Queens College Professor Eugenia Paulicelli curates a multimedia Made in Italy Festival and Exhibition at Queens College that explores the art of making and craft in a globalized, digital world and why it matters. Made in Italy. The art of making. Local craft. In a globalized, digital world? Happily, the Made in Italy “brand” – with its tradition o...

LaScola’s Italian Ice, whose carts are common fixtures at local events and whose packaged ices and custards can be found at several local stores, is opening its first store at 1218 N. Euclid Ave. in Highland Park. Saturday and Sunday, LaScola’s Italian Ice and Custard will be holding a soft opening from noon to 7 p.m. each day. It’ll have a grand o...

Francesca Anderson Fine Art is hosting their third Craft Show through Oct. 21 at 56 Adams St., Lexington. FAFA is showing 14 craft artists from Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire. Among the 90 or so crafts on exhibit are: Vermont artist Lucy Bergamini’s Italian style hand blown glass vases; New Hampshire’s Michael Gibbons’ ceramic bowls, vase...

If you're looking to attend one of the zaniest weddings around, head to  Vinny Black’s Coliseum at Chicago Theater Works. “Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding” has been celebrated at that location for the past year with jubilant wedding guests joining in the fun. The interactive production recently celebrated it's one year anniversary in the Windy City. The sho...

Italian designer Elsa Schiaparelli, regarded as fashion's forefront designer of the 1920s and '30s in Paris, was known for her bold aesthetic and exquisite workmanship. Her designs were heavily influenced by the surrealists, particularly Salvador Dalí, with whom she often collaborated. That relationship is the subject of "Dalí and Schiaparelli," wh...

In 1964 I turned 18 and was drafted into the Army. I was trained as a medic and assigned to Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, where I took care of my fellow comrades who had been wounded in Vietnam. Several dear friends were serving there at the time. In May 1965, I began caring for an outpatient named Mr. Garza....

Rome has the she-wolf. Sicily has the 3-legged Medusa. And Turin has il toro, the bull. Up in the northeast, however, the lagoon city of Venice chose an even more exotic, mythical icon to symbolize its power and stature. And today, the winged lion of St. Mark stands guard across the city still, staring out from palace façades, pillar tops and the V...

Antonio M. Romanucci and Frank A. Sommario are among several attorneys at Romanucci & Blandin to be hailed recently by their peers. Nine attorneys total from the firm have been named by Leading Lawyers magazine and www.leadinglawyers.com as among the top in their fields of plaintiff’s personal injury and workers’ compensation. Leading Lawyers Magaz...

Alessi will relocate its North American corporate offices and showroom to the 8th floor of the Forty One Madison in New York. Alessi will officially participate in its first New York Tabletop Market at Forty One Madison in the spring; however the Italian company known for its clever designs will make a soft debut at the Fall Tabletop Market, which...

The ruins of a landmark industrial building in Rome have become home to an art project that casts an unflattering light on the Italian capital’s patchy record of urban regeneration. Sections of the abandoned shell of the Mira Lanza, a former soap factory, now house a collection of works by Seth, a French street artist who camped illegally on the ru...