by George De Stefano   Roberto M. Dainotto's The Mafia: A Cultural History offers something unique in the somewhat overcrowded category of books about the Mafia and its pop culture representations: a Sicilian intellectual's historically informed yet personal perspective on the enduring appeal of organized crime stories.   Dainotto is...

An Italian company that makes automotive systems and components plans to expand its Lee County operations, creating 76 jobs in the next three years, officials said Monday. Magneti Marelli Powertrain USA LLC will invest $12 million in the Sanford plant by the end of 2017, officials said.   Part of Magneti Marelli S.p.A., Powertrain desig...

Just looking at a truffle, one would not suspect the firm, round, coarse, lumpy nugget would produce such devoted followers and prices in the thousands for mere ounces.   During a special dinner at the Country Club of Landfall Thursday, Jan. 15, the black truffle was the center of attention as guest Italian chef and hotelier Carlo Zarri trea...

Se immaginiamo, come abbiamo fatto, questa serie di interviste come un viaggio tra le due sponde dell'Atlantico, una delle mete che accolse un gran numero di nostri connazionali è la Pennsylvania, e in particolare la città di Philadelphia, quinta città degli Stati Uniti per popolazione oggi ma la più grande tra il XVIII e il XIX secolo, fondata nel...

The 9th Annual St. Anthony Festa Italiana kicked off on Sunday in hopes to raise enough money for a handicap accessible van.   The festival is from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Queen's University. The activities at the festival include a silent auction, children's activities, and samples of Italian dishes.   Read more   Source:&n...

We are in the final stages of the definitive documentary on Sicily entitled Reimagining Sicily. Two-thirds of the film has has been shot. At this time, we need your help to complete the project. We are continuing to search for funding and investment to complete this exciting project. I am now able to send a full-treatment and Information Overview...

By JJ Knight Since spring, several new eateries have enticed diners to sample their fare. If you have yet to try them, visit one of these fresh offerings on the foodie scene.   Perhaps a newcomer will become a weekly tradition.   Read more   Source: http://www.starnewsonline.com  

L'esperienza Envoy SuiteEnvoy Suite, la business class internazionale di US Airways, è disponibile a bordo degli A330 che collegano Venezia e Philadelphia nel periodo compreso dal 5 giugno al 3 settembre 2013, mentre sarà presente su tutti i voli stagionali estivi tra Roma e Charlotte.

Jimmy Valvano is a name not widely known this side of the Atlantic. In America, he is revered as an extraordinary inspiration. It was as a college basketball coach of NC State Wolfpack that the brash Italian-American made his name.   After 10 years' coaching, "Jimmy V" arrived at State and told anyone who would listen he would win the Nation...

by Kinsey Gidick   This spring, Beaufain Street's Leaf restaurant — that's the downtown Vickery's for some of you — will be transformed into an Italian restaurant. Michael and Caitlin Toscano are the couple behind the spot they've dubbed Le Farfalle, and today Michael, formerly of NYC's uber-successful Perla, revealed a few more details abou...