Art—literary, visual, performative—has served throughout history to translate the suffering experienced by individuals and societies during a catastrophic pandemic, as well to conceive and, indeed, to spur renewal of the individual and of the social order. The Medieval author Giovanni Boccaccio sets his masterwork, the Decameron (1351), in the mids...

Another Salt Lake City restaurant is saying arrivederci. This time it is the iconic Cannella’s Restaurant and Lounge, which is closing after 42 years in business. “It had a really good run,” owner Joe Cannella said Tuesday, “but it’s become harder and harder to make it work.” Cannella said 2020 started off rocky for the Italian eatery, with the Jan...

ESPN’s Taylor Twellman is talking Gianluca Busio transfer rumors. And this isn’t the first time. His latest report has “3 Big” Serie A (Italy) teams “keenly watching” the young Sporting Kansas City midfielder during the COVID Cup MLS is Back Tournament. Additionally a club from the Netherlands is watching as well according to Twellman. Rumors of Bu...

Italian food meets American taste. The debate on what food can be called American is always a tasty battle of the senses. And while American fare varies, according to Business Insider, the go-to dishes for five states pull from the same cuisine: Italian. And the winners are… The "Toasted Ravioli" for Missouri. This ravioli from St. Louis is doused...

The new weekly series AUTENTICO aims to showcase classic Italian cuisine from native Italians who live in St Louis. Authentic Italian food is simple, healthy, seasonal, and where luxury ingredients are used in moderation. Italian food is hyper-diverse within each region and the series' goal is to highlight each region's unique flavor and tastes. Ea...

The Whitaker St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase, an annual presentation of the nonprofit Cinema St. Louis, serves as the area’s primary venue for films made by local artists. The Showcase screens works that were shot in the St. Louis region or were written, directed, or produced by St. Louis-area residents or by filmmakers with strong local ties who are...

America’s Last Little Italy: The Hill will debut online July 10th through 19th aspart of the 20th annual St. Louis Filmmakers Showcase. This historical documentary traces the roots of the venerable St. Louis neighborhood known as “The Hill.”. Check out the trailer: America’s Last Little Italy: The Hill tells the story of this unique Italian-America...

A bronze statue of Christopher Columbus erected in Tower Grove Park in 1886 was taken off its pedestal and removed Tuesday at the direction of the park’s Board of Commissioners, making St. Louis the latest of several U.S. cities to contend with controversial monuments this month amid national protests for racial justice. The statue on Main Drive...

There is a growing push across the country to take down controversial statues, including Christopher Columbus. In some states, statues of the European explorer have been torn down, beheaded, and dumped into the lake. Historical records reveal Columbus forced many natives to be slaves. According to History.com, Columbus treated them with 'extreme vi...

Caroline Williard is a professional seamstress well known for her elegant dresses in fashion shows and pageants across the U.S. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, creating face masks probably wouldn't have crossed her mind and making Italian Tricolore face masks would have most likely been considered a joke. In fact, creative face masks were almost no...