Edoardo Tresoldi is probably the rising star of Italian art. Not yet thirty years old, he has been able to attract an attention rarely dedicated to young artists here in Italy. Beware that he then bounced around the world projecting him, according to Forbes, among the most influential artists under 30 in the world. His path was born from the school...

Last week was very gratifying. My endeavors for the greater Duesiciliano (southern Italian) community were recognized by three different associations! Even though I’m not concerned with personal laurels, I am pleased to see that my hard work does not go unnoticed. The awards I received from the Associazione Amici di Totò and the Comitati Due Sicili...

Canzoniere, the new album by Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (CGS), adroitly pulls off a tricky balancing act: adapting the Italian band’s unique, folk-based style to Western pop. The album’s cover art, a photograph of a Coca-Cola bottle filled with tomato sauce, is a visual metaphor for CGS’ new music. As CGS leader Mauro Durante notes, the Coke bo...

Fall is my favorite season. Yes, I love chestnuts, truffles, cardigans, chunky scarves and pumpkin pies. But the real reason I love the fall is another, it’s the dark. The dark brings about hints of wintry chill, mixed with the cinnamon tang of cookies. It calls for the first hot chocolate of the season, thick and sweet, topped with whipped cream,...

For quaint Italian villages, the future is looking lonely. Small towns in the country have fast-dwindling populations as younger residents move away in search of job opportunities. So Italian municipalities outside major cities have been going to extremes to try to drum up future residents, including giving away homes for free and simply outlawing...

People often say that Halloween is completely foreign to Italian culture and folk traditions. This is both true and false: rites, traditions, legends scattered throughout the peninsula cover the night of All Saints' Day, which coincides with that of Halloween... but it is much older.

Italian Culture Minister Dario Franceschini on Tuesday inaugurated the restored first-floor rooms of the Svevo Castle in the Puglia regional capital of Bari ahead of their opening to the public shortly. The space, which until recently hosted the offices of the Superintendent of Archaeology, Fine Arts and Landscape, will soon be used to display cont...

Their famous father has made a name for himself, thanks to his acting talents that have seen him star in iconic movies such as Rambo and Rocky.  But proving they are stars within their own right, Sylvester Stallone's daughters Sistine Rose, 19, and Sophia Rose, 21, have landed themselves a stunning campaign with fashion house Dolce & Gabbana.  Clad...

October 12 (Thursday) 7:00 pm - Celebrate Italian Heritage Month with Alessandra Belloni, and I Giullari di Piazza - Dance/Concert Production. Italian American Museum - 155 Mulberry Street, Manhattan. Admission: $25 - Contact: ABelloni@aol.com This concert is a fiery "journey" through the South of Italy featuring magic rituals, by the women of Sout...

L’intelligenza artificiale potrebbe identificare, con almeno dieci anni di anticipo, chi si ammalerà di Alzheimer. Come? Semplicemente «leggendo» una risonanza magnetica del cervello. A suggerire questa possibilità di diagnosi precoce è una ventinovenne, laureata in fisica e dottoranda al Dipartimento di Fisica dell’Università di Bari: si chiama Ma...