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The Italian American One Voice Coalition today placed ‘Saturday Night Live’, Executive Producer Lorne Michaels and the SNL writing staff in the One Voice ‘Hall of Shame’. The placement followed a blatantly anti-Italian comedy skit on a recent SNL. “The slurs used during this so-called comedy skit have not been heard on network TV in decades and sho...

Italy’s total foreign investments in the US, including in sectors such as ceramics, machinery and cars, have overtaken US investments in Italian territory for the first time, figures from the US Department of Commerce show. In terms of stock of direct investments, in 12 years (from 2003 to 2015) the US has reduced theirs towards Italy by 2.6% (equ...

New York native Gina Viteritti is the recipient of a full-tuition scholarship from the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) in partnership with Accademia Teatro all Scala, one of the most renowned institutions for training professionals in the performing arts, and Politecnico di Milano Graduate School of Business (MIP), an internationally re...

Who invented the telephone? The first person that comes into mind, as taught by our science teachers when we studied inventors and scientists in grade school, is Alexander Graham Bell. But it appears that we were all wrong the entire time. Bell being the inventor of the telephone has been debunked in 2002 when the US Congress casted a vote and rule...

Weeks before President Donald Trump's first official overseas trip, trade and security matters were top items of discussion in his meeting Thursday with the prime minister of Italy, one of the two European countries set to welcome Trump in May.Standing alongside Italian premier Paolo Gentiloni, Trump praised Italy's contributions to the wars in Ira...

ISSNAF, the Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation, and Intesa Sanpaolo, the leading banking group in Italy and one of the top banking groups in the euro zone, encourage all Italian researchers currently working in the United States or Canada to submit their application for the co-sponsored “Intesa Sanpaolo Award for Innovation...

Dear Friends, I am happy to announce that Arba Sicula and Legas have just created an ONLINE STORE where you can buy books on Sicilian language and culture. Visit our site at Arbasicula.org. Browse through the Legas catalogue and order the books online by following the link. For every purchase valued $14.00, Legas will send you an additional book th...

“Rao’s Classics” (St. Martin’s Press), a recently published cookbook co-authored by Frank Pellegrino Sr. and Frank Pellegrino Jr., comes with a collection of favorite Italian recipes from the iconic New York restaurant whose history dates back to 1896. Besides its popular East Harlem location, the business has expanded to Las Vegas and Hollywood. “...

Gaetano D’Amico e Giacinta Petrarca negli Stati Uniti furono, per lunghi anni, con il marchio “Mamma Mia” i veri “re della pasta”. I fondatori della “G. D’Amico Macaroni Company” erano entrambi nati a Castel di Sangro in provincia di L’Aquila.   Gaetano D’Amico nacque a Castel di Sangro (AQ), il 10 agosto del 1861, da Aurelio e Carolina Petrarca. S...

Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni will say in a speech to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington Thursday that "I think that maintaining the joint alliance of Italy and the United States is not only an opportunity, but also a political duty," according to sources aboard the plane taking him to the US capital. "We need...

While many ‘readers’ of girly mag Penthouse have imagined themselves in a tussle with some of the models, not many men can lay claim to actually being featured in a glossy spread, pressed between a couple of busty brunettes, as I was in 2010. My anatomy didn’t exactly make me a ‘Pet’, Penthouse’s version of the Playboy’s ‘Playmate’, but my noir the...

As a lover of food, history and cultural traditions, I was excited when my friend LaManda Joy of the Peterson Garden Project recently recommended the book: A Thousand Years Over a Hot Stove: A History of American Women Told Through Food, Recipes, and Remembrances. This meticulously researched and highly visual book was the recipient of a James Bear...