By Davide Arminio   There's a game that's becoming increasingly popular in New Mexico, and it's not American. It's bocce (also called "boccie" or "bocci" in English) and it's one of the oldest games played by mankind. Invented probably in ancient Egypt some five thousand years ago, spread throughout the Roman Empire, then solidified in...

Coming off a record year in 2015 for both attendance and donation to the University of New Mexico Children's Hospital, Italian Festivals of New Mexico is poised to deliver another rousing edition of its annual flagship event. This year's program unfolds in Albuquerque and showcases 7 critically acclaimed contemporary films flanked by a kickoff rece...

by Michael Abatemarco  The realist paintings of Vincent Figliola, an award-winning former art director and creative advertising director, are tinged with a touch of the surreal. His Tchaikovsky's Sky, for instance, depicts a godlike conductor held aloft by clouds, and in one of his self-portraits, a ballerina in miniature dances gracefully on...

Ciao from Rome! Welcome to the 77th issue of our online magazine. What a wonderful trip I did, visiting 9 cities but most of all 10 different sparkling beautiful Italian communities presenting my book "We the Italians. Two flags, One heart. One hundred interviews" (available here http://goo.gl/f2wBha). What a terrific wave of passion for Italy, of...

Di Davide Arminio   Per celebrare il 2013 Anno della Cultura Italiana negli USA, il giornalista Davide Arminio pubblica una serie di storie di interesse italiano che riguardano il New Mexico.   "The Italian Cultural Society of Taos was born in a very peculiar way. Pia Lima is a strong woman who spent most of her work life on the East...

The NM Italian Film & Culture Festival, produced by the nonprofit Italian Festivals of New Mexico for the primary benefit of the UNM Children's Hospital today announced its film selections for the 2014 eight day run of the popular festival.   Io Sono Li (Shun Li and the Poet) a 2011 winner at the prestigious Venice Film Festival, is the...

The second-deadliest coal mining disaster in U.S. history occurred 100 years ago this week in a northern New Mexico town that no longer exists, save for the small cemetery bearing the remains of many of the 263 miners killed in a massive explosion on the afternoon of Oct. 22, 1913. Though the town of Dawson and the Stag Canyon No. 2 coal mine are...

Free tastings of a New Mexico grown organic balsamic vinegar will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Market Café located at 614 N. Bullard. There is a farm in Monticello, N.M., making a very special product that is now available at the Market Café, according to a news release. The Darland Company LLC makes America's only traditional-...

Los Angeles Consul General Giuseppe Perrone has appointed Cavaliere Lino Pertusini of Santa Fe as New Mexico's second Honorary Consul, working with Rosalba Maniaci to represent the Italian Consulate in our state.   The duties of the office of Honorary Consul range from the promotion of Italian language and culture to the promotion of trade b...

In 2011 TJ Mabrey closed her carving studio (est. 1980) in Pietrasanto, Italy and moved to Taos where she opened Studio Santiago in May of this year. On October 4th and 5th she celebrates this new chapter of her artistic expression with an Open House Studio Visit from 11a to 4p each day. Mabrey's sculptures reflect her remarkable life that took her...