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Lady Gaga's awards season has begun! The 35-year-old star was honored by the New York Film Critics Circle (NYFCC) Friday as she was named best actress for 2021 for her performance in House of Gucci. In her big-screen followup to 2018's A Star Is Born (which earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress), Gaga plays the real-life Patrizia Reggiani...

Just one hour north of Rome, near Lago di Bolsena, the well-preserved medieval town of Viterbo now has one more reason to attract visitors, especially those fascinated by Dante and his Divine Comedy. On the occasion of the 700th anniversary of the poet’s death, which is celebrated this year, Viterbo has inaugurated a new walking itinerary retracing...

The team behind Wine Spectator Grand Award winner Acquerello in San Francisco opened Sorella (Italian for “sister”) on Dec. 1. “After spending 32 years perfecting the fine dining experience at Acquerello, we are ready for a new challenge,” co-owner Giancarlo Paterlini told Wine Spectator via email. “The time feels right for us to introduce a more c...

Exhibition. December 9, 2021 – January 8, 2022. Monday through Friday, 10AM to 4PM. Italian Cultural Institute, 686 Park Avenue, NY. The project stems from the desire of photographing archives and collections, an often-unknown heritage, full of beauty and history, building a narrative space within which, in addition to the works and documents, it i...

Would you like fries with that?” may not be as modern a phrase as we think. You’ve probably seen the recent headlines extolling the full excavation of a gloriously intact fast-food joint, or thermopolium, in Pompeii. Virtually undisturbed save for a little pilfering in the 17th century, the small food shop has remained as it was, a freeze-frame of...

I am proud to announce that my latest book "THE EXCEPTIONAL MISS UCCELLO: THE LEGACY OF HARTFORD'S FIRST FEMALE MAYOR" " is now available on Amazon both as e-book and paperback here.  The daughter of a Sicilian shoemaker and a conservative Republican in a city where Democrats, lead by the legendary State and National Party Chairman John Bailey, hel...

It takes passion and technique, great skills and a genuine love of music to build a perfect violin. And of course precious woods not chosen at random. It is with this spirit that the italian luthiers, master violin craftsmen, called luthiers, work. It was they who started, centuries ago, an important tradition of italian manifacture that today is s...

Professor Gaetano Cipolla presented his new book, Learn Sicilian II, just published by Legas, at the Columbus Citizens Foundation in Manhattan on November 30, 2021. The event, which was open to the members of the Foundation and to the public, was attended by Arba Sicula members from the tri-state area and by lovers of Sicilian culture. One person c...

Some holiday elves at Tramonti Restaurant in Seabright have built a little Italian Christmas market in their outdoor seating area. The small plywood chalet is decorated with nutcrackers, a Christmas tree and a train set racing through a winter wonderland. Inside, it’s stocked with important Italian treats, all in beautiful packaging — advent calend...

Exhibition, up to April 30, 2022 - Tues–Sat 11am–4pm. Margulies Collection at the Warehouse - 591 NW 27th St -Miami, FL. Drawing on never before seen works from the private collection and new acquisitions, we will present the story of Italian artists who were subverting traditional methods of making art within the changing culture of Postwar Italy....

This evening, Rai have confirmed the line-up of Sanremo 2022. 22 of the 24 acts competing in the Campioni category of Sanremo were revealed on the TG broadcast on Rai 1 this evening at 8pm CET. The remaining two acts will be chosen at Sanremo Giovani on December 15. Sanremo 2022 is due to take place between the 1st and 5th of February. Last month,...

From December 9 to December 13. Locations: AERO THEATRE - 1328 Montana Ave Santa Monica, CA 90403; LOS FELIZ THEATRE - 1822 N Vermont Ave Los Angeles, CA 90027. Co-presented by Cinecittà. Few Italian filmmakers since Fellini have paired sumptuous visual style with piquant social commentary as effectively as Paolo Sorrentino, who also brings a barbe...