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Writer and poet Frances Mayes lives the kind of life most of us can only dream about. Wandering through Italy, she and her husband, Ed, came upon a villa in the Tuscan town of Cortona. They bought and restored the villa, an effort she chronicled in her deeply charming best-seller Under the Tuscan Sun, which was later made into a film starring Diane...

One of the most common news stories about the Catholic Church in recent years involve parish closures. These events often gain local attention and time from time get coverage nationally. When the story is national, the closure(s) sometimes seems as if this is something generalizable. The national data seem to fit this characterization with the Chur...

There was no Little Italy near the small suburb of Dallas where I grew up. Instead, there was Buca di Beppo. Among my classmates, Buca di Beppo was the go-to destination for birthday parties. The atmosphere was always raucous, the platters of food were so massive that they demanded sharing, and ogling at the sundry black-and-white photos of Italian...

On March 14, 1891 a mob of anywhere from 8,000 to 20,000 people hung, shot and clubbed 11 Italian immigrants outside Parish Prison in New Orleans. This was the largest recorded mass lynching in American history. Nine of the immigrants had been charged with the murder of the city’s police chief, David Hennessy. A lawful trial had been held and the j...

When Carmelita Pope’s acting career began taking off, she had to fend off gibes about the folly of pursuing a life in the theater. “It’s such a terrible living,” an old friend from Chicago she called Bud would grouse.“Whaddya wanna do with acting?” But she pursued her passion anyway. And after director Elia Kazan saw her in a film in which she port...

Moschino and Maxis™, a studio of Electronic Arts (NASDAQ:EA) announced that Jeremy Scott will host his annual Palm Springs Desert Party with The Sims ™ to celebrate the launch of a new capsule collection. Inspired by the popular life simulation video game franchise, a whole collection of ready-to-wear items and accessories including Moschino items...

Restaurants in major U.S. cities once fit into two categories: fancy French on the high end and dreary workingmen’s hash houses on the low. Then came the 1880s, and with them a massive influx of Southern Italian immigrants. Exotic yet accessible, the restaurants they opened appealed to “Bohemians,” the hipsters of that era. Red-and-white-checked ta...

Submissions for the 2019 Lauria/Frasca Poetry Prize are now open! The Lauria/Frasca Poetry Prize was conceived to promote the literature of the Italian diaspora and is open to poets of Italian descent writing poetry in English. The winning poet will be awarded $1000 and Bordighera Press will publish the manuscript, along with a standard royalty con...

Parmacotto, LLC is a new player in the American food market. 70 percent of the company is controlled by Parmacotto, SpA, founded in 1978 in Parma, Italy. The remaining 30 percent of the LLC is owned by the founding members of Cibo Italia, LLC, Larry Saia and Alessandro Sità, who are now respectively President and CEO of Parmacotto, LLC. Parmacotto'...

This is the Italian American Podcast, and in this episode, we talk to Candice Guardino, star of the one-woman show “Italian Bred” about her upbringing in an Italian American family and the dream she had to become an actress. Candice shares some very interesting and funny stories, and also talks about how her acting career has brought so much fulfil...

Volossal Publishing is proud to announce the release of our fourth novel with celebrated Italian-American author Catherine Gigante-Brown. Her BETTER THAN SISTERS boldly blurs the line between Young Adult and Women’s fiction. BETTER THAN SISTERS weaves a timeless tale that spans several decades, generations, cultures and genres, telling the story of...

L'iscrizione all'AIRE produrra' i suoi effetti a decorrere dalla data in cui il cittadino aveva presentato l'istanza all'Ufficio Consolare: significativo contributo dell'Amministrazione all'innovazione e alla certezza del diritto. Il Decreto Legge 25 marzo 2019 n. 22 (c.d. "Decreto Brexit") contiene, al fine di rendere piu' spedita e certa la decor...