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Joe Fortunato was such a dominating force during a 12-year career with the Bears that if he had played elsewhere, he might be even more revered as one of the game’s all-time great linebackers. But as a member of the Bears and a teammate of Bill George, known as the first true middle linebacker in the sport, Fortunato’s credentials never got quite t...

Navy Rear Adm. Lisa M. Franchetti was nominated by President Trump for appointment to the rank of vice admiral, and assignment as commander, 6th Fleet, according to a statement from Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis. Franchetti is currently stationed at the Pentagon where she is the Chief of Staff of J-5, the joint staff which proposes strategies, pl...

After years of trying to win over lunch and dinner crowds, Starbucks is preparing to open its first stand-alone Italian restaurant. The company is teaming up with Princi, a small chain of 24-hour bakeries in Milan and London, to offer customers freshly made items including focaccia sandwiches, margherita pizzas and tiramisu. The first stage of the...

LUX Wines, an importer and purveyor of fine wines within an independent division of E. & J. Gallo Winery (Gallo), announced today that it has been awarded the exclusive rights to distribute Sicily's Tornatore wines in the United States, effective January 1, 2018.  Tornatore is the latest addition to LUX Wines, a growing portfolio of elite brands fr...

“THE SCATTERED ITALIANS” a distinctive and perceptive book on Italian migration has been recently refreshed, updated and newly released.  The regenerated version while continuing the pursuit of discovering one’s roots and true identity found in the original edition now also includes among other things current opinions and trends on the continuing s...

La vendetta dello ius soli ha i volti e i nomi degli italiani di ritorno, centinaia di uomini e donne con passaporto americano ma sangue e luogo di nascita tra la Val d’Aosta e la Sicilia. Dopo anni hanno deciso di riconquistare a ogni costo un pezzo del loro passato e rivendicare il diritto di essere italiani come sono nati, e molti di loro anche...

Celebrity chef Antonio Carluccio, who helped popularize inexpensive Italian fare as the founder of an eponymous restaurant chain and a prolific cookbook writer, has died. He was 80. His death was announced on Carluccio's website, by the restaurant business on Twitter and by his agent on Wednesday. The cause was not immediately revealed. Carluccio,...

In The Lonely Italian, MTV Italy star Domenico Nesci is looking to find love in America by joining every online dating website and app, while documenting his experience at the same time. It’s easy to compare The Lonely Italian with Sascha Baron Cohen’s Borat and The Ali G Show. Film Threat caught up with The Lonely Italian star Domenico Nesci and i...

"Brunella Costagliola and Valerio Mazzoli. They sound like two good paesans!" This is what people usually say when reading the cover of "My Dad Got Hurt. What Can I Do?", a juvenile fiction book that aims at helping military children learn how to cope when their military parent suffers from traumatic brain injury. The book, released by the National...

Michéal Castaldo releases his 8th CD, “Cinecittà Canta,” on Vital Records on November 24, 2017, to celebrate some of his favorite classic songs from award-winning films. The title draws attention and celebrates Italy's "Cinema City" in Rome, where some of the most memorable movie magic happened in Italy by directors and producers such as Federico F...

Mother Cabrini spent the last years of her life at the former Columbus Hospital – where she passed away on December 22, 1917 -- in Chicago’s Lincoln Park neighborhood. The site of the hospital she founded is now home to the restored National Shrine of St. Frances Xavier Cabrini, also presented in the film. The documentary reveals the scope of Mothe...

It’s a trope to say America has a long tradition of welcoming immigrants. This is only partially true. It also has a long tradition of treating immigrants with open discrimination and even violent hostility. The current debate over whether to accept Syrian refugees has echoes of a different time when another wave of people were leaving a Mediterran...