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When Leonardo da Vinci died on May 2, 1519 (at the Château du Clos Lucé in France; he was 67), he left behind a body of work that radically upended every discipline it encompassed — which was pretty much every discipline. The illegitimate child of a 15-year-old orphan from the Tuscan town of Vinci began his career as a teenager in the workshop of t...

THE GANGSTER’S COUSIN is a wonderfully different take on the usual Mafia story. From his humble beginnings in New York and across four continents, Sal’s memoir takes the reader on a sometimes exciting, sometimes poignant, and often humorous adventure as he finds himself in unbelievable situations and meeting an array of unique and funny characters...

Baseball legend Yogi Berra departed this world nearly four years ago, but his unique and memorable quips like “It ain’t over til it’s over,” likely will remain in the pop culture lexicon forever. The one-time New York Yankees catcher, who was instrumental in leading his team to 10 World Series Championships, three of which he was named MVP, and app...

San Martino sulla Marrucina è un delizioso paese di 911 anime adagiato sulle colline teatine, già famoso per aver dato i natali alla famiglia Masciarelli che, nel 1867, ha fondato uno dei più antichi pastifici d’Italia. Se Anthony Wallace Masciarelli, in quel 13 novembre 1934, registrando all’anagrafe il figlio Garry, non avesse deciso di cambiare...

My father’s Italian parents, Leonardo and Anna Maria Mecca, resided in a small mountainous village about 50 miles east of Salerno known as Avigliano before immigrating to the United States. They sought America’s freedom and opportunity, but nothing else. Once an important center of woodworking and cutlery artisans, an earthquake in 1980 decimated...

The National Education Association (“NEA”) at its 2019 National Convention passed a resolution that states the NEA believes Columbus Day should be renamed and recognized as Indigenous Peoples Day. On July 6-7 2019 in Texas the National Education Association passed the following resolution: “The National Education Association believes that the histo...

Ace character actor Michael Imperioli’s resume includes stints—regular and one-offs in such television series as Californication, Blue Bloods, and even The Office, in which he memorably appeared in an episode as Dwight Schrute’s karate sensei. But he will likely forever be best-known for his role on The Sopranos as Christopher Moltisanti, mob boss...

The Omni Shoreham Hotel will be swathed in festive colors of red, white and green November 1-3, when the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) celebrates its 44th Anniversary Gala Weekend. The Gala Weekend begins on Friday, November 1, 6 – 9 p.m., with our NIAF Aperitivo! event for young Italian American and Italophile professionals! Refreshi...

Amore is in the air on this week’s episode of the Italian American Podcast, as our panel of co-hosts are joined by a special guest to explore the ins-and-outs of Italian American courtship! Rachel Russo- Dating and Relationship Expert, Professional Matchmaker, Relationship Coach, and proud Italian American- is the author of The FabJob Guide to Beco...

La Mozzarella di Bufala Campana Dop da oggi è più tutelata negli Stati Uniti e viene fatta chiarezza sul libero utilizzo del nome 'mozzarella' per indicare una tipologia di formaggio. Così si garantisce maggiore trasparenza nei confronti dei consumatori. Il presidente del Consorzio di Tutela, Domenico Raimondo, e il vicepresidente del US Dairy, non...

Shout! Studios has hooked North American rights to Feast of the Seven Fishes, the comedy-drama written and directed by Robert Tinnell based on his graphic novel and Italian cookbook of the same name. Skyler Gisondo, Madison Iseman, Josh Helman, Addison Timlin lead a cast that includes Joe Pantoliano and Paul Ben-Victor. The rollout for the pic from...

As a part of my series about pop culture’s rising stars, I had the distinct pleasure of interviewing Fabrizio Brienza. Fabrizio is an Italian-American model and actor. Born in Campobasso, Molise, Italy, he is best known for his film works in The Adjustment Bureau, A Walk Among the Tombstones and Duplicity, as well as his television roles on The Sop...