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Work is about to get underway on the new Italian American Museum in Little Italy, and with that the museum has unveiled the first set of renderings for the revamped space, which will be six times larger than the existing space at the corner of Grand and Mulberry Streets. The museum will be part of a 12-unit apartment building that’s being developed...

I appreciate when a restaurant has a firm grasp on its identity. Come Back Inn, the long-standing eatery at the corner of Swan and Breckenridge streets, is such an establishment. The homey, neighborhood vibe coupled with dishes that are unabashedly covered in bubbling layers of cheese, speaks to the restaurant’s distinction as an Italian-American p...

As always, the Venice Carnival 2018 will be a triumph of flavors, of enogastronomy and of conviviality. This tradition will be the common thread throughout the great Venetian Festival which will take place from January 27th until February 13th, 2018. The Carnival of Venice is the most important and magnificent of Venetian celebrations.  It is a muc...

Two Christopher Columbus statues  in Camden County were among several targeted in a statewide vandalism spree, officials say. Vandals daubed paint on monuments to the Italian explorer in Cooper River Park, Pennsauken, and Farnham Park in Camden, said Dan Keashen, spokesman for the Camden County Police Department.

Seattle’s Starbucks Reserve Roastery & Tasting Room appears to be as popular as ever. It is vast: Fifteen thousand square feet, with a capacity of 497, and what seems like at least that number of patrons swarming throughout the premises on even Seattle’s dreariest winter day. They drink coffee — espresso, pour-over, cold-brew, more. They take selfi...

Retired National Football League tight end Marco Antonio Battaglia was born on Jan. 25, 1973, and raised in Howard Beach, Queens. After capping a stellar football career at Rutgers University as a consensus first-team All-American in 1995, Battaglia played for five pro teams in eight seasons. He retired from the NFL after playing for the Carolina P...

Italy’s largest bank by assets, Intesa Sanpaolo, has announced a deal with the country’s culture ministry to inject €5 billion into the Italian tourism sector. A big chunk of that money will be used for restoration and redevelopment projects, making more buildings available for cultural use. The investment will take place over three years in a deal...

Un’idea che vale 75 milioni di euro quella di "Greenrail", azienda del palermitano Giovanni De Lisi, che ha progettato un nuovo concept di traversa ferroviaria ecosostenibile secondo i moderni principi della circular economy. De Lisi, palermitano di nascita, è il giovane imprenditore che ha infatti dato vita, corpo e sostanza Greenrail, azienda ogg...

After world war two, Rome lured several American artists whose work became more abstract as they assimilated into the city’s creative community. Piero Dorazio, the internationally-minded Italian artist, recalled that “Americans were no longer going to Paris – that had been in the 1920s and 1930s. In the 1950s, Rome was full of artists.”  The image...

Hershey Area Playhouse announces auditions for John Patrick Shanley's Italian American Reconciliation, a comic look at life and love to usher in spring. Dubbed "a fanciful, lighthearted and zestfully comic exploration of male and female relationships" this award-winning play follows the story of Huey Maximilian Bonfigliano. Huey has a problem: Whil...

Iconic Italian actresses Monica Bellucci and Gina Lollobrigida will be honored at a three-day cultural event by Tiziana Rocca from Filming on Italy and Valeria Rumori from the Italian Institute of Culture Los Angeles. Bellucci has starred in 67 films including “The Matrix Reloaded” and “The Passion of the Christ.” She recently appeared alongside Ga...

Attention, fans of Italian baked goods (both sweet and savory) — a baker and pastry chef with some very solid experience is setting up shop on SE 92nd in Lents. According to the Portland Mercury, Michelle Vernier, who has worked with pastry at Imperial, Paley’s Place and the now-closed Wildwood, will be opening Bella’s Italian Bakery & Market in a...