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The entire façade of the front side of the Aspen Art Museum will be covered next summer with an inflated vinyl and nylon wrap and LED lights to illuminate the imagery of a mountain landscape. Aspen City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved the museum’s application for a temporary use permit for the art installation for as many as 180 days. The i...

Elephants, the gentle giants of the animal kingdom, are today found only in two places in the world, Africa and South-East Asia. But did you know that, a long time ago during prehistory, there were elephants in Sicily, too? Yes, these beautiful animals of the elephantidae family used to be quite common around the Mediterranean. The Sicilian dwarf e...

Veloce Specialty Sandwiches has officially opened in Jersey City. Located at 580 Montgomery Street, the third-generation deli operates out of a ghost kitchen and primarily functions as a pickup and food delivery restaurant. Delivering authentic Italian food with an American spin, Veloce’s owner hopes to make his own mark in the heart of Jersey City...

The ITTV Italian TV Festival will be back in L.A. October 30 through November 2! This year's slogan is “Let Italy Entertain You" and media partners include The Los Angeles Times and "Extra." The L.A. events follow the successful ITTV sessions in Venice, Italy. The festival will celebrate the boom in Italian shows airing in America including "Gomorr...

If you are walking around Venice, and at one point you feel like you should eat something, you are going to have a very wide selection of inns and traditional restaurants to satisfy your taste buds. But if what you are looking for is an experience that is more typical and authentic, then I would suggest letting yourself be tempted by Venice’s stree...

Over the past 50 years, contemporary Italian authors familiar to American readers were largely limited to Umberto Eco, Italo Calvino, Primo Levi, and a handful of others. But thanks in part to the popularity of author Elena Ferrante—the so-called “Ferrante Effect”—the work of a new generation of Italian writers, especially women writers, is arrivin...

The owners of Pazza on Porter, a two-year-old Italian restaurant in East Boston, are about to open a speakeasy-inspired cocktail bar in the adjoining space at 103 Porter St. When Raffaele Scalzi (also cofounder of the Boston Pizza Festival and co-owner of Casa Mia in Marblehead) and Mivan Spencer (also owner of Café Dello Sport in Boston’s North En...

“Most people are capable of feeding themselves without recipes, so if they are buying a book, they want to go deeper than that,” says Matt Sartwell, managing partner of the New York City bookstore Kitchen Arts & Letters. Since 1983, this beloved food and drink specialist has been satiating the appetites of the culinary curious from Julia Child to a...

The Campiello Junior is the new prize created by the Fondazione Il Campiello, an award recognizing works of Italian fiction and poetry for children, not translated from another language, aimed at an audience of readers between the ages of 10 and 14. The Prize, created in collaboration with the Fondazione Pirelli, was conceived with the aim of promo...

When Gail Reitano and her partner, Nick Bogle, want Italian food, they descend on San Francisco’s North Beach. Closer to home, which is in Bolinas, their favorite restaurants are Marin Joe’s and San Anselmo’s Insalata. If Reitano could have her favorite Italian dish, she’d have the vongole pasta in a white sauce, with fresh clams, that her father m...

Have you ever wondered why the months that make up the year have those strange names? The subdivision of time in years, months, weeks, and days is an ancient practice that helped civilizations keep track of events and define history. The calendar we use today was introduced by Pope Gregory XIII in 1582, which, for this reason, is known as the Grego...

Scalzotto Italian Restaurant is all about creating the right impression on its guests, whether a first-timer or a return customer. The Italian restaurant takes great interest in the quality of its food as well as the ambiance offered to guests and customers. At the fine dining restaurant, the management understands that good food and a welcoming, s...