There is an Italian word, Victor di Suvero said, for what he has become: Vecchietto. “Little old man,” the 89-year-old explained, smiling. “I have shrunk four inches.” But he has kept the pace on the page; di Suvero’s 13th book of poems, Once Again, published in the fall, 64 years after his debut, Salt and the Heart’s Horizons, in 1952. And di Suv...

Nell'ambito delle iniziative volte ad agevolare i connazionali residenti nella circoscrizione di Los Angeles, il Consolato Generale invierà il funzionario itinerante a Santa Fe per raccogliere le impronte digitali di chi ha bisogno di rinnovare il proprio passaporto.   La missione, organizzata in collaborazione con il locale Vice Consolato O...

By Karen Peterson   The sign on North Guadalupe Street says "Pizzeria da Lino" and I've passed it a hundred or a thousand times without guessing that Lino's serves more than pizza. In fact, this small, intimate and cozy place is a trattoria – an informal Italian eatery serving pizza and pasta, certainly, but more besides.   It's...

By Mary Rezac   Billy the Kid, a notorious bank and stage-coach robber of the Wild West, met his match in the most unlikely of people when he met Sister Blandina Segale. According to legend, and to Sr. Blandina's journal and letters, one of Billy the Kid's gang members had been shot and was on the brink of death when the doctors of Trin...

With delivery of a $22,000 check to the UNM Children's Hospital, Italian Festivals of New Mexico (IFNM) brings its total donation to the Hospital to more than $250,000. The dollars have been generated over the past nine NM Italian Film & Culture Festivals through ticket sales, sponsorships and in-kind contributions.   Members of the IFNM...

Andrea "Drew" Bacigalupa, a longtime artistic fixture on Canyon Road as well as a writer, teacher and World War II veteran, died Sunday at his Santa Fe home. He was 91. "He was a complex man in that he had a lot of things going on," one of his sons, Ruan Bacigalupa, said Tuesday. "He was a writer and an artist and a draftsman-illustrator for the S...

The 8th annual NM Italian Film & Culture Festival is poised to deliver its strongest lineup yet of acclaimed contemporary Italian films. Among them is Il Capitale Umano (Human Capital), which walked away with top honors, including Best Film, at the 2014 David di Donatello Awards (Italy's equivalent of the Oscars). It was also Italy's submission...

A plate of spaghetti, a glass of wine and thou. It's still enough for most of us, and even in Santa Fe we can still get it at Piccolino, a small, friendly Italian-American place on Agua Fria Street.   Best of all, the spaghetti and the wine, as well as dozens of other classics ranging from deep-fried calamari and braised lamb shank to chicke...

Monday, February 15, 2016 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM at Osteria d'Assisi - Santa Fe, New Mexico. Cavaliere Lino Pertusini, Honorary Consul of Italy, Santa Fe, invites you to meet his esteemed guests: Hon. Antonio Verde, Consul General of Italy in Los Angeles; Hon. Rosalba Maniaci, Italian Consular Agent of New Mexico; Valeria Rumori, Dir...

Come to the Pick Room of the Main Santa Fe Public Library on Wednesdays at 5:30 pm. There you'll find David performing a public service in Italian – teaching a free class for kids and beginner adults who want to learn to speak Italian. Now in its third year, the class is a labor of love for the language that began when David was an aspiring opera s...