Ogni anno sempre più ragazzi italiani decidono di volare negli States, con l'idea di vivere un'esperienza di basket diversa, in cui possono confrontarsi con un mondo per alcuni versi lontano anni luce dal basket italiano ed europeo e, perchè no, sognare da vicino di approdare in NBA. Negli ultimi anni l'NCAA ha riscosso un interesse sempre maggiore...

In honor of Italian Heritage Month, UTSA’s Architecture and Modern Languages Departments have teamed up to host an Italian Film Festival throughout October. The department will be screening a modern Italian film every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. in the first floor gallery within the Monterey building on UTSA’s downtown campus this month. Four films in t...

In 1964 I turned 18 and was drafted into the Army. I was trained as a medic and assigned to Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Texas, where I took care of my fellow comrades who had been wounded in Vietnam. Several dear friends were serving there at the time. In May 1965, I began caring for an outpatient named Mr. Garza....

The University of Texas–San Antonio (UTSA) College of Architecture, Construction, and Planning (CACP), is hosting their first Italian Film Festival, presenting free screenings of Italian films every Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. The films selected for screening are: October 4: “Habemus Papam” (“We Have a Pope”), directed by Nanni Moretti; October, 11: “Sm...

The Cake Boss is moving to the Alamo City!!! Well, sort of. Buddy Valastro, the celebrity chef who owns the famous Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken, NJ, is expanding his Italian restaurant chain, Buddy V's Ristorante, to San Antonio, according to a Facebook post by The Shops at La Cantera. The Shops at La Cantera posted a picture on September 16 of the co...

The best part of a romantic comedy is the part where they fall for each other in a montage of tangled dog leashes, diner scenes and raindrops. Movies love raindrops. The montage is a good way to move the story along without dwelling on any one scene. A montage is a good way to tell the story of San Antonio’s Luce Ristorante e Enoteca, with an upbea...

OPERA San Antonio presents the first production of its 2017-18 season, Giuseppe Verdi's Italian opera Macbeth, based on the dark and powerful Shakespearean drama. OPERA San Antonio is a resident company of the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, and both performances - on Friday, September 8, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 2:...

San Antonio is a lot of things, but it isn’t a bastion of Italian cuisine. Unlike New York, Boston, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Chicago and San Francisco, the city didn’t experience the huge wave of Italian immigration that many other U.S. cities did during the early 1900s. Consequently, our choices beyond pizza or spaghetti and meatballs have been me...

A couple in the Blue Star Arts Complex is bringing their love for Italy to San Antonio in the form of gelato. Before you even start to think about dessert, co-owner of South Alamode Panini and Gelato Company, Josh Biffle, is hard at work making the freshest Gelato and Sorbets all from scratch. "Today we are going to be making one of our favorites....

The San Antonio Spurs have reportedly reached an agreement with guard Marco Belinelli on a two-year contract, according to multiple reports. Yahoo! Sports has stated that the deal, which cannot be made official until July 10, is worth a total of $6 million.   Belinelli comes to the defending Western Conference champions after spending last...