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by Whitney Filloon The former Mi Piaci space at Preston Road and Northwest Highway has a new tenant on the horizon: Crudo Taverna. This wil be the restaurant's second location; the first is in a swanky Frisco strip center on Lebanon Road near the Dallas North Tollway.   Crudo describes itself as a family-owned, upscale bistro "with an...

If history is not told or forgotten, its power to educate is lost. So when Joseph R. Perella '64 '06H heard about the unknown story of Italians risking their lives to rescue Jews and other refugees during World War II, he knew it had to be shared on a grand scale. On Thursday, Oct. 22, the documentary My Italian Secret: The Forgotten Heroes was sh...

Dopo il premio internazionale di Francoforte (International Highrise Award) nel 2014 e i successi in Cina, il Bosco Verticale disegnato e progettato da Boeri Studio (Stefano Boeri, Gianandrea Barreca, Giovanni La Varra) e gestito da COIMA SGR, nel quartiere Porta Nuova Isola a Milano, è stato premiato negli Stati Uniti, come grattacielo più bello e...

Sono passati 70 anni dalla fondazione dell'Unesco. Con l'occasione, la cattedra di studi italo-americani della Montclair State University, New Jersey, ha organizzato una conferenza sui nostri siti Unesco.   Si sa, l'immagine dell'Italia è legata alla ricchezza del panorama artistico e culturale: al primo posto per il numero di siti nel patri...

Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015 Hours: 6pm Venue: Italian Cultural Institute of New York Organized by: ICI Reserve   Over the course of his 50- year career, Alberto Burri developed his artistic path in series, most of which were defined after a dominant material or process: Catrami (tars), Sacchi (sacks), Combustioni (combustions), Leg...

by Micol Wajskol   Few foods have captured the appetite of the world. In order to be so universal and international, those few foods must be quite special. Nutella is one of those internationally loved foods. I had the unique opportunity to speak with the world's most knowledgeable Nutella lover, Gigi Padovani.   Throughout his 30 yea...

December 31st is the Feast of San Silvestro the First (St. Sylvester I), Pope and Confessor. By happenstance, the day coincides with New Year's Eve and has become entwined with the year-end celebration. Admittedly, most of the popular traditions affiliated with La Festa di San Silvestro have more to do with the new year than with the Saint's day....

Joseph Nicolosi has been named Man of the Year by the Holy Name Society of St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church. The society bestows the honor each year on a male member of the Easton parish who has given his time and talent to church and community.   At St. Anthony's, Nicolosi has been active as a Eucharistic minister, a volunteer at...

By Vicki Hyman   The creative team behind "A Bronx Tale: The Musical" at Millburn's Paper Mill Playhouse, has just debuted three songs from the show for the press, including a vivid number about writer Chazz Palminteri's old stomping grounds along Belmont Avenue.   Sweet street corner harmonizing gives way to the more insistent beat o...

by Jennifer Parker   With this month's opening of La Sirena at The Maritime Hotel, New York City foodies are getting yet another Italian trattoria from Mario Batali. It's about that time. Every few years, the famous red-haired chef and restaurateur Joe Bastianich get together and open a splashy New York eatery – as was the case with Bab...

Counterfeit extra virgin olive oil is a controversial and touchy issue that has plagued unknowing Western customers into purchasing bottles of oil that may not actually contain what's listed on the bottle.   Italy, arguably still the king of olive oil production is looking to crack down on olive oil fraud with a decree that would regulate pe...

The Commission for Language and Culture of COMITES, together with Dr. Diana Ferrara, invites all of the students that are preparing independently the AP Italian Exam of May 11 to join our mock test.   The test will take place on the 8th of April 2016 at 3pm at The School for Independent Learners in Los Altos. We have openings for 15 students...