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The Italian composer Ennio Morricone can pursue “a few dollars more” following a Second Circuit reversal Wednesday about his rights to the scores of six spaghetti-western films produced in late 1970s and early 1980s.  Responsible for creating some of the most lush and iconic film scores in the history of cinema, the 90-year-old Morricone persuaded...

Andrew Cotto is the award-winning author of three novels. He has written for numerous publications, including The New York Times, Parade, Men’s Journal, Rolling Stone, Relish, The Huffington Post, Condé Nast Traveler and Maxim. He has lived in Italy on two occasions and visits as often as possible. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York. Andrew’s...

In recent years, a number of food writers, chefs and those in the food media have been claiming that Italian-American food is something different from Italian food. They say it was created here in the United States. You probably heard the oft repeated line that there was a lot of beef in the United States when the Italian immigrants arrived over 10...

ATTENTION FELLOW ITALIAN AMERICANS!  This week marks the first emergency broadcast for the Italian American Podcast.  Although the team was planning to take a week of rest and relaxation to celebrate the ultimate Italian vacation of Ferragosto, the wider world just wouldn’t let us rest because during the week leading up to the holiday the Italian A...

Due to a recent amendment in Italian law anyone who applies for Italian citizenship must prove an adequate knowledge of the Italian language. This means that applicants must obtain at least an Italian B1 certification in language competency. What does the B1 Italian level of proficiency mean? Applicants at a B1 level should be able to speak and wri...

On Saturday, August 17, 2019, Congressman Tom Suozzi (D-Long Island, Queens) received the prestigious Guglielmo Marconi Award, the Order Sons & Daughters of Italy in America’s (OSDIA) highest honor. The award is named for Guglielmo Marconi, the Nobel prize-winning Italian physicist who invented wireless telegraphy. It is presented biennially to an...

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday in a radio interview addressed at length the heated exchange his brother Chris had with a man who called him “Fredo” — a reference to the film "The Godfather" he said was demeaning to people with Italian heritage. In the video, the CNN anchor says the label is an “aspersion” to Italians, a reference to a character fr...

Italy has contributed to several facets of civilization. Italian fashion, architecture, food, art and sense of business continue to influence the modern world. Italians are natural lifestyle gurus the more reason why you would like a piece of Italy in your space. Traditional Italian homes are a bit overbearing with floral and peach. We show you how...

La commozione affiora attraverso gli occhi lucidi. L’abbraccio, per i tempi televisivi, è lungo. E’ standing ovation. Come una madre con la propria figlia sembrano stringersi. Sono Lady Gaga e Julie Andrews. E’ la serata degli Oscar. Cadono le maschere, spariscono le parrucche, niente trucco questa sera. Lady Gaga sembra interpretare se stessa. Can...

Ken Cuccinelli says immigrants should be able to “stand on their own feet” and the Statue of Liberty’s famed poem was only supposed to apply to newcomers from Europe. But the hard-line Trump immigration official’s own ancestors were dirt-poor Italian laborers who apparently came through Ellis Island on a crowded steamship like millions of other fut...

Many people perform great deeds, but few change the course of world history. Christopher Columbus was among those who did, and the impact of his feat continues to be felt throughout Americas. It is therefore disconcerting that the extraordinary feats of this iconic figure are being questioned and discredited to the point of cancelling the annual na...

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo's profane confrontation with a conservative agitator who compared him to a character from "The Godfather" was the latest chapter in the Cuomo family's decades-long, public battle against Italian slurs and stereotypes. Cuomo, the CNN anchor, was captured in a video posted Monday showing him angrily threatening a provocateur wh...