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Air Italy has added 10 new destinations to its network through the signing of a Special Prorate Agreement with Alaska Airlines. The new interline agreement start the airlines’ partnership with 10 destinations across the US and Mexico: Anchorage, Honolulu, Las Vegas, Seattle, Portland, Palm Springs, San Diego, Newark, San Jose (CA) and Guadalajara (...

Rose Totino, founder of the eponymous Totino’s Pizza, brought the famed Italian pizzas to American taste buds in an easy-to-eat, frozen package. She charted its growth from a small takeaway in Minneapolis to becoming the #1 pizza maker in the US in the next 20 years. Not only a suave businesswoman, Totino is also fondly remembered for introducing 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...

Rocco Commisso has secured an immediate boost after taking over ACF Fiorentina, with the Serie A club securing a spot in this summer’s International Champions Cup. Fiorentina will replace AS Roma, who have had to withdraw from the pre-season soccer tournament – which is run by Relevent Sports – due to Europa League qualification demands. Fiorentina...

Lou Bernadi, baseball coach at the US Merchant Marine Academy and IABF board member recently donated several boxes of baseball equipment to the IABF. The equipment consisted of catchers gear, baseballs, aluminum and wood bats, gloves, batting gloves and much more. The IABF will send this equipment to our friend Pascale Iannetta who operates several...

Negli Stati Uniti, il commercio dei prodotti agroalimentari biologici viene regolamentato dalla USDA, ossia dal Dipartimento di Agricoltura Americano (U.S. Department of Agricolture). Generalmente, i produttori che appartengono a tale settore vanno incontro alla procedura standard di certificazione prevista dalla USDA che prevede la scelta dell’age...

Until the cocktail revolution of the last 20-odd years, the Negroni was Patrick Stewart before Star Trek called. The Italian-born mix of gin, vermouth and Campari had its fans, enjoyed the critics’ respect, and was well-known in the country of its birth, but it was far from a household name in America or the rest of the world. Now, of course, it is...

Matt Dellapina’s show ADULT ED. premiered at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. The show tells the story of a disgraced former teacher (Matt Dellapina) as he starts tutoring fellow failures around New York City while coming to grips with the toughest lesson of his life: fatherhood. In April 2019, NOIAFT founder, Taylor Taglianetti, had the opportunity...

Italian American phenomenon Ariana Grande was born on June 23, 1993 in Boca Raton, Fla. She first broke into the business by singing the national anthem at a professional hockey game, nailing even the tune’s highest notes, at just 8 years old. Realizing performing was her calling, Ariana worked her way up from regional theatre to Broadway by the ti...

What is it about Italian food that makes it so delicious? The ingredients? The preparation? Perhaps the wine? All of these things help, but cookbook author Elizabeth Minchilli said more than anything, the social aspect of eating is what sets Italian cuisine apart from the rest. “Because that’s what it’s all about … It’s really about sitting down an...

Recent efforts have been launched to rescind Columbus Day. I, speaking on behalf of the Dante Alighieri Society, firmly believe that the voyages of Christopher Columbus represent a tremendous human achievement. Collectively, they symbolize a documented “first encounter.” That being said, the importance of Columbus’s voyages should not be – should n...

On a whim I pull out my phone, in search of a midday distraction. Soon, I find my escape: a photo of Olivia Culpo, the social media sensation and former Miss Universe, on my Instagram feed. She is posing on the hood of a Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen in a red crop top, chiseled midriff exposed, like a millennial pinup. As I scroll through her recent photos...