When it comes to pie of the pizza variety, everyone has an opinion. The basic combination of crust, sauce, cheese and toppings is what defines a pizza, but for so many of us, the style of pizza is what holds the key to our hearts and stomachs. Wouldn’t dare order a thick-crust, Chicago-style pie when you can find the distinctive hand-tossed New Yor...

You have probably already figured out that I love to eat, but food is so much more than ingredients and flavors feeding our bellies. Sometimes we seek flavor, and other times, we seek memories. We search for a restaurant to bring us back to our past. Maybe a dish reminds you of your grandmother’s, you had the same dish at your wedding, or you’re se...

Gustavus Adolphus College history professor Maddalena Marinari’s new book, Unwanted: Italian and Jewish Mobilization against Restrictive Immigration Laws, 1882-1965, delves into the United States’ often complicated relationship with immigration policy and the effects that those policies have on different ethnic and national groups. Published by the...

An Italian restaurant debuted at Park Road Shopping Center for dinner service on Wednesday. Osteria LuCa is tucked into a 3,100-square-foot spot at the shopping complex owned by Columbia, South Carolina-based Edens. The space was formerly home to Charlotte Cafe. Osteria aims to be a neighborhood restaurant with really good food, says owner Ken...

The Lamborghini Huracan is the Italian automaker's most affordable sports car currently in production. With convertible, rear-wheel drive and performance variants, it's the starter Lamborghini for shoppers new to the brand. Lamborghini Charlotte currently has six models in stock at their location in Charlotte, North Carolina. The stock at Lamborghi...

North Carolina Opera presents Pagliacci on January 24 at 7:30pm and January 26 at 2:00pm in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in Raleigh. For tickets call 919-792-3853 or purchase online at www.ncopera.org. BASED ON A TRUE STORY . . . Canio leads a happy-go-lucky group of traveling carnival players, but h...

What unites all the people I have had the good luck to interview is their relationship with an aspect of the marriage between Italy and America. Everyone experiences it from a different point of view, on this or that side of the ocean, and for We the Italians it is nice to meet people who are different in culture, sex, age, experience, tastes and v...

Saturday January 4 2020 from 10:00 to 12:00 EST. Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, 310 N Tryon St, 28202 Charlotte (NC). For our first Storytime of 2020, we will have a very special guest: La Befana! Come join us once again as we read Italian stories and socialize with other Italian-speaking families at the Main Branch of the Public Library in the Fra...

Joe Mele believes he can revolutionize how we build aircraft wings. A man who spent his career working for the Grumman aircraft company, Mele received two master’s degrees in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics, and has several patents as well. And experience. At 96 years old, he’s got a lot of experience. Mele spent most of his life aroun...

Last October, during the visit of the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella to the White House, President Donald Trump said the following words: "The United States and Italy are bound together by a shared cultural and political heritage dating back thousands of years to Ancient Rome.” An uproar broke out, because some people wanted to...