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From Theodore Roosevelt to Elvis Presley, from William Howard Taft to Babe Ruth, guests who stayed in the New Washington Hotel in downtown Seattle ranged from presidents to sports stars to music idols. This once-elegant 14-story building on the corner of Second Avenue and Stewart Street, built in 1908, was the city’s premier hotel for decades. It h...

L’Italian connection di Amazon sopravvive all’addio (pro-tempore) di Diego Piacentini. L’ex- responsabile di tutte le attività internazionali nel retail del colosso di Jeff Bezos è stato ceduto in prestito al governo italiano come responsabile per la trasformazione digitale della pubblica amministrazione. A tener alto il tricolore a Seattle ci pens...

Most of you reading this column are a lot like me when it comes to our wines. We are always in search of something new and interesting, something not found everywhere, a wine that that is food friendly yet can be sipped on its own, cool story and cool label. Here are a few notes that fit all the criteria listed above. The 2016 Casasmith Cervo Barbe...

One of Portland's broadcasting pioneers died this month at age 92. He wasn't a household name, but Larry Caramella's voice helped launch three Portland television stations and provided the soundtrack to countless commutes in the 1950s. From her home in Oregon City, his daughter, Janice Leonetti, laid out a collection of memorabilia from her his nea...

Even next to the most eccentric entrepreneurs, Marco Benvenuti is an outlier. He’s the guy in the red poncho in a sea of suits, darting nimbly between disparate topics of basketball, musical theater, and writing code. He’s the bull in the china shop—only this bull is driving an Alfa Romeo. But don’t let his showmanship fool you. “To do what I’ve do...

Name: Ivana Brancaccio - Hometown: Las Vegas - Position: Communications director for Rep. Jacky Rosen, D-Nev. - Age: 27 - Alma Mater: American University Washington Examiner:How did you begin working in politics? Brancaccio: I come from a big Italian family that likes to argue, so naturally in high school I joined the debate team, then volunteered...

TV star chef Giada De Laurentiis has been spending a lot of time in Las Vegas since she opened her very first restaurant at the Cromwell on the Strip more than three years ago. She was back in town Saturday for an extra special occasion — Nevada Ballet Theatre’s 34th annual Black & White Ball at Wynn Las Vegas, where she was honored as “Woman of th...

Quasi come fossero due mondi diversi, lontanissimi: uno, pieno di occasioni, aperto al mondo della musica; l’altro piu’ chiuso, difficile da vivere per un artista, per un musicista. Ne sa qualcosa Andrea De Luca, talentuoso bluesman romano di 37 anni, ‘costretto’ a lasciare casa, Roma, l’Italia, per gli Stati Uniti. Un amore, quello per il mondo a...

The Italian Honorary Consulate will provide a free discussion on February 10, 2018 at 2 p.m. at the Cerulean Wine Bar, 1439 NW Marshall Street. The talk will introduce you to Italian immigration in America, how an Italian-American can claim Italian citizenship, and how Americans can live or stay for extended periods in Italy.  Please join us to dri...

The Washington Market, built in 1911, was a clothing store before turning over to groceries around 1914. Typical of the era, space was leased to a mix of independent dealers selling meat, produce, dairy and other specialties, such as tea and coffee, or candy. Awnings were extended over outdoor stalls of fruits and vegetables on the sidewalks when t...

Puccini’s melodrama about a volatile diva, an idealistic artist, and a sadistic police chief is the next The Met: Live in HD screening at San Juan Community Theatre on Sunday, Feb. 4, at 2 p.m. The Met’s new production of the 1900 Italian opera, entitled “Tosca,” features sumptuous new staging, with soprano Sonya Yoncheva and tenor Vittorio Grigolo...

Tra i grandi vincitori dell’edizione 2018 del Sundance Film Festival anche l'Italia: Sara Colangelo, da anni residente e attiva negli Stati Uniti, ha vinto il premio come migliore regista per il film "The Kindergarten Teacher" con Maggie Gyllenhaal e Gael García Bernal. Premio alla migliore sceneggiatura per "Time Share", la cui colonna sonora è op...