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Dear Italian American friends, I am Luca Martera and I’m an Italian media professional. I go back and forth between the US and Italy (Rome and Milan), and have done so since 2010. I make documentaries and TV specials on behalf of Italian TV networks involving lifestyles and current affairs tied to the history between the two countries (The Italian...

You may not know him for his paintings, but octogenarian Anthony Dominick Benedetto, better known as Tony Bennett, has won the hearts of art collectors the world over. He has three pieces on permanent loan to the Smithsonian, and created a piece in Sedona showcasing the majestic mountains vistas and peaks in the Arizona resort town. Of course, Benn...

Louis Avallone came to the USA from Italy in 1964, speaking no English and looking for the opportunity to build a new life in this land of freedom. Talking with 101.7 / 710 KEEL’s Robert J Wright, his son, Louis Jr., tells about his dad’s strength, faith and success. Avallone also tells KEEL listeners how Louis Sr. instinctively knew of this countr...

Olimpio Scalzitti nacque a Scontrone (AQ) il 25 febbraio del 1881. Nel 1898 a soli sedici anni emigrò per gli Stati Uniti dove giunse a bordo del piroscafo “Fulda”. Giovane, intraprendente e di vivace intelligenza non impiegò molto a realizzarsi. Mise su, dopo aver fatto ogni sorta di duro lavoro, una piccola impresa specializzata negli scavi. Nel...

Chirico (Field Guide to Cocktails) delivers a title that is equal portions humorous memoir and cookbook, and totally entertaining. Comically referring to his mother as an assassin in the kitchen and to his quest to conquer the cuisine of his heritage as a measure of self-preservation, he shares his trials and tribulations from starting as a picky e...

Fucsia Nissoli, deputata eletta nel Nord e Centro America con la lista Monti e recentemente passata a Forza Italia, ha presentato una interrogazione al Ministro Alfano sulla questione del permesso di soggiorno per i contrattisti italiani in USA non in possesso di “green card”. Infatti, si legge nell’interrogazione, “nel 2016 sono cambiate le regole...

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis met with Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti at the Pentagon today to discuss the robust U.S.-Italian defense partnership, cooperation at NATO, and joint efforts in Afghanistan, the Middle East and Libya, Pentagon Chief Spokesperson Dana W. White said in a readout following the meeting. ‎ Mattis specifically thanke...

Whatever you make of Italian salamis and David Foster Wallace, we should all be able to agree on one point: “lower-class” ≠ “Mexican.” In a Tuesday column for the New York Times, commentator David Brooks earned the ire of the Internet masses by suggesting that the college-educated bourgeoisie are single-handedly ruining America. The entire column h...

1. There is not even one “Learn Italian Quick” program that will be your be-all-end-all. There is no lightning in a bottle for Italian. There are hundreds of great, high-quality resources, many of which I can recommend, but know, above all, that YOU are the person learning the language. As polyglot Luca Lampariello often says, “Languages cannot be...

Mario Batali isn't just a chef. The restaurateur is also a business owner, philanthropist and media personality. His culinary empire includes 26 restaurants, five grocery stores and 4,200 employees. And it has made him a multimillionaire, according to Forbes. But despite his financial success, the most important money lesson he's learned throughout...

With this week’s Filmmaking Tips column falling on the Fourth of July, I figure it has to focus on someone associated with America. The best choice, of course, is Frank Capra, director of many movies involving Americana and the American Dream and what it means to be an American. His most iconic works take us across this country or to the nation’s c...

Wherever in the world you go you can see the brand of Made in Italy: the shops and the street advertising in the central streets of the biggest world’s cities promote and admire the Italian refined taste. They say, fashion is the queen. If it is, the kind is with no doubt the food! Stefano Versace, an Italian entrepreneur that has actually based hi...