The art of Maria Lai feels relevant in a time when many of us are seeking symbols of unity. This woman of Sardinia, an important voice in Italian postwar contemporary art, wove a message of universality into all of her work. Each piece told a story of connection and shared human experience. Over Lai’s almost 70-year career (Lai died at 94 in 2013),...

The Maserati brand has achieved international fame for the design, style and performance of its unique cars. With a tradition and history of successes on the roads and circuits all over the world, Maserati’s victories have made it a standard-bearer for Italian excellence. In fact, racing has always been in Maserati’s DNA: it was in competition that...

John Andretti grew up thinking his first name was Other. As in, The Other Andretti. But, as the nephew of Mario and the cousin of Michael, John established quite a career for himself. He won in Indycars. He won in the NASCAR Cup series. He won the 24 Hours of Daytona. He raced NHRA Top Fuel dragsters. He won on dirt tracks in midgets and sprint car...

“It is a very forgiving car. Very pretty, too.” That’s what the legendary Steve McQueen said about Duetto in the summer of 1966, having been invited by Sports Illustrated to try the Italian spider, along with other “fast friends.” The model he drove was one of the first Alfa Romeo 1600 Spiders to arrive in the US, after its debut at the Geneva Moto...

Chiara Boni, the designer behind the feminine, form-enhancing brand Chiara Boni La Petite Robe, understands the urgency to help those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Boni launched her #SmileForUSA tee-shirt and campaign to help make sure that families in need will not go hungry during this most challenging time. Boni discussed the evolution o...

After working for years in luxury fashion, I reached a point in my career where I felt unfulfilled with the direction of where my professional life was heading. I had been managing a beautiful heritage luxury men’s footwear brand, A. Testoni, when the time came that they would sell the company to a large conglomerate, somewhat breaking my heart to...

Italian-based Stevanato Group, a producer of pharmaceutical glass containers and integrated provider of drug delivery systems, is preparing to open its Technology Excellence Center in Boston (US TEC), MA. To respond to the growing demand in U.S. biologics for integrated analytical offerings and project management services, Stevanato Group is establ...

A 2003 Ferrari Enzo was the top seller at RM Sotheby's Driving Into Summer online collector car auction, also setting a new record sale price for an online-only car auction at $2,640,000. Clearly, wealth in this country is still being spent despite broader global events and record unemployment levels, and while things weren't all roses for the auct...

Declining sales and repeated overhauls to its future plans are not typically signs of a car brand’s good health. So alfisti - passionate fans of Alfa Romeo - should be concerned about the short and long-term future of the storied Italian brand. The new-car sales data released this week showed Alfa Romeo sales had declined almost 40 per cent year-to...

There are few things as quintessentially American as the Indianapolis 500, especially during the inter-war years when European manufacturers and drivers had all but abandoned the prestigious endurance event. But that came to an end - albeit briefly - when a native of Indiana, Wilbur Shaw, won the race in a Maserati 8TCF consecutively in 1939 and 19...