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Oscar-nominated actor Danny Aiello, known for films including “Bang the Drum Slowly” and “The Godfather: Part II,” died Thursday night at age 86. Aiello, who received a Best Supporting Actor nomination for in Spike Lee’s 1989 drama “Do the Right Thing,” died at a New Jersey medical facility after an illness, according to TMZ. Manhattan-born Aiello...

Production of counterfeited Italian cheeses in the USA increased by 4% this year. According to Italy’s farmers association Coldiretti, this is also due to the difficulties of the authentic Made in Italy cheeses given the additional duties applied in September by the Trump administration. “The lobby of the U.S. dairy industry (CCFN) benefits from th...

This February, Slow Food International and Slow Wine Editore will release the latest English-language edition of the Slow Wine Guide, the renowned annual guide to over 500 different wineries worldwide, celebrating its 10th anniversary during the 2020 Slow Wine Tour. The guide, born in 2010, marked a revolutionary moment in the history of Italian wi...

The Columbus Heritage Coalition (CHC) was created in 2017 to protect and preserve the legacy of Christopher Columbus and Columbus Day celebrations in communities across the nation against the unwarranted attacks on this cherished national holiday. The CHC's initial focus was to challenge a group that wanted to remove the iconic statue of Christophe...

Date: October 2, 2020 to October 4, 2020. Location: New Jersey, United States. Subject Fields: American History / Studies, Contemporary History, Cultural History / Studies, Music and Music History, Popular Culture Studies. You are cordially invited to submit abstracts and/or panel suggestions for an international scholarly conference devoted to the...

I have always been an admirer of everything Italian. Though, admirer does not sound like strong enough a word. Truth is: I believe my soul is Italian, and, in this life, I have been condemned to living away from my culture. For that reason, to satisfy my soul’s hunger, I have been a student of Italian language and culture, and eventually became a t...

This month, Emanuela Barzi, a Fermilab senior scientist and Ohio State University adjunct professor and graduate faculty, was elected as a member of two committees of the American Physical Society: the Council Steering Committee and the Committee on Committees. She will begin her two- and three-year terms, respectively, on Jan. 1, 2020. The APS Cou...

A scuola di pecorino toscano. Capita anche questo, a Los Angeles e a New York, ma anche nel profondo Texas, e poi su al nord, fino in Canada: Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal. Un bel traino, in vista della partecipazione al Winter fancy Food, la megakermesse in programma dal 19 al 21 gennaio al Moscone Center di San Francisco. A scuola, dunque. Ristora...

Why is Arthur Avenue, the Little Italy in the Bronx, NY, so unique amongst America’s Italian enclaves? After a day of filming the newest episode of Greetings From Italian America, Rossella, Pat, and John sit down for a plate of fresh-made pasta with Danielle Oteri, the co-founder of ‘Feast on History’ and the ‘Arthur Avenue Food Tours’ to discuss j...

Every time I return from a break in the espresso-stained, red sauce–laden part of New Jersey I call home, I feel uneasy. I just spent a week consuming at least three cloves of garlic a day and beginning all conversations at a 7/10, but as I try to settle back into Baltimore, I wonder if I need to tone it down. Hopkins can feel like something of an...

The College Board and The Italian Language Foundation, both 501(c)3 organizations, have announced a new partnership that will offer the first of several professional development workshops for teachers of AP Italian on February 1, 2020. This exciting initiative will combine the management and academic support from the College Board, the vigorous adv...

Everyone loves Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. He’s got the whole underdog thing going for him, and when the fog is thick on Christmas Eve, he’s definitely the creature you want guiding Santa’s sleigh. But what happens when Saint Nick reaches Italy, and he’s faced with steep hills that no reindeer—magical or otherwise—can climb? That’s when Santa a...