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Two things Lawrence Ferlinghetti has done in abundance — besides writing poetry — is paint and pose for pictures. And there are enough of each to fill a gallery. To that end, in honor of the North Beach bard’s 100th birthday on March 24, Rena Bransten Gallery is showing the paintings of Ferlinghetti, and Canessa Gallery is showing pictures of Ferli...

Researchers used a synthetic DNA structure to mimic an intermediate of homologous recombination, the most reliable cell cycle process to repair DNA correctly. This DNA structure was then used as bait to capture nuclear proteins in the hopes of identifying a new player in the cellular response to DNA damage. These proteins were isolated and subseque...

“Al valtellinese che ha onorato la sua valle con il suo lavoro”: questa la motivazione con cui a Fabrizio Capobianco, 49enne sondriese, creatore di importanti software, è stato conferito il Lavegin D'Or 2019 dall' Associazione Culturale Valtellinese, che giovedì 14 Marzo lo ha invitato nella sua sede milanese di via Palestro per ascoltare la sua es...

Giuseppe Fasanella è il nuovo Presidente del “Monte San Giacomo Club” di Hoboken, una delle associazioni più importanti di connazionali presenti negli Stati Uniti d’America. Giuseppe Fasanella, 54 anni, succede nella prestigiosa carica a Carmine Percontino, ed è coadiuvato da Francesco Spina, Pietro Caporrino, Frank Castella, Angelo Caporrino, Robe...

Im getting ready to meet Sebastian Maniscalco with a batch of ricotta cheese cookies my mother made for him. The sugary white cookies, pronounced “ri-gut-tuh," are an Italian-American tradition and can usually be found in decorative tins adorned with tinsel and bows around the holidays. My mother thought, and I agreed, that a sign of gratitude like...

The Roman dialect was singled out by poet Dante as the ugliest in all of Italy. The writer said it wasn't worthy of being described as a 'vulgar tongue' but was merely 'profanity'. In fact, some people call the dialect 'Romanaccio' (instead of the more formal 'Romanesco'), with the suffix 'accio' carrying negative connotations (a 'giornataccia' for...

You don't have to travel all the way to Italy to get an authentic Italian dinner.  Just about everything inside Liberati Osteria & Oenobeers located on Champa Street in Denver is Italian from the owner to the chefs, bakers, and equipment that they use to cook. "We are Italians so we try to move our culture and our way of life, how we do we live in...

The Phoenicians used the gulf as their trading centre and built the wonderful city of Tharros; the most important evidence of the ancient Nuragic culture is still evident in this territory such as mysterious sacred wells, imposing nuraghi (megalithic edifices) and the fascinating Giganti (giants) of Monte’ and Prama. The Gulf also features a sea wi...

When: Thursday, April 25, 2019 From 6:30 pm To 8:30 pm - Where: Italian Cultural Institute, SF -  Portrait of my Father (2010), directed by his daughter Maria Sole, is an affectionate tribute revealing the complicated brilliance of Ugo Tognazzi, both as a famous actor and as a family man, through rare home movies, film clips and on-set footage, and...

Whenever I walk into a restaurant nowadays I can’t help looking back at the time I worked for an Italian Food Wholesaler. I spent six years of my life driving a food service truck and delivering all the food to Italian and Greek restaurants exclusively. It seemed like a normal job from the outside. However, from the inside world of food distributio...

Let us now invite you to run a gauntlet of Brooklyn Italianates, that mid-to-late 19th century style of slightly cramped domesticity that brought ornate Italian palazzo-influenced details into residential design and construction somewhat tightened by greed and high demand. By the late 1860s, developers increasingly tended to acquire 100-foot lots a...

Holy Week is central to the spiritual lives of Italians on both sides of the Atlantic, and Casa Italia, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel and Our Lady of Pompeii are playing their parts from Palm Sunday (April 14) to Easter Sunday (April 21). CASA ITALIA (Stone Park) will celebrate Mass at noon on Palm Sunday; Mass and the traditional washing of the feet at 7...