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By Ron Onesti Well, we lost another one. Frank Sinatra Jr. died suddenly of a massive heart attack on March 16, just before he was to go on stage for a performance in Florida. He was 72, 11 years younger than his father, Frank Sr., was when he passed away in 1998.   I was fortunate to have worked with Frank Jr. on many occasions over the ye...

In the time it takes Jenna Prandini to run 100 meters, the average person could... well, they couldn't do much at all. After all, what can a person really get done in fewer than eleven seconds? They couldn't boil an egg. They couldn't fast-forward through a commercial break. What they could do, though, is spend as much time thinking...

A recent interactive feature in the New York Times about low-quality olive oil has damaged the Italian industry's image in the United States, two farm organizations complained Wednesday. The feature in the American newspaper demonstrated how much oil labeled as Made in Italy is actually lower-quality product from countries including Greece, Spain a...

Recently we published a review on the popular book "My Father, My Don," A Son's Journey from Organized Crime to Sobriety, and we are now pleased to offer our readers an interview to the author, Tony Napoli.   L'Idea: What made you decide to write this book? Tony Napoli: I decided to write this book with the encouragement from my mother and...

di Domenico Palmiotti   Gli infissi dell'azienda tarantina De Carlo sbarcano in America e alimentano la produzione della Reilly Windows & Doors, azienda dello stesso settore che, a sua volta, utilizza a Calverton (New York) lo stabilimento nel quali sino ad alcuni anni fa venivano realizzati gli aerei "F-14 Tomcat", il velivolo reso famo...

by Matt Gross   There's this new restaurant you gotta try – no one knows about it yet. It's called Paradise, and it's Italian, real Italian, near the water in a little east coast port town a couple hours' drive from here. The dining room is spare and simple, with a lovely curved wooden bar up front, an antique espresso machine, and charming...

They were the aces and stoppers, the firemen and closers. Some played chin music, others painted the black. They threw heaters, cutters, Uncle Charlies and the high cheese.   This week The Italian Tribune looks at the man on the hill – the pitcher. There have been some impressive arms, both left-handed and right handed that have taken the mo...

Clint Eastwood hadn't actually seen "Jersey Boys," the Tony-winning Broadway smash about 1960s hitmakers the Four Seasons, when he was asked about directing a film version.   "I said I'd be interested in looking at it," Eastwood, 84, recalled. The Oscar-winning director saw "three different versions, in New York, San Francisco and Las Vegas...

by Anthony Schillaci   Two years ago when we visited the Sun WineFest at the Mohegan Sun Resort and Casino in Uncasville, Conn., we were standing in front of the booth of a wonderful new food magazine, Northeast Flavor, and talking with its editor, Jean Kerr. Feeling a presence standing next to us, we turned and quickly recognized the famed...

Sporting Classic, considerata tra le più importanti riviste americane dedicate al mondo della caccia e della pesca, ha recentemente annunciato il vincitore per l'anno 2013 del della quattordicesima edizione prestigioso Awards of Excellence.   Il premio è stato assegnato alla Fausti Usa , in riconoscimento delle" esemplari performance di qual...

Dopo essere già stata venduta in diverse parti del mondo, Gomorra, la serie TV prodotta da Sky Italia, Beta, Cattleya e Fandango, e ispirata al libro di Roberto Saviano e al film di Matteo Garrone, è stata acquistata da The Weinstein Company, che la distribuirà in America.   Ma non è tutto: i Weinstein vorrebbero anche realizzarne un remake...

UNICO National, the nation's largest Italian American service and charitable organization, is publicly denouncing the recent comments made by Chuck Todd, host of NBC's Meet the Press. In a recent discussion on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" cable program, Todd specifically referred to the New York 11th District Congressional race between Michael Grimm and D...