Community members are remembering Dr. Bernardo "Bernie" Carducci as a beloved friend, colleague and professor. Carducci, 66, died Saturday, Sept. 22. He taught psychology at Indiana University Southeast for 37 years, and he was the founder and director of the IUS Shyness Research Institute. His research on shyness gave him international recognition...

I had the pleasure of sitting down with Chef Andrew McCabe a few weeks back and vowed to put his restaurant, bar Vetti, on my list, in part because I was struck by how much he puts into his food. I finally made it in for a meal, and I wasn’t disappointed. First of all, the clean, upscale feel of the place — the neon “bar Vetti” sign on the wall com...

OK granny-aged ladies of Louisville. Here's your chance for '15 minutes of fame' — plus a lot free Italian food.   "I am looking for a sharp-witted Italian grandma," said restaurateur Kevin Grangier. "The kind of grandma who meets you at the front door and gives you a little bit of attitude."  Grangier needs this Italian grandmother — the ultimate...

Come out and get some fresh air and exercise while walking the Big Four Bridge with members of the IAA and their family members and friends.  On June 16, 2018 at 10:00 a.m., the IAA will be gathering at the base of the Big Four Bridge in Jeffersonville, IN.  Our plan is to start the walk at 10:00 a.m.   The bridge has various benches along the way...

Italian-American actor Paul Sorvino and his Emmy-Award-winning wife Dee Dee Sorvino are the authors of a cookbook of authentic Italian recipes “Pinot, Pasta, and Parties,” so it’s no surprise they’re lending their culinary chops to charity. Together the Sorvinos and Angel’s Envy bourbon are offering a dining and bourbon package that will be auction...

2018 ICI Film Series Presented by Dr. Gus Mastri (April 4, April 11, April 18) - Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library at the University of Louisville - 2215 S 3rd St - Louisville, KY 40208. Dr. Mastri will once again present the ICI film series, with the first installment starting next Wednesday, April 4. This year's films touch on themes of immigratio...

Which came first: the pizza or the bread? A trip out to Anchorage to visit the excellent MozzaPi might recalibrate your thinking on this not-so-simple question. After all, if you’ve been eating pizza in Louisville over the past generation, you may be excused for thinking that pizza is all about the toppings. That’s the way Derby City pizzerias roll...

On Sunday, March 18th, the IAA will participate in the Feast of St. Joseph Mass Celebration sponsored by St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Since the event is open to the public, IAA members may invite family members, neighbors, relatives, friends, and co-workers to join us. As is the IAA’s tradition for the Feast of St. Joseph Mass, prior to the mass,...

"La restituzione da parte dello Speed Art Museum di Louisville del cratere a calice a figure rosse proveniente da Paestum permette il ritorno in Italia di un reperto che è parte del patrimonio culturale nazionale. Il prezioso calice, come sempre avvenuto in questa legislatura in simili casi, verrà al più presto destinato alla comunità da cui è stat...

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...