Twenty years ago, mobster Tony Soprano walked into a psychiatrists office and glued over 10 million Americans to their television sets for the next eight years in one of the most groundbreaking shows in history. Fans of “The Sopranos” can relive their love and passion for TV’s greatest mob story at WORD Jersey City on Tuesday, Jan. 8, at 7:30 p.m.,...

There may be no show in the history of television that changed the art form more than The Sopranos. It ushered in an era of brooding antiheroes and complex, serialized storytelling that still thrives today, with an ever-growing roster of imitators (a few worthy, many not). When the show debuted on January 10, 1999, Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Se...

When fans of My Brilliant Friend have finished the first season of HBO’s acclaimed television adaptation, they may find themselves looking to fill a void. The eight-episode series, which aired its finale earlier this month, followed the lives of Lenù and Lila, two girls growing up in a poor neighborhood in Naples in the mid-20th century. Their thor...

When Michael Imperioli stars in the finale of Showtime’s historical prison-break drama, “Escape at Dannemora,” on Sunday, his roles will have traversed an almost 30-year arc from one extreme end of the law to the other: from New York gangster to New York Governor. Imperioli first drew wider attention in the 1990 Martin Scorsese film “Goodfellas,” p...

The Italian American ONE VOICE Coalition (“ONE VOICE”), America’s largest independent Italian American anti-bias organization, is asking MTV and Viacom officials if they have a corporate mandate to denigrate and malign Italian Americans. This comes from the announcement of MTV’s newest reality series “Made in Staten Island” to premiere next month....

When it comes to cooking competitions, Westchester has some top-notch chefs and bakers. In August, Christian Petroni, the charismatic chef behind Westchester's Fortina restaurants tied with Pleasantville native (and food novelist) Jess Tom to become the "Next Food Network Star."  And now, Eastchester resident Tina Zaccardi has bested 10 other baker...

The best Italian movies on Netflix include classic films and newer takes on the genre as Netflix continues to pick up original films and series from Italy. Whether you’re hoping to pick up on some Italian phrases with the help of closed captioning or you speak fluently, you’ll have a small but mighty collection of mobster classics, crime thrillers,...

Actress and director Penny Marshall, whose love of sports made her a regular in the Los Angeles celebrity fan crowd and helped inspire her to direct "A League of Their Own," died Monday night because of complications from diabetes, according to multiple reports Tuesday. She was 75. Born in the Bronx in 1943, Marshall first gained acclaim playing La...

There hasn’t been a more decent and selfless movie hero this year than the title character of Alice Rohrwacher’s Happy as Lazzaro, a sublime new Italian movie released directly to Netflix last month. As with Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma and Joel and Ethan Coen’s The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, the film’s broadly mainstream digital platform is at once at odd...

Grammy Award-winning artist Francesca Battistelli will appear on the holiday special, "Andrea Bocelli: The Heart of Christmas," which is set to air on TBN on Dec. 20 (8 p.m.). The holiday program will feature Battistelli singing a duet with the world-renowned classical music icon, along with a duet between Bocelli and his son, Matteo, select Christ...