Italian fashion house Gucci has launched a $1.5 million U.S. university scholarship program that is aimed at students who are “traditionally underrepresented” in the fashion industry. The program, which is set to run four years, is part of Gucci’s multi-pronged effort to boost diversity following the uproar earlier this year over a $890 sweater tha...

Lina Wertmüller, the director and writer of films including The Seduction of Mimi, Love and Anarchy and Swept Away, is finally being celebrated stateside for her landmark career, beginning with a series of events this month in Los Angeles. The Italian filmmaker was the first woman to ever receive an Academy Award nomination for best director in 197...

Kerry Morrison had seen enough. She was not a clinician or policymaker, and she didn’t know what the answers were. But she knew she was looking at failure, and she knew she could no longer ignore it. All around her, in the heart of Hollywood, people were living in subhuman conditions, sprawled beside storefronts and at bus stops. Their clothing was...

The Getty said Thursday that it had acquired Italian masterpieces — a religious painting by Renaissance master Agnolo Bronzino and a pair of Gothic marble sculptures by Giovanni di Balduccio — that rank among the “greatest works” in the museum’s collection. The painting, “Virgin and Child With Saint Elizabeth and Saint John the Baptist” (1540-1545)...

Looking for your next great Italian meal in Los Angeles? These new spots will satisfy all your cravings. Here are the newest places to check out the next time you're in the mood for Italian food. Pizza Pasta Dilla is an Italian spot, offering pizza and more. This new business specializes in pizza and pasta dishes, with menu items ranging from four...

A homeless woman made famous after a video of her singing an Italian aria in a Los Angeles subway station has agreed to open Saturday’s festivities for the new Little Italy district in San Pedro. Los Angeles City Councilman Joe Buscaino and his director of communications, Branimir Kvartuc, have spent the past week also assisting the woman, Emily Za...

Virgin Galactic said Wednesday it has been contracted by the Italian air force for a suborbital research flight aboard its winged rocket ship. The mission will be flown as early as next year, carrying three Italian payload specialists who will tend to the experiments while the craft is in space, the company said. Virgin Galactic is best known for i...

Italian-American storefront Uncle Paulie’s Deli has secured a new space in Downtown. The Spring Street address comes with a full kitchen hood too, which means customers can expect even more from the celeb-favorite spot, beyond the usual deli sandwiches and sides. The original Uncle Paulie’s opened back in 2017 as a smallish space on Beverly Bouleva...

“In Los Angeles, I find the best Missoni vintage from the Seventies, even end of the Sixties,” said Angela Missoni. “I always felt that there is something about Missoni rooted in L.A.” The creative director and president of the family-owned Italian brand was in town on Saturday night to celebrate the launch of “Missoni: The Great Italian Fashion,”...

When the Los Angeles City Council approved a motion a year ago recognizing a “Little Italy” historic designation for San Pedro, the zigzagging boundaries and the point of it all left some folks scratching their heads. While Italians have been among the largest European ethnic group to settle in the port community, an obvious physical landmark that...