Ah, to be young, melancholy, and finely cheekboned. HBO has put out the briefest of teasers for its new series We Are Who We Are, a new project from Call Me by Your Name director Luca Guadagnino. With this eight-episode series, Guadagnino is at it again with the wistful American teens in Italy. We Are Who We Are “explores friendship, first love, id...

From Michael Corleone to Tony Soprano, on-screen mobsters are far more violent than virtuous. Yet despite dealings in organised crime — and their ability to justify murder as "business" — these men, and their families, identify as Catholics. Baptisms, confessions and other religious sacraments are strewn throughout The Godfather trilogy and the HBO...

If you check out the credits on The Sopranos, you see most of the names ending in vowels. Creator David Chase (whose family name was originally DeCesare) wasn’t shy about recruiting Italian-American actors to populate the North Jersey universe of his HBO show. But in many cases the similarities between the actors and the characters ended at the...

This week, the culinary star and home cook extraordinaire, Giada De Laurentiis, launched the ninth season of “Giada at Home 2.0” on the Food Network. For the premier, Giada cooked up some Italian favorites, including lemony spaghetti with zucchini. "Never thought I'd be shooting a Food Network show on my iPhone," she wrote, sharing a collection of...

The Italian comedy series "Under the Riccione Sun" became available today on Netflix. Directed by Antonio Usbergo and Niccolo Celaia, the series follows the adventures of a group of teenagers vacationing on the northern Italian seaside. Click here for more information. Coming on July 15, "Gli infedeli" (The Players) boasts an all-star cast that inc...

L’Amica Geniale e Gomorra sono le serie tv italiane più amate dagli americani. L’Amica Geniale continua a riscuotere successo in Italia come nel resto del mondo. La settimana scorsa erano uscite le prime puntate della seconda stagione in Inghilterra che avevano spinto alcuni giornali a lodare la serie, ora un nuovo gradimento arriva addirittura dal...

Long before the realm of entertainment saw ‘Ozark’ and ‘Breaking Bad’, we were introduced to Tony Soprano through David Chase’s ‘The Sopranos’, a long-loved crime drama built around an Italian-American mobster. The series continues to center many discussions even 13 years after its conclusion for one reason that has got imprinted in the history of...

New York is on Marisa Tomei’s mind. Yes, she is one of the quintessential Actors from NYC™ who are, for better or worse, inseparable from the charming grit of the town that helped shape them: Jennifer Lopez, Steve Buscemi, Rosie Perez, Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci—with whom she starred in the 1992 comedy classic My Cousin Vinny, winning herself an Osc...

The cast of The Sopranos embodied their characters so much so that it's difficult to imagine anyone else playing them, and yet one of its core characters, Carmela Soprano was almost played by a different actress from the show. For her role as Carmela, Edie Falco garnered two Golden Globes, three Screen Actors Guild Awards, three Primetime Emmys, an...

Between 1960 and 1968 RAI aired Non è Mai Troppo Tardi (It is Never too Late), a show aimed at fighting illiteracy, as more than 10%  of the Italian  Population was still, at the beginning of the 1960s, unable to read and write.  Alberto Manzi was a pedagogue, a writer and, above all, an elementary school  teacher: he was the one who,  with success...