Los Angeles, la West Coast come frontiera, il grunge, i riots, OJ Simpson, la formazione di una coscienza politica. È lo scenario di Terremoto, il romanzo di Chiara Barzini (Mondadori 2017) pubblicato prima negli Stati Uniti con il titolo Things that happened before the earthquake. Protagonista è Eugenia, una adolescente italiana che arriva a Los A...

I remember as a kid that perhaps the next best thing, if not better, to pizza was a calzone. In the neighborhood, House of Pizza and Calzones on Union Street was the place to head to if you were hankering for one.  It was large, filled abundantly with ricotta cheese and mozzarella, and ham – except on Fridays in observance of “no meat” days for Cat...

Princeton Public Library, Discovery Center - 65 Witherspoon Street - Princeton, NJ 08542. February 28. 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm. Daniel and Rita Daniele were just two of the many Italian immigrants who settled in Princeton during the late 19th and early 20th century, drawn by the University’s expansion and the opportunity for a new life. Stop by the Disco...

Il prossimo 28 Febbraio 2018 sarà inaugurata, presso la Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò della New York University, Migration, una mostra personale del fotografo d’arte Carlo Rocchi Bilancini a cura di Carol Borelli che sarà visitabile fino al prossimo 23 Marzo. Rocchi Bilancini ha sempre avuto affinità con le qualità misteriose e trasformative dell’ac...

Clara and Guido Bronzini came to the United States from a town near Pisa, Italy, in the late 1920s, after World War I devastated Italy. There were no crops, no jobs, no future. And the Fascists were gaining power. Al Bronzini remembers his mother telling him that Fascists came to her house when she was a teenager. “My grandfather, her father, he re...

Halfway through the painful but beautiful Eldorado, an Italian humanitarian compares the journey of an African refugee to that of Dante Alighieri’s epic poem. First there is the hell of travelling north through Libya, crossing the Mediterranean, second there is purgatory, arriving in Italy and then finally the paradise of arriving in Northern Europ...

Eric Lanzieri of Connecticut has published the true story of finding his relatives in Italy nearly fifty years after his grandmother’s last contact with them. Eric, an attorney and a teacher of college courses in law, explains how a confluence of circumstances allowed him to travel to his grandmother’s home town of Scafati in 1994, where he told th...

Nato in Sicilia Carlo Mignano vive a New York dal 1962. Dopo essersi diplomato da un liceo nel Queens ha prestato servizio nella Guardia Costiera USA per un periodo di quattro anni. Dopo il suo congedo è andato a studiare a Parigi ottenendo un Diploma in Lingua e Cultura Francese. Ha poi frequentato il CUNY Hunter College e l’Università di New York...

The recent passing of one Watertown resident brings to mind the debt we owe to immigrants, who enrich this society with their ingenuity and determination. Dominic A. Doldo died Wednesday at the age of 79. For many years, he owned and operated Doldo Bros. Construction with his brother Richard. Nicknamed Mego, Mr. Doldo was born in Watertown in 1938....

Si può amare la propria terra anche lontano da casa. Addirittura in un altro continente. Lo dimostra la storia di Francesco Realmuto, siciliano di nascita che da 19 anni vive a New York dove ha aperto “L’arte del gelato”, la prima gelateria siciliana della città. Originario di Baucina, un comune nella provincia di Palermo con 2000 abitanti, si inna...