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Great news! A new film is underway about the Grunt Padre —Servant of God Father Vincent Capodanno, a Medal of Honor recipient, posthumously, for his heroism on Sept. 4, 1967. That day, on a small, bloody knoll during a fierce battle with Marines greatly outnumbered by the North Vietnamese, it took more than 25 enemy bullets to stop Navy chaplain F...

by Enza Antenos November 2016 is coming to a close and this tumultuous month has created opportunities for reflection on, among other things, the linguistic and cultural legacy of 2016, and a need to reaffirm, as the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Language (ACTFL) has, the future of America to be one "where cultural and linguistic di...

Di Silvia Bulckaen   E' successo ieri notte. Nella sua casa in Florida è morto Manlio Rocchetti, il truccatore delle star. Un professionista dalla grande capacità, un talento che lo porta nel 1980 a vincere il premio Emmy per il lavoro di make up per Lonesome Dove. Ma è solo l'inizio.   La sua fama è destinata infatti a crescere ineso...

by Bruce Japsen   Following the announcement of the retirement of Greg Wasson, 56, as president and chief executive officer of Walgreens (WAG), the future of the company is for now in the hands of Stefano Pessina, the Italian billionaire who by the end of this month becomes chief executive officer of the largest drugstore chain in the world....

di Stefano Vaccara   Sal Palmeri, gli italiani che vivono a New York da più di vent'anni, lo conoscono quasi tutti. O meglio, ne riconoscono la voce. Sal è stato per quasi cinquanta anni la voce radiofonica più conosciuta degli italiani del Tristate. Ha condotto programmi sulle radio WHBI/fm, WHOM/fm/ WBNX/am/ WPOW/fm di New York e su WDAS/f...

by Kaleem Aftab   Al Pacino has so much chutzpah that he commands every room, every film set, and every theatre stage on or in which he appears. "I am a movie star," he spouts at one moment, and he doesn't want us to forget it. Even at 75, he has the brash confidence of youth, and yet his escapades of yesteryear provides the chorus to his or...

By Sarah Berger   As tennis fans strolled around Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York City last week, many saw a new, crisp white, green and blue pop-up cafe plopped in the center of the stadium grounds.   Lavazza, an Italian coffee company, was an official sponsor of the U.S. Open tennis tournament for the first time, hoping to attract a...

To people of a certain age, Alfa Romeo is how you say "sports car" in Italian. Its two seat barchetta, the Spider Veloce, played a staring role in Mike Nichols' classic movie The Graduate. You don't even have to know Italian to know what "veloce" means. Just say the word and it definition become clear.   Road & Track often waxed poetic about the...

by Anthony Julian Tamburri   This three-week summer program at the University of Calabria (Arcavacata di Rende) is now in its third edition. The Seminar takes place June 12–30, adiposity 2017 and is designed to introduce participants (doctoral students and professors) to cultural studies of the Italian Diaspora from a variety of academic pers...

Blending Italian craftsmanship, 1950s style, modern electrical technology and an architectural eye, the SMEG line of small appliances brings a delightfully refreshing atmosphere to the kitchen. A collaboration between Matteo Bazzicalupo and Raffaella Mangiarotti of deepdesign and SMEG (the translation of the Italian acronym is 'Metal Enamellin...

Could the dark era of low-carb dieting in America finally be behind us? U.S. pasta consumption is back on the rise after shrinking for years, according to data from research firm Nielsen. In the 52 weeks ending on April 2, dollar sales of dry pasta were up 2.9% year on year. The trend is reflected in people's online search habits as well. "Pa...

Anna Prandoni is the author of Let's Cook Italian (Quarto Publishing), an Italian family cookbook (with simplified versions of the most famous recipes), written in order to bring our culinary art around the world, to adults and children (who are increasingly involved in making dishes). We asked her to tell us the ten golden rules of Italian co...