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A Civil War: A History of the Italian Resistance by Claudio Pavone, translated by Peter Levy, preface by Stanislao Pugliese "Among the few indisputable masterpieces of contemporary history." –Financial Times . A Civil War is a history of the wartime Italian Resistance, recounted by a historian who, when only a boy, took part in the struggle against...

Italyʼs medieval universities established the study of human anatomy for physicians. To heighten their art, Renaissance masters clandestinely examined anatomy through human dissection. The profound connection between art and science is best demonstrated by the genius of Michelangelo.   Indeed, the wooden crucifix he carved in gratitude for s...

Maria Baratta of Waterbury will star in the Seven Angels Theatre comedy, "I Loved, I Lost, I Made Spaghetti," from Saturday through April 26.   The one-woman play was adapted by Jacques Lamarre from a memoir by Gulia Melucci, and could be described as "Sex and the City" meets the Food Channel. Baratta plays Melucci, a single New Yorker...

by Dan Reiner   Patsy's Pizzeria opened in Harlem in 1933, and over the years, its pizza, charred in coal-fired ovens, made regulars of the likes of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Joe DiMaggio and Christopher Walken.   The owners of Patsy's of New Rochelle, who held their ribbon-cutting ceremony last week, are hoping they can replicate t...

  The Italian American Community Center of Rochester will host three musical events to wrap up the summer. On Aug. 19, Rochester native Ernie Capone will perform from 7 to 10 p.m. Capone sings music from the 1950s and 60s, including the works of Frank Sinatra and Elvis.   The concert is free and the community center will have food and...

by Marci Diehl   Stop me if you've heard this one: Two Italian-American Roman Catholic sisters are hired to cater an event at a Jewish funeral home, but they don't know the difference between a matzo ball and a meatball, let alone what's Kosher. Cultural disaster, or a recipe for success? You'll see during the Jewish Community Center's...

NYC tile and surfaces showroom STUDIUM will be offering "Ducale" by KREOO (USA), a luxury artisanal tile collection uniting marble in breathtaking new ways, streamlining design and pushing forward architectural innovation. For centuries, Italian artisans have handcrafted marble insets by hand, creating unique pieces of art. Therefore, following tra...

By Robin Raisfeld and Rob Patronite   After several decades of standing by the conviction that the only good Italian hero is a cold Italian hero — not to mention surviving the pressed-panini craze of the early '00s — the superb sandwich artists at Alidorohave reconsidered their position.   Chalk it up to a thaw in customer relations,...

By Haley Viccaro   For Mamma Rosa Ferrari, God, family and work were the three most important things in life. Rosa Ferrari, more commonly known as "Mamma," always wanted the Ferrari family to live together and work together. Her dream came true with Ferrari's Ristorante in Schenectady.   "Everybody called her Mamma," her son Joe...

By Carol Ann Benanti   Women's History Month, celebrated annually each March, acknowledges myriad contributions females have made in America. Interestingly, from its beginnings as International Women's Day on March 8, it's been expanded twice by the United States Congress — first as a week long celebration in 1981 and to its current mon...

By Liliana Rosano Un ponte musicale tra l'America e l'Italia con l'obiettivo di creare collaborazioni, fare incontrare autori e artisti. È ambizioso il progetto di Roberto Mancinelli, campano di nascita, bolognese di formazione e oggi newyorchese di adozione. La musica per lui è sempre stata una passione ossessiva, ancora prima degli anni al Dams...

Pomì, the premium Italian tomato brand owned by the Consorzio Casalasco del Pomodoro well known for being a leader in sustainability and transparency, presents its new organic product line to the American market in occasion of this Summer's Fancy Food Show, June 26 to June 28. Pomì Organic will be on the shelves starting September.   In rece...