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by Serena Perfetto   For the fourth year in a row, the Castro Theatre in San Francisco is home to some of the most known Italian movies. Nevertheless, Cinema Italia has become a not-to-be-missed event not only for Italian film-lovers. The festival develops a one-day-only hectic program starting at 1pm, followed by two more movies before the...

It's been 20 years since Americans were first introduced to Mario Batali on "Molto Mario." Batali showed us the beauty of Italian cuisine on his Food Network shows, and used his pasta-making skills as a weapon to battle challengers on "Iron Chef."   He and business partner Joe Bastianich have created more than two dozen restaurants, inc...

Gil Gigliotti, professor of English and Latin at Central Connecticut State University and the author of two books about Frank Sinatra, has been traveling the Northeast speaking about the 100 years of Frank Sinatra. Sinatra would have turned 100 on Dec. 12, 2015. Gigliotti spoke this week at Hall Memorial Library in Ellington about Sinatra's l...

A contemporary Italian restaurant from Chef Luigi Diotaiuti quietly opened in Foggy Bottom (2013 I St. NW) a little over a month ago. "After 40 years of a career, I learned that it's always better to open with the low profile," Diotaiuti says, explaining that it helps a restaurant iron out the details before guests pour through the doors. Now the c...

"This is crazy, man," said a black-clad Sebastian Maniscalco, settling into a booth at the posh restaurant inside the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. A massive light fixture evoking a cascade of bubbles hangs overhead amid the room's polished wood and air of assured California elegance. Maniscalco's incredulous expression is the sort of humble "How...

By Mariella Radaelli Since my Italian-American Italy has long been renowned for its miracles in stone. From Roman amphitheaters and aqueducts to Michelangelo's David, the people from this mountainous land have produced creations that made history.   The Latins converted the untamed into cultivated spaces, laying claim to new territories. "U...

When: Friday, December 9th @ 9:30 p.m. (dinner at 7:00) Where: Lorenzo's at the Hilton Garden Inn, 1100 South Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10314 Costs: $89.95 - includes four-course dinner with wine pairings, plus the show! Premium seating is $104.95. Reservations: (718) 477-2400, ext. 5   Enjoy a fabulous four-course din...

The Genealogical Research Society of Northeastern Pennsylvania, in partnership with SIAMO: The Italian-American Heritage Society of NEPA, will sponsor a presentation by Robert Wolensky, author of Anthracite Labor Wars: Tenancy, Italians, and Organized Crime in the Northern Coalfield of Northeastern Pennsylvania, 1897-1959, as part of 2017 Mining Hi...

"Creazione di start up e internazionalizzazione: i casi di successo e le opportunità concrete": questo il titolo del forum organizzato da Italian Business & Investment Initiative che si terrà all'Università Bocconi questo pomeriggio alle 18 nell'Aula Magna di via Gobbi. Protagonisti dell'incontro saranno casi di successo a livello internaziona...

Glassmaking in Antiquity – The Getty Villa now hosting glass-handling sessions   In 2003, the Getty Villa acquired the Oppenländer collection. With a remarkable cultural and chronological breadth, the collection features over 180 ancient glass objects, including works made in Mesopotamia, Egypt, the Greek world and the Roman Empire, and span...

"The Other Italy" Lecture Series and Wine Tasting"Sicily"February 24,"Umbria,"March 34:00 PMHilary's in Horrigan Hall, Bellarmine University$15 members, $20 guests per dateReserve your spot by calling 502.938.8830 or by clicking on the event link under "Upcoming Events".With the publication of Frances Mayes' best-seller Under the Tuscan Sun, Americ...

Il 2013 è l'anno della cultura italiana negli USA, tanti eventi per conoscere il Belpaese sotto il segno della ricerca e dell'innovazione.Poster con scatti di fotografi italiani contemporanei e versi di poeti italiani sono esposti sugli autobus della città di Washington DC. Sono immagini scattate dai migliori fotografi del nostro Paese accanto ai v...