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When it comes to raising the ire of the American left over the imposition of western values on the indigenous peoples of North America, no one quite gets them going like Christopher Columbus. To them his arrival in the western hemisphere was the beginning of a long slide down a slippery slope into cultural oblivion inaugurated and perpetuated by d...

Happy Columbus Day to you. I know. I’m early. Columbus Day is Monday. Or maybe I’m several years too late. For the past several years, there has been a growing consensus among liberals that the arrival of Christopher Columbus to this continent should not be celebrated. It should be mourned. The European migration that followed led to the destructio...

An organization that promotes and celebrates Christopher Columbus is pushing back against growing calls for the removal of statues of the famed explorer. The National Christopher Columbus Association has launched a website, TruthAboutColumbus.com, to, as it puts it, "separate fact from fiction" about the Italian explorer. The group's leaders say Co...

Five hundred and twenty-five years ago, Christopher Columbus completed an ambitious and daring voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to the Americas.  The voyage was a remarkable and then-unparalleled feat that helped launch the age of exploration and discovery.  The permanent arrival of Europeans to the Americas was a transformative event that undeniab...

Nino, a shoeshine boy wandering in the streets of Rome, reacted with scorn when Monsignor Carroll-Abbing suggested that he knew of an institution where the youngster could learn a trade. Nino looked him up and down and said, “Who, me? Go into an institution? Marching all day in line? Not me! I can come and go as I please, and look … I’ve got a pock...

"Painting possesses a truly divine power in that not only does it make the absent present (as they say of friendship), but it also represents the dead to the living many centuries later, so that they are recognized by spectators with pleasure and deep admiration for the artist." – Leon Battista Alberti (1404-1472) * As is my custom, I will visit th...

Anybody who likes watching a chef prepare a delicious meal on TV is probably familiar with Giada De Laurentiis. This Food Network star has won tons of fans with her authentic Italian food and warm personality. But those aren’t the only reasons why she’s become America’s favorite Italian chef. Want to learn her secrets? Read on to discover how De La...

I hear the chorus, it is a grand opera, Ah this indeed is music — that suits me. Walt Whitman wasn’t always an opera fan. As a budding young journalist in New York, he was known to take potshots at the etiquette and artifice of what he saw as an aristocratic pastime. Whitman cultivated a more democratic persona and preferred popular songs, which he...

You’ll hit a million obstacles before you can even dream of becoming a millionaire. Roadblocks were the very things that kept Joy Mangano, the inventor of the Miracle Mop and more than $3 billion worth of successful products, moving forward. She details her journey in her relatable new book “Inventing Joy,” out Nov. 7. “I wasn’t wealthy in any form...

The US will become Italy’s top market for footwear exports by 2022, according to Confidustria, the General Confederation of Italian Industry, reports Leatherbiz. It is currently the fourth biggest in terms of exports, but these are predicted to grow 43% in value to €1.7 billion in five years. “The US has always been an important but complex market,...

With monuments honoring Christopher Columbus regularly being defaced and destroyed, it’s clear this year’s Columbus Day (Oct. 9) celebrations will elicit strong debate over the explorer’s legacy. But by looking at Columbus in the greater context of the history of civilizations, one can see that much of today’s anti-Columbian fury is either misguid...

A vent’anni esatti di distanza da Catarina Pollini, un’altra italiana ha vinto il titolo WNBA. Si tratta ovviamente di Cecilia Zandalasini, che nella notte - pur giocando solo 8 secondi - ha preso parte alla decisiva gara-5 vinta dalle Minnesota Lynx contro le Los Angeles Sparks per 85-76. Anche l’ultima partita non ha tradito le attese di una seri...