I am glad that the Criterion Channel features two masterpieces by Ettore Scola, A Special Day and La nuit de Varennes and they also have a couple of films that he wrote.  But it would be great if streaming sites could make more of his films available to audiences in the US,”  Edward Bowen, Assistant Teaching Professor of Italian at the University o...

While in McPherson, KS, I wanted to grab a couple of light lunches to get a taste of what the city had to offer. One of the restaurants high on my list to try was Ristorante Italiano di Famiglia. They are located right on Main Street and a popular hangout spot for those craving Italian food. I dropped in over the lunch hour and like many other rest...

Sarpino’s Pizzeria provides millions of customers with local, real Italian flavor with their various menu items. The company is proud to announce the launch of their newest location in Olathe, Kansas this December. The people of Olathe, Kansas can look forward to mouthwatering Italian food with free delivery. Sarpino’s Pizzeria is open late so cust...

A new dining option has arrived to Towne East Square. Sitting between JC Penny and Von Maur in the former Noodles & Co. space is Mary’s Pizza Italian Kitchen. It’s on the east-facing end of the mall and has their own entrance for the restaurant. Here’s a first look at what to expect. What you’ll find at Mary’s Pizza is prototypical of what’s availa...

Five years after the death of renowned screenwriter and filmmaker Ettore Scola, a scholar of Italian culture at the University of Kansas is contributing to a renewal of interest in Scola’s cinematic career. Edward Bowen, assistant teaching professor of Italian at KU, has contributed an article on the critical reception of Scola’s films in the Unite...

It’s a calm warm Friday morning in mid-September — 70 swimmers dive into the waters of Lone Star Lake for a 5k swim at the CSCAA Open Water Championship in Lawrence, Kansas.  For freshman swimmer Ilaria Murzilli, this wasn’t her first time swimming a 5k. But, where she once saw the ocean floor, this time around she only saw darkness.  From that cam...

The city of Frontenac celebrates twenty-two years of bridging cultures, and celebrating their heritage. And they’re doing this at their annual, Festa Italiana. “There’s German food, Italian food, there’s more Italian food than anything, just because that’s the heritage of  Frontenac,” said President of the Frontenac Education Foundation, Ann Brown....

The day fans of Angelo’s have been waiting for has finally arrived: The restaurant has reopened for dine-in. Gina Fasciano Hogan, who owns the restaurant with her father, Jack, said that the classic Wichita Italian restaurant quietly opened Tuesday night for dine-in customers at its new space at 5900 E. Central. Since it moved into the large new sp...

In the list of the great Italian excellences who have found their fortune in America, one of the highest level names is that of Arturo Toscanini. A century has passed since an extraordinary event, an exceptional tour that saw him as a protagonist in America together with what would later become the orchestra of La Scala in Milan.  Today there is a...

When The Cyrus Hotel opened its flagship restaurant The Weather Room in 2019, it quickly solidified itself as a downtown Topeka staple. The Weather Room's modern midcentury and ambiance served as a backdrop for the familiar, unique dishes guests were served. The hotel in May announced it would rebrand the restaurant as Fedeli's, an Italian and stea...