The School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (SLLC) at the University of Maryland in College Park invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Italian and Film Studies beginning in Fall 2015. The area of specialization should be Italian Cinema with a strong interest in global and tr...

by Arrigo Mongini   You are cordially invited to celebrate a Venetian Carnevale together on Sunday, February 15 at 3:30pm at the Friendship Heights Village Center in Chevy Chase, Maryland.   Guests will enter an ambiance simulating Caffe' Florian in Venice where a "murder" will be staged by professional actors, leaving clues that coul...

by Hannah Carroll   Two things are very important to Vincent Sebastian; his family and his pizza. Naturally, his downtown Ocean City restaurant,Vinny's Italian Pizza & Grill, pays homage to both. The menu features authentic pies, pasta, subs and salads made from old family recipes and the highest quality ingredients, such as im...

A new restaurant, Joe Benny's Focacceria, opened last week in the Little Italy storefront that was formerly home to Max's Empanadas.   The specialty at Joe Benny's will be the "true" Sicilian-style pizzas, which are made with focaccia, topped with ingredients like eggplant, mushrooms, prosciutto and sausage.   Read more   Sourc...

Lights, cameras, action. Friday night marks the start of the granddaddy of all the Baltimore summer open air film festivals. Ron Matz reports all roads lead to Little Italy. When the sun goes down, the screen lights up."Hairspray," the 2007 version starring John Travolta, will open the Little Italy Film Festival.   Read more   S...

Stratford University in Little Italy between Central Avenue and Lloyd Street continues its growth and strengthening of its relationship with Little Italy. Through a lease arrangement, the college has renovated the main floor of Saint Leo's School on Stiles Street.   The entire floor has been painted and the classrooms have been upgraded with...

Franco's Italian Bistro opened last fall in the Frederick Road location that had previously been Regions. Regions was valiant but slightly complicated, with an ambitious globe-traveling menu of small and large plates. Franco's Italian Bistro is simple, straightforward and, from what I could tell, a big draw for the Catonsville community. &nbs...

Forget any comparison to the movie "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs." Baltimore's meatball forecast is sunny and bright. In late February, 8 Ball Meatball opened a Fells Point restaurant specializing in an assortment of the golf-ball-size rounds. And a year ago, Meatballs, Etc. presented its own menu devoted to the food in Glen Burnie. The r...

On Monday, June 3, 2013, the Lido Civic Club of Washington DC will once again host the annual Italian American Open at beautiful Norbeck Country Club, 17200 Cashell Road, Rockville, MD 20853. The Italian American Open is a showcase event for the Lido Civic Club, which has hosted and organized the event since 1998. Founded by the Holy Rosary Church...

On Wednesday December 4th Professors Falvo, Amodeo, and Morando (Italian) interviewed Ms. Mackenzie Burnett (GVPT), named a 2014 UM Philip Merrill Presidential Scholar and National Innovation Scholar, to discuss her academic career, especially the role her high school Italian teacher played in her development as a scholar and student of Italian. &...