Daniela D'Eugenio, assistant professor of Italian, will initiate the University of Alabama's five-part seminar series "Comic Relief: Making the Best of Things in the Italian Tradition." D'Eugenio's talk, titled "The Hopeless Tricked and the Clever Trickster from Boccaccio to Basile," will take place via Zoom at 4 p.m. CDT Friday, Sept. 18. For info...

She rewrote the record books and redefined the program as a student-athlete. Now all-American and Tiger softball standout Emily Carosone returns to Auburn to take on a new challenge as an assistant coach for the program. Head coach Mickey Dean announced the hiring on Wednesday. Carosone will primarily work with the infielders and catchers. She will...

The 4 P’s of great Italian food: pizza, pasta, prosciutto, and prosecco. Find it all—and more—on 2nd Ave right here in downtown Birmingham. We went behind-the-scenes, and we’re bringing you with us! Check it out. Chef Marco Butturini has created magic in many popular Birmingham kitchens, including Highlands Bar & Grill, Chez Fonfon and Bottega. Mar...

In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, tens of thousands of Southern Italians and Sicilians immigrated to the American Gulf South. Arriving during the Jim Crow era at a time when races were being rigidly categorized, these immigrants occupied a racially ambiguous place in society: they were not considered to be of mixed race, nor wer...

The name of the Consulate General for Italy in Miami is something of a misnomer, according to Consul General Cristiano Musillo, who this year will celebrate two decades of service as a foreign diplomat.  Though headquartered in Coral Gables, the office over which Mr. Musillo has presided since August 2018 has an expansive jurisdiction, encompassing...

It’s time to break out your high school Italian. Beloved French restaurant Bistro 218 is opening a sister Italian ristorante, BOCCA. You don’t have to wait long, homemade pasta and fresh bread will be at your fingertips on 2nd Ave. downtown next month! I would trust these chefs with my life. You might think this is an exaggeration, but have you tas...

For nearly 13 years, Dan Oliver had enjoyed success owning and operating a popular Italian restaurant in Huntsville. When property became available about 35 miles away in downtown Athens, he decided it was time to branch out and open a second location of Terranova’s. “Athens is a wonderful, growing, caring community,” he says, “and they did not hav...

Woodlawn is known for the beautiful sculptures and unique works of art. Peace, love, sorrow, and hope are what these delicate figures symbolize, many of them inspired by classic statues found in Europe.  Among the most photographed is the Gerould Memorial, a replica of the famous Monteverde Angel in Staglieno, Cemetery.  Carved from marble, many of...

To many Americans, the third Sunday in November is typically a regular day. But to American and European Soldiers and Veterans, it is a day to honor the fallen German and Italian Prisoners of War. For nearly four decades, services have been held at the German-Italian Prisoners of War Cemetery to honor the 26 Germans and three Italians buried there....

A visiting Italian senator had a request for Montgomery’s latest downtown restaurant: Skip the sauces. Keep it simple. Just traditional Italian food. Sen. Massimo Mallegni brought along some help to make that happen. Chef Gianluca Tolla, who won a culinary contest in Tuscany, came here to work with Vintage Year and Ravello chef Eric Rivera on techn...