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Director Joe Dante is heading to Tuscany this spring. The director of iconic films including Piranha, Gremlins, The 'Burbs, The Howling, Explorers and Innerspace will be the 2019 recipient of Lucca Film Festival’s lifetime achievement award. Dante, who started work as a trailer editor for Roger Corman’s New World Pictures, made his directorial debu...

Un premio annuale per valorizzare e sostenere la creatività e il talento dei giovani artisti italiani residenti stabilmente all'estero. Ad istituirlo è il Ministero degli Affari Esteri e della Cooperazione Internazionale, con l'obiettivo di fornire uno strumento di visibilità e promuovere la collaborazione tra gli artisti italiani e la scena cultur...

Though Hollywood actor Gary Sinise has appeared in dozens of movies and TV shows over the years, he is arguably best known for his portrayal of “Lt. Dan” in the hit film “Forrest Gump,” a down-on-his-luck Vietnam veteran who turns his life around and achieves success after teaming up with the title character, played by Tom Hanks. Since that time, S...

This catchy slogan we’ve seen printed on t-shirts sold at Italian American church festivals says an awful lot about our Italian American history in 9 simple words. Let’s take a closer look at the Italians and Italian Americans who discovered it, named it, and built it. We Discovered It. Although some question whether Columbus actually discovered Am...

In Italy, nearly every kitchen is stocked with not just one set of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar — but two, or even three. Why? We like to use the Italian staples in different ways, from sizzling up chopped onions to drizzling over roasted veggies.  From February 18 to March 3, join us as we celebrate these two beloved staples with co...

In the fall of 2012, I saw the promo on PBS and it looked pretty interesting.  It was for an upcoming documentary, “Paesani: Italian Culture in Northeast Pennsylvania” which would air on Saturday evening.  Being a grandson of 4 Italian immigrants, I naturally had an interest in the subject so I decided to give it a shot. The program was a joy!  It...

The University of Notre Dame's decision to cover murals that commemorate the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the New World, can readily be debated as a point of history about an Italian navigator whose genius and grit changed mankind forever…and ultimately for the better.  Instead, let’s look at the murals as art.  Art, it seems, is more sacred...

About a decade ago, Anthony Rossomando, founder of the now-defunct Boston-based band The Damn Personals, was living in London and working as a musician when he met Grammy-winning producer Mark Ronson. The pair bonded while dancing in the pit at the Connecticut-founded band MGMT’s first London concert, and during a post-concert jam session at the ma...

Carmen Argenziano, an actor on Stargate SG-1, has died. He was 75. Argenziano’s rep confirmed his death to PEOPLE on Monday. In a Facebook post on Sunday, Event Horizon Talent announced the death of Argenziano, who worked as an actor for more than four decades. “It is with a heavy heart and more sadness than anyone can realize right now that I anno...

“Ieri, ho incontrato il Sindaco di Noto, in Sicilia, nella Sede del Comune, per parlare dei rapporti tra la Città di Noto e i siciliani che vivono in America. In tale contesto, si è parlato anche della promozione della tradizionale infiorata che quest’anno è alla quarantesima edizione. In particolare si è parlato della dedica dell’infiorata ai sici...

When I was 10 years old, my dad threw out our toaster. To replace it, he cleared about 80 percent of our counter space for a large, steel industrial panini press. Suddenly, our kitchen felt less like our homey space and more like the industrial kitchens of restaurants. Growing up, my friends came over and ogled over the machine: the centerpiece of...

The biggest contender for Best Original Song at the 2019 Oscars just added another plus to its list. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper‘s hit “Shallow” from A Star Is Born picked up the 2019 Grammy Award for best song written for visual media at this year’s ceremony. The Grammy goes to Gaga, along with cowriters Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew...