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That’s often the first question Italian Americans ask one another. Most Italian Americans trace their roots to villages in the Mezzogiorno, or the regions that comprise Italy’s south: Sicily, Campania, Calabria, Basilicata, Abruzzo, Puglia, Molise, and Sardinia. The Observatory on Italian Roots, which is funded by the AsSud Association, an entity t...

“Jeopardy!” has found yet another seemingly unstoppable champion, Italian American doctoral student and Ohio native Matt Amodio. On Friday, Amodio, a Ph.D. student in computer science at Yale, won his 28th consecutive game, pushing his winnings past the $1 million mark. He is only the third contestant to reach the seven-figure milestone, after Ken...

Wednesday, 9/29. 6-7:30pm eastern. Free. RSVP here. Panel of Italian American professionals will discuss the best strategies for students and parents when preparing to apply to college. As an organization that is founded on the passion of empowering leaders in the Italian American community, we feel this topic is very important, particularly becaus...

Laurel Evans has made a career of teaching Italians about American cuisine. The cookbook author was born and raised in Boerne, but moved to Milan when she fell in love with and eventually married an Italian, photographer Emilio Scoti. Through her blog Un’Americana in Cucina and her cookbooks Buon Appetito America!, American Bakery, and La Cucina Te...

In the late 1970s, my mom left her small hometown in Puglia, Italy, to live in L’america! Brucaleen, to be specific. While she was likely anxious and worried to leave her life behind, the excitement of starting her own version of the American dream was stronger. Another force on her side — a slew of Giovinazazze (locals from her town) had also immi...

Per molto tempo abbiamo dovuto subire l’onta che a dare origine alla letteratura italoamericana fosse una novella scritta in francese! Peppino di Luigi Donato Ventura, insegnante di lingue romanze e scrittore freelance, apparve nel 1885, per W.R Jenkins di New York, editore specializzato in materiali educativi, ed era quindi un testo scolastico. L’...

Acclaimed creator Carmine di Giandomenico (The Flash, Daredevil: Battlin’ Jack Murdock) and rising star Francesco Colafella, together with Arancia Studio (the Italian media company which works on Mirka Andolfo’s bestselling Image Comics titles and surprise hit like Commanders in Crisis and Deep Beyond) present an original graphic novel in Leone. Th...

Alan Taylor, the director of the upcoming "Sopranos" prequel film "The Many Saints Of Newark," has revealed that Edie Falco reprised her role as Carmela Soprano in the movie, but her only scene was omitted from the final theatrical cut.  "We had Edie come in and she dressed up as Carmela and we shot something with her, and it wound up not being in...

September 28, 2021 @ 5.00PM (ET). Facebook Live (Facebook account not required). From the marvelous theatre of the Accademia Chigiana in Siena, Italy, acclaimed pianist and conductor, Vanessa Benelli Mosell, performs a program inspired by her latest album “Casta Diva”. Translating the pyrotechnics of bel canto and the lyricism of Romantic opera int...

It was late July, and Michael Gandolfini was strapped into a funfair ride on New Jersey’s Seaside Heights boardwalk, the same stretch of creaking rollercoasters and cheesesteak stands he’d been visiting since he was a little kid. The 22-year-old dangled in suspense as the machine cranked him a few metres off the ground, gearing up to fling him skyw...

On September 15th VIA certified three (3) new Italian Wine Ambassadors. Those newly appointed to join this passionate community are Limor Fikel, Michael Wyant and Enoch Ling. To date, there are now 90 certified Italian Wine Ambassadors and 3 Italian Wine Experts based in USA. Limor Finkel, a Northern California Sales Manager based in Mill Valley co...

The United States is to welcome fully vaccinated and covid-tested air travellers from 33 countries including Italy - with effect from early November - ending a travel ban in place for the last 18 months. Under the new rules unveiled by the Biden administration on Monday, travellers to the US will need proof of full vaccination as well as a negative...