NEWS FROM : USA  

What: N.Y. Cosmos owner Rocco Commisso has put forth a US $500 million plan (half of which would be his own investment) for an American soccer entity to rival MLS and boost U.S. Soccer. Why it matters: A push to host a future FIFA World Cup, providing a major boost to the sport in North America, would be helped by an even stronger, more unified pro...

“So, tell me again how you ended up here?” It’s a fair question, and one that I was often called upon to answer during my semester as a fellow in the office of Congressman Steve Scalise. Whether it was guests stopping by the office on official business, constituents on a tour of the Capitol Building, or even staffers and other interns in the office...

“Perché gli americani vogliono imparare l’italiano?” (“Why do Americans want to learn Italian?”) This was the question my friends asked when I told them that I was going to go from working on my Master’s in Italy to teaching Italian conversation at Bowdoin. My reply was aloof, well-hidden behind an exploratory and reassuring tone: “Hopefully I will...

Gli “expat” della ricerca italiana oltre Atlantico celebrano il loro lavoro grazie a eventi aperti al pubblico che hanno luogo presso le Ambasciate di Washington e Pechino e nei Consolati e Istituti italiani di cultura di New York, Los Angeles e San Francisco. È in tal modo che ISSNAF (www.issnaf.org), la fondazione che riunisce 4.000 scienziati it...

After signing a minor league contract with the Seattle Mariners in January and playing in 19 Cactus League games during 2018 Spring Training in Arizona, Team Italy outfielder John Andreoli was assigned to Triple-A affiliate Tacoma Rainiers. Starting the season as the team's leadoff hitter, John Andreoli has since flourished by leading the squad in...

Celebrated chef and food ambassador Lidia Bastianich just won her second straight James Beard Award for PBS’s “Lidia Celebrates America: Homegrown Heroes,” telling uplifting stories of military veterans and food. Like her 2016 public media program “Holiday for Heroes,” which won also won best special, “Homegrown Heroes” featured Bastianich visiting...

NIAF is pleased to announce its 2018 Region of Honor: Puglia! The famous heel of Italy’s boot, Puglia boasts sun-bleached coasts, Medieval towns perched atop mountainsides and a regional pride rooted firmly in its agricultural communities that are still relatively untouched by widespread tourism. NIAF looks forward to visiting Puglia this summer on...

Stefano Cordova è presidente della società di consulenza Cordova Food Design, a disposizione delle imprese alimentari che vogliano applicare il design thinking alle proprie strategie di food service. Attualmente ricopre anche il ruolo di chef innovator di gruppo Bindi per quanto riguarda il mercato degli Stati Uniti. Lo abbiamo intervistato per ave...

John Gennari, Associate Professor of English and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at the University of Vermont, explores the cultural products of the encounters, now destructive and now creative, between African America and Italian America, in conversation with Francesca Bellei, PhD student in Comparative Literature at Harvard University. Journeyin...

International Opera Theater’s 15th world premiere Italian opera: “Sacco e Vanzetti: gli uomini e chi li amava (“Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men and Those Who Loved Them”) will take place in Teatro Comunale “Accademia degli Avvaloranti”, Citta’ della Pieve, Italy on August, 24, 25, 26, 2018. Our opera has 8 roles for professional opera singers and 14 ro...

Will your Mother’s Day budget allow for a gift from Missoni, the colorful Italian fashion house? Perhaps if Mom would appreciate a cookbook it will. “The Missoni Family Cookbook” by Francesco Maccapani Missoni, the son of Angela Missoni, the company’s creative director, has just been published. It’s every bit as vibrant as the style for which the 6...

The monster-size cast of “Avengers: Infinity War” might seem like a daunting task to direct, with big stars, big personalities and big egos. But for Anthony Russo, who codirected the film with his brother Joe, it wasn’t as hard as it looks. “Everybody is very happy to be making this movie,” he explains. “Everyone recognizes what a unique, creative...