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Award-winning Chicago filmmaker Lucia Mauro wrapped shooting this past month on her second film, titled One Year Later, set in Chicago, Illinois, and Milan and Aosta, Italy. It tells the story of an American woman, recently recovered from a serious illness, who learns to savor the essence of life through a cathartic tripto the I...

Puglia – or Apulia, as is called in the United States – was home of millions of Italian emigrants, especially after 1900.   A marvelous region, full of art, culture and traditions, fantastic food and wine and beautiful people, now Puglia has an official representant in the United States: John Mustaro. We the Italians has met him in New York.

by Mark Lowry   For someone whose name has been synonymous with "glamour" for more than half a century, Italian actress Sophia Loren doesn't remember herself as beautiful as a young girl growing up in Pozzuoli, a suburb of Naples. Her mother, however, was apparently drop-dead gorgeous.   "My mother was so beautiful, she looked so much...

Poor New Jersey, the runt of the litter. I can feel you bristling at that, my fellow New Jerseyans. We know there's more to our state than most people think. But too frequently, we are overshadowed by New York City and overlooked by Philadelphia. Just the plain-Jane little sister to our more popular neighbors.   Imagine the young Frank Sina...

If you were a fan of the grilled pizza at Pizzino — the fast-casual spot tucked into a little strip mall just off Wydown Boulevard in Clayton — you might be surprised to see what the new owner has done to the place. Gone is the utilitarian white-and-red color scheme, fridge full of bottled drinks and open kitchen.   Instead, at Peno (7600 W...

Embassy of Italy. 3000 Whitehaven Street NW. Washington, DC 20008Friday, April 29, 2016 from 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT). Register The Istituto Italiano di Cultura cordially invites you to the screening of "Depero. Rovereto, New York and Other Stories" (2015), the first documentary film focused on the artist from Trentino, Fortunato De...

A movement started by Our Lady of Mount Carmel parishioners to override the wishes of the Roman Catholic Diocese has picked up supporters in high places, and organizers say they've talked with legal experts who have given them hope that they have legal standing to challenge any future demolition orders.   Mayor Joe Petty, At-large City Counc...

The Mille Miglia has a nearly 90-year history, but looks younger than its real age. Rather, it is as lively as it used to be in its early days, when it was "the most beautiful race in the world" (as Enzo Ferrari called it). For thirty years, from 1927 to 1957, the Mille Miglia ran across half of Italy, along its 1,700 km-odd route amid dust whirlw...

Two new restaurant concepts are coming to downtown Phoenix this summer. Both will be within an easy walking distance to Talking Stick Resort Arena and Chase Field. Mancuso's Restaurants said earlier this month that it was relocating its Scottsdale restaurant, Bobby's (which closed April 30) to the Collier Center along Jefferson between Se...

Nell'ambito della 43^ edizione dei Premi Internazionali Flaiano, sezione letteratura, è bandito per il 2016 il quindicesimo Premio Internazionale di Italianistica.    Promosso e organizzato dall'Associazione Culturale Ennio Flaiano e dal Centro Nazionale di Studi Dannunziani in collaborazione con il Ministero per gli Affari Esteri e gli...

On November 11, 1960, Joan (née Tropiano) and Stanley Tucci welcomed a son, Stanley, in Peekskill, NY. Growing up, the young boy showed a strong interest in acting and theater. After graduating from high school, Stanley enrolled in SUNY at Purchase and graduated with a bachelor's degree in drama in 1982. He moved to New York City and performed in p...

by Lily Rothman It takes a long time to become a saint — unless you're Frances Cabrini, the woman who 70 years ago became the first American saint. By the time Catholicism was well established in the United States, it was a lot harder to become a saint than it once had been, as the Catholic Church had stabilized the canonization process, as T...