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by Nick Vivarelli   New York-based digital distribution network Emerging Pictures and Italy's film promotional org. Istituto Luce-Cinecittà have partnered on "Cinema Made In Italy," which will provide U.S. digital distribution and marketing support to five high-profile Italian titles, starting with Paolo Sorrentino's foreign-language Oscar c...

By Andy Vineberg Beppe Gambetta laughs when asked about Italian food in America. "It's getting better," the native of Genoa, Italy, says diplomatically by telephone last week while vacationing with his wife, Federica, and her parents in the Italian Alps, near the Swiss border.   "A big amount of Italian food I eat, I cook myself." ...

By Giovanni di Napoli The bagpipes are an ancient instrument, dating back thousands of years; they're even mentioned in the Bible (Genesis 4:21).   Here in America we normally associate the bagpipes with the Irish and Scottish, who have a long and storied tradition with this wonderful instrument. However, many Americans, even those of Itali...

Un'opera dedicata alla grande emigrazione italiana tra Otto e Novecento e che il presidente della Repubblica, Giorgio Napolitano, ha definito "una vera e propria summa di un fenomeno che ha segnato indelebilmente la storia del nostro Paese".   È il Dizionario Enciclopedico delle Migrazioni Italiane. Tiziana Grassi ha intervistato Enzo Caffar...

The United States team that will compete in the World Team Chess Championship next month in Armenia stands no real chance of winning. It is not sending its three best players, and even if it were, it would not have enough talent to compete with the stacked teams from Russia and China.   But one does not have to be born in a country to repres...

By Joseph Zucker   The Dallas Mavericks might have barely edged out the Denver Nuggets 144-143 in double-overtime Friday night, but most will agree that Danilo Gallinari was the big winner after putting together the best game of his NBA career—47 points on 15-of-23 shooting, nine rebounds and two assists.   According to ESPN Stats &am...

The following are some of the favorite side dishes my family has come to enjoy on Thanksgiving. I don't make all these dishes at one time but tend to rotate them each year to keep things interesting.   Italian Bread & Sausage Stuffing Yields enough to fill a 12- to 14- pound turkey and a 9 x 13-inch baking dish. Directions 14 c...

By Dana Schuster   Unlike wannabes Kendall and Kylie Jenner and Kanye West, Lady Gaga respects fashion designers too much to ever try to be one. "The thing is, at the end of the day, I have a real respect for fashion designers," Gaga told The Post at her stylist and friend Brandon Maxwell's show Tuesday night at the Monkey Bar.  ...

By Merle Exit   The Feast of the Seven Fishes (festa dei sette pesci), celebrated on Christmas Eve and also known as The Vigil (La Vigilia), is believed to have originated in southern Italy.   The long tradition of eating seafood on Christmas Eve dates from the Roman Catholic tradition of abstinence which, in this case, meant refraini...

Several fast-growing Italian brands are leading the charge for the imported sparkling wine category in the U.S. market, which rose 5.5% to 6.7 million cases in 2013, according to Impact Databank. The imported sparkling wine category's two biggest brands—Freixenet USA's flagship Cava and Bacardi's Martini & Rossi—saw single-digit declines last...

by Nina Martyris   This week marks the 70th anniversary of VE Day, the great Allied victory over Hitler's forces in Europe during World War II. What you may not realize is that the war helped forever change the American palate, as returning GIs brought home a craving for a pungent, fragrant herb they had encountered overseas: oregano....

On September 4, 1910, Anthony J. Celebrezze was born in Anzi, Italy. When he was two years old, he and his family moved to the United States and settled in Cleveland, Ohio. When he was a teenager, Anthony began to work on a railroad. He decided to continue his education and attended John Carroll University and Ohio Northern University, graduating w...