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Nel 1969 tutti i giornali e le tv del mondo ne hanno parlato. E’ stato forse l’unico italiano a fare la guerra in Vietnam ma non ha nulla a che a fare con John Rambo, il personaggio interpretato da Sylvester Stallone, al quale è stato spesso accostato. A 19 anni era già un veterano di guerra, un marine pluridecorato con 5 medaglie al valore. Robert...

A few days ago while scrolling through Twitter, I saw that Special Teams Coordinator Brock Olivo will be hosting a football camp in Italy, where he coached earlier in his career. For me, that connected some dots in the worlds of literature and football. I knew that Olivo majored in literature at the University of Missouri, so at his introductory pr...

If I had to extrapolate a “common denominator” from the Italian artistic team that won this year’s Academy Award for Best Achievement in Makeup and Hair Styling for David Ayer’s, Suicide Squad (2016), I would say first and foremost that they are all represented by The Milton Agency (with offices in Los Angeles and London).Secondly, it looks like th...

Anthony Barrese’s conducting career includes many engagements on both sides of the Atlantic but he is perhaps best known to many Americans for his work with the Florida Grand Opera, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Opera North, and Boston Lyric Opera. A winner of the Georg Solti Foundation award, he is both a conductor and a musicologist. Of particular...

What does Eataly stand for?Eataly is a simple idea. We want to put together under one roof three experiences: eat, shop, and learn. We want to bring quality to people in a casual environment. Today, that might sound normal. But back in 2002, when my father [Oscar] started designing Eataly, it wasn’t at all. Quality food was thought too upscale, too...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) has elected a new Board of Directors for the 2017-2021 term, during a March 23, 2017 meeting at the New York offices of Pepper Hamilton LLP. Patricia de Stacy Harrison, president and ceo of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and former NIAF vice chair; and Gabriel A. Battista, former president,...

From the earliest days our ancestors walked this earth they sought out activities during their leisure time to amuse themselves or else divert their attention from the rigors of life. These activities are today collectively called “entertainment”. Whether passive forms of entertainment, such as spectator sports or reading, or active forms, such as...

McDonald’s ce l’ha fatta, Burger King anche, ora ci proverà Starbucks, ma sono poche le grandi catene del food & beverage made in USA che, in Italia, sono riuscite a sfondare. Tra quelle che all’estero volano e nel nostro Paese, invece, stentano un po’ a farsi spazio c’è, ad esempio, KFC – Kentucky Fried Chicken, la catena di fast food specializzat...

“The moment of arrival was euphoric, and then silence fell upon them. They were afraid they wouldn’t be let in. The question on everyone’s mind was ‘Will we enter or not? Will they let us pass?’” This is the scene Maurizio Igor Meta told me he repeatedly came across in the many diaries he read, written by European immigrants coming to New York via...

It  was 1917, and Antonio Pasin had what you might call a product line problem. The 19-year-old carpenter had emigrated from Italy three years earlier and set up a small woodworking shop to make phonograph cabinets. But phonograph cabinets were not what Pasin was selling. To help him lug his heavy tools around, the fresh-faced Chicago carpenter had...

The first woman artist of Florence painted the first and only known “Last Supper” by a woman. When Plautilla Nelli painted her large-scale masterpiece depicting the Last Supper in the 1570s in Florence, Italy, she was doing something no woman before or after her had ever done. But this painting requires restoration or risks being lost forever. Arti...

The recipes in her most recent cookbook, "Ciao Italia: Family Classics," are based on the three women Mary Ann Esposito admires most: her grandmothers and her mother. Her mother, Louise Saporito, a dietician, was "just an amazing person," she said. A native of New York, Esposito said she learned to cook Italian food from her mother, and her grandmo...