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When Bruce Gradkowski made his first start for the Oakland Raiders back in November 2009, the tweets and the e-mails started coming. Jewish fans came up to him constantly and assumed he was Jewish.   It turned out Bruce Gradkowski is not Jewish. Bruce has a Polish mother & an Italian father. The 31-year-old is yet another Pittsburgh...

Chef David DiGregorio has been in Chicago for 35 years, but he still has the broad East Coast accent of his native Rhode Island—an accent that bespeaks big family tables full of hearty Italian food.   After working for several restaurants here, he's spent the last ten years as chef-partner of Lettuce Entertain You's Osteria Via Stato, which...

In what is the instep of Italy's boot, the first forays into Italy from North Africa came to settle in Matera 10,000 years ago. Living quarters were fashioned in both the limestone caves and built outward from the rock.   Much like America's Appalachia, the people there developed their own style of thriving in harsher living conditions, and...

D'improvviso, la California riscopre le sue radici italiane. A febbraio le televisioni pubbliche della California, da San Francisco a San Diego, trasmetteranno due serie di documentari: una sull'epopea degli italiani in America, l'altra sulle vicende dell'emigrazione italiana nel "Golden State".   È un segnale di vitalitá culturale che fa be...

The world's luxury goods market was a bit down in 2014, however 2015 expectations look to be brighter – reports Fondazione Altagamma and Bain & Company. Figures show that Italy is still a hotspot for luxury goods purchases, and Milan, the only Italian city in the world's top ten list for shopping destinations, still plays an important role...

Hawaii Kai Thai restaurant owner Maile Sengoura is opening her second restaurant, this time one serving Italian cuisine, in Honolulu's Ward Centre in April. Bellini Bistro and Bar will offer indoor and outdoor seating for 47, including a private dining room that seats 12. Multiple flavors of bellinis will be on the menu at the Auahi Street establi...

La sua storia è di quelle che si vedono solo nei film, ma, a volte, si sa, anche i film diventano realtà. E il sogno americano di Renato Turano, imprenditore cosentino di successo negli Stati Uniti e senatore della Repubblica Italiana, eletto nella Circoscrizione Esteri, si è potuto realizzare, grazie alla sua caparbietà e tenacia tipiche dei calab...

Date: Thursday, April 09, 2015. Hours: 6:30PM Venue: Italian Cultural Institute - 686 Park Avenue - New York, NY 10065 Panelists: Antonio Monda (NYU), Wendy Keys (Film Society Lincoln Center), Christopher Burton-White (translator) Followed by the screening of the film Toby Dammitt (1968) Federico Fellini's Fare un...

A biblical David leans over, grabbing the bloody, severed head of Goliath. The powerful image in the painting is reminiscent of an almost identical work in Madrid's Prado Museum by the Italian master Caravaggio.   Is this painting also by Caravaggio, and thus worth a huge sum, or is it a 17th-century copy with little value? That questio...

Giuseppe D'Angelo, 80, of Willowbrook, a retired longshoreman and loving family man, died Monday in Richmond University Medical Center, West Brighton. Mr. D'Angelo was born and raised in Pozzallo, Sicily, Italy, and served in the Italian army as a young man. He immigrated to the United States in 1962, moving to Brooklyn.   He settled in...

April 13, 2015 - May 25, 2015. Monday 10:30 AM - Monday 11:30 AMRadici - 303 7th Street SoutheastWashington, District of Columbia 20003 Educator and storyteller Meg Lowey will be hosting these special classes for moms and their bambini at the market on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m for seven weeks starting Monday, April 13th. ...

by Sarah Gold   The hulking olive-brown barn set along a barren reach of Route 81 in Killingworth had sat unused for years. Once home to a struggling Christmas-themed gift shop, it had long stood vacant — a looming carapace marooned beside a sparsely traveled rural road. But then, in late 2013, Francesco Lulaj, a local restaurateur, noticed...