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She lived a life of adventure that spanned two continents. She fell in love with a World War II fighter pilot, barely escaped Europe ahead of Benito Mussolini’s fascists, ground steel for the U.S. war effort and advocated for her disabled daughter in a far less enlightened time. She was, her daughter said, someone who didn't make a habit of giving...

“The Many Saints of Newark” is offal we must refuse. In darkening the silver screen with this lurid prequel to “The Sopranos,” David Chase concocts an origin story for the thuggish Tony Soprano that resurrects all the anti-Italian tropes and blood libels that made the original HBO series a showcase for society’s only socially acceptable prejudice....

For the first time in its history, the Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) has awarded college scholarships to deserving student-athletes. Three scholarships have been awarded in the fall 2021 semester.  Scholarship honorees include Francesco Bonvini, Franco Logozzo and Shannon Russo. Bonvni, who is from Parma in Northern Italy, is playing...

DANTE 700 is a series of online events, presented by The Italian Cultural Center of Minneapolis / St. Paul, celebrating Dante Alighieri (1265-1321) on the 700th anniversary of his death. Everyone is encouraged to register for all the three events. However, each event will be independent and will be accessible even without attending the others. From...

The 3rd National Italian American Summit meeting (NIAS 3) will be held Thursday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m. EST via Zoom, and we're pleased to announce that Minority House Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), will be the keynote speaker at the virtual event. All are welcome as we advance our culture's most pressing initiatives! During NIAS 3, we will: 1) Unveil a n...

Zoom Webinar. October 5 2021 at 11 am PDT. In English. REGISTER HERE. Architect and urban planner Stefano Boeri presents the upcoming volume "Green Obsession: Trees Towards Cities, Humans Towards Forest) in an online conversation with Carlo Caccavale, Director of AIA Los Angeles, promoter of an annual conference on climate change. "Green Obsession"...

Italian liqueur brand Amaro Montenegro is bringing international travel to consumers in America with a traveling pop-up bar experience, “Bar Monte,” that is targeting food and wine festivals across the country. The scaled-down sampling program is anchored in a tricked-out trailer pulled by a classic wood-paneled vintage Jeep Wagoneer. The tour laun...

It’s no surprise to longtime listeners of the Italian American Podcast just how much we love our Southern Italian roots and this week’s guest, Valarie D’Elia, is seeking to bring our ancestral home to people in a tangible, living way. Valarie is an award-winning multimedia travel journalist and content provider who specializes in both Italy and anc...

The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations (COPOMIAO) has denounced the decision of the New York Times’ Ad Acceptability Team to not run an advertisement promoting the Italian American community’s stance on current rhetoric against Christopher Columbus in advance of the Columbus Day holiday on October 11. The ad, which was...

That’s often the first question Italian Americans ask one another. Most Italian Americans trace their roots to villages in the Mezzogiorno, or the regions that comprise Italy’s south: Sicily, Campania, Calabria, Basilicata, Abruzzo, Puglia, Molise, and Sardinia. The Observatory on Italian Roots, which is funded by the AsSud Association, an entity t...

“Jeopardy!” has found yet another seemingly unstoppable champion, Italian American doctoral student and Ohio native Matt Amodio. On Friday, Amodio, a Ph.D. student in computer science at Yale, won his 28th consecutive game, pushing his winnings past the $1 million mark. He is only the third contestant to reach the seven-figure milestone, after Ken...

Wednesday, 9/29. 6-7:30pm eastern. Free. RSVP here. Panel of Italian American professionals will discuss the best strategies for students and parents when preparing to apply to college. As an organization that is founded on the passion of empowering leaders in the Italian American community, we feel this topic is very important, particularly becaus...