NEWS FROM : USA  

By Paula Reynolds Endless row upon row of cotton fields, shimmery white as far as the eye can see. A frosty glass of Southern sweet tea offers companionship to a plate of piping hot fried chicken. The wail of an old blues tune lifts mournfully through the window of a dusty juke joint.   Images, sights, and sounds that certainly conjure up a...

With an unbridled determination and little grasp of the English language, the equivalent of a fourth-grade education and $30, three Pasquini brothers — Domenico, Antonio and Ludwig, all in their teens — left their native Sassoferrato, Italy, in 1917 to discover a better way of life: The American Dream in a land of opportunity.   Their voyage...

by Andrew Hood   Last month, when Giro d'Italia boss Mauro Vegni hinted that a possible North American start to the corsa rosa could still be in the works, the news was met with surprisingly positive feedback from within the peloton.   Despite the long distance — about an eight-hour flight from the East Coast to Milano — many ins...

by Annalisa Merelli   Sorry, New York Times Sunday Book Review, Elena Ferrante is not "one of the great novelists of our time." Zadie Smith, Arundhati Roy, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie—these are all great novelists. Ferrante is not, which is unfortunate, because she has a good story to tell. About a month ago, while I was back in my hometo...

An Italian novelist who's been leading a double life as a US presidential candidate is coming out, admitting he's a fake - but he says he'll keep his bogus campaign website and Twitter feed going because he's got so many American fans. For the past eight months Alessandro Nardone has been posing online as Alex Anderson, a telegenic California cong...

PN Wood Fired Pizza is a new concept—a restaurant where guests can choose the type of flour used to make the crust on your pizza—as well as enjoy a full spectrum of authentic Italian cuisine.   PN Managing Partner Giacomo Baldi is a man with a mission: to improve the quality and flavor of the flour (and hence, the pizza) we consume. As CEO o...

Crooner is an epithet given to a male singer of a certain style of popular songs. The singer is normally backed by a full orchestra or big band.   Crooning is a style that has its roots in the Bel Canto of Italian opera, but with the emphasis on subtle vocal nuances and phrasing found in jazz as opposed to elaborate drama and acoustic volume...

Lieve battuta d'arresto per le esportazioni vinicole italiane verso gli Stati Uniti al debutto del 2014, ma la lieve contrazione (-3%) registrata in gennaio è controbilanciata da un consistente aumento del 9,7% in valore. Lo afferma, oggi, l'Italian Wine & Food Institute (Iwfi).   L'Italia, nel gennaio 2014, ha esportato 182.240 ettolitr...

Riparte la macchina promozionale dell'Enit sul mercato nordamericano: con le celebrazioni del Columbus Day a New York inizia infatti un periodo molto intenso che vedrà l'Agenzia promuovere la destinazione Italia in più occasioni e in diverse aree degli Stati Uniti e del Canada.   Grandi aspettative, innanzitutto, per la più importante manife...

by David Witter   Listening to Wingy Manone is like taking a musical barnstorm through the first half of the 20th century. Out of his many records, this one captures the diversity of his career, containing clear, digitally re-mastered versions of many of his greatest songs. Tunes like "Shake the Blues Away" are straight-ahead Dixieland with...

Il piano Made in Italy va. La strategia per la promozione della qualità agroalimentare italiana negli Stati Uniti nell'ultima parte di quest'anno (anche con un video realizzato appositamente da Silvio Muccino) sta, infatti, registrando un incremento del 40% delle vendite di prodotti italiani autentici e l'inserimento di oltre 120 nuovi fornitori e...

If you've been paying attention to this year's NCAA Men's Division Tournament – also known as March Madness – you've probably heard of this week's Italian of the Week. Ryan Arcidiacono was born on March 26, 1994, to Joe and Patti. Both of his parents attended and met at Villanova University. Ryan grew up in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, where he practic...