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On the fifth-ever episode of HBO’s The Sopranos, titular patriarch Tony (James Gandolfini) strangles a man to death with a pair of cables. When the series concluded on an ambiguous note nearly a decade later, audiences were left emotionally bereft at the unknown fate of the man who perpetrated such hideous crimes. Gandolfini himself left us soon af...

Superstar standup comedian Sebastian Maniscalco couldn’t perform onstage during the pandemic — so he used that time to create his new comedy cooking series, “Well Done with Sebastian Maniscalco.” “I was looking to get into the cooking space for the last five-to-seven years. I have a passion for the culinary arts and was like, ‘What could we do?,” M...

Not everyone can spontaneously buy a plane ticket to Italy, but you can get Italy (in a box) delivered to your front door with a click of a button. Whidbey Island-based Ciao Food & Wine now has an online marketplace and curated boxes available — giving a taste of Italy and all it has to offer. In Italy, Ciao owner and chef Mark Laska once studied u...

From Kennedy to von Braun, from Johnson to Debus, among the protagonists of the historical adventure that brought man to the Moon 42 years ago, there was one who had a decisive role, as director of the launch and later responsible for the entire Apollo program. His name was Rocco Petrone, and, as his very Italian name tells us, he was the son of a...

“Quello vero è uno solo”, recita il payoff che compare sotto il marchio del Parmigiano Reggiano. Lo stesso potremmo dire del design italiano, che dalla sua gloriosa affermazione, nella seconda metà del secolo scorso, ha fatto nascere prodotti straordinari a cui è seguita un’orda famelica di surrogati capaci solo di ricalcarli in peggio. Questa è la...

National Association of Young Innovators, the leading Italian organization that promotes innovation and digital, and Great Product (GP), a project development company that builds Italian and European companies for success in finance and marketing in the United States IS, announced a strategic collaboration to develop and grow Italian startups in th...

The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) congratulates former Chairman Jerry Colangelo on leading Team USA to its fourth consecutive gold in men’s basketball. The gold medal came after an 87-82 win over France on Saturday in Tokyo, Japan. “We are extremely proud of Jerry’s accomplishments as executive director of USA Basketball. We salute Je...

Stevie Kim, Managing Director of Vinitaly International and the founder of Vinitaly International Academy, together with VIA faculty member Henry Davar, hosted media and trade for an exclusive happy hour tasting benchmark Italian wines and discovering the structure and impact of the VIA programme. During the event, Stevie Kim announced a new schola...

Tony Bennett has taken his final bow. The 95-year-old singer performed his last-ever show at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Thursday, accompanied by his longtime collaborator, Lady Gaga. An eyewitness told ET that the show, titled One Last Time: An Evening With Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga, was "so special." "Lady Gaga was so sweet about h...

The current era is all about reducing, reusing, and recycling. The increasing and alarming global warming situation has forced people to think about their activities from a broader perspective. Every single thing that can impact the environment either positively or negatively is being re-thought and rewired. In these crucial times, scientists and r...

I don’t remember my very earliest days of living in Madrid with my U.S. Diplomatic Corps family — I was only 3 months old when we moved there. Spanish quickly became my second language, thanks to my encouraging parents and my dear nanny, Felisa, who came to Madrid from Galicia to watch over and care for me for many years. Growing up for three years...

One of the simplest, purest pleasures I've experienced during my 32 years of life is going out for Italian-American food with my family. There is such a deep, rich nostalgia and comfort that permeates those spaces for me. I almost always opt for my favorite, which is (you guessed it) chicken parmesan. My mother will undoubtedly get some sort of shr...