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Marilyn E. Saviola, who after childhood polio left her a quadriplegic spent much of her adult life advocating for people with disabilities, pushing for the removal of both the physical barriers and the attitudes that hinder people like her from fully participating in society, died on Nov. 23 at her home in Brooklyn. She was 74. Independence Care Sy...

Discover another side of the Eternal City with tips from some of the most influential bloggers and online contributors in the city! After all, who better to tell the secrets of Rome than nine acclaimed insiders? Maria Pasquale (Heart Rome): You can’t beat roman cuisine at a good trattoria but uncover contemporary dining in Rome and dine at Pianostr...

Many times my interviews have given light to people and institutions born in America who work to help Italy, improve the bridge between our two countries, and represent in an excellent way an aspect - territorial, thematic, professional or cultural - of being part of the Italian American community. The friend who is today the protagonist of this in...

It’s not a leap to classify pizza as a beloved food. Pizza is perfect for so many occasions. Whether it’s served at casual get-togethers or dressed-up events, pizza has become about so much more than picking up the phone and dialing the nearest delivery place. Similarly, the phrase “pizza party” likely conjures up memories of stacks of pizzas being...

Joe Pesci–whether he likes it or not–will always be known for his darkly funny (like a clown?) onscreen persona. His signature black humor, which is always cut with insecurity and rage, earned him an Oscar in 1991, and has made him a cornerstone of American cinema. This year, the actor was convinced to return from his decades-long retirement to sta...

Those visiting the Marche region of Italy will be delighted with a stop in Ascoli Piceno, a town that can trace its origins back to the days before Rome and is a great source of ancient and medieval architecture. Surrounded by two national parks, this town of 54,000 is located where the Castellano Creek and River Tronto meet. Ascoli Piceno’s dramat...

It was the worst Saturday I had worked in a long time. I was two and a half hours out of town working in Grand Rapids. I was alone, and the customer flow was so high I never got a chance to take a lunch. By the time my shift was done, I was famished. I got some good food ideas from the customers, but one suggestion stood out to me: Pietro’s Italian...

The Italian Chicks is a passionate blend of comedy, characters, music, song parodies, improv and Italian-American culture. When these four dynamic, multi-talented women hit the stage, they will make you remember things you paid your shrink to forget. It's a celebration of food, family, memories and Italian tradition. Whether you're Italian or not,...

Picture Italy. What do you see? Perhaps it’s the Colosseum, its boundless history and imposing architecture. Maybe it’s the Leaning Tower of Pisa, surrounded by dozens of people trying to get that photo. Or do you imagine the grand Duomo di Milano beside its sprawling piazza? But maybe you’re not thinking of the cities. Maybe what springs to mind i...

Its strong, spicy perfume and savoury, intense flavour make Parmigiano Reggiano PDO 40 mesi (40 months maturing) a product with unmistakable characteristics that is increasingly in demand on the tables of consumers. This is why the Parmigiano Reggiano PDO protection Consortium launched the 40 months premium project during a dedicated event held yes...

When he takes the oath of office Sunday as Greenwich’s new first selectman, Fred Camillo will become the first person in town history to serve as first selectman, as a member of the state legislature and as a member of the Representative Town Meeting. The new office will be a new challenge for the lifelong town resident; and it will be a new chapte...

At the dawn of this century, Detroit looked for inspiration to other cities that had managed dramatic comebacks after years or decades of decline. Berlin, Germany, was one. Bombed to ashes by the Allies during World War II, Berlin had re-emerged as one of the great capitals of Europe. And another inspiration was Turin, Italy, or Torino as the Itali...