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A stroll through New Orleans in the 1850s would have revealed a subtle but significant change in architecture. The austere Greek Revival style, which started to replace Creole aesthetics in the 1820s and flourished during the 1830s and 1840s, began to give way to a more ornate and luxurious look.   Known as Italianate and later Victorian Ita...

In 1524, Giovanni da Verrazzano became the first European to enter New York Harbor. Today, across the Narrows entrance to this harbor, stands a monumental bridge named in honor of the Italian explorer. It is the longest suspension bridge in all of the Americas, longer than the Golden Gate Bridge. Most Americans know it well.   While this bri...

Italian researchers have developed a robot porter capable of monitoring people coming in and out of flat blocks and delivering mail, and expect to be able to produce it on an industrial scale within two years. Many Italian offices and flat blocks have small rooms for porters to sit in and monitor entrance halls, although it has become less com...

San Francisco celebra Ozmo, pioniere della street art italiana e artista tra i più conosciuti e apprezzati a livello internazionale. Nella città californiana, Ozmo ha appena completato un grande intervento (11x24 metri) sulla parete dello storico strip club Mitchell Brothers O' Farrell Theatre, nel quartiere di Tenderloin, descritto dallo scrittore...

Purdue University is partnering with an Italian company that is establishing its North American headquarters in Anderson. The university says Italpollina is looking to create research and development partnerships as it builds its new facility next to the new Purdue Polytechnic Institute in the Madison County city.   Italpollina broke ground...

È stata presentata oggi, 22 agosto, a Genova la nona edizione di "Hello Frank!", la manifestazione in omaggio a Frank Sinatra, patrocinata dalla Regione Liguria che si terrà il 24 e il 27 agosto nel Comune di Lumarzo in Valfontanabuona. Qui infatti, nella frazione di Rossi, nel 1896, nacque la madre di "The Voice", Natalina "Dolly" Garaventa, emigr...

Danilo and Alona Orofino are offering "authentic Italian food" in Orofino (link is external), the restaurant they're opening at 1006 C Caroline St. in downtown Fredericksburg. Their grand opening is August 12 - 18, 2016.   "Everything you'll find on the menu will have deep roots in each of the unique Italian regions, traditions, and cooking...

Dr. Anthony LuPriore, co-owner of Frati Gelato at 670 Main St. in the Riverfront building, is arguably one of the two or three best gelato makers in the country. LuPriore would probably cringe at the accolade, but his business partner and brother-in-law, Ron DeLay, says LuPriore comes by it honestly.   "Anthony is a trained gelato maste...

di Ilaria M. P. Barzaghi  Un viaggio alla ricerca del lato B dell'America: la bella metafora multistrato che invita a guardare dietro la facciata e l'immagine mainstream degli Stati Uniti fa subito venire in mente i vecchi 45 giri ma un po' fa anche pensare al corpo umano, a quella parte di noi che teniamo nascosta. Un'altra America.  ...

"Just like grandma used to make" is much more than a clever advertising scheme, it's literally what's happening at Staten Island's Enoteca Maria, where the kitchen's staffed not by professionally trained chefs, but by a fleet of "nonnas" from around the world.   For about a decade, owner Jody Scaravella has opened his kitchens to grandmother...

I was born in Vietri sul Mare, near Salerno, and I've travelled up and down the country for the past 40 or 50 years. I'm a lover of sublime yet simple regional food, particularly from small trattorias – run by mama, papa and the entire family – where dishes are created using local produce. I am not a huge fan of Michelin-starred establishments beca...

Tony Danza is truly a jack of all trades. He is an actor, author, dancer, boxer and teacher, among other things. Danza has enjoyed one of the most long-lived careers in television, and he continues to find new avenues for his talents.   Born Anthony Salvatore Iadanza to hard-working Italian parents in East New York — his father was a sanitat...