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As I entered junior high, Papa and Mama, whom I had loved without question, suddenly became an embarrass­ment. Why couldn’t they be like other parents? Why didn’t they speak without accents? Why couldn’t I take peanut­ butter ­and­ jelly sandwiches in my school lunches, rather than calamari? (Yuck, the other kids said, he eats squid legs!) There se...

Maryknoll Father Vincent Capodanno (1929-1967) may not be a household name, even among Catholics. “The Field Afar,” an independently produced documentary, aims to make his inspiring life story better known. Engaging and well-crafted, the one-hour film will be airing on various ABC-TV affiliates through January 2020. Viewers can go to https://www.th...

Like most of us, my introduction to Stanley Tucci left an indelible mark. Age 11 and at my best friend’s house, I sat watching It Could Happen to You and reacted the same way anybody else in my position would: confused as to why I was supposed to root for Nicolas Cage. This man was no romantic lead and yet I was supposed to believe that in some lot...

Banzai! Banzai!” screamed the Japanese at the top of their lungs as they launched a ferocious night attack against Marines dug in on Guadalcanal. It was October 24, 1942, and the intensity of the Japanese assault in the darkness was terrifying. Through it all, however, Sergeant “Manila John” Basilone—his fellow Marines gave him that nickname becaus...

Martin Scorsese has really turned up the volume on projects themed around music and rock and roll in recent years. Following his and Mick Jagger‘s debacle of an HBO series in the quickly-canceled VINYL after one season in 2016, Scorsese will now look to further explore New York City’s vibrant music scene of the 1970s in a forthcoming documentary. A...

The cinema chain has agreed that Lavazza will be the supplier of coffee in all new and refurbished Cineworld cinemas. In a Dec 3 trading statement, the company said: “An agreement has been entered into with Lavazza, the Italian coffee chain, to incorporate coffee bars in new and refurbished sites, the first of which will open this month in Union Sq...

La cultura e le tradizioni del Bel Paese costituiscono da sempre il nostro plusvalore nei confronti degli altri stati e gli americani non sono certo da meno degli altri nel considerarci un esempio. Nel particolare, andiamo a vedere come le tradizioni marchigiane sono sbarcate sull’altro lato del pianeta. Gran parte del merito, almeno in questo ulti...

Peter and Garrett Gintoli of Shelton were named captain and alternate captain of the United States national hockey team for this month’s Deaflympics in Chiavenna, Italy, the American Hearing Impaired Hockey Association announced. The brothers are among 16 of the 23 American players with international experience. This will be the fifth international...

This week, in a special pre-recorded announcement, John and Pat will take a break from their Thanksgiving Eve preparations to sit down for a call to discuss the newest project from the Italian American Podcast… “Greetings From Italian America” a brand new web-series produced in conjunction with the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) in wh...

Frank Biondi Jr., whose financial and managerial expertise helped earn him the chief executive jobs at three entertainment giants — HBO, Viacom and Universal Studios — died on Monday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 74. His daughter Anne Simonds said the cause was bladder cancer. Unlike some of the men he worked for, Mr. Biondi was not flashy. He...

Cecilia Bartoli isn't your average opera star. She doesn't sing many of the popular 19th century operas. Instead, she prefers to explore the dusty, little-known corners of the 18th century. Bartoli's new album is devoted to music written for a single artist of the Baroque era named Farinelli. He was the most acclaimed opera singer of the mid-1700s,...

When analyzing the foundation of legal principles in the United States, that base seemingly started with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Benjamin Franklin. But the bedrock of the American justice system didn’t originate with those revolutionaries. It started with an Italian. Cesare Beccaria – one of the 18th century’s great philosophers –...