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Let’s take a look at Martin Scorsese’s documentary My Voyage To Italy – the legendary director’s love letter to Italian cinema. Although Scorsese is best known for his gangster movies like Goodfellas and Gangs Of New York,  his documentaries are some of his best work. Scorsese has directed many documentaries over his career, with a few of them focu...

With over 29 years of experience, Damien O’Farrell is a professional, life, and expatriate coach, helping thousands of clients from individuals to corporations. Ultimate Italy is a one-day, once a year, intensive course reserved for 50 people to learn up-to-date quality information about the culture, job market and other necessary information “on h...

Nestled in the back corner of a wooded cul-de-sac is a brown- and white-sided house Grandma and Papa have called home for over 50 years. Inside is where my dad and his three brothers grew up. The rooms are like time capsules, stationed in a decades-old past. The walls are filled with their collection of art and knick-knacks from traveling. But one...

Growing up as Brooklyn Dodgers fan idolizing Jackie Robinson and Roy Campanella, American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Hall of Famer Donald Landolphi crossed the Atlantic in 1973 to serve as Team Italy manager Bill Arce's assistant coach until 1975. Taking immense pride in his Italian heritage, Donald Landolphi continues to help grow the gam...

Prior to The Sopranos, you might say the peak “fiery young Italian-American woman” moment in pop culture came in My Cousin Vinny. That 1992 comedy, starring the great Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei, had some classic scenes. Right at the top is Tomei’s character — dressed in a floral, backless one-piece — stamping her foot on a cabin porch to show Vi...

Talese’s interview comes from a new documentary entitled The Italian Americans, scheduled to air on PBS beginning in February. It is a stylish, engaging, and thoughtful documentary of nearly 150 years of history, chronicling the migration of a largely southern Italian population to America, beginning in the late 1800s and following its winding path...

Italian American Heritage Month is drawing to a close, and for our final episode of October, we’re inviting in a few outside voices to join us as we try to untangle the often-in-the-news topic of Christopher Columbus, his legacy, the holiday that bears his name, and his meaning for the modern Italian American.  As the “Columbus Question” continues...

Whether you are Italian, you like Italy, or simply feel a connection with Italy you should join NIABA a for several numbers of reasons. Through Niaba I was able to make the most valuable connections, I was able to grow as a person and lawyer, and I was able to meet influential exponents of the professional society like Justice Alito. NIABA was form...

In Italy, as in many parts of the world, social structures and norms have changed dramatically over the last 50 years. The stereotype of the large Italian family is no longer true –and hasn’t been for quite a while, now– as Italy now has one of the lowest birth rates in the world. Traditionally large families were particularly common in the country...

There’s no plaque to honor the encounter, and neither of its central participants can pinpoint the exact date it occurred, but somewhere on a stretch of 14th Street in Manhattan’s East Village is the spot where, in the late 1960s, two rookie actors named Robert De Niro and Al Pacino first crossed paths. They were up-and-comers enjoying early tastes...

Michéal Castaldo releases his 9th CD, “Christmas in Italy,” on Vital Records on November 1, 2019, to celebrate some of his favorite Christmas songs from his Extravergine CD and new songs sung in Italian, English, and Latin. The title draws attention and celebrates seasonal favorites, including “Oh Santa Notte (Oh Holy Night),” “E Nato Il Bambino Ge...

L’Italia sale a bordo di Artemis, il programma con cui gli Stati Uniti vogliono tornare sulla Luna entro il 2024. Ieri sera, a Washington, a margine dell’International Astronautical Congress (Iac) che ogni anno riunisce la comunità spaziale di tutto il mondo, il presidente dell’Agenzia spaziale italiana (Asi) Giorgio Saccoccia ha siglato l’intesa c...