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Sylvester Stallone shares an uncanny, symbiotic connection with Rocky, the underdog boxer character he created four decades ago — a kindred spirit who served as his creative muse in spawning one of Hollywood’s most successful film franchises. In his long career Stallone also played another memorable screen role — John Rambo — but Rocky was of his o...

Italian caterer Autogrill said on Thursday it had signed an exclusive multi-year agreement with bakery chain Panera Bread to develop outlets in U.S. airports and motorways. Under the agreement the two partners will launch a series of new outlets, the first one at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina this fall. Other openings wi...

Ecco is thrilled to publish Juliet Grames’ entrancing, immersive debut THE SEVEN OR EIGHT DEATHS OF STELLA FORTUNA (Ecco; On-sale May 7, 2019: ISBN: 9780062862822), a novel about an Italian family as told through the lens of their extremely unlucky matriarch. Within the pages of THE SEVEN OR EIGHT DEATHS OF STELLA FORTUNA are hints of the magic of...

Sun dappled stones and overflowing flowers are the images I have of Italy. Frances Mayes has given us many images of Tuscany and now she gives us a whole picture of her beloved country. Her newest book, See You in the Piazza, is a travelogue of the many adventures she has had in Italy with her husband, grandson and other guests. Mrs. Mayes tends to...

As posted, Italian prog-rock group Claudio Simonetti’s Goblin will be performing the live score to Dario Argento‘s 1975 horror flick ‘Deep Red’ aka ‘Profondo Rosso’ in full, accompanied by a screening of said film at NYC’s Playstation Theater on September 20 [TIX]. As hinted in the initial announcement, the Manhattan show is part of a full-blown ru...

Storicamente, quello che ricopre è uno degli incarichi più prestigiosi e impegnativi nel sistema diplomatico italiano: Ambasciatore negli Usa. Di questi tempi, soprattutto con l’avvento alla Casa Bianca di Donald Trump, il ruolo ricoperto da Armando Varricchio, dal 2016 Ambasciatore d’Italia a Washington, è, se possibile, ancor più delicato e nevra...

The one-and-only, often imitated never duplicated, original Italian American Podcast presents: the Centenario Spettacolore – 100th Episode Supershow! The Italian American Podcast is celebrating 100 episodes of Italian Pride, as Dolores, Rossella, Pat, and John gather around the table to share a few memories, a lot of laughs, and a sneak-peek at the...

With films like Two Family House and City Island, director Raymond De Felitta found easy charm where many other indie filmmakers try too hard: in working-class New York neighborhoods whose Italian-American residents harbor dreams they rarely attempt to make real. He weds his sensibility to a conventional sports-comeback story in Bottom of the 9th,...

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...