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Foreign ownership has been a trend for many of Europe’s top leagues over the last two decades. Most clubs purchased from foreign owners have been in the Premier League. Over the last few seasons Serie A has seen an influx of new owners from various clubs all over the football pyramid. In particular there has been a notable trend of American ownersh...

Nearly 50 years after Frank Serpico exposed endemic corruption in the New York City Police Department, his name still divides people. For some, especially those on the left, Serpico is a whistleblower — a brave loner who took on a sinister system. For law-and-order types and many an ex-cop, he’s a rat who, for the sake of “a few bad apples,” betray...

Old-school Italian: The phrase conjures up images of 1950s and ’60s New York restaurants, peopled by glamorous stars, with attentive servers hovering nearby. And, indeed, that’s the feel you get at Carbone at Aria, where the “captains” take charge of your table, giving you personal attention and making you feel like you’re a celebrity. Carbone in L...

The founder of Italian food chain Eataly will fund a hi-tech €1 million restoration of Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpiece, The Last Supper, aimed at preserving the delicate masterpiece. Eataly entrepreneur Oscar Farinetti made the announcement on Thursday, at a Milan event with Culture Minister Dario Franceschini. The restoration will clean the air in...

The Mother Lode is mourning the unexpected loss of a colorful, beloved personality whose life literally touched thousands. Two weeks ago, while teaching his music classes at Foothill Leadership Academy, and that weekend, while turning in what turned out to be his last public performance, singing and playing bass with his mates in the Black Irish Ba...

Saying goodbye to a piece of my childhood. The Italian Kitchen on Common Street in Lawrence will be closing on Sunday April 30th after being in business 59 years.  They sell only 2 products, crispellis and rice balls. And as of now no one else in the area or even the U.S. makes crispellis. As a matter of fact not too many people outside of The Merr...

The first monographic museum exhibition in the United States of the work of Carlo Zinelli is on view at the American Folk Art Museum (2 Lincoln Sq., Columbus Avenue between 65th and 66th Streets).  Titled Carlo Zinelli (1916‒1974), this survey presentation brings together fifty-five artworks – often double-sided ‒ from private collections and museu...

The Colorado Legislature stands on the brink of embracing "fake history." Rep. Joe Salazar's Bill 17-1327 to suppress Columbus Day is an affront not just to Italian-Americans and Catholics, but to history itself. It takes Columbus' words and exploration out of context. It rewrites history in a crude, misleading and false way. Salazar's ad hominem a...

Brooklyn’s infamous Gargiulo's Restaurant at 2911 West 15th Street, Coney Island, celebrated a milestone on Sunday, April 23, as generations of family members — children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins —  traveled from all across the country to return to Coney Island for the gathering. Gargiulo’s, one of New York’s oldest restaurants, w...

Sono stati pubblicati nella Gazzetta Ufficiale due decreti firmati dal Direttore generale per le risorse e l'innovazione della Farnesina, Luca Sabbatucci, che elevano a Consolati onorari l'Agenzia consolare onoraria a Springfield e il vice consolato onorario ad Anchorage, entrambi negli Stati Uniti. Il consolato onorario a Springfield è posto alle...

“Giuseppe Franco Salon Opening Summer 2017” reads a sign in a window on Canon Drive in Beverly Hills. Well, not exactly what you are thinking. This soon opening salon is the 5th Giuseppe Franco, born in Calabria and raised in New Jersey, is opening next to the other four he has been operating for 35 years in the heart of Beverly Hills.  Among his c...

I’m sorry that it’s taken me nearly a year to find my way into the artfully-appointed 1889 Pizza Napoletana, the stylish pizzeria created by Kelli and Jason Kolich in Kansas City, Kansas. The venue is located in the NorthWood Shopping Center, the once-dowdy shopping strip that formerly housed a Maj-R Thrift and Discount Store and the eccentric Chin...