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Lady Gaga appears to be working on new music in Portland—or, at the very least, hanging out in a local recording studio for some reason. Rumors that the pop megastar was in our midst were first reported Monday by the PSUVanguard, who noticed the pop megastar had posted photos of herself on Instagram last week posing outside of a familiar-looking...

You can now get authentic Italian gelato in Astoria — and we really do mean authentic. A new gelato spot was opened during Labor Day Weekend by Italian Francesco D’Ambrosio, who moved to Astoria four years ago, and his five business partners in Italy, some of whom come from families who have been making gelato in Sicily for generations. Gelato & Co...

Hollywood’s award-season prognosticators are busy divining the Oscar chances of prestige pictures like Christopher Nolan’s summer box office hit Dunkirk against festival darlings such as Guillermo del Toro’s Venice-winning aquatic interspecies love story The Shape of Water and unseen 800-pound gorillas like Steven Spielberg’s Pentagon Papers exposé...

A nation's flag embodies a defining aspect of its identity. It could be related to geography (the rising sun in Japan), nature (the maple leaf of Canada or the cedar of Lebanon), religion (the Christian cross or the Islamic crescent and star), political ideology (the hammer and sickle) or mythology (the Welsh dragon). In a new book on flags, A Flag...

November 3-4, 2017Marines’ Memorial Theatre, San FranciscoEven before their rapid conquest of England in 1066, Norman knights arrived in Saracen-controlled Sicily. Pretending to serve as mercenaries variously to the Lombards, the local lords of Benevento or the Byzantines, they plotted long-term opportunities for themselves in Sicily. Those who fou...

Now with almost a full model lineup, Lamborghini is quickly running out real estate to house its inventory in North America. That's why Automobili Lamborghini recently announced that it will be opening two new dealerships in Sterling, Va. and Toronto, Ontario.  Lamborghini is opening its doors to more buyers in these two locations in anticipation o...

Full disclaimer: Carbonara is a no more deserving subject for this article than amatriciana or cacio e pepe, both of which you should absolutely order in Rome (do Da Francesco for amatriciana, and Flavio Valevodetto for cacio e pepe). But carbonara's popularity Stateside—plus an American-slanted back story—makes it the one dish you never want to mi...

A semester abroad changed the very course of Michelle Bufano’s life. Bufano, executive director of Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle, was a science major at Marquette University, on track to become a speech pathologist. When a study abroad opportunity arose during her junior year, she jumped at the chance. Off she went to Rome. Once there, she im...

After forty-two years, three homes, uncountable chefs, one Nazi-related Yelp scandal, and a dozen Times reviews (one of them arguably the most iconic work of restaurant criticism in history), the Upper East Side gastronomic institution Le Cirque has announced that it will be closing its doors after service on New Year’s Eve. The Maccioni family, wh...

As the third installment of the Literary Locations series, the Italian Cultural Institute presents a screening of the film "Kaos," a brilliant adaptation by the Taviani brothers of four short stories by Pirandello. After Naples and Rome, the Literary Locations series travels farther south to the place that has perhaps been the most fertile in the r...

Meddling with the harmony between aesthetics and usefulness, Michelangelo Postolettoin has created a collection for a new solo exhibition in New York. Titled ‘Scaffali,’ the exhibition by the well-known Italian artist, is taking place at the Luhring Augustine Gallery until November 4. Luhring Augustine Gallery presents ‘Scaffali,’ the fourth solo e...

Some cocktails are born from intricate planning and laborious tinkering, the brainchildren of mad scientist mixologists. Other libations, like the Negroni Sbagliato, happen by happy accident. The Sbagliato is the slightly askew cousin of the Negroni proper, an herbaceous Italian standard that’s equal parts gin, sweet vermouth, and Campari, topped w...