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The noted Italian tire maker Pirelli said today it plans to begin serving the commercial truck and bus markets in the United States and Canada through a new entity, TP Commercial Solutions LLC, which is dedicated to these markets. The move represents an expansion into North America of Pirelli's industrial business unit, currently headed at the gro...

"Cake Boss" Buddy Valastro and his family are hitting the road for an 8-episode Food Network special in which they will eat their way across the Southeast.   "Buddy's Family Vacation," which premieres May 27 at 8 p.m., follows Buddy, wife Lisa and their four kids as they RV from their home in New Jersey down the Eastern Seaboard and into the...

Sixty years ago Anna Magnani won an Oscar for Best Actress for The Rose Tattoo, starring Burt Lancaster, directed by Daniel Mann. The Istituto Luce-Cinecittà dedicated to a great actress retrospective, La Magnani, who is conquering New York and will involve other cities of the United States- Chicago, Detroit, Berkeley, Los Angeles, San Francisco, H...

The Spider is back and we have driven it. We were not disappointed as the new 2017 Fiat 124 Spider roadster delivered all of the top-down fun and excitement we expected and then some. Shortly that experience can be yours (affordably) at Fiat studios across the country. The last generation Fiat Spider rear-wheel drive two-seat roadster ended its lo...

We interviewed conductor Speranza Scappuccci last year shortly after we met her in Washington DC and learned that she will be appearing at the Rossini Opera Festival this summer. Since then she has been busy with performances throughout the world. Her recent performances in US included a much praised "La Sonnambula" which prompted the NYTimes music...

by Annie Palmer   Shares of Amazon.com (AMZN) are advancing 0.75% to $749.99 in afternoon trading today as the Seattle-based e-commerce giant announced it will be investing $550 million in Italy's move to improve its digital commerce. The most recent move is the largest foreign IT investment to be unveiled in Italy since Prime Minister...

Following two important events in the Italian wine world like Taste Cortina and the Merano Wine Festival, wine communicator Ian D'Agata comes to Vinitaly International, which will soon launch Vinitaly International Academy, an educational initiative aimed for the industry traders abroad: the goal is to deepen the knowledge of Italian wines and help...

By Simone Moretti   Daniele Bondi, one of the most awarded Italian authors, has just published "Crimes in Little Italy" a page-turning thriller set in NYC. «This is a tightly-constructed page-turner – declares William E. Klein, a professor of Philosophy at New YorkUniversity" – which makes very interesting psychological and literary moves wh...

To appreciate the life of the Italian immigrant enclave from the great heart of the Italian migration to its settlement in America requires that one come to know how these immigrants saw their communities as colonies of the mother country.   Edited with extraordinary skill, Italoamericana: The Literature of the Great Migration, 1880-1943 bri...

At first (or even second) glance, it's an unlikely pairing. He's the elegant, gentlemanly jazz icon who left his heart in San Francisco, singing classics from the Great American Songbook.   She's the dance-pop sensation known for flamboyant costumes (a meat dress, a Kermit the Frog jacket), fame-themed hits ("Paparazzi," "Applause"), and fan...

After introducing the AlfaRomeo 4C to the American market last year – and winning the Popular Mechanic's Best Sport Car Award – the Modena-based automobile manufacturer has announced the arrival of the 4C Spider this summer.   The engine is a turbocharged V4 and delivers 237 horsepower to a remarkably lightweight auto body, a carbon fiber sh...

By Vincent J. Cannato   When baseball legend Yogi Berra passed away this fall, baseball commissioner Rob Manfred called the late Yankees catcher "a beacon of Americana." Sportswriter Frank Deford had employed the same theme a decade earlier, calling Mr. Berra "the ultimate in athletic Americana."   That is quite a testament to a man b...