By Graham Johnson There's wide support at Seattle City Hall for transforming Columbus Day into Indigenous Peoples' Day. But the City Council vote scheduled for Monday was delayed so the move can get more attention. Councilmember Bruce Harrell, a co-sponsor of the resolution, pointed out KIRO 7's camera alone in the City Council chambers, and said...

If you've ever had an espresso, there's a good chance your barista poured it from a La Marzocco machine. The 89-year-old manufacturer is a fixture in homes and restaurants everywhere, and was once the primary supplier for local giant Starbucks; thanks to that former relationship, Seattle became a home away from home for the Italian company, which h...

Mike Easton sure knows how to keep things interesting. Just days after he let slip that he's planning a noodle retail shop, the James Beard award-nominated chef has shuttered Pizzeria Gabbiano, his renowned second venture. "Closed for reimagination," the restaurateur scrawled on a note stuck to the front door Monday, "xoxo Mike."   While Eas...

di Roberto Zanni, Gente d'Italia - ItaliaChiamaItalia   Si chiama AC Seattle, è una società di calcio femminile americana, che si trova nell'omonima città, partecipa alla Wpls, che vuole dire 'Women's Premier Soccer League', ma è soprattutto un progetto, probabilmente unico a livello mondiale. Perchè l'idea di partenza che ha portato alla cr...

PH-America is pleased to announce the engagement of:   Simona Recagno on loan from BOCCONI CALCIO FEMMINILE. 1/9/1994 Segrate (Milano) Isabella Agus on loan from ACF ORISTANO. 7/8/1993 Cagliari Francesca Mammoliti on loan from ACF ORISTANO. 22/5/89 Lecco Ester Postiglione on loan from ACF ORISTANO. 30/6/1992 Ponte dell'Olio (Piacenza) Il...

By Kelton Sears   "This is possibly one of the most passionate and emotional committee sessions we've had in years," Councilmember Nick Licata quipped near the end of what was definitely one of the most passionate and emotional comittee sessions in years.   Today, the Seattle City Council revisited the resolution to change Columbus Da...

Seattle-This January, Seattle Opera heats up the winter with one of the most fiery melodramas of all time: Tosca. In this tale, an opera diva must save the man she loves from the clutches of the lecherous police chief whose lust for the leading lady is as strong as his hunger for power.   The ultimate, high-stakes love triangle takes audienc...

Giuseppe "Joe" Desimone was a bear of a man, 6 foot 2 inches tall, 300 pounds. He arrived in America in 1897 from Naples at the age of 18 with 50 cents in his pocket. He worked first as a swine farmer in Rhode Island, then made the journey west to Seattle.   At this point, his life might have taken the usual path for an Italian immigrant, fi...

by Ken Robinson   If you have ever fancied yourself as an author--"You should write a book!-"-then this story might make you a little jealous.   Lee and Bob Casazza are a West Seattle couple who have just published Big Mamma's Italian-American Cookbook, a two-year project that began when they married in 1967. Big Mamma isn't Lee Casaz...

by Nina barleigh   The scene in Perugia played out like a colorized version of that harrowing mob scene in Frankenstein—outraged villagers storming the castle to slay the monster who has been terrorizing them. But this bogeyman was a pretty American exchange student sometimes known as Foxy Knoxy, and the villagers were modern-day Italians wh...