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When Raffles Boston opened to great fanfare in the Back Bay in September 2023, a few venues at the luxurious property were not quite ready for guests. La Padrona, an Italian restaurant headlined by acclaimed Boston chef Jody Adams, was one of them. B...

The cast and creatives behind “The Sopranos” reunited at Tribeca Festival Thursday night in celebration of the series’ 25th anniversary. They gathered for the premiere of Alex Gibney’s HBO documentary, “Wise Guy: David Chase and the Sopranos,” which...

In late summer 1936, amid the depths of the Great Depression, the charms of bocce were heralded in The Evening Sun,. The writer used the same line that accompanies just about every story on the ancient game of lawn bowling. “Ever hear of bocce?” In f...

In 2004, partners and chefs Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli (aka “The Franks”) opened a charming Italian restaurant, Frankies 457 Spuntino, in Brooklyn’s historically Italian neighborhood, Carroll Gardens. It was a bold move for these culinary...

The Italian immigrants who arrived at America’s sandy gates in the late 19th and early 20th centuries came in search of many different things. Some sought the economic opportunities presented by a vast and growing economy that sprung notions of wealt...

When I first took over, every phone call I'd receive would say, ‘I’m looking for the owner, is he there?’ They would always act so surprised that there was a woman in charge in the meat business,” recalls Diana Payne, owner of Canino's Sausage Compan...

In a joyful ceremony at the University of Arkansas System Office, the system’s Division of Agriculture signed a memorandum of understanding with Kore University of Enna, Sicily. Kore University, founded in 2005, is a private higher education institut...

There’s an Italian saying that goes, “Essere la ciliegina sulla torta,” which translates to “being the icing on the cake.” It refers to the final touch or the detail that makes something complete. That’s just what Jason Brody has been up to at his re...

Mark your calendar: from July 3-8, 2024, experience an extraordinary celebration of the uniqueness and beauty of “Made in Italy” in Los Angeles. For the first time ever, the iconic training ship of the Italian Navy, Amerigo Vespucci, will arrive at t...

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