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For many people, just to hear the voice of a loved one again is worth more than gold itself. When historian and author Anthony V. Riccio set out to record Italian immigrant stories in Boston’s North End nearly 40 years ago, he did not know that these voices would one day prove to be that gold not just for the immigrants’ families, but for all those...

ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) and Italy’s expanding Minerva Pictures have teamed up on “Miss Fallaci Takes America,” a high-profile TV series about the 1958 journey to the U.S. of iconic Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci. The show, which is the first Italian original produced for Paramount Plus, will portray Fallaci’s early years in Hollywo...

Quentin Tarantino was at the Rome Film Festival last night to receive a lifetime achievement award from the festival and Italian horror legend Dario Argento. During a wide-ranging on-stage talk about his career with fest head Antonio Monda, Tarantino discussed his influences, behind-the-scenes anecdotes from his movies and his appreciation for Ital...

Imagine a place where you could go and spend the day surrounded by the art and artifacts of the Italian American experience, where you can immerse yourself in our story, and learn new and surprising facts about the history of Italians in America… all free of charge! Well, if you’re lucky enough to live near or visit Los Angeles, California, this It...

Tony Bennett’s most recent collaboration with Lady Gaga, Love For Sale, has earned him his fifth Guinness World Record title. The second collaboration for the duo since Cheek to Cheek in 2014, and the 61st and final album for Bennett, 95, who revealed he has been battling Alzheimer’s disease since 2016, Love For Sale landed the legendary singer wit...

It's Italian American Heritage Month! NIAF is celebrating in many ways, one being its biggest annual gala in Washington, D.C. For 46 years, the National Italian American Foundation has recognized Italian and Italian American achievements in business, art, science, finance, entertainment, medicine and beyond. NIAF will continue the tradition on Satu...

Disney distorted the personality of the central character, replaced the message at the heart of the fable, and changed the setting…but Pinocchio is a story with many, many, levels of cultural, social, political, culinary and religious (particularly the “prodigal son” and resurrection) significance. It’s a text far more complex than generally realiz...

Two stars from The Sopranos are reuniting in the kitchen! On a new episode of the YES App original series Home Plate, Lorraine Bracco and Steve Schirripa discuss a variety of topics — including their time on the hit HBO series — while devouring some delicious-looking food at Enzo's of Arthur Avenue in the Bronx. In the episode, Schirripa, 64, to...

I am a proud product of my Italian-American heritage. As I have noted umpteen times, there is almost nothing that brings me as much joy as the food of my family and one of my all-time favorite pastimes is going out to eat at a traditional Italian-American restaurant — or "red sauce joint," as they're called in my neck of the woods.  To be clear, I'...

The United States has historically been an interesting context for the study of bilingualism. After the two migratory processes of 1880-1927 and 1950-1970, the Italian American community is composite and stratified on a socio-cultural and linguistic level; for the third or fourth generation of descendants born in the USA, knowledge of Italian is of...

Do you know what is a muffuletta? Yes or no, you’re in the right place! We all know it, Sicilian bread has always had that extra gear that distinguishes it for its quality and taste, and makes it famous in the whole Italian peninsula. Among the many types of bread that we can taste across the island, we can find one that has become a global institu...

GIOVANNA RICCIO and LENNY DELLAROCCA. Saturday, October 30th, 2021 (on Zoom). 6-8 PM EST; Open Mic begins at 6-doors “close” at 6:15! Admission is free; registration is required. Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArd-usrTwuH92ORVgs_0qRLb8RnqSNTXrh After registering, you will receive a confirmation emai...