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Award-winning songwriter, producer, and recording artist Michéal Castaldo announces the Fifth Anniversary release of Aceto as a high-resolution digital album. With the growing popularity of online streaming sites, high-resolution audio for music is able to deliver sound that is exceptionally better than standard CDs and MP3s.   Every sound c...

by Jess Fleming   While doing research for "The Splendid Table's" 20th anniversary, I acquired a copy of Lynne Rossetto Kasper's cookbook by the same name, published in 1992, a few years before the radio show began.   The book is as much a cookbook as it is a love letter to Emilia-Romagna, a region in northern Italy that is responsibl...

By Elizabeth Vallone   Imagine a person so revered his tombstone has these words inscribed on it: "To so great a name, no epitaph can do justice." Do you think this phrase could be put above W's grave? How about Clinton's? Obama's? How about Nixon's?   Would you believe this is what is written on the gravestone of the infamous Niccolò...

Can you disparage a cheese? The Grana Padano Consortium of Italy certainly thinks you can. That's why they're suing America's longest-running soap opera. Their cheese was insulted on a recent episode, they claim.   In today's top entry to the you-can't-make-this-shit-up list, the Italian cheese manufacturers are suing The Bold and the Beauti...

by Anthony Julian Tamburri   Cari Tutti, as editor of the "Italian Series" from Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, I am delighted to announce the publication of the following collection: Goliarda Sapienza in Context - Intertextual Relationships with Italian and European Culture. Edited By Alberica Bazzoni; Emma Bond, and Ka...

by Matt Prigge   John Turturro doesn't speak Italian. He didn't really have to for the movie "Mia Madre," despite it being an Italian film. The latest from acclaimed filmmaker Nanni Moretti ("The Son's Room," "Caro Diario") concerns a film director (Margherita Buy) dealing with the fact that her mom is about to die while shooting her latest...

The Prosecco DOC Consortium, the entity that oversees the production of the hugely popular Italian sparkling wine, is pleased to announce the launch of Prosecco Month beginning December 5th. The month-long activation will see events at three Eataly locations-New York Flatiron, Chicago, and the new Boston store, opening on November 26th-throughout D...

by Briana Palma   "I don't even consider myself a writer," Marina Viola told me over the phone in November, just weeks before she set off to Italy for another round of speaking engagements to promote her book, "Mio padre è stato anche Beppe Viola."   Despite her humble attitude, there's no denying that Marina has earned her writer's b...

As it turns out, the late James Gandolfini, known to many as just Tony Soprano, was acting the whole time – he wasn't actually a tough guy mobster.   In fact, "the true Jim", as Julia Louis-Dreyfus affectionately nicknames him, was more accurately depicted in Enough Said.   Read more   Source: http://cphpost.dk   &n...

Are you an Italian American college student interested in interning in Milan, Italy, during the summer of 2015? Build your resume and experience the Motherland with this once-in–a-lifetime opportunity!   NIAF has teamed up with Career Paths in Milan and is offering an all-inclusive Italian job experience featuring an internship, accommodatio...

di Francesco Salvatore Cagnazzo   PERCHE' SE NE PARLA Tutta l'America rende omaggio a Frank Sinatra, The Voice, nato da padre palermitano, esattamente, di Lercara Friddi, e da madre ligure, di Lumarzo. Il 12 dicembre il mito della musica avrebbe dovuto compiere 100 anni, ma le celebrazioni sono già ben avviate.   A New York c'è la mos...

by Marco Valsania   Minister of Economy and Finance Pier Carlo Padoan wrapped up a U.S. "road show" yesterday aimed at courting influential American and global investors, and listening to their concerns. The Minister held two days of closed door meetings with executives from about 20 top firms, including Citigroup, BlackRock, TPG Capital, Be...