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Employment levels in the culture sector are rising across Europe including in Italy, according to the third annual report by Associazione Civita. The report, entitled "L'Arte di produrre Arte. Competitività e Innovazione nella Cultura e nel Turismo" ('Art Produces Art, Competition and Innovation in Culture and Tourism'), noted that 614 people were...

SCAMPI Once he found the space, PJ Calapa, a chef who was formerly with Michael White’s Altamarea Group, did not take long to open his dream restaurant. About eight months might be some kind of record. Polished pale concrete on the floor and the bar, and generous windows, make for an airy setting. There are touches of blue, including on some of the...

The installation of a public monument honoring those lost in the Italian Hall Tragedy has been postponed until spring. The delay is a result of a defect that was recently found after the stone arrived from overseas.  The year was 1913. It was Christmas Eve and hundreds gathered for a union Christmas party in Calumet. Miners were five months on stri...

Liguria is a strait crescent embracing the Gulf of Genoa, surrounded by forest-covered mountains and the sea, with cliffs sprinkled with picturesque towns and terraces. It is a terrain abounding in aromas and colours, from the soft green of the famous basil, to the infinite nuances and fragrances of the floricultural crops. It is the land of gourma...

Brooklyn has its own roots that grew partially out of Italian and Jewish culture, but not many know about the history of Italians protecting Jewish people during the Holocaust. Three local bar associations got a history lesson in this from film producer Vincent Marmorale during a showing of his documentary "My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes"...

Bisognerebbe ripensare all’Italia alla luce delle sue migliori potenzialità, cultura e turismo in primis, ma fuori dal solito luogo comune delle buone (astratte) intenzioni e dati alla mano. In questa prospettiva, è un’autentica iniezione di fiducia quella che viene dalla California, ed esattamente da Valeria Rumori, direttrice dell’Istituto italia...

Located near the intersection of Hoover and West 32nd streets, Casa Barilla opened to the USC community on Monday afternoon as part of a long lineup of new businesses at USC Village. Originating in New York City and with two stores in Dubai, this marks the pasta restaurant’s second location in California. When entering the newly opened restaurant,...

A second Italian syndicate have signalled their intention to challenge for the America's Cup. Sardinia-based Adelasia of Torres announced on Wednesday their hope of being in Auckland in 2021. They are fronted by Renato Azara who runs the Mediterranean island's major freight company as well as a maritime agency that services the needs of super yacht...

Italy on Wednesday launched a pioneering programme to identify people with the highest risk of developing Alzheimer's in the hopes of treating them early, as the country waits for a new wave of more effective drugs. The screening project known as "Interceptor" aims to better determine who will most benefit from these future treatments, which are ex...

Some people say that business and family should never mix. The owners of this Bradley Beach restaurant, which opened in March, disagree. The eatery, in the space previously occupied by Bella Sogno, is owned by Lana Graziano, her son Anthony Zancocchio, and her mother, Veronica Graziano. Lana's son John Zancocchio is the chef and her daughter, Sonni...

There is something humbling about participating in a traditional olive harvest. Every couple of years I get to help out my husband and his family gather olives to make oil for our own family. Everyone loves the taste of good high quality oil and simply refuse to do without it. The harvest is only a few days of work but it unexpectedly makes me feel...

Il record è nel mirino. L’export italiano di beni e servizi può arrivare, già quest’anno, se anche nell’ultimo trimestre proseguirà questo trend positivo, a toccare (se non proprio, a sfiorare) i 450 miliardi di euro. Una crescita tra il 6 e il 7% rispetto ai 417 miliardi messi a segno nel 2016. Questo perchè, nei primi 9 mesi del 2017, l’export it...