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Collection editors: Prof. Fred Gardaphé, Distinguished Professor of Italian American Studies/Calandra Institute, Queens College; and Siân Gibby, Calandra Institute, Queens College. Bordighera Press seeks submissions for a collection of essays dealing with the immigration experience and/or the legacy of Pascal D'Angelo, the Italian American poet and...

A brand new channel is set to launch via Amazon in December and will feature Italian movies of yesterday and today. Movie Italy will make available on demand the monumental classics that have stood the test of time as well as contemporary films, demonstrating the evolution of Italian cinema.The project is being spearheaded by Italian distribution c...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) will call the elegant Omni Shoreham Hotel home during the weekend of November 1-3, 2019, to celebrate its 44th Anniversary Gala Weekend. Throughout this unforgettable weekend, NIAF will be celebrating its 2019 Region of Honor, Molise, along with its impressive honorees who are outstanding members of t...

When Anthony Fasano and Dolores Alfieri Taranto created The Italian American Podcast in 2015, little did they know that they were setting out to produce the first and most engaging podcast dedicated to helping Italian Americans learn about and celebrate their brilliant heritage. Their vision was simple—to chronicle the traditions and stories of the...

Linda R. Carlozzi is known to many for her stellar legal career (she’s even included on Crain’s NY’s list of 100 Leading Women Lawyers in New York City). But, to those of us in the Italian American community, her ubiquitous presence amongst the leadership of countless Italian American organizations might make one wonder exactly how this “Wonder Wom...

When extra-virgin olive oil arrived in American kitchens around 1980, a set of myths came with it. You can’t use it for everyday cooking. You can’t use it for deep-frying. You must hoard your best stuff and bring it out only for occasional drizzling. Not one of those turns out to be true: Olive oil is an excellent all-purpose cooking oil, but at th...

While France still rules the roost when it comes to what people look for on Wine-Searcher, the big winner in terms of interest is Italy – but retailers aren't keeping up with the changes in demand. As we noted in a story last month, interest in Italian wine has been growing and Wine-Searcher's figures certainly back that up. However, despite Italy ...

We're proud to announce that Bellucci is on the shelves of Whole Foods Market-purveyors of the finest natural and organic foods available, worldwide. Their strict quality standards and unshakeable commitment to sustainable agriculture align with our Bellucci vision and promise.Our dedication to transparency and sustainable EVOO production means you...

IL VOLO announce the global release of their new album 10 Years – The Best of (Sony Music) on November 8.  Available for preorder now, the new album celebrates the trio's 10-year anniversary and pays homage to the career of three unique voices that have crossed national borders, selling millions of records, and climbed rankings worldwide.  The albu...

Vespa has launched a new set of mini scooters aimed at bringing more people into the two-wheeled fold. The lineup of 50 cc scooters will be speed limited to 30 mph, allowing them to be ridden with only a driver’s license in 16 states.  That means if you live in Alaska, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Iowa, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Ne...

It is with great pleasure that the American Friends of Capodimonte (AFC) announce the first U.S. traveling exhibition of 40 Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces, most of which have never been viewed by an American audience, from the Capodimonte Museum in Naples, Italy; the royal palace built in 1738 by Charles of Bourbon, King of Naples and Sicily...

The Italian photographer Gianfranco Gorgoni has died, aged 77. The photographer, born in Rome in 1941, is best known for having captured some of the most ubiquitous images of Land Art from the 1970s onward, including remarkable aerial views of Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty (1970) in Utah that he shot from a helicopter. Gorgoni came to the US in 19...