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by Silvia Simonetti   American actor Robert De Niro's next big screen role is all over the news. Last week he announced in an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Messaggero that he signed to play Enzo Ferrari in a new biopic movie, and both his fans and Ferrari enthusiasts worldwide are looking forward to watching it.   "Ferrari,"...

By Lou Caravella   Last year, the Minneapolis City Council voted to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day on Columbus Day, a national holiday. Busy smearing the villain Christopher Columbus, the council failed to honor the fact that, in practice, Columbus Day is Italian-American Heritage Day, and has been celebrated as such for decades.  ...

We're celebrating all things Italian this month onGoodtaste.tv. Fitting that October is National Pasta Month, as well as the birth month of Columbus himself! I have some timeless recipes, how-to videos and more authentic eats from big names, beginning with Lidia Bastianich. I've worked with Lidia several times (once in MY kitchen) and find her...

by Matt Stieb Most genre titles suck, serving as meaningless shorthand for nerds in the field. Vaporwave? Gaslamp Fantasy? But, the Spaghetti Western moniker so perfectly nails the phenomenon of Italian directors setting movies in the American West that it gives worth to the entire operation of genre.   In the early '60s, American filmmaker...

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...