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Comprare una t-shirt grigia a 40 euro non è proprio un affare ma se pensiamo che l'originale costa 400 euro ecco che cambia tutto. Forse. Un giovane imprenditore tedesco sta vendendo online la Zuckerberg Shirt, la maglietta di Mark Zuckerberg, una copia perfetta di quella indossata dal giovane fondatore di Facebook. Come Jobs non si separava mai da...

The recovery in southern Italy is continuing, driven by business. Gross domestic product (GDP) rose 0.9% in 2016, after +1% in 2015: moderate growth that should continue also in the first part of 2017. And it is industry in the strict sense which is fueling this trend: its value added rose in 2016 by 3.4%: two points higher than the Italian average...

In Italy, a cafe is a place to socialize. It’s a place where people drink coffee, meet others with similar interests and talk about ways to better society. This is exactly what Mario Sommella, a native of Naples, Italy, hopes his new gelato shop, Caffe Romeo, will become in Charleston. “My goal is to try to recreate the authentic style [of] life in...

On August 26, Salento, on the Apulia peninsula also known as “the hill of the Italian boot,” will celebrate La Notte della Taranta, which in 2017 celebrates the 20th edition of this event. Over the past 20 years, around 600 guests made up of local and international artists as well as musicians have alternated performances and been applauded by an a...

JoAnn Harrigan became a Supreme. Mary Ann and Vinnie Locascio explained the secret to 61 years of marriage. And Jerry Vicenti celebrated his 65th birthday with 325 Paisans, three Gigi’s and one wife. Put it all together and you have just another party for The Villages Italian Paisans Club Sunday evening at Seabreeze Recreation Center. The Gigi’s –...

For a few quivering moments, time stood still on old Wooster Street. I'm sitting in a rigid, disagreeable wooden booth at Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana yet I'm floating on a coal-fired cloud. There is an imperfectly shaped pizza before me - craggy, blistered in parts to the point of carbon - dotted with pale, orange-hued nibs of freshly shucked ch...

When he turned 47, Louis “Lou” Tedone started taking stock of his health. “My father died at 50 years of age. His father died at 50 years of age. And I felt that I resembled my father,” recalled Tedone, San Luis Obispo’s first pediatrician. Standing 5 feet, 7 inches tall, he weighed 197 pounds with “a nice panza,” or, belly, he said. Worried about...

Local groups are preparing to install a bust of Christopher Columbus in front of the John Weichsel Municipal Center, an important historical figure particularly for Italian-Americans but controversial for others.The Town Council unanimously approved the monument’s placement last year. It’ll be installed on Columbus Day. Dick Fortunato, coordinator...

Meatballs to Mozart – that more or less describes the journey of Dan Dalpra who owns the Italian Fisherman in Bemus Point. The Ohio native opened the restaurant in his wife’s hometown in 1982. He has since expanded multiple times, spurred development in Chautauqua County, and created the popular Bemus Bay Pops concert series. As he celebrates 35 ye...

Having recently led the Italian Women’s Softball National Team to a second place finish in the 2017 European Baseball Championship with a .529 batting average in 34 at-bats, Laura Vigna now faces even a bigger challenge in the weeklong World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Junior Women’s World Championship (JWWC) beginning July 24, 2107 at t...

The 36th annual St. Vitus Parish Festival runs Aug. 2-5, beginning at 6 p.m. nightly at the church grounds, located at 910 S. Mercer St. Highlights include fireworks by Pyrotechnico, kiddieland rides and concessions by Thomas Family Amusement, games, Italian-American entertainment, a grand raffle and a baby doll dance. The food menu includes: night...

When it comes to hiring a chef for her restaurants, Lidia Bastianich looks beyond the resume of the person’s culinary career, prowess in the kitchen and good references. It is a lot more personal for her. She considers the person’s potential. Is he creative? Can he execute with precision at the spur of the moment? Will he be able to go the extra mi...