The lawsuit between Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA) and the city of Pittsburgh regarding the fate of the Schenley Park Columbus statue is in the discovery process, and a rally was recently held at the historical site where protestors demanded that the tarps be removed from the monument. Judge John McVay, who is presiding over the suit,...

Sunday May 15 2022, 11.30 AM – 6:00 PM EDT. St Pio Elementary School, 1826 Pollock Street, Philadelphia, PA. Mass: 11:30 AM. Procession: 1:00 PM. Festival: 2:00 - 6:00 PM. Buy tickets: $25 – $30. Free For Children Under 6 Years Old. Organized by Filitalia International. Come celebrate with your favorite party throwers! The Southeast Philadelphia CO...

As you may remember, back in October MoreThanTheCurve.com reported that a Columbus statue that had been dedicated to the Borough of Conshohocken by the Italian American Community in 1970 was being stored in a public works’ parking lot off East Elm Street. The statue wasn’t removed from public view due to the recent controversy surrounding whether o...

Aldo Lamberti and family unveil a complete overhaul and redesign of Positano Coast, located at 212 Walnut Street, in the heart of Old City, Philadelphia. One of Philadelphia’s award-winning Italian and seafood restaurants and the Old City staple has now been renovated from top to bottom inside, with a renovation that spanned an entire pandemic and...

There is a new effort underway to uncover the Christopher Columbus statue in Schenley Park. The Italian Sons and Daughters of America are pushing the new Ed Gainey Administration to block the removal of the 50-foot statue and uncover it. In the fall of 2020, the Pittsburgh Art Commission voted to uproot the statue with former Mayor Bill Peduto appr...

Location: University of Pittsburgh Italian Program & Heinz History Center Italian American Program. Call for Papers: "Mining the Diaspora: Italian American Materialities, Archaeologies & Intersections". Submissions due June 15, 2022. The Italian American Studies Association (IASA) welcomes independent thinkers, scholars, and academics, past and pre...

Besides being one of the few women to secure her place in the historic art world, Italian Baroque painter Artemisia Gentileschi endures as the visionary behind “Judith Slaying Holofernes,” one of the most gruesomely striking paintings ever displayed. Produced in the early 1600s, the Old Testament story depicts the beheading of an Assyrian general,...

So, dear restaurant-loving readers, my ever-forward quest for real-deal Italian food took me to the dreaded Carlisle Pike, that over-trafficked highway stretch of mercantilism just west of Harrisburg. And, more than that, to a strip mall along said stretch. Such is the strength of my commitment to the culinary joys of Italia. Because in the strip m...

A destination for home-cooked meals, overnight lodging and social gatherings for more than 260 years is beginning a new chapter in Palmer Township. The Seipsville Inn, at 2912 Old Nazareth Road, will house a new, family-run restaurant and bar, Elpedio’s Ristorante, starting May 1. Four brothers — Peter, Lou, Dino and Dero Pettinelli — will operate...

Monday, May 9, 2022 7:30 p.m. - Parkway Central Library (1901 Vine Street, between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway) Philadelphia, PA 19103. Cost: $15 or $32.00-Book with ticket. Buy tickets here. “A comedy writer with a heart of gold” (The New York Times), Adriana Trigiani is the bestselling author of 20 books of fiction and nonfiction that ha...