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No, I'm not talking about the fictional New York County District Attorney from the original Law and Order television show.   Although a prosecutor's job is to seek justice on behalf of all the state's citizens. I am of course referring to the man who represents California's 28th Congressional District in the United States House of Represent...

On the corner of Wilson and Marconi a tavern was built and operated by Anheuser-Busch as early as 1902. With the onset of Prohibition, it was considered a bad investment to continue operation. So the business was sold and purchased by the Merlo family and was named Merlo's. In Italy, Merlo and his family were farmers and worked pitching hay.  ...

Se siete in America, il 17 e il 24 febbraio sera non prendete impegni: c'è un pezzo della vostra storia in prima visione TV.   Diviso in quattro episodi, due per serata, dalle 9.00 alle 11.00 ET, andrà in onda su PBS The Italian Americans, l'atteso documentario di John Maggio tratto dall'omonimo libro di Maria Laurino e narrato dalla voce di...

A Documentary by Chiara Barbo e Andrea Magnani, produced by Pilgrim Film with the endorsement of the Embassy of Italy in the USA. Durata 35 minuti.   Through a collection of interviews and archival footage, Our American Days tells the story of life in Trieste during the Allied Military Government (1945-1954).   Read more   Sour...

La commozione affiora attraverso gli occhi lucidi. L’abbraccio, per i tempi televisivi, è lungo. È standing ovation. Come una madre con la propria figlia sembrano stringersi. Sono Lady Gaga e Julie Andrews. E’ la serata degli Oscar. Cadono le maschere, spariscono le parrucche, niente trucco questa sera. Lady Gaga sembra interpretare se stessa. &nb...

For the first time ever, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, in collaboration with the Oratorio Society of New York and the Manhattan School of Music Symphony and Symphonic Chorus, will present a performance of Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem, on Thursday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.   Under the artistic direct...

Buddy Valastro, star of the hit TLC series Cake Boss, today announced the launch of his interactive online culinary program, Baking With Buddy. Through virtual video-based lessons, Valastro presents – in a way only he can – an interactive, hands-on culinary experience that focuses on fundamental and advanced techniques, tools and recipes so that th...

The Italian clothing company Brandy Melville is the next hot brand in teen retail. The company, which sells a wide array of tiny crop tops, high-waisted bottoms, and slouchy sweaters, didn't exist in the US until five years ago.   It still has a small store presence in the country — just 18 stores total — but thanks to a robust e-commerce...

by Nick Kindelsperger   The Italian beef stands out rightly as one of Chicago's most distinctive hometown sandwiches, a mess of gravy-soaked meat which should arrive topped with pickled giardiniera and roasted peppers.   As great as the sandwich can be, most versions are built on soft and soulless rolls that offer little flavor of the...

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will host the U.S. Television premiere of filmmaker Edoardo Ponti's short film Human Voice, starring Sophia Loren as part of the networks five-film tribute to the actress tonight, April. 21. The evening is scheduled to kick off at 8 p.m. (ET) with the U.S. television debut of the internationally acclaimed Human Voice (20...

The Salt Lake City Arts Council's is proud to present the annual Living Traditions Festival, a celebration of authentic and traditional folk and ethnic arts. Living Traditions brings together people of all ages and backgrounds to honor cultural traditions and diversity within our beautiful city.   Local ethnic artists—craftspeople, dancers,...

by Kent Pierce   North Haven has plenty of Italian people and businesses, but it doesn't have a Little Italy like Wooster Square in New Haven. Immigrants settled there fresh off the boat. Their children and grandchildren now live in suburbs like this. The one big exception? Some very recent immigrants who are burning up the bocce courts. &n...