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Women played a major role in the lives of immigrants, especially immigrants into early 20th Century America. Unfortunately their role has largely been ignored, and forgotten. Hopefully this book will help rectify that issue. It brings the remembrances of Italian American women who emigrated from Italy and settled in Connecticut.   Each chapt...

L'Italia, secondo i più recenti dati del Consiglio Oleicolo internazionale, ha la leadership del mercato USA, per quanto riguarda l'olio di oliva, con una quota del 44%, con la Spagna che segue al 40%, senza tuttavia riuscire ad intaccare il primato italiano in un mercato strategico, come quello statunitense, per il futuro oleario.   Ormai i...

by David Wiegand   There is a kind of template for the immigrant experience, dating back to the 19th century: People come to the United States seeking better lives, often band together with their own kind for a while and eventually assimilate into the storied melting pot of American culture. Older generations are generally slower to adapt, o...

As immigrants from the different regions of Italy settled throughout the various regions of the United States, many brought with them a distinct regional Italian culinary tradition. Many of these foods and recipes developed into new favorites for the townspeople and later for Americans nationwide.   Italians arriving in New Orleans often wen...

By Tony DiZinno The No. 22 STR Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2 hasn't figured in too much to this year's Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America season, but has been on pace this weekend with arrival of young 22-year-old Edoardo Liberati alongside Fernando Barbachano this weekend.   Liberati, who replaces Max Biancardi, is the latest...

The first American citizen to be canonized a saint was an immigrant to our country and her life was dedicated to the care of immigrants. Coming to America, however, wasn't what Frances Cabrini had in mind when she journeyed from Milan to Rome in AD 1887 to meet with the Successor of Peter. She wanted be a missionary in China.   From the time...

Radio Italia e la NBA. Il meglio della musica italiana e il top del basket professionistico americano insieme per una grande ed esclusiva partnership.   Ripassiamo un po' di storia. Il primo italiano a giocare nella NBA è stato Stefano Rusconi che nel 1995 tenta il grande salto oltreoceano e firma con i Phoenix Suns. La sua avventura dura un...

By Gregg Herken THE POPE OF PHYSICSEnrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic AgeBy Gino Segrè and Bettina HoerlinIllustrated. 351 pp. Henry Holt & Company. $30.   In a controversial lecture more than 50 years ago, the British scientist and novelist C.P. Snow suggested that natural scientists had "the future in their bones." Snow was spea...

The voice of Snow White in the first full-length animated film, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, released in 1937 belonged to Adriana Caselotti. The 21-year-old coloratura soprano beat out 148 other candidates for the role. Her father Guido Caselotti, an immigrant from Italy, was a teacher of music and a vocal coach.   Her mother, Maria Oref...

Renowned costume and set designer Piero Tosi received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Academy Award for his outstanding design career. He earned five Academy Award nominations for costume design, in the films La Traviata (1983), La Cage aux Folles (1978), The Leopard (1963), Death in Venice (1971) and Ludwig (1973) – the latter three in collab...

Bradshaw International, a premier marketer of housewares in the U.S., today announced that it has reached an agreement with Bialetti Industrie S.p.A. (http://www.bialetti.it), the leading Italian coffee maker and cookware company as the brand's North American partner.   The partnership provides a 25-year license agreement for Bialetti cookwa...

Got the hammock strung up? Check. A chilled bottle of Prosecco or Vermentino? Check. Notebook handy? Pen or pencil? Check.   Time to do some studying. Our textbook: "Native Wine Grapes of Italy" by Ian D'Agata (University of California Press, Berkeley). That's 620 pages of hard-won knowledge about Italy's familiar and obscure grapes, includi...