This past Wednesday night, near the top of an island paradise located 20 miles off the coast of Naples, on the picturesque grounds of a 16th-century castle once occupied by Michelangelo, dozens of Italian actors, musicians, models, influencers, government officials and paparazzi — all dressed to the nines — along with a handful of Hollywood denizen...

The future as we imagined it by watching science fiction movies could be closer than we believe. In particular, a project created in 2012 from a vision of entrepreneur Elon Musk, who hypothesized a super speed ground-level transportation system, in which people could travel in a hovering pod inside a vacuum tube at a very high speed, could soon bec...

Ultra-seasonal, wildly inventive chef Matthew Biancaniello from Eat Your Drink is half Italian and half Greek and draws from both backgrounds—and so many more—when building cocktails and bites. He earned early acclaim at the bygone Library Bar in the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel before hosting roving pop-ups across L.A. The devastating 2018 Woolsey Fi...

Beneath the Kimpton La Peer Hotel, down an echo-filled stairwell, Michael Fiorelli is deeply focused on dinner prep. This subterranean, stainless steel workstation isn’t where the Olivetta chef expected to be before the pandemic started, but he’s more comfortable than ever cooking food like this: coastal Mediterranean cooking with Italian overtones...

When he cooks for Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence, he prepares the dish she likes best, spaghetti with fresh tomatoes and basil, while to Vin Diesel he serves classic bruschetta, of which the Fast & Furious actor is particularly fond. Chef Arturo Avallone arrived in Los Angeles with a dream that, with determination, talent and passion for g...

South of Italy, 1958. Olive trees and fields are all you can see around. Ciccio (Riccardo Scamarcio) is a 40 years old sharecropper with a dream: changing the status quo and fighting with his mates against those who exploit the weak. It may sound like a distant past, but the ancient duel between freedom and oppression, justice and abuse make the st...

John Travolta has enjoyed a long, successful career in Hollywood that began at a young age. As fans know, Travolta is a triple threat because he can sing, dance, and act — and it also helps that he's a heartthrob, too. According to his profile on IMDb, the star was born in Englewood, N.J. in 1954, and was one of six children. Travolta began his car...

The name Russo has become quite well known to moviegoers all over the world in the last decade, especially when director brothers Joe and Anthony Russo made their grand entrance into the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2014 with Captain America: The Winter Soldier, followed by Captain America: Civil War, Avengers: Infinity War, and Avengers: Endgame....

Pick a famous Italian brand—Ferrari, Fiat, Versace—and there's an unbelievable story behind it. But few are as wild as what has transpired within the Gucci family, even before an heir to the luxury fashion house's fortune was gunned down in 1995, a murder borne of spite, jealousy and greed. All vices that never seem to go out of style. Scheduled fo...

“Cinema is a matter of what’s in the frame and what’s out.” – Martin Scorsese The greatest boxing film to have ever been made is, actually, not even about boxing at all. Raging Bull is often cited as Martin Scorsese’s comeback film, the manifestation of his artistic genius after the poor reception of New York, New York in 1977 and nearly dying of a...