Killing in the Name of Love: Representations of Violence against Women in RAI Films - Lecture by Flavia Laviosa Sunday, March 2, 2014, 7 pm - Dante Alighieri Society of MA - 41 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139 - (617)876-5160   Since 2007, RAI 3 (Radiotelevisione Italiana) has broadcast Amore criminale (Criminal L...

by Kyle Swenson   Knowing a good story has been part of Paul Pope's family business. It's obvious why. As the son of Gene Pope, the Italian-American businessman whose nose for gore and sex created the National Enquirer, Paul grew up surrounded by a business that literally changed the tone of American pop culture.   The younger Pope's...

by Valentina Zarya   For some people, Alyssa Milano will always be Tony Danza's daughter on the 1980s sitcom Who's the Boss. To others, she is Phoebe Halliwell, one of the three sister witches on Charmed. But to Milano herself, acting is just one of the many pursuits that make her who she is.   "No matter what you do, and however pass...

The Italian American One Voice Coalition (IAOVC), an anti-defamation group that includes multiple Italian American organizations, expressed dismay and disgust with the airing of the recent AFLAC commercial, depicting the kidnapping of the iconic AFLAC Duck by characters that are clearly meant to portray Italian Americans in a bad light.   "T...

Italian line producer Nicola (Nick) De Stefani believes Alaska is a diamond in the rough that offers the film and advertising industries an untapped venue for incredible filming opportunities, and he's the just the man to get the ball rolling.   Nick discovered his love for Alaska a long time ago and he has used his vast knowledge of the sta...

On April 23, 1960, Nancy and Andrew Bertinelli welcomed their only daughter, Valerie, to the world. Andrew was an executive at General Motors and his family moved around quite a bit during his children's childhood. When Valerie was 11, the family relocated to Los Angeles. While on the playground at her new school, she befriended another young girl...

Franco Zeffirelli's lavish production of La Bohème , the most-performed opera in Met history, starring Italian tenor Vittorio Grigolo as the poet Rodolfo and Latvian soprano Kristine Opolais as the fragile seamstress Mimì, airs on Great Performances at the Met on Friday, June 27 at 9 p.m.   Opolais made headlines and history when she agreed...

Can you disparage a cheese? The Grana Padano Consortium of Italy certainly thinks you can. That's why they're suing America's longest-running soap opera. Their cheese was insulted on a recent episode, they claim.   In today's top entry to the you-can't-make-this-shit-up list, the Italian cheese manufacturers are suing The Bold and the Beauti...

As it turns out, the late James Gandolfini, known to many as just Tony Soprano, was acting the whole time – he wasn't actually a tough guy mobster.   In fact, "the true Jim", as Julia Louis-Dreyfus affectionately nicknames him, was more accurately depicted in Enough Said.   Read more   Source: http://cphpost.dk   &n...

di Francesco Salvatore Cagnazzo   PERCHE' SE NE PARLA Tutta l'America rende omaggio a Frank Sinatra, The Voice, nato da padre palermitano, esattamente, di Lercara Friddi, e da madre ligure, di Lumarzo. Il 12 dicembre il mito della musica avrebbe dovuto compiere 100 anni, ma le celebrazioni sono già ben avviate.   A New York c'è la mos...