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The Italian restaurant that’s coming to the former Alto Fumo space (2909 Wilson Blvd) in Clarendon is a few weeks away from opening. Mazaro is the name of the new restaurant, which was first touted in window coverings declaring that “Italy is Coming!” The coverings are now off and interior work has largely wrapped up, according to Aziza Naji, a par...

The recent controversy surrounding the taking down of varied statuary around the country in the climate of hyper-political correctness is developing a nasty tone. What is troublesome is the mob rule mentality and its vandalic approach. Rather than differentiating between right and wrong, the debate has become about ending all monuments to the past...

In 1955 Parks refused to give up her seat on a racially segregated bus in Alabama - a key moment in the US civil rights moment. She received death threats and moved north to Detroit, where she briefly lived in the white clapboard house with relatives. After a legal dispute in the US the house is now on display in Italy. The US Congress has referred...

The story goes that Joe Jerge checked out a couple hundred restaurants before he decided to open his own place in Lackawanna and call it Mulberry Italian Ristorante. He says he sampled restaurants "Mainly in New York" adding "there were days when I would do fifteen or sixteen places, that's how I got this tank." as smiles as he pats his stomach. Wh...

L'ambasciatore d'Italia a Washington, Armando Varricchio, ha aperto insieme a Frederick Ilchman, presidente di Save Venice, il webinar sulla protezione dei siti storici della città di Venezia dall'acqua alta. Il seminario, realizzato nel solco della proficua collaborazione con Save Venice, si tiene a poco meno di un anno dalle gravi inondazioni che...

Italy—sometimes called one big vineyard—is a mosaic of microclimates, from mountainous to coastal, Alpine to sun-baked. They vary so much that it makes little sense to speak of “Italian wine” in and of itself.  “Respecting the land, the product that comes from it, and respecting the people and tradition from these lands—these guiding principles hav...

Phoenix's most famous pizzaiolo Chris Bianco has never shied away from making changes within his restaurant group.  Last year the James Beard award-winning chef closed Roland’s Café Market Bar — the restaurant he opened with the owners of fast-growing taco shop Tacos Chiwas — after less than a year, opting instead to turn the historic building that...

Even for the layman, names like Jake LaMotta, Muhammed Ali, and Mike Tyson ring a bell when it comes to boxing. All three pugilists spent time training and fighting at Gleason’s Gym at 434 Westchester Avenue in the Bronx. I myself had never heard of the facility until conducting research for this article, and certainly had no idea of its deep link...

Generally speaking, Ferraris are rare. Although there’s a full-fledged factory churning out Prancing Horse cars somewhere in Italy, sticking a mass-produced sticker on a Ferrari is nothing short of sacrilege. And that’s not only because of the exotic nature of these machines, but also thanks to the draconic ways the Italian carmaker uses to protect...

The tandem Fabrizio Bosso and Julian Oliver Mazzariello returns to Washington through our virtual stage in partnership with the DC Jazz Festival. A tandem they have been riding together for most of their musical careers, and artistically pedaling together towards shared goals. A long history of music and friendship, that started in the early 2000s,...

It must be said that Italy is a country that can satisfy all tourists, italian and foreign ones, who have different interests and needs during their journey. But, there are also some cities which are able to satisfy a lot of different tourists ,on their own, because they have a wide range of things to offer. We are talking about Rieti, called the u...

Melanie Murillo created many memories throughout the years at Riccardo’s by the Bridge — a beloved restaurant and event venue in Astoria — but her fondest was her wedding day. “You guys treated us just like family,” Murillo wrote in a comment under the restaurant’s Facebook post announcing it will be closing permanently. “You put us at ease and too...