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Gra'it, an innovative Italian grappa developed for use in cocktails, has launched The Gra'it Challenge, a five-city competition that will award seven winners a 10-day trip to Italy. This is the first-ever grappa brand to organize a bartending competition of this magnitude. Skilled bartenders and mixologists in the U.S. can submit a recipe for a uni...

The Sons of Italy Foundation® (SIF) scholarship competition is underway! In past years, the SIF has offered 10 to 12 merit-based scholarships (National Leadership Grants) annually, ranging from $4,000 to $25,000, in a nationwide competition. These figures and the number of scholarships may vary according to funding this year.   U.S. citizens...

di Stefano Semeraro   Marco Belinelli miglior realizzatore da tre punti della Nba: che effetto le fa?«Non è da tutti, ma non ci penso troppo. Il mio obiettivo è vincere questo benedetto titolo Nba, lo voglio con tutto me stesso. Il resto è bello, anche per il basket italiano, ma non ci do peso».   Compagni e avversari la guardano in m...

Why change a winning formula? We're guessing that's what Francis Ford Coppola has been asking himself before embarking on his new project: a currently untitled film that will focus an Italian-American family and span their experiences over thirty years (from 1930s to 1960s).   We imagine Coppola'll be rewatching his classic The Godfather sin...

With the help of Marco Mancassola, an Italian author and journalist based in London, a few weeks ago the New York Times tried to explore the reasons why Italian migration is growing so rapidly.    According to the author, in the 1990s Italian migration was "mainly associated with the flight of researchers, scientists and other highly sk...

by Josh Peter   Yogi Berra turns 90 on Tuesday, and for readers there is a gift: rarely heard "Yogi-isms," the inimitable quotations that turned Berra, a Hall of Fame catcher for the New York Yankees, into an American icon.   Millions of people know the most famous ones: "It ain't over 'til it's over." "It's déjà vu all over again." A...

Fast-casual restaurant leader Fazoli's, riding a five-year same-store sales growth streak, is taking its story on the road, part of an aggressive franchise recruitment program. Fazoli's, already the nation's largest Italian fast-casual chain, is hosting free open houses throughout Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. The first is January 26...

By Valerio Viale Often, even among the most indefatigable travelers, everyone is happy to go back to the place they call home. Do you disagree with me? Please watch again E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial!   At the same time, there are also people, who feel like the boundaries of their own country are too small. Their bottomless curiosity pushes t...

When the Arab art of papermaking by hand came to the Italian peninsula in the 13th century, the city of Fabriano was well-positioned to become the heart of the artisan craft.   Published by the Library of Congress in association with Oak Knoll Press, "Fabriano: City of Medieval and Renaissance Papermaking" by Sylvia Rodgers Albro describes t...

The travel industry was turned upside down (as were most industries) with the rise of the Internet, as more and more travelers started seeking all their information online, giving birth to the so-called "do-it-yourself traveler." This new dynamic seemed to be the fatal blow for travel agencies, but things turned out differently than expected. &nbs...

By Niccolò Graffio "My candle burns at both ends;It will not last the night;But ah, my foes, and oh, my friends-It gives a lovely light!"—Edna St. Vincent Millay: First Fig, (1920) My clearest memories growing up of my father was of him being a workaholic. He had spent the first 17 years of his life living in Italy helping his mother and older br...

People struggling to find their place in the world often search for answers in a psychiatrist's office, in love affairs, religion, illegal drugs, gambling, social activism, academia, work and vicariously, through their children.   Joseph Di Prisco visited all those places, and then, coming up short, found himself by writing a memoir.  ...