When actor Dan Lauria heard about the plight of children receiving help from the Global Medical Relief Fund, he arranged a visit with founder Elissa Montanti and traveled cross country to meet the youngsters in person The Hollywood actor, best known for his portrayal of Jack Arnold, the money-conscious dad on the TV series, "The Wonder Years," offe...

New Hampshire is home to the long-running cooking show Ciao Italia. The program is produced in Dover and has aired on public television stations nationwide since 1989. At a recent taping of the show in Windham, a television crew transforms a kitchen into a television set. They erect umbrella-shaped lights, while a woman standing nearby introduces h...

One of Winthrop’s residents has recently had a touch of celebrity. East Boston’s Milano’s Deli owner and operator, Vinny Caraglia, was scouted by the hit show Phantom Gourmet. The show focuses on highlighting local restaurants that stand out for their exquisite food and cozy atmosphere. Caraglia and his father, Giuseppe, have owned Milano’s jointly...

Gina Stipo teaches Italian cooking classes and sets the table every week at her restaurant "At the Italian Table." She joins GDL to show us how simple and elegant Italian cooking can be with a few recipes. Find 'At the Italian Table' at 2359 Frankfort Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky. Details on the restaurant can be found at AtTheItalian.com, and se...

When Master of None returns on May 12, it will focus on Dev’s journey of self discovery against a beautiful Italian backdrop. Season 2 promises an adventure for Dev, filled with possibilities of a new life... and new love. Alessandra Mastronardi plays Francesca on Master of None, Dev's second season romantic lead. SPOILERS AHEAD. When Dev and Franc...

This is the interview #160 I publish with We the Italians. Looking back, I am astonished and proud and honored when I understand how great, committed and excellent are the people that gave me the privilege to share with me and our readers their stories, their pride of being Italian, their knowledge about 159 different point of view from which anali...

Every year we American cycling fans face a familiar conundrum: How on Earth do we watch the Giro d’Italia? American TV broadcasters rarely carry the Italian tour and the online streaming service Cycling.TV does not either. So we either follow along via Twitter, or we click on a live stream that fills our computer screens with pop-up ads for online...

"Oggi la competitività di un Paese dipende dalla sua capacità di agire in un'ottica di "sistema", cioè dalla sua capacità di gestire in modo efficiente e coordinato i rapporti tra le proprie componenti interne e quelle deputate a rappresentarlo all'esterno. In questo, il servizio pubblico radiotelevisivo ha un ruolo determinante e insieme dobbiamo...

There's good news for fans of “The Big Lebowski.” John Turturro, who played Jesus Quintana in the 1998 comedy, will be reprising the role for a spin-off comedy Turturro is directing called “Going Places,” based on a French film of the same name, about a trio of guys who go on a road trip together. Turturro shared the news during an interview with S...

In this episode of The Italian American Podcast, we talk with Gina Barreca, an Italian American author and humorist.  She is the editor of two books that our audience may find interesting: DON’T TELL MAMA: THE PENGUIN BOOK OF ITALIAN AMERICAN WRITING and of A SIT-DOWN WITH THE SOPRANOS: Watching Italian American Culture on TVs Most Talked-About Ser...