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The Italian American actress Cindy Williams, best known for playing the role of Shirley on the American sitcom Laverne & Shirley in the mid-1970s and early 1980s, has died at age 75. Williams died in Los Angeles after a brief illness: the news was given Monday evening by her family. Cindy Williams was born in Los Angeles in 1947 and was of Italian...

Livingston UNICO, a local Italian-American service organization that follows the UNICO National traditions of serving its community through donations, service projects, scholarships and more, recently installed resident and Livingston Township Council member Rosaura “Rosy” Bagolie as its newest member. Former chapter president and past district gov...

Like many European nations after World War II, Italy was shaken to its core and in a state of reconstruction in the mid-1940s. While for countries like France or England, being on the winners’ side of the conflict made it much easier to go back to what was deemed as normality, for the Third Reich’s main ally through half of the war, the aftermath l...

Unlike in the natural world, where profound complexity often expresses itself within elegant design—think of the Fibonacci spiral found in a sunflower’s center—the modern automotive landscape is mostly an expanse of mass-market homogeneity that has taken the form right out of function.  Pagani Automobili, however, remains synonymous with exquisite...

There is no question that so many Italian restaurants in the U.S. are now serving food that comes very close to what you will find in Italy. And a whole lot more, meaning nearly every menu offers more or less the same dishes—carpaccio, burrata, cacio e pepe, gnocchi, veal Milanese, ribeyes, branzino and tiramisù—while appending it with dishes that...

One of eight children, Vincent Speranza was born in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of Manhattan in 1925 to Francesco and Francesca Paratori Speranza. Francesco immigrated from Palmi, Calabria, and Francesca from Sciacca, Sicily. When Speranza was 3 years old, they moved to Staten Island, where he grew up amid a large extended family. Every Sunday...

Is the journey the destination, as they say — or is the best destination really just a good meal? If you’re more for the latter, the rifugio-hopping tradition of mountain-goers in Trentino-Alto Adige is the life for you. If a tree falls in the Dolomites and no one is around to hear it, it might still make a sound. But if one takes a hike without a...

One of my favorite Italian dishes is "calzone". It's like a pizza and a cheese ravioli had a baby lol I think that's the best description I can give you if you never had a calzone. Delicious ricotta, mozzarella, and parmesan with meat (usually I get ham) and great pizza bread. It truly is a delicious dish. Don't forget a side of marinara sauce to d...

The first tickets and packages for the 2023 Ryder Cup at the Marco Simone Golf & Country Club north-east of Rome will go on sale on 21 September, organisers have announced. Tickets for the 44th edition of the major international event - the first to be held in Italy - will be available to purchase via the Ryder Cup website. Organisers say there wil...

Italian legacy automaker Alfa Romeo recently outlined details of its upcoming all-electric segment in which its CEO said it intends to bolster sales in North America, expressing the need to “transfer the concept of performance” to its EVs. To do so, however, Alfa Romeo believes it needs something bigger and all-electric to attract US consumers, sta...

The town of Putignano is located in the metropolitan city of Bari, in Apulia, and is among the most interesting places to visit in the Murge area, especially in winter. In particular, the Carnival of Putignano is the most important and prestigious event of this Apulian village. No wonder that Putignano is known among the oldest Carnival celebration...

Many big names from the baseball world attended the seventh annual Italian American Baseball Foundation (IABF) Gala in Brooklyn on December 1.The guest list featured several current and former major leaguers, executives, and media personalities, such as Hall of Famer Mike Piazza, MLB's Senior Vice President of International Jim Small, and New York...