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Two brothers from Cleveland proved the sky is the limit for Italian Americans at the worldwide box office. Directors Joe and Anthony Russo took the crown for the most profitable movie in Hollywood history when Avengers: Endgame hit $2.79 billion late last week. James Cameron’s science fiction film “Avatar” previously held that top spot for 10 years...

Frank Maraschiello, a middle school history teacher and a Buffalo, New York native, has completed his new book “Dress Jeans, Disco and Dating”: the story of Nick Carnavale, a teen entering high school during a time of shifting social mores and cultural norms that conflict with the upbringing he is accustomed to in the Italian-American West Side sec...

Zucchero parte per l'America e inaugura il “diario del nuovo album”. Il disco sarà registrato nei prossimi giorni tra Los Angeles e San Francisco: il cantautore è pronto a raccontarlo sui social e prepara il nuovo tour. L'artista ha mostrato sui social i momenti prima della partenza per gli Stati Uniti. “Sono in aeroporto pronto a partire per l'Ame...

President Donald Trump announced on Thursday that he will nominate Gene Scalia, former Justice Antonin Scalia's son, as secretary of labor -- replacing Alex Acosta, who resignedover the fallout from the plea deal he negotiated for Jeffrey Epstein in 2008. "I am pleased to announce that it is my intention to nominate Gene Scalia as the new Secretary...

July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landing, a major event for humanity and the beginning of the space age, of which Italy has been and continues to be a protagonist. "It is a matter of pride for Italy - said Italian Ambassador Armando Varricchio - that 50 years after the Moon Landing an Italian astronaut, Luca Parmitano, has been...

From Pythagoras' concept of Musica Universalis to Gustav Holst's The Planets, from David Bowie's "Space Oddity" to the Beastie Boys "Intergalactic," outer space has been a perennial fascination of composers and musicians for millennia. On August 13, electronic dance music will boldly go where no-one has gone before when Italian astronaut Luca Parmi...

In 2018, the race for U.S. representative of the Third Congressional District of Illinois drew national attention, in part because the lone Republican candidate was Arthur Jones, a former neo-Nazi who described himself as a “white racialist.” Mike Fricilone, of Homer Glen, doesn’t want to see that happen again. Longtime incumbent Dan Lipinski, a De...

On July 20, 2019, much of the world will be commemorating the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing by American astronaut Neil Armstrong. The event has been celebrated in the movie “First Man,” which opened last year on Oct. 12, the true anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus. Without diminishing Armstrong’s incredible...

Poverty was the main motivation for an Italian leaving his family and home and putting up with the hardships of traveling to America. In 1898, widespread “bread riots” plagued all of Italy, with people protesting the lack of jobs and the sudden increase in the price of wheat and bread. Other motivators were the constant political strife and the dre...

In Stranger Things season 3, we got to know Mike and Nancy's mom, Karen Wheeler a little bit better. In the previous seasons, we learned that Mrs. Wheeler really does care for her children, even if she has no idea they've been fighting monsters from an alternate dimension. Remember when the kids thought Will died and Mrs. Wheeler invited Mike to go...

Sulla Luna c’è una targa con tutti i nomi dei protagonisti dell’Apollo 11. Non solo gli astronauti, ma proprio tutti quelli che, in un modo o nell’altro, per quella impresa hanno dato un contributo. C’è anche il nome di un italiano e non uno qualsiasi, anche se dalle nostre parti in pochi lo conoscevano. Eppure l’ingegnere Filippo Pagano, emigrato...

Growing up in the shadow of my father’s New York Giants Baseball fandom, I’ve known the story of the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World” all my life. It was the home run hit by Bobby Thomson of the New York Giants to beat the Brooklyn Dodgers in the 1951 National League pennant. In our house, my brother and I had to know a lot of sports facts just to ear...