Variety is reporting that Leonardo DiCaprio will produce and star in Paramount's adaptation of Stephan Talty’s The Black Hand, a true story detailing the efforts of Lt. Joseph Petrosino - nicknamed “the Italian Sherlock Holmes” - to stop a secret society of Italian criminals that flourished in turn-of-the-century America. Though the phrase “Italian...

06:00 - 08:00 pm, Thursday, March 2, 2017 - The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York, N.Y. 10036. The Philip V. Cannistraro Seminar Series in Italian American Studies - Beyond Memory: Italian Protestants in Italy and America (Dennis Barone, University of Saint Joseph) In Beyond Memory (SUNY Press, 2...

The Italian American Museum Cordially invites you to attend to "My Grandma's American Dream: From Italy to a New Life". Thursday, February 2nd, 6:30 PM Presented by: Anthony DiFranco. Light Refreshments Will Be Served. The film is a personal tale of the immigrant generation of a century ago who helped make the world we live in and the people who li...

Italy and the Euro-Mediterranean Migrant Crisis: National Reception, Lived Experiences, E.U. Pressures. Columbia University, Wednesday, April 26, 2017; Montclair State University, Thursday, April 27, 2017 The Euro-Mediterranean migrant crisis prompted by the turmoil in North Africa and the Middle East continues to be discussed with increasing frequ...

Gianfranco Rosi's 'Fuocoammare' was among five films nominated Tuesday for the best documentary Oscar this year. Golden Bear winner 'Fuocoammare' ('Fire at the Sea'), was shot on the Sicilian island of Lampedusa during the European migrant crisis, and sets the migrants' dangerous Mediterranean crossing against a background of the ordinary life of t...

  Olindo Melaragno nacque a Forlì del Sannio (oggi provincia di Isernia) il 1 novembre del 1867 (il padre, Leonardo, morì l’anno dopo la nascita del piccolo). Sin da piccolo mostrò una intelligenza vivace ed una straordinaria capacità allo studio. Ma era soprattutto nella scrittura che eccelleva. In Italia assolse il dovere militare. Immediatamente...

Baltimore has a very lively Little Italy, and a promotion center that does a lot of interesting and important things to represent and promote what's Italian in "The city that reads", as once somebody nicknamed it. The President of this Promotion center is a young successful Italian very proud of his roots. We're thankful to Gianni Andracchio for...

As you all know, in our interviews we try to stay as far as we can from politics. It is a very sensitive topic, and We the Italians is completely impartial and unbiased, on both sides of the ocean. This is fundamental to understand the approach we are using regarding the topic of this interview, as to say the relation between Mussolini and the Unit...

by Eileen Buckley   Stories of Buffalo's Italian-Americans will be revealed this weekend when a brand new film premiers. WBFO'S Eileen Buckley met with one of the writer and producers of the film, Joey Giambra of Buffalo, to discuss the creation of "Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow". The film opens in 1939. It was the Great Depression -- a tim...

WTI Magazine #9    2013 Dec, 13 Author : Paolo Battaglia      Translation by:   December 6, 1907 - The Monongah Mine disaster of Monongah, West VirginiaHistory is punctuated by terrible accidents that killed hundreds of miners. In Cherry, Illinois on November 13, 1909, 259 miners died; at least seventy-three were Itali...