My 5-year-old stuffed spaghetti in his mouth like it was some kind of contest. My 3-year-old happily devoured her pepperoni pizza.   And my husband and I clinked drinks in the sunshine, savoring a moment of leisurely serenity with two normally picky, occasionally whiny eaters. (This was a treat, and not just because we didn't have...

Cincinnati is getting typecast: The Queen City will stand in for New York City in yet another major motion picture this year.   John Travolta, of "Pulp Fiction" and "Saturday Night Fever" fame, will star as the title character in "The Life and Death of John Gotti," a biopic on the life of New York mob boss. The Golden Globe-winning actor's r...

Death is inevitable, but what death shows us about the social behaviors of the living is not. And recent University of Cincinnati research examining the ancient bereavement practices from the the Central Apulian region in pre-Roman Italy helps shed light on economic and social mobility, military service and even drinking customs in a culture...

During the 1950s and 1960s, W. 69th Street, north of Detroit, was mostly an Italian neighborhood. Right after WWII, a new wave of Italian immigrants came to the U.S. escaping from the horrors of poverty and the desolation that brought the end of the war.   Some other neighbors came before the war, and helped to welcome new immigrants. The st...

Internationally acclaimed Italian jewelry designer Marco Bicego is planning a return visit to Cincinnati, where he will greet fans and discuss his latest collections at James Free Jewelers on Friday and Saturday, November 13th and 14th.   Cincinnati is one of just three cities on his upcoming American tour, which also includes Boca Raton, Fl...

The Tuscarawas County Italian-American Festival Foundation is accepting applications for its 2014 scholarships. The scholarships wll be awarded to any Tuscarawas County high school senior who plans to further his education at a college or university. Applications can be picked up at any high school guidance office or on the festival's website at w...

One of Cleveland's most historic radio stations has been broadcasting an entirely new message for the last six months. AM 1260, which in its heyday in the 1960's and 70's was known as the Rock and Roll station WIXY 1260, has become "The Rock," Cleveland's Catholic Radio station.   AM 1260 The Rock went on the air in early May, when a group o...

The owners behind Holy Grail Tavern and Grille are bringing an Italian restaurant to The Banks, representatives announced on Thursday.   'Santo Graal' will open this March on the northern side of Freedom Way, right next door to Holy Grail. It will occupy the former space of Mahogany's Restaurant.   Read more   Source: http...

Nel nostro viaggio alla scoperta di ciò che è Italia negli USA, intervistiamo oggi Mauro Galli, che presiede la Camera di Commercio italiana a Chicago e anche la più importante associazione che aggrega le aziende americane impegnate nel turismo verso l'Italia. Di questa chiacchierata che dunque in un certo senso vale ... doppio, ringraziamo il Pres...

Vincenzo "Dontino" Maltempi immigrated from Italy in 1953 at age 32 and set about fulfilling the American Dream, working for a cement company and then for Fairlawn polymer company A. Schulman Inc. It wasn't until 1975 that he turned his love of cooking into his livelihood, buying with his son, Carlo, an old bar and eatery in Akron's North Hill tha...