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Rocco Commisso was 12 years old when he emigrated from his native Calabria, located in the toe of the Italian boot, to New York City. His quickly became an immigrant success story: academic excellence in Catholic high school, a full academic scholarship to Columbia University and then a blazing career in finance and telecommunications that saw him...

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has a longer association with the indigenous inhabitants of what is now the United States than almost any other state. This year, a group calling itself Indigenous People’s Day Massachusetts is supporting a bill in the state legislature that would replace Columbus Day with Indigenous People’s Day statewide. Support...

Un team di ricercatori italiani ha elaborato un processo di lavorazione della melanina umana che la rende in grado di condurre elettricità in maniera efficiente, l’obiettivo è creare un materiale utilizzabile in futuro per impianti cibernetici biocompatibili e a prova di rigetto.  Le melanine sono pigmenti presenti in ogni forma di vita, non sono t...

There is a universal post-Pride feeling on the streets of West Hollywood, a buzz you hear at LGBT events all over Los Angeles and online that this year’s LA Pride was perhaps the best ever. Euphoric is a good word to describe the praise. And that’s not even over the top. What is everyone so gaga about?  It seems to boil down to outstanding executio...

Next weekend, Tuscan Kitchen in Salem will team up with Phantom Gourmet as it hosts the second Italian Wine & Food Fest, celebrating made-from-scratch Italian foods and regional wines. Thousands of people from all over New England are expected to attend this tented al fresco event, taking place Saturday, June 22, at the Tuscan Piazza. Tuscan Brands...

Friday June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. I AM BOOKS, 189 North Street, Boston, MA 02113. Milena Origgi, also known as Mylena Vocal Coach or the Voice Guru, is a renowned Italian Vocal Coach. Today she lives and works in the United States, dividing her time between Boston, New York and Los Angeles. She continues to work in Europe and Italy, too, thanks t...

April 23-25, 2020. JOHN D. CALANDRA ITALIAN AMERICAN INSTITUTE, Queens College, City University of New York, 25 West 43rd Street, 17th floor (between 5th and 6th Avenues), Manhattan, NY. Borders can be concrete parameters, and they can also be metaphorical markers. Either way, the border as a political, economic, cultural, and personal site, one to...

È stato presentato oggi presso la Sala del Refettorio, Palazzo San Macuto, il RIM Junior 2019 (Racconto degli Italiani nel Mondo), realizzato dalla Fondazione Migrantes, sotto il coordinamento scientifico di Delfina Licata e rivolto ai ragazzi, come specificato nel sottotitolo, che recita: “le migrazioni italiane nel mondo raccontate ai ragazzi”. H...

It's time to treat your sense at this year's Italian Street Festival! Things are underway with live music and fun. Ten thousand homemade meatballs and 400 bags of cream to fill cannolis made by Italians are needed for the festival. What's their most significant piece of advice when making authentic Italian food? "Garlic, everything has garlic, and...

Recent viral tweets warned that an Italian company was about to build behemoth developments at the Grand Canyon. Local and federal officials scrambled to assure the public otherwise. The information that had spread so rapidly on social media was outdated and inaccurate, they said. True, some tweets had outdated links and gotten details wrong. For e...

At this year’s IAAPA Expo Asia (IEA), formerly the Asian Attractions Expo (AAE), Zamperla will discuss FICO, the largest agri-food park in the world. Based in Bologna, FICO will mark the return of Zamperla to park management in Italy, after the great success of Luna Park in Coney Island and Victorian Gardens in New York City. The project, to be ent...

For decades, Ferrero International carved out a prominent and envious niche in U.S. confections selling its iconic line of Nutella chocolate and hazelnut spread, golden wrapped Ferrero Rochers and minty Tic Tacs. But in recent years the premium candy giant has double downed on its U.S. presence through a series of high-profile deals topping $5 bill...