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by Anthony Fasano Sunday dinner was an important part of my upbringing, which I'm sure is true for most Italian Americans. I wrote an entire post on Sunday dinners here. Of all of the great Sunday dinner memories, many of my fondest memories revolve around the kids' table. The kids' table was obviously the table (sometimes at the end of the l...

Italy is the source of some of the finest delights our senses can enjoy: espresso, pizza, pasta, gelato, wine and much more! For this reason, there are many "Little Italys" outside the motherland that bring together what we love about one of the star models of European quality.   Who doesn't love phenomenal coffee, incredible food and wonder...

In this episode, we interview filmmaker John Maggio, who has spent a decade making documentaries hailed for their social impact and exceptional craft. His work includes several films for "FRONTLINE" and "American Experience."   Maggio's films have been honored with the National Emmy Award, Writers Guild Award, an Independent Spirit Award, an...

Attribute to NIAF Chairman of the Board Joseph V. Del Raso. "On behalf of the Italian American community, the National Italian American Foundation congratulates our Board Member Vinnie Viola on this prestigious appointment. He is a patriotic American who served his country as an Airborne Ranger infantry officer after his graduation from West Point,...

Cristina Fontanelli is always on top of the news as a classical singer (she is a soprano) and as a host for many shows. Cristina gave us the opportunity for an interview and we felt that we could integrate our questions with a brief background on her life, as appeared onCelebrityDialogue.com.   CelebrityDialogue: When did you start singing?C...

"Isn't that a men's organization?" Have you ever heard this? I've been confronted with this statement many times since I began working for the Sons of Italy in 2011.   Contrary to popular belief, the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) was originally named Ordine Figli d'Italia, which literally translates to Order Children of Italy. As suc...

Danny Aiello can play a terrifying tough guy like nobody else — but the beloved actor says he turned down a chance to play a vicious Mafioso in a new movie in order to tackle the much smaller role of a troubled priest.   Aiello, 80, told "The Steve Malzberg Show" on Newsmax TV that he was approached by director John Herzfeld to star in "Reac...

by Philip Caulfield   He was called "The Zamp" when he competed in the 5,000 meter run at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and broke the Nazi color code by sharing a room with Jesse Owens. He was hailed a war hero for surviving 47 days in the shark-infested Pacific Ocean after his bomber was shot down — and two more years in a brutal Japanes...

By Rolando Vitale The Real Rockys: A History of the Golden Age of Italian Americans in Boxing 1900­–1955 is the first book to explore the history of Italian Americans in boxing. It is a fascinating collection of sociological essays and detailed appendices, examining the role and achievements of the Italian American prizefighter. From humble immigr...

She's known for her roles in such films as Blue Velvet and Death Becomes Her, and a glamorous career as an international model, but lately Isabella Rossellini has other things on her mind — namely, sex.    On Sunday, May 17, Ovation TV, America's only arts network, will take you around the world with the superstar as she prepares for an...

Along with a new foreword by Philadelphia opera singer, Frank Tenaglia, we find a fresh red, white and green cover and a cover portrait of the early Italian musical genius, Antonio Vivaldi (c.1678 – 1741), a single, fascinating and enlightening fresh topic has been added. It follows, in its entirety.   A TITILLATING TALLY. How easily we...

With summer approaching, Terlato Wines is betting big on the surging rosé category. The Lake Bluff, Illinois-based Terlato is rolling out six new rosé wines across the U.S. market: Il Poggione Brancato from Toscana, Italy ($14.99); Bodegas Valdemar from Rioja, Spain ($13.99); Protea from South Africa ($17.99); Sanford from the Sta. Rita Hills...