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by Judith Dry   Valeria Golino has been reading, writing, drinking coffee, acting, and thinking about Fellini. Her impressive debut feature, "Honey," opened in New York last Friday and expands to Los Angeles this weekend, but she's in need of inspiration for her next film. "I need my '8 ½,'" Golino said in a recent interview.   It jus...

by OSIA Blogger   On December 12, 1915, Francis Albert Sinatra was born in Hoboken, NJ, to two Sicilian immigrants. In the summer of 1935, Frank's life would change forever. It was at this time that he saw his idol, Bing Crosby, perform live. Once the concert ended, Sinatra was determined to become a singer. He worked odd jobs performing on...

by Antonella Ciancio   Seemless rolled rings manufacturer Fomas Group, global crown corks producer Pelliconi, irrigation systems supplier Plastica Alfa are among the around 40 Italian companies travelling to Washington DC this week to hunt for possible growth opportunities in the United States. Better known to sector experts than to the gen...

by Debbie Monolo   What's good about teaching your child a second language? There's actually quite an impressive list of reasons according to current research. To name just a few ... Research published in Psychological Science suggests that just thinking in a foreign language can help people make quicker and better life decisions. Another p...

By Justin Horwath   She talked an angry mob in Trinidad, Colo., out of lynching a man implicated in a shooting. She co-founded schools and hospitals in the rough-and-tumble territory of New Mexico. A 1966 episode of CBS' TV series Death Valley Days referred to her as the "fastest nun in the West." Now the life of Blandina Segale, better kno...

di Fucsia Nissoli   In seguito alla mia lettera al Presidente dell'INPS, prof. Tito Boeri, ho ricevuto dallo stesso Presidente Boeri una risposta articolata ed esaustiva nella quale si evidenzia l'attenzione dell'Ente previdenziale italiano verso le problematiche dei pensionati italiani all'estero. Una risposta che r...

By Dianne Hales Blonde-haired, creator of the Dream of Italy newsletter and PBS travel series, doesn't look Italian—nor does her name sound Italian. But the first time she visited her great-grandfather's village in Campania, McCabe felt that she had come home.   "When I was growing up in New Jersey, I spent a lot of time with my maternal gr...

Saturday, Dec. 7, would have been the 103rd birthday of the late great Louis Prima, the Italian-American trumpeter, singer and entertainer from New Orleans who went on to rule Las Vegas nightlife during its bada-bing heyday from the mid-1950s through the early 1960s. Prima is gone, but his music lives on, in part because of the efforts of his fifth...

By John Tanasychuk   The second season of Steve Martorano's web series debuts Monday, March 3 with new episodes every Monday through April 21.   Filmed at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, home to his Martorano's Italian-American Kitchen, each episode features Martorano making one of his updated classic South Philly Italian-Ame...

"Colin Chapman," says Fiat Chrysler design boss Lorenzo Ramaciotti on the eve of -- finally -- the U.S. introduction of Alfa Romeo's 2015 4C, "was one of my heroes ... "   This, and the Italian's fondness for the bygone-era sexiness of the racing-derived 1967 Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale, is explanation enough for the lightweight, mid-engined 4C's...

Those automakers from Italy are particularly famous for their ability to create exotic supercars with high performance and very attractive design. Yet, as for American automakers, most of them are very well known for their ability to build muscular cars with huge power that comes from monstrous V8 engines. But what will come as a result of mixing b...

by Grant Wahl   How do you go from being a washout as an MLS general manager to being the best-connected American in European soccer? It's a question worth pondering when you're watching TV on a Saturday morning, and the camera shows Sir Alex Ferguson at a Manchester United game, and the guy sitting next to him is ... wait ... is that C...