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Fiora Corradetti Contino, who founded her first opera company when she was only 27 and became an accomplished maestra who conducted for 50 years, until she was 81, died on March 5 in Carmel, Ind. She was 91. The cause was arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease, her daughter Lisa Contino said. Dr. Contino, who made her New York conducting debut whe...

Italy’s greatest gift to home cooks everywhere, that’s how I would describe Marcella Hazan. Others might call her the woman who gave America pesto. When she died at the age of 89 in 2013, I paid tribute by cooking -- although perhaps that isn’t the right word for first wading out into a sunny-smelling basil patch and gathering an armload, then maki...

I enjoyed Cyndi Amato’s Maine Voices column (Feb. 12). One of the writers who cleverly welcomed the Italian immigrants in the early 1900s was T.A. Daly (1871-1948). The late 1800s and the early 1900s was a period of substantial Italian immigration. The Irish, because of the famine, had generally preceded the Italians, and had secured political powe...

Carol Field, an authority on Italian cuisine whose classic cookbook “The Italian Baker,” published in 1985, introduced Americans to regional breads like ciabatta and focaccia, as well as to desserts, died on Friday in San Francisco. She was 76. The cause was complications of a stroke, her family said. Ms. Field fell in love with Italy and its food...

Fiat FreakOut 2017. Annual National Convention. July 19-23, 2017. Milwaukee, WI. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW! From all over North America… and often from overseas… hundreds of Italian car lovers drive, trailer, and fly to converge at a chosen destination, usually rich in history and culture, to play! We unite in the spirit of friendship to celebrate...

The United States was the most preferred destination country globally for travellers in 2016, while in Asia the UAE was the top country for tourists, according to a new study.The US topped globally with 11.9 per cent of the total tourists visiting the country. Italy with 8 per cent was the second most preferred destination country globally, followe...

People are moving more freely across borders and continents and this has kept the topic of immigration in the world’s headlines and sparked widespread protests. The Pew Research Center projects that by 2050, more than one-third of US schoolchildren “younger than 17 will either be immigrants themselves or the children of at least one parent who is...

March 13 marks the 25th anniversary of a film that’s considered one of the most accurate interpretations of courtroom procedure, “My Cousin Vinny.” The movie is used as a tool to demonstrate voir dire and cross-examination to young lawyers and has been praised by law professors, authors and circuit court judges. But instead of an intense court dram...

In spite of pizza’s status as Italy’s most beloved export, relatively few regional styles (Neapolitan being a noted exception) have made it across the Atlantic. This year, a pair of Roman pizzaioli are aiming to change that. Stefano Callegari kicked things off last week when he inaugurated a branch of Trapizzino in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, whil...

Paulie Malignaggi, who won world titles in two weight classes and got as much out of his ability as he possibly could, announced his retirement from boxing on Monday -- the 19th anniversary of his first boxing match as an amateur. Malignaggi's announcement, made via social media, came two days after he suffered an eighth-round knockout loss on a br...

Lou Duva, one of the feistiest, most charismatic, colorful characters in boxing history, died at 94 on Wednesday. Duva, whose unforgettable face helped make him famous, spent parts of nine decades in boxing. The patriarch of a family immersed in boxing, his work as a manager and trainer earned him induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fam...

Queste 10 donne italiane e italoamericane hanno lasciato il segno negli States: dalla politica alla cultura, dalla religione allo sport, 10 storie che connettono le due sponde dell'oceano Che siano figlie di umili immigrati, cresciute nelle varie Little Italy a pastasciutta e olio buono, o che siano arrivate in America da adulte inseguendo una nece...