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The Maserati Quattroporte (four door), introduced in 1963, is a true execution of the finest Italian design in a sporty full-size luxury sedan, with a finely contoured exterior and distinctive sound. Iconic triple side air vents express Quattroporte’s rich, race-bred heritage beneath the dignified profile of an uncompromising executive sedan. Elega...

Brace yourselves, wine lovers. The price of Italian and other European wines in the US could double at the end of January. A bottle of your favourite Chianti, Barolo or Prosecco could soon cost twice as much if you're in the US, as the Trump administration is threatening to slap 100 percent tariffs on all wines imported from Europe. On December 12,...

Lady Gaga and Oprah have a lot in common when it comes to sharing truth from their stages. Both women have transcended their own personal stories to become beacons of help and hope to millions of others. Both have extended themselves from their initial callings—Oprah to television and the reinvention of the talk show, and Stefani Germanotta to musi...

As you are probably already aware, the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) is currently considering the implementation of 100 percent tariffs on food and wines produced in the European Union, including Italian products. The USTR already imposed 25 percent tariffs on Italian cheese and other food products in October of last year. The fallout for Italia...

“Boys’ Secrets and Men’s Loves” is a poignant, timely memoir by David A. J. Richards that sheds light on the trauma that patriarchy inflicts on men. Drawing from his own life and experiences, Richards explains how patriarchal norms harm boys and men, forcing them to forgo their authentic, emotional selves in order to conform to the rigid stereotype...

I remember it all too well. Our large family, Ma and Dad, six kids, and my Nonon, my grandmother, who would WALK over to our house, to help my mother every day, all cramped in a small three-decker apartment. The radio playing, set, every Sunday morning, to a local AM station that played Italian songs: "... volare, oh oh, cantare, oh oh oh oh ..." A...

Three years ago, Paolo Sorrentino’s “The Young Pope” crash-landed onto American airwaves. The Italian auteur’s series, which envisioned a sharp-tongued New Yorker bringing the Holy See to heel, was so surreal that it tended to elicit responses of confusion and revulsion from mainstream observers, but for those on its wavelength, it was both an aptl...

Kale, Brussel sprouts, avocado toast…and lasagna? You may have noticed that this baked pasta favorite is enjoying a culinary moment right now, popping up menus across the country and even getting its own dedicated cookbook. (Released earlier this fall, Anna Hezel’s Lasagna features dozens of unique recipes for the dish, from Fried Lasagna Bites to...

John Baldessari, the influential conceptual artist who helped transform Los Angeles into a global art capital through his witty image-making and decades of teaching there, died on Thursday at his home in the Venice neighborhood of Los Angeles. He was 88. His death was confirmed on Sunday by Virginia Gatelein, his studio manager and the chairwoman o...

In early 1964, a short piece in the San Francisco Chronicle mentioned that local jazz composer and pianist Vince Guaraldi would write the music for a TV film about Charles M. Schulz’s Peanuts newspaper strip: a documentary to be titled A Man Called Charlie Brown. The April 1964 issue of San Francisco magazine gave additional details. The planned 60...

The Godfather is a historic film that made and remade historical past. Francis Ford Coppola’s adaptation of Mario Puzo’s best-selling household novel is persistently rated within the prime three movement photos ever made, usually at #1. Some critics and movie historians imagine the sequel, The Godfather Half II, was a good higher movie, solidifying...

Producer Dino De Laurentiis was one of the most prolific filmmakers ever, having produced or co-produced more than 600 films during a career that spanned seven decades. His legacy continues not only through the work of his children and grandchildren but also by a new generation of filmmakers in his Italian hometown. De Laurentiis was born in the sh...