, Sept. 19, 1954. He remembers how kind Ed Sullivan was. And he remembers why he missed a note playing ‘The St. Louis Blues.’ 'We were playing, and I looked out at the audience, and there she was, staring at me. I forgot about the 40 million pe...

Sales of table wine in the United States essentially are flat after a sustained boom. The latest figures available show wine sales grew by only .02 percent in 2017. There are, however, footnotes to those numbers. While folks are not buying more wine, they are buying more expensive wine. And they are buying different wine, especially sparkling. Spar...

On Wednesday, Lady Gaga announced that her Born This Way Foundation and the National Council for Behavioral Health will expand the peer-to-peer mental health program, teen Mental Health First Aid (tMHFA), to 20 additional high schools across the U.S. starting in the fall. At one of her Las Vegas residency shows, Gaga brought 16 students from eight...

Writer Robert Bruzio’s first major screenplay, Bottom of the 9th starring Joe Manganiello is set for release on July 19. The film is about a man who returns to the Bronx after serving 17 years in prison for a violent mistake he made as a kid, ultimately robbing him of a professional baseball career and the love of his life. In addition to being the...

John Turturro has been hard at work on a spinoff to The Big Lebowski based around his character Jesus Quintana. In a new interview with The Independent, Turturro offered an updated on the project, which he’s titled, Going Places. While working on an English-language adaptation of Bertrand Blier’s 1974 French erotic comedy Les Valseuses, Turturro ke...

Marcolin Group has renewed a licensing agreement for the design, manufacturing and worldwide distribution of sunglasses and eyeglasses for Harley-Davidson Motor Company. The agreement, which includes branded eyewear for men, women and kids, has been extended until 31 December, 2021. Marcolin said it has underlined its commitment to incorporate the...

After meeting with the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Washington on Monday, Salvini told the press that Italy is the closest tie the US currently has in the European Union. “At a moment when European Union institutions are fragile and changing significantly, Italy wants to be the most solid, effective, coherent and credible partner for the US,”...

Nineteen college students from across the nation are participating in the 2019 Ambassador Peter F. Secchia Voyage of Discovery Program, an all-expenses-paid educational and cultural initiative sponsored by the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) that takes Italian American students to Italy each summer. This year’s tour will send students t...

This past weekend, my husband, Dan, and I attended Mass at St. James Cathedral in Seattle. Fr. Mike Ryan and his amazing team create a beautiful Mass experience in that grand structure.  When the notes of the monumental brass organ at one end combine with the soaring voices of the choir at the other, we folks in the middle are quite simply transpor...

Actor Joe Mantegna is about to embark on his final season with CBS show,Criminal Minds. His character, David Rossi, has been married multiple times and claims a childhood sweetheart was the girl who got away. In real life, Joe has been with his wife, Arlene, for 50 years. And the couple has a beautiful love story in which they have helped each othe...