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I look at Luigi Ghirri's work daily: There's a postcard reproduction of one of his photographs on my fridge. It depicts four women, turned away from us and toward a mountainous landscape. They could be taking in an actual vista — the perspective is correct — but the mountains and their intervening lakes have text superimposed on them, and so we rea...

Sarah Jessica Parker will play the lead in romantic comedy All Roads Lead To Rome, with principal photography to start this month on location in Italy. AMBI Pictures principals Andrea Iervolino and Monika Bacardi and Paradox Studios' Mikael Wiren are financing.   Parker stars as Maggie, an uptight American on a road trip throughout Italy wit...

Dillon Powers, Colorado Rapids' two-time team MVP, has dual citizenship. The 2013 MLS Rookie of the Year posted a photo of his new Italian passport on Twitter on Jan. 16. I started that process back in college," Powers said this week. "It's been about three years of gathering documents. It's really a tedious process, so it's nice to finally be don...

by Vanessa Friedman   For the ultimate in American sporting events, Sunday evening's Super Bowl 50 looked awfully... Italian. Indeed, when it came to on-field style, if it wasn't Nike, it was a veritable microcosm of Milan Fashion Week — a preview, perhaps, of what we will see when the women's fashion season gets underway this month.  ...

Aprilia HSBK Racing recently announced the Aprilia USA sponsored effort for the 2015 MotoAmerica season. They are a two rider program with the RSV4 running in the SuperStock 1000 class. Both riders have already undergone rigorous physical tests and training regimens; team testing begins shortly.   Dustin Dominguez will be back with Aprilia H...

by Greg Schulzetenberg   It's been an important tradition of my Iron Range Italian in-laws to take the sport of bocce on vacation. Why not? It's a fantastic, laughter-filled game that can be easily adapted to seasons, various climates and interesting terrain. Outside the weight of the bag, including eight large balls and one small jack...

The Patrons of Italian Culture have announced a scholarship opportunity for graduating high school seniors wishing to incorporate Italian language and Cultural Studies into their course of study in college.   Details of Scholarship: Full Time High School Seniors who are currently enrolled in Italian language classes and who have been ac...

Two notable Italian Americans with distinguished careers in federal law enforcement and community advocacy have been elected to the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) Board of Directors for the 2016-2020 term during an April 29 meeting at the New York offices at Pepper Hamilton LLP. NIAF's new Board Members are Joseph R. Guccione, managing...

by Robert Lloyd   Garry Marshall wore many hats in movies and television over the last 60 years, as a writer, director, producer and actor. His successes were as mainstream as they come: "Happy Days," and its hit spinoffs "Laverne & Shirley," "Mork & Mindy" and "Joanie Loves Chachi," on TV; big-screen hits like "Pretty Woman," "Beach...

Emanuel Carnevali era "puramente italiano, e come tale privo di qualsiasi scrupolo ipocrita per la morale, l'anima e la coscienza". Il ritratto che emerge dalle parole del poeta americano Robert McAlmon è tra i più interessanti e misteriosi, e ci offre un'immagine di un uomo abituato a distinguersi dagli schemi e dai valori tradizionali. &nbs...

By Valerio Viale With the upcoming Presidential Elections, most of people are feeling at loss. What candidate is the best to lead the US in a world, more than ever full of challenges?   If an alien invasion would get rid of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, in the best tradition of The Simpsons – which by the way is both the longest-running...

Not unlike his music, Ludovico Einaudi's career has been unique and slowly building up in intensity. The Italian composer has straddled the world of classical and pop music for about 20 years, building a following outside the usual "star-making machinery" of the music business.   On his latest, Elements, Einaudi has created a suite of songs...