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Dopo tanti riconoscimenti per il documentario che racconta l'affondamento dell'Andrea Doria, Luca Guardabascio vola a Los Angeles per la proiezione di "Are the Passenger Saved?". In questa lunga intervista il regista si racconta e analizza il rapporto del cinema italiano con l'AmericaLuca Guardabascio è un regista che con umiltà e passione è riusci...

Cosa ac­ca­de quan­do il dia­let­to si­cu­lo var­ca i con­fi­ni del­la sua ter­ra na­ta­le e ap­pro­da ne­gli Sta­ti Uni­ti? «Ho sem­pre su­bi­to il fa­sci­no del si­ci­lia­no e del­le par­la­te lo­ca­li – af­fer­ma Cono Cin­que­ma­ni, lin­gui­sta tren­ta­seien­ne, ori­gi­na­rio di San Cono (in pro­vin­cia di Ca­ta­nia) – Tut­to ini­ziò quan­do, da...

The Weinstein Company is snagging the English language remake rights to the hit Italian com Perfetti Sconociuti, which translates to Perfect Strangers — a film that was released last year in the country and won a number of top film awards. It also was a local-language success when it was released last year. The film is about seven lifelong friends...

Jazz music has a long history and many influences. With Jazz Italian Style: From its Origins in New Orleans to Fascist Italy and Sinatra (available February from Cambridge University Press, $44.99), Anna Harwell Celenza examines the Italian influences on the development of American popular music. When jazz arrived in Italy at the conclusion of Worl...

Here’s a little perspective on how long Tony Bennett has been a star: “Hank,” a recent biography of country music icon Hank Williams, notes that Bennett was one of the first “pop” stars to have a crossover hit with one of Williams’ songs, “Cold, Cold Heart.” Williams died in 1953. There isn’t much Bennett hasn’t done in his career. He’s gone from r...

I went to Tulane University in New Orleans, and prior to that my family opened a restaurant here in Columbus, Ohio, called Lindey’s. It’s an Upper East Side, New York–style café-bistro that has now become an institution in Columbus. It opened in 1981, and that was the year I started college, so my career was launched with the family business. When...

“L’immagine dell’Italia, oggi, è idealizzata. Nessuno si sofferma sui problemi della politica. Non importano più di tanto. Sì, è vero, a volte c’è chi fa una battuta ironica. Ma, tutto là. C’è una mitizzazione dell’Italia come terra del buon gusto e della ‘Dolce vita’. Insomma, del Paese dove lo stile di vita è unico”. Ilaria Costa non riesce a con...

For this article I would like to address the controversial topic for Italian-Americans, “Columbus Day” vs. “Indigenous Day”. Over the last several years there has been a growing complaint by Native Americans that Christopher Columbus (1451-1506) was a really bad guy, and that the nation should not celebrate his arrival in the new world. Also, the c...

Saghetti and meatballs. Marinara sauce. Chicken parm. Baked ziti. Garlic bread. Pizza (as we conceive of it). What these foods have in common, beside being universally beloved, is that they are wholly American inventions. Yes, these titans of red-sauce cuisine bear little resemblance to any dish you’d find in Italy. How did this come to be? We’re f...

Danilo Gallinari is reportedly willing to let go of over $17 million guaranteed next season to explore free agency. The Denver Nuggets is scared that the Italian forward will go ahead with his threat possibly losing him in the offseason. Faced with this dilemma, it’s likely that the team explore possible trades before the deadline. With the possibl...

There is the familiar story of Italian-food empress Lidia Bastianich, who established her namesake Kansas City outpost nearly 20 years ago, in 1998. Her television shows and cookbooks are ubiquitous, her six restaurants successful, and her three Eataly retail locations — operated in partnership with her son, Joe Bastianich, and fellow celebrity che...

The climate isn't the easiest. Economic uncertainty and political unknowns abound on both sides of the Atlantic. In the US with the new administration of Donald Trump and its protectionist and isolationist tone. And in Europe, rocked by Brexit and anxiously awaiting elections in nations that are key to the future the Union. But most of all for Ital...