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Sculptor, architect, painter, playwright, and scenographer, Gian Lorenzo Bernini (1598-1680) was the last of the universal geniuses of early modern Italy, placed by both contemporaries and posterity in the same exalted company as Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo. And Bernini's artistic vision remains palpably present today through the countless...

by Dan Pires To me, The Nephew's Italian/American Kitchen, better known as simply Nephew's, is one of the Seven Wonders of SouthCoast. And, apparently, based on the number of automobiles parked outside of Nephew's on a recent Tuesday evening, there are a whole host of other folks that concur.   When we – my wife, Becky, son, Taylor, da...

by Doug Smith   Andrea Bargnani isn't gone quite yet. A trade sending the former No. 1 NBA draft pick from the Raptors to the New York Knicks was not approved by the league Sunday night and will now not be finalized until July 10. There was nothing against the rules in the deal, though, and both sides expect it to be completed and appr...

A significant moment in the meeting of scientific attachés, being held today and tomorrow at the foreign ministry in Rome, came with the signing of an operational convention between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the National Research Council (CNR) aimed at further strengthening what are already excellent relations. Signed by MFA Secretary Ge...

Italians were some of the first European explorers and settlers in California. Religious work and the search for new fishing grounds were initial reasons for Italians to explore what later became the thirty-first state, but their reasons for staying, expanded after arriving in California.   Though we often associate Italians in California wi...

This symposium is a continuation—a sort of inter-mission—of the last three symposia ILICA has sponsored on the topic. After two events last fall and a third this past spring in Rome, ILICA concludes this discussion in November.   This event, in the meantime, offers the four Italian Americans an opportunity to gather their thoughts, so to spe...

Don't miss out on the first lecture of the season! Learn Sicilian-Mparamu / lu Siciliano by Professor Cipolla. Friday, September 13, 2013 at 6:30pm Lecture presented by Professor Gaetano Cipolla who will also present his latest book Mparamu lu Siciliano. Professor Cipolla will provide a historical background on the Sicilian language as the f...

Bellucci Premium, producer of quality olive oil, responds to the recent passing of a bill in California that will establish an olive oil commission. According to an article published on September 10th by The Olive Oil Times titled "Bill to Create California Olive Oil Commission Clears Senate," the bill will allow California to establish a comm...

Quando si pensa all'insegnamento ufficiale della lingua italiana nel mondo, la Società Dante Alighieri è l'istituzione storicamente preposta a tale scopo. La nostra lingua ha tradizione e significa cultura e piacevolezza, ovunque, e costituisce per i nostri connazionali emigrati in America tanti anni fa, e per i loro discendenti, un punto di riferi...

Verrà presentata domani a Napoli la Missione Internazionale 2013 che impegnerà l'ASMEF - Associazione Mezzogiorno E Futuro presieduta da Salvo Iavarone - a New York dal 10 al 17 ottobre in occasione del Columbus Day.   La missione, promossa nell'ambito della VIII edizione della rassegna "Giornate dell'Emigrazione", sarà anche occasione per p...

Non deve stupire che un'Italia sempre sull'orlo della crisi politica sia invece in (relative) buone condizioni quando si guarda al suo export. Chi tra gli imprenditori nazionali si muove con chiarezza, coraggio e impegno sul mercato globale sa farsi valere, e i risultati si vedono. Anche, e forse soprattutto, in America, dove l'Italia è sempre più...

Celebratory corks were popped in the southern Italian town of Sant' Agata de' Goti to toast Italian-American Bill de Blasio's landslide victory in the Big Apple's mayoral race. De Blasio's maternal grandfather hailed from the town near Naples almost a century ago, and he still has cousins there today. Dozens of people gathered in the town's former...