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One of the wonderful aspects of what I do is meeting remarkable people who passionately pursue their life’s work. They live by a set of rules that might not seem conventional but I find their determination to live a life of creative struggle profoundly inspiring. Recently I visited the composer and conductor Anton Coppola a few days before his hund...

Like high-waist pants, lambrusco lends credence to the theory that if you wait long enough, everything will come back into fashion. In lambrusco’s case, the resurgence took about 40 years. Maybe you’re old enough to remember the first big splash. Long before prosecco captured North American hearts, lambrusco was the Italian fizz of choice. It had m...

Ugo Della Croce, professore ordinario di Bioingegneria del Dipartimento Scienze biomediche dell'Università di Sassari, è il nuovo Addetto Scientifico all’Ambasciata d’Italia a Washington. Abruzzese, nato a Sulmona (AQ) il 26 maggio 1965, Della Croce è laureato in Ingegneria elettronica all’Università "La Sapienza" di Roma e ha un dottorato di ricer...

When: Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Where: The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro Street, San Francisco Luce Cinecittà, in collaboration with The Italian Cultural Institute and Cinema Italia San Francisco presents "Dino Risi - A Film Series", showing four of his most significant films. A few months after the 100th anniversary of his birth, this series will ce...

It  was 1917, and Antonio Pasin had what you might call a product line problem. The 19-year-old carpenter had emigrated from Italy three years earlier and set up a small woodworking shop to make phonograph cabinets. But phonograph cabinets were not what Pasin was selling. To help him lug his heavy tools around, the fresh-faced Chicago carpenter had...

NJ Wine & Food Festival, the state’s premiere food event, features well-known celebrity chefs from Jersey’s culinary scene and beyond. You’ll recognize names from Top Chef as well as local chefs such as Michael Carrino, Ryan DePersio, Ariane Duarte and Francesco Palmieri. This year, there’s a new young chef to watch, Robbie Felice, who was invited...

These are hectic days for Lauren Carlini, living with one foot in her former life and one stepping toward her future. Carlini, who completed her storied University of Wisconsin volleyball career in December, still is a regular around the UW Field House. Three days a week she arrives at 6:15 a.m. for workouts with her former teammates. She’s also ca...

How it started: Chef Salvatore Olivella, a transplant from Naples, Italy, has consulted for such top New York pizza spots as Marta, L’asso, Numero 28 and the Serafina Group. He also co-owns a group of Italian restaurants in Dallas. So he was the obvious choice for Charles Castelli and Gino Ramundo when they were looking for guidance on a concept fo...

Let us start this story of the six decades of the European Investment Bank with a project that began 2 200 years ago and was finally brought to completion only in our own decade. Crossing the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines between the cities of Florence and Bologna has always been a challenge. The mountain ridges shaped the history of Italy—and the desig...

The Italian-American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County and its charitable foundation are pleased to announce their Annual Spring Gala, celebrating their heritage with a night of comedy and music on Saturday April 29th at the Hunterdon Hills Playhouse. During the Gala the IAHC will honor the recipients of their inaugural Italian-American of the Year...

The Italian American Committee on Education (IACE) and Eataly New York invite students in the Italian language program to participate in the initiative “Food in Focus,” a photography contest. This year’s theme is : “Bringing People Together Through the Power of Food” IACE students are encouraged to submit photos taken with a smartphone. The image s...

Four $3,000 scholarships are now available to future or current college students who reside in the state’s 1st State Senate District. The scholarships are limited to constituents who reside in a district represented by state senators and Assembly members who belong to the New York Conference of Italian-American State Legislators—Senator Ken LaValle...