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It was just before 8 a.m. on a Sunday morning in April 1987. I entered  the ‘Maroons Soccer Club,’ officially known as the ‘Italo-American Soccer Club – Maroons,’ through the back door. A handful of older men sipping on their morning cappuccinos greeted me. Some looked inquisitively at this stranger while most nodded a polite good morning. I took a...

Ciao paesani… and Greetings From Italian CALIFORNIA! This past July, we made our way out West to explore the Italian side of the Golden State, as we set out to film four brand-new episodes of our popular YouTube web series, “Greetings From Italian America.”  Joined by our amici from the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), we took a whirlw...

Mary Puggioni wakes up each day between 7:30 and 9 a.m., then sits in the backyard at her Wythe home in Hampton, Virginia, facing the water. Her first order of business? Coffee and a cigarette. Next up, she’s usually teasing her daughter, Nanci Caceda, and putting on a show for the nearly 80,000 TikTok followers she has gained over the past few mon...

As the United States mobilizes an unprecedented, global effort to evacuate Americans, personnel from partner nations, and vulnerable Afghans, we are working closely with our allies to ramp up evacuation/relocation operations. Our focus right now is getting people out of harm’s way. To do that, the United States is working with the government of Ita...

PROLIFIC ITALIAN AMERICAN AUTHOR Paul Salsini has published another tribute to Tuscany, the unforgettable land of his roots. Ranging over time and place, this new collection of stories by the award-winning author reflects people and events in Florence and in tiny villages and towns all over this magnificent region. Many are based on actual happenin...

The Renaissance, apart from its literature and artistic meaning, may also be characterized by a crescendo of geographical curiosity induced by the discovery of new lands. After centuries, the Europeans start to have access to new seas, while until then they have maintained contact with Asia exclusively by land, as the Arab merchants, skilled in nav...

“Simplicity,” said Leonardo da Vinci, “is the ultimate sophistication,” and, with the possible exception of the Martini,  nowhere is that more the truth than with fettuccine all’Alfredo, for which we have an origins story, so we know exactly what goes into the dish. Which is: Fettuccine, butter and Parmigiano-Reggiano. What? No cream? No  cream. No...

The Automobili Pininfarina Battista has made its dynamic debut in the USA, taking to the roads of California ahead of Monterey Car Week. The electric hypercar is heading Stateside in production form for the first time, with the Italian design house saying it will give potential clients their first opportunity to experience the car. This particular...

Award-winning author Andrew Cotto has added a new means of communicating his love of Italian food. Dinner with Andrew is a new series featuring Andrew in his own kitchen making Italian meals complete with wine pairings and an aperitivo. The show is filmed and edited by award-winning creative director Daniel Paterna in a manner that reflects both th...

Shia LaBeouf is looking to make a comeback after the recent troubles that he’s found himself in. Director Abel Ferrara has revealed that LaBeouf is set to take on the lead role in his next movie. The story of that film centers on the younger years of Italian Saint Padre Pio. Willem Dafoe is also looking to join the film. Ferrara said in a statement...

The Buffalo Niagara Film Office recently announced principal photography is underway on TIFF’s “People’s Choice Award”-winning director Alejandro Monteverde’s “The Untitled Cabrini Film” in Buffalo. Production will conclude in Rome, Italy, in the early fall. “The Untitled Cabrini Film” is based on a story by Monteverde (“Sound of Freedom,” “Bella”)...

Actor and stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco has revealed he will be voicing “Spike” in Super Mario Bros: The Movie; possibly Foreman Spike. Announced in January 2018, details on the movie’s plot and cast have been all but non-existent. One character and cast member has leaked; Foreman Spike from Wrecking Crew. He will be voiced by Maniscalco (...