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by Mike Weatherford   Buddy Greco, the jazz pianist turned Las Vegas showman who had a presence from the 1950s through the 2000s, died Tuesday. He was 90. Like many performers of his era, Greco's live career sustained him well beyond his best-known hit, a finger-snapping 1960 rendition of "The Lady Is a Tramp," which established his Las...

Jep Gambardella, the aging Roman journalist played by the great Toni Servillo in Italian director Paolo Sorrentino's tour de force "The Great Beauty," tells us that when he was young his friends always had the same answer to the big question: "pussy." His answer was different: "The smell of old people's houses." The question was, "What do you value...

by Joseph Luzzi   The 18th-century Italian philosopher Giambattista Vico believed that as a civilization progressed, it lost touch with its creative origins. An ancient warrior would never declare "I'm angry"; he would wax metaphorical with "my blood boils."   The Roman poet Horace went a step further, believing that when words died t...

With one glance you know that this is not your average Italian cookbook. The cover photo isn't the usual beautiful food shot or pastoral Tuscan landscape. The cover of The Food Pusher's Cookbook graphically shows the scant remains of what used to be a platter of pasta, apparently just decimated by a hungry horde.   The food pusher strikes ag...

Il ministro della Difesa ha ricevuto ieri Martin E. Dempsey, Capo delle Forze Armate Statunitensi, accompagnato dall'ambasciatore in Italia John R. Phillips.   L'incontro con Martin E. Dempsey, Chairman Joint Chiefs Of Staff delle Forze armate statunitensi, accompagnato dall'ambasciatore in Italia John Phillips, è stato l'occasione per affro...

We're thrilled to debut our new #MemberSpotlight interview series today! It's quite a pleasure to feature Cassandra Santoro, a young professional member who found NOIAW through social media and attended her first NOIAW event in April (our Italian Women Trailblazers wine tasting.) Cassandra is truly someone who embodies the values of our organizati...

492 Great Things About Being Italian (Skyhorse Publishing paperback, also available as an ebook. Available now; ISBN: 978-1-63450-534-5) by Boze Hadleigh is fun, informative and catnip for 17 million Italian-Americans. It follows in the footsteps of other successful books aimed at this minority proud of its remarkable—and ongoing!—heritage. &...

Il Consorzio ICoN - Italian Culture on the Net è entrato a far parte del College Board, uno degli enti dediti alla promozione dell'istruzione più importanti degli Stati Uniti. L'adesione consentirà ad ICoN - Consorzio composto da 19 università italiane che opera in convenzione con il ministero degli Affari esteri, nato nel 1999 con il patrocinio d...

By Marissa Martinelli HBO's series The Young Pope hasn't even debuted in the U.S. yet, but it's already a meme of biblical proportions in the Twittersphere. And why not? Paolo Sorrentino's drama stars Jude Law as a young, Italian American pontiff who threatens to shake up the Vatican with his war on rampant liberalism and his collection of sick po...

Univet Optical Technologies, Italy has selected RONCO to be their partner to bring award-winning protective eyewear line to North America.   Univet is an award-winning Italian designer and manufacturer of eye protection products for industrial, healthcare and laser markets. Univet has been recognized as the 2014 winner of European Frost and...

The Upper Midwest As immigrants from the different regions of Italy settled throughout the various regions of the United States, many brought with them a distinct regional Italian culinary tradition. Many of these foods and recipes developed into new favorites for the townspeople and later for Americans nationwide.   Detroit The growth of...

by Silvia Simonetti   American actor Robert De Niro's next big screen role is all over the news. Last week he announced in an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero that he signed to play Enzo Ferrari in a new biopic movie, and both his fans and Ferrari enthusiasts worldwide are looking forward to watching it.   "Ferrari,"...