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In the beginning of “Women in Sunlight,” we meet three middle-aged American women. Two of them are widows; the other recently fled a bad marriage. All share a vague urge to start over. So on a whim and barely knowing each other, they move to Italy for an indefinite period. Sound familiar? Yes, this is a version of “Eat, Pray, Love” for women of a c...

Researchers of Sicilian and Italian genealogy are blessed by the wealth of original records of birth, baptism, marriage and death that may be found for many ancestral towns, on microfilm or on line. Often those original records may have misspellings, or valid variations of given names or surnames.  In many cases, misspellings by English-speaking cl...

Nel 1934 la diciannovenne italo-americana Adriana Caselotti venne scelta per interpretare la voce di Biancaneve nel celebre film d’animazione “Biancaneve e i Sette Nani”, il quale sarebbe diventato uno dei più redditizi di tutti i tempi. Nata in America, ma figlia di due immigrati italiani, Adriana Caselotti crebbe immersa nella musica; la madre e...

Every night during the Monster Ball Tour, Lady Gaga would give a speech to the audience. “Tonight, I want you to forget all your insecurities,” she began during a version of the speech from performances at Madison Square Garden. “I want you to reject anyone or anything that’s ever made you feel like you don’t belong or don’t fit in […]you just reme...

Si tratta di un argomento di grande attualità che consentirà di approfondire i legami e le influenze esistenti tra la lingua italiana, il mondo della rete internet, le nuove tecnologie dell'informazione e della comunicazione incluse le piattaforme sociali. L'Accademia della Crusca realizzerà anche il prossimo anno un libro sul tema della manifestaz...

This is the translation of the interview Davide Moretti gave to basketinside.com(@basketinside360 on Twitter), an Italian website that follows basketball in many forms, including NCAA, NBA, European, and Italian competitions. The interviewer, Lucia Montanari, did a wonderful job exploring all the facets a year in the USA can mean for a foreign play...

Generally described as a second-generation member of the New York School of poets, American poet Joseph Ceravolo, born in 1934, is actually closer in age to the first generation. Ceravolo was born in a sort of middle-time, like Ted Berrigan (also born in 1934). Although his literary tropes and ideologies were not so different from those of the firs...

The global rise of Italian TV series is now in full swing, riding the wake of hits such as “Gomorrah,” “The Young Pope” and “Medici: Masters of Florence.” A wave of new high-end shows that mine iconic aspects of Italy’s past and present, but also venture into the supernatural and tap into the vibrant reinvention of classic genres — such as spaghett...

We're not going to rehash the dated bit about Starbucks drink sizes ("what's up with 'grande' meaning medium??"), but we would like to draw attention to the undeniable influence of Italian espresso culture on the way we drink coffee now. We have the Italians to thank for cappuccino, macchiato, and caffé latte, which have revitalized us on more afte...

When colleagues, fans and nosy reporters ask actor and writer Chazz Palminteri how he came to live in 9,500 square feet of stone and marble, gables and sky-high ceilings, columns and archways and yards of Schumacher fabric on six acres in Westchester County, the author of “A Bronx Tale” tells a Bedford tale. “When I was young and we lived in a fift...

The sport of motor racing is a dangerous one, and as a result, the number of folks who are still around to share stories about the golden era of motor racing is few and far between. Mario Andretti is one of them, and at 78 years of age, his memory is sharper and livelier than that of most of us younger folks. The Italian-American racing driver has...

So you may read this and, like my husband, wonder what would possess someone to roam ditches and pastures for asparagus when you can find locally grown spears in all the stores. Fair enough. But try it and you will understand! It’s not always just about taste. Sure, wild food usually tastes better, but there is also the exhilaration that comes when...