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On Thursday evening, a 40-year-old man — with dark, curly hair, olive skin and an exotic foreign accent — boarded a plane. It was a regional jet making a short, uneventful hop from Philadelphia to nearby Syracuse. Or so dozens of unsuspecting passengers thought.   The curly-haired man tried to keep to himself, intently if inscrutably sc...

Award-winning actor, director, producer and writer Joe Mantegna was born on November 13, 1947, in Illinois. His parents – Mary Anne (née Novelli) and Joseph Anthony, Sr. – had family from Italy and Calascibetta, Sicily. Joe's performance career began over forty years ago when he was cast in the stage production of Hair in 1969. In 1978, he made his...

When: Wednesday, June 29, 2016 From 6:00 pm To 8:00 pm Where: Italian Cultural Institute of New York, 686 Park Ave, New York, NY 1002 Entrance : Free Italian Psychology and Jewish Emigration under Fascism, From Florence to Jerusalem and New York, by Patrizia GuarnIeri. With the participation of Guido Calabresi.  Fascism and the r...

In 2009, Bill de Blasio and Mark Green, both Democrats running for public advocate, were asked to name the most interesting New Yorker they knew.   Mr. Green paused a moment, then singled out John Sexton, the erudite Jesuit-trained magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, former chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, best-s...

Top 10 Italian Restaurants – St. Louis is known for their authentic Italian restaurants. There are several online rating services, but one of the oldest and most popular that covers the entire nation is TripAdvisor.   The Hill is the most popular place for consumers to visit for authentic Italian cuisines and a great atmosphere.   Rea...

by Missy Frederick   Casolare may be chef's Michael Schlow's second Italian restaurant in D.C., but don't expect a menu that's very similar to his new Alta Strada restaurant in Mt. Vernon Triangle. At Casolare, the coasts of Italy are the focus, which comes into play with the restaurant's light, seafood-influenced menu.   The space ha...

Due to my foot surgeries two years in a row, our family has been sidelined again this summer. We usually travel near the Optional Memorial of Our Lady of Mount Carmel to my husband's hometown to participate in the Mount Carmel festival, sponsored by the Italian parish Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in Altoona, Pennsylvania. We have attended so man...

The problem with eating a home-cooked Italian dinner is that three days later you're hungry again. Fortunately, Enfield knows how to throw a four-day party. From Thursday to Sunday, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel hosts its 91st annual Italian Festival for family, friends, and anyone who wants to check out the "world's largest collection of Dean Martin memo...

by Serena Perfetto   The beauty of the Italian Maiolica and the Renaissance Lustre Pottery have been the main topics of the lecture held by professor Justin Raccanello and hosted by the De Young Museum in San Francisco a few weeks ago. The story of these handcrafted ceramics goes back to the Renaissance but only in the 19th century Italian f...

I don't need another liquid pleasure—the world of wine is big enough. But I recently visited Vittorio Gianni Capovilla in northern Italy and discovered another realm of complex aromas and flavors, in Capovilla's prized grappas and other distilled spirits.   "Taste this," said Capovilla. At 70, with his bushy eyebrows and gleaming gray e...

The burgeoning Harwood District has a brand new dining option starting tonight as Dolce Riviera plans to open its doors. CultureMap Dallas reports that the brand new concept at 2950 Harwood will quietly kick open the doors this evening. The restaurant, as its name might imply, will serve authentic Italian cuisine in an atmosphere inspired by I...

Luxury Italian footwear and accessories brand Baldinini is staking a claim in the U.S. market. The company will be unveiling its first store in the States on Tuesday, in The Mall at Short Hills in Short Hills, N.J. The company has been selling its collection of men's and women's shoes and accessories in the U.S. for the past five years via its e-co...