Armando LaChina, a former semi-pro soccer player and competitive tennis player who emigrated from Italy to the United States at the age of nineteen, managed tennis clubs and ultimately founded a tennis school, and currently operates his own telecommunications business in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, where he enjoys dancing the Argentine tango and spen...

Introduction to a series of remembrances about poet and Vito Marcantonio Forum co-founder Gil Fagiani, for the current edition of “Italian American Review,” which is created by the City University of New York’s Calandra Italian American Institute and published by University of Illinois Press:   Gil Fagiani: Objectively Speaking The French existenti...

A few days ago, the Taste Awards 2021, often called “the Oscars of Food, Fashion and Lifestyle Media”, were assigned. For the the fourth time an Italian chef, Ale Gambini, has been recognized by The Taste Awards commission as creator, host, and chef of online food programs (A Queen in the Kitchen, Estate Italiana, Eatalians-Fresh Up Your Life).  If...

PFP Publishing announces the release of Joseph Torra’s Who Do You Think You Are: Reflections of a Writer’s Life. Kirkus Reviews said the memoir “Hums with a sense of honesty” and is “an earnest and genuine look at an author’s long commitment to his craft.”  And Publishers Weekly’s BookLife called it, “An incisive account of becoming a writer and te...

Former Carmel police chief and local historian Greg Amato was honored last week at the Mahopac Public Library when a litany of friends and colleagues paid tribute to the community icon as the library officially renamed its collection of local historical books, documents and periodicals in his memory. Amato died on April 18, 2020, at the age of 77,...

There is a new stratospheric treasure hunt dedicated to the beauties of Italy, led by Geronimo Stilton - the fabumouse reporter beloved by children all over the world. Elisabetta Dami is the mind behind the initiative which explores our country in a new 224-page book: Mille Meraviglie. Viaggio alla scoperta dell'Italia (A Thousand Wonders: A Voyage...

What is a little free library? A little free library – literally a small free library – is a publicly owned place where free books are exhibited, available to everyone without timetables. The idea of sprinkling the world with books accessible to all started from the USA, where Todd Bol and Rick Brooks built in 2009 the first “Little Free Library” a...

One hundred more fantastic personalities originally from 70 cities, towns, and villages around the Abruzzo region of Italy. They currently reside in 25 countries around the world and on all continents. This is the content of the second volume of I Messaggeri d'Abruzzo nel Mondo (The Messengers of Abruzzo Around the World) by Dom Serafini, published...

The author has a relationship with a city that he describes as magical. After living in Rome, he realized that everything in this place has a story: the people, the buildings, the statues, even the street corners. In this book he gathers these stories, having interviewed street performers, Romans, expats, historians and archaeologists. Reading thi...

Fabio Girelli-Carasi’s, Rope and Soap: Lynchings of Italians in the United States (the English translation of Patrizia Salvetti’s work intitled Corda e sapone: storie di linciaggi di Italiani negli Stati Uniti) and the documentary, Linciati: Lynchings of Italians in America in jointly provide an enlightened understanding of the episodes of lynching...