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In celebration of Italian American Heritage Month, our favorite moderator John M. Viola was invited to speak to the Northern Ohio Italian American Foundation (NOIA Foundation) about the history of Southern Italy and its impact on the Italian American story. Recorded from a live presentation, join our friends in Cleveland as they explore a brief his...

The contemporary reimagining of the 14th century poem is among the first projects being developed by head of originals Lauren Corrao. Freeform, on the heels of its Pretty Little Liars and Cloak and Dagger cancellations, is looking to put a new spin on one of the most famous poems ever. The Disney-owned basic cable network has put a contemporary rei...

Do you know who Mother Cabrini is? We celebrate her Feast Day this week. St. Frances Xavier Cabrini was an Italian-born sister who felt a passionate desire to serve the poor. In 1880, after founding the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, she presented herself to Pope Leo XIII and asked to be sent to China. Leo answered, “Not to the East, but t...

NFL’s Adam Vinatieri, placekicker for football’s Indianapolis Colts, is quite the guy. First, Vinatieri is the oldest player (age 46) currently playing in the NFL. In pigskin land, this is old. Naturally, this gives folks pause to wonder if “he’s still got it.” And for a while, there was good reason to doubt. Vinatieri missed five of eight kicks...

"Imagine how they felt, being photographed." Cohen Media Group has unveiled an official US trailer for the acclaimed documentary called Shooting the Mafia, which first premiered at both the Sundance & Berlin Film Festivals earlier this year. The doc film is a profile of famed Italian photographer Letizia Battaglia, the first woman to ever be employ...

You may have a little Italian under your belt, perhaps from family experience, travel, tutors, or classes, and you want to improve your skills in a way that is not only fun but works. Perhaps you have no Italian, but you long to understand the beautiful language of the Old Continent... and maybe hope to order dinner in Verona using the chef’s nativ...

AL Pacino has told how he owes his dazzling screen career to his love of Oscar Wilde. The star, 79, researched and directed a documentary on Wilde a few years ago, which had its world premiere at the Dublin International Film Festival. Pacino had already starred in such cinematic masterpieces as The ­Godfather, Scarface and Glengarry Glen Ross, whe...

The voice of the New York Mets and one of the driving forces of the Hall of Fame, Wayne Randazzo joins Dane “On The Road”. Hear as Wayne shares this year’s event and the inductees including racing legend Mario Andretti for the first ever Lifetime Achievement award and NHRA star Alexis DeJoria. Hear as Wayne shares the history of the Hall, amazing a...

Premium Italian appliance maker Bertazzoni has been ranked first out of 138 luxury brands in a US survey. The 2019 Premium Consumer Home Brands Survey, carried out by North Carolina-based integrated brand agency Mode, ranked Bertazzoni in top slot based on a comprehensive market audit by a panel of experts and a survey of high-income shoppers with...

We have an exclusive clip from Robert Tinnell's upcoming Feast of the Seven Fishes. The movie is based on Tinnell's 2005 graphic novel and Italian cookbook of the same name. Shout! Factory picked up the exclusive rights to distribute the movie in North America back in August. The movie is a romantic comedy set in a rust belt town on the banks of th...

If you’re a filmmaker and look up to Martin Scorsese, you’ll love this video. StudioBinder brings you five key elements of Scorsese’s directing in a fun video showing excerpts from his movies and various interviews. It’s a great source of inspiration and an opportunity to learn some tricks from a directing master.  Scorsese uses different cinematic...

Co-producers Jeff Porter, VinePair (vinepair.com), I.E.E.M. (ieemusa.com) and Colangelo & Partners (colangelopr.com) announce today the debut episode of ‘Sip Trip with Jeff Porter,’ (siptripitaly.com) a culinary road trip through Italy with one of America’s most beloved Italian wine experts, sommelier Jeff Porter. Sip Trip launches on VinePair’s so...