by David Holahan   Guido Calabresi, an esteemed Yale law prof and federal appellate judge, still considers himself a refugee. Guido Calabresi, who is 83, continues to do many-splendored things. He is a judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit, one step below the Supreme Court.   He is a professor at the Yale La...

Il 19 e 20 Aprile 2013, il Film Studies e l’Italian Department di Yale, in collaborazione con il Whitney Humanities center, organizzano un convegno internazionale di studi dedicato a “A Controversial Identity: Italy and its Recent Cinema.”

by Lee Breslouer   Just because a pizza place has stuck around for a long while doesn't mean its pies are anything special... but mostly it does. We tricked you again, it 100% does! And that's certainly the case with these 21 pizzerias from across the country, all of them continuously in operation since the day they opened so many years ago...

An oompah band played "When the Saints Go Marching In" as members of New Haven's oldest Italian-American mutual aid society carried its dollar-and-jewelry-bedecked patron through the streets of Wooster Square Sunday afternoon. It was the 114th year of the Old World-style ritual, and 73-year-old Patti Masto-Toni has participated in 73 of them. The...

Italian culture is stronger in four adjoining Eastern states than anywhere else in America.Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are home to the 22 U.S. markets that have the largest percentages of Italian-American residents, according to the latest federal data.The U.S. Census Bureau's 2010 American Community Survey asked respondents...

Always around the 50 States searching for traces of Italy, today our trip stops in Connecticut. Among the things important to remember about Italians in Connecticut, we cannot fail to mention Ella T. Grasso: the daughter of Italian immigrant parents, in 1975 she was the first female to be elected governor of a US state (all three previous female go...

The Columbus Day Parade sponsored by the Columbus Day Committee of Greater New Haven returns to North Haven on Sunday.   The parade annually rotates through East Haven, New Haven, Hamden, West Haven, Branford and North Haven. Thousands across the state are expected to converge on North Haven to watch and take part in the festivities.  ...

John DeStefano Jr. took over as mayor of New Haven in January 1994, assuming the helm of a city overwhelmed by economic woes and soaring crime rates. Blighted proper­ties dotted the city like pox on skin. Escalating violence had spilled over from the dilapidated buildings on the edge of town into the downtown district.   The Yale campus was...

More than a century ago, Francesco Vollono left Italy and the poverty in his hometown outside Naples for a new life in America. Joined by his wife, Annunziata, and their three children in 1905, they were part of the early wave of immigrants who took up residence in Wooster Square   Five generations of their descendants, led by their grandda...

In 1926, Deane Keller of New Haven won the Prix de Rome, a prestigious award that allowed him to study art in Italy for three years. Little did he know that those three years were setting the stage for his greatest accomplishment.   During World War II, President Roosevelt recruited art experts to go to Europe to protect their art treasures...