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by Calogero Lombardo   The history of the Sicilian neighborhood on the Near North Side of Chicago begins around the time of the Chicago Fire. Scandinavians and Germans had by then established colonies there, and were infiltrated by the Irish soon after. Italians had begun filtering in by the 1850s, but their inhabitation would not coalesce i...

By Mauro Battocchi If you can't sneak away to bucolic Tuscany this week, then stop by the Italian Cultural Institute instead and drink in calming Italian landscapes by Hans Schirmacher. His use of subtle shades and soft nuances to capture landscapes from different parts of Italy pairs dramatically with sharper lines and contrasts that trace the va...

For those who have traveled at least once to Italy and indulged in the genuine flavors of La Dolce Vita, there is finally a new place in The City where you can find authentic desserts and many more unique delicacies.   Inspired by her extensive travels to Italy and Europe, owner Aliah Warmund of "Caffè Dolci" brings the experience of a real...

By Jacqueline L. Urgo In this place known as the "Blueberry Capital of the World," which has also been called the most Italian place in New Jersey, they really like their provolone, especially around Christmastime.   Between early December and Super Bowl Sunday, 2,800 pounds of the piquant cheese, in the shape of 10-foot-long torpedoes, wil...

by Roberto Natalini   L'organizzazione italo-americana più importante a livello nazionale, ovvero il NIAF, National Italian American Foundation, ha di recente conferito una consistente borsa di studio ad Ariana Alva Ferrari, studente della San Francisco State University di origini italiane.   Fondato nel lontano 1976, ogni anno il NIA...

by Claudia Astarita   Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino recently defined intellectual property as "a vital asset for Italian growth, and an issue for which uniform worldwide protection is more than ever necessary". She stressed her point of view during a conference on "Intellectual Property: a strategic economic development factor in a gl...

Like football, pop music, and democracy itself, pizza follows in the long American tradition of things that began overseas before the United States imported, violently altered, and eventually defined the institution.   Although the first pizza shops didn't open in the U.S. until the early 20th century, hundreds of years after the original Ne...

  WTI Magazine #19    2014 Feb, 28Author : Simone doc Bracci      Translation by:   The genius of Sergio Leone has always been in front of us: his vision of the events, the space that joins the time and together get shaped as a work of art, to become pure cinema with a mastery that few have had in history. His...

Riscoprire la qualità, la salubrità e la sicurezza di una produzione d'eccellenza. È questo uno degli obiettivi principali del primo banco d'assaggio dell'Olio Dop Terre di Siena, in programma a Montepulciano venerdì (28 marzo) ed organizzato dal Consorzio Volontario Fitosanitario della provincia di Siena con la collaborazione del Consorzio Olio Do...

New York giudica i primi cento giorni dell'amministrazione Bill de Blasio. E non si tratta di una promozione a pieni voti. Anzi, il giudizio è fatto di luci ed ombre.   Luci per le aspettative e le speranze che il suo messaggio di uguaglianza e giustizia sociale continua ad alimentare, ombre per le sue incerte capacità "manageriali", per i d...

The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts, part of the national Order Sons of Italy in America, is honoring several leaders in the Italian-American community, as well as graduating high school seniors at a combined event, the Massachusetts Education and Law Awards, on Sunday, May 4, 2014. The event will also honor six outstanding public servants, including...

The Middlebury Italian School summer immersion program is still accepting applications, and need-based financial aid is still available!   7-week immersion program - Take three classes in Italian and earn 9 transferable credit hours. MA in Italian - Attend a series of 6-week summer sessions or combine summer study and a year abroad.&nbs...