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Sundance TV is bringing "Italy's answer to Breaking Bad" to stateside audiences. The cable network has acquired the U.S. rights to the first two seasons of Gomorrah from The Weinstein Co., The Hollywood Reporter has learned. All told, the 12-episode run will premiere on Sundance in the summer.   Based on the best-selling book by journalist...

A historic novel set in 1936 Brooklyn. It was an era when the Navy Yard sang, when Coney Island was bright lights and pure enchantment, and Wednesdays held the promise of Dish Night at the Loews 46th Street Theater. The elevated train, or El, was the lifeline that coursed through it all. In the El's shadow, an earthy, ebul...

Leslie Scalapino: poet, playwright, essayist and editor. Born on July 25, 1944, in Santa Barbara, California, Leslie grew up in an academic family that often traveled the world. She attended Reed College and later UC Berkeley where she focused on literature. Leslie published over 30 books including poetry, plays, fiction, essays and various collabo...

HITN-TV, the network that offers educational and entertaining programming to U.S. Hispanic audiences, is announcing the addition of celebrity chef, Lidia Bastianich and her Emmy award-winning cooking shows, "La Italia de Lidia" (Lidia in Italy) and "La Italia de Lidia en América" (Lidia's Italy in America) to its growing line-up of health and lifes...

Vinitaly International is creating a new supporting channel for Italian wineries through an experimental project "Vinitaly International Importer Connect" (VIIC) with local partners, a potential 360 degree B2B beverage business matchmaking online tool to help suppliers find importers and distributors worldwide. Vinitaly International Importer Conn...

Are you 18 - 25 years old and always had a thing for Italy? Join the contest and get a chance to win the trip of your dreams!   Answer a couple questions about what you love or expect to find in Italy,upload a photo or video that best describes your "italian dream" and have your friends vote for you! The participant with most votes...

The 4 hour PBS documentary "The Italian Americans" is a once in a life time opportunity for discuss the authentic experience of our ethic group. Individuals and groups should put on a bold campaign to use the February premiere and later reruns as TEACHABLE MOMENTS to get our story out, to build the audience, and to generate a healthy discussion of...

by Cookie Curci   Most all of us are given a first and last name when we enter this world. We have nothing to say about who chooses it or why. Our surname is the product of our family lineage, while our first name is decided upon by our parents, after hours of agonizing deliberation . Chances are, after all the work and energy Mom and Dad p...

Filippo Mazzei was born in 1730 in Tuscany, Italy. He studied medicine in his home country, but soon moved to London to try his hand at being a wine merchant. Thanks to his business connections, he befriended Thomas Jefferson, the two exchanged letters for several years before actually meeting.   In 1773, Filippo – who had at that time adopt...

On June 11, 1956, Joseph Montana, Jr. was born in New Eagle, Pennsylvania, to Theresa Marie (née Bavuso) and Joseph Montana. His mother's family came from Sicily and his father's from Northern Italy. His family's surname – Montana – is the Americanized version of Montani.   He played several sports in high school and was offered a basketball...

di Carlo Valentini   Oscar Farinetti come Walt Disney. A Orlando, in Florida, vi è Disneyworld, la città del divertimento, un'idea geniale e redditizia che ebbe Disney alla fine degli anni 60 (fu inaugurata nel 1971), a Bologna ci sarà EatalyWorld, la città della golosità, che Farinetti spera (con le dovute proporzioni) sia altrettanto genia...

by Eric Stephen   The eventful first two months of 2016 for Lady Gaga continued on Sunday with her performance of The Star-Spangled Banner before Super Bowl 50 at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. The six-time Grammy Award winner sang the anthem just under the time of 2:20 set by oddsmakers in one of Sunday's more memorable Super Bowl...