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By Roberto Zanni "Non c'è solo la Ferrari e nemmeno la Fiat. Il viaggio attraverso i motori italiani, e tutto quello che fa parte di questo mondo, negli Stati Uniti è ampio e presenta nuove strade da percorrere. La tecnologia italiana negli States in tutti i settori si sa è ampiamente apprezzata e riconosciuta, ma quello che sta succedendo nel cam...

The journal "Italian Americana" is currently seeking scholarly and creative submissions for its Winter 2017 issue. Scholarly articles in any discipline related to the topic of the Italian experience in America are welcomed (history, social sciences, literary criticism, arts and humanities, etc.), as are original works of poetry, fiction, memoir and...

What makes the automotive industry so fascinating on a global scale is that no automaker exists in a bubble. Even from the birth of modern transportation, the development of automobiles was a far-reaching movement of shared influences–both on an engineering level and a design level.   While today's vehicles owe much to the streamlined, simpl...

A large and growing number of Italian American authors have had success in getting their works published in America. Some of the authors who have written about the Italian American experience are Pietro Di Donato, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Dana Gioia (Executive Director of the National Endowment for the Arts), John Fusco (author of Paradise Salvage) a...

by Hillary Dixler   After telling Eater NY last week that when it came to further expansion "nothing is set in stone," Italian megastore Eataly has revealed plans for two additional locations to open in New York City. Food historian and cookbook author Francine Segan attended an event at Eataly last night and reports via Twitter that founder...

Whether you're looking forward to the mashed potatoes or the deals at Best Buy, we can't believe that Thanksgiving is only a week away! Before you get out those old, stained cookbooks and handwritten recipe cards, think about adding some new Thanksgiving favorites to your table this year!   Many Italian Americans serve a pasta dish at Thanks...

by Jeremy Grossman   A few months ago when Manalapan resident Vic DiBitetto went to the movies with his wife, she begged him to keep his mouth shut. But he couldn't resist. The moment his face appeared in one of the coming attractions, DiBitetto stood up and shouted to the audience, "Hey everybody, that's me!"   "Without a beat,...

by Kati Irrente   Conoscete tutti i nomi dei supereroi italiani e supereroi italoamericani esistenti? Nella sterminata galassia di supereroi Marvel Comics e DC Comics siamo andati a cercare i supereroi italiani e italoamericani che sono protagonisti di fumetti molto apprezzati dal pubblico per questa speciale carrellata di eroine e supereroi...

by Ben Guarino   If the wearables cheerleaders are right, our closets will soon be stuffed with smart clothes. Garments are the next intelligent glasses, or, even better, the next smart watches! Never mind that the Apple watch, like Google Glass before it, is scrubbing out. If we can get over the utility hurdle, there's a cultural barrier co...

Isabella Fiorella Elettra Giovanna Rossellini was born on June 18, 1952 in Rome, Italy. Her mother was famed actress Ingrid Bergman, and her father was award-winning director Roberto Rossellini. Isabella grew up in Italy and Paris before moving to New York City when she was 19. She quickly became a model and actress. Most notably, she became the fa...

Envision a romantic movie and dream in Italian voices? Fantasize about rich Italian red sauces and anchovies? Dream that hearing classical music lifts us mortals to heaven?   Meet all of the above in Robert (Dahlan Roberto) Foah, trained orchestra conductor and world-traveled multimedia expert with installations from Australia to R...

Prior to 1973, few people outside of our nation's capital knew the name John Sirica. He was born on March 19, 1904, to two Italian immigrants. When he was 14, his family moved to Washington, D.C. In the 1920s and 30s John started boxing and debated whether or not he wanted to become a professional fighter.   He decided against it and receive...