If you have walked down Ballard Avenue in the past few months, you've probably noticed that the pea-green freestanding house that didn't really fit in with the slick new restaurants and boutiques has been getting a paint job—among other things. "The Pioneer Houses"—in fact, two houses connected—were brought from the International District years ago...

Amanda Knox, the American student accused of murdering her British roommate in Italy in 2007, said on Friday that "common sense" told her not to return to Italy for a retrial due to begin on September 30."It's not a possibility," Knox said in an interview on NBC television's "Today" show. It is the first time she has said she will not go back to It...

Molly Wizenberg is co-owner of the Delancey and Essex restaurants in Seattle, founder of the popular Orangette blog, author of A Homemade Life and Delancey, and host of the "Spilled Milk" podcast.   She took an afternoon out of her busy schedule to eat a rather unique 16-course lunch, hang with Italy's coolest and most famous chef, and repor...

By Holly Prestidge It was the Sunday gravy — that rich sauce of tomatoes and fresh herbs enhanced by meaty beef shank bones and marrow — that made an instant believer of Lee Casazza many years ago. Now the Seattle resident wants to make the authentic Italian-American meals of her husband's family available to everyone. Casazza's cookbook, "B...

Perhaps no single architect has had a more profound influence on the buildings and public places that defined 20th-century Seattle than Fred Bassetti. From the Seattle Aquarium to the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, from Woodland Park Children's Zoo to Seattle Municipal Tower, Bassetti's portfolio includes some of the city's most iconic spaces....

An Italian court Thursday reinstated the murder conviction of Seattle native Amanda Knox for the stabbing death of Knox's roommate, the latest twist in a dramatic, long-running case that is likely to be appealed again.   Knox, who was in Seattle while the court verdict was reached Thursday night in Florence, was sentenced to 28 1/2 years, wh...

by Michela Tartaglia   "Promoting Italian culture through our common passion for food, literature, art, design, film, theater, dance, language and music": Il Punto!, the new Italian cultural center in Seattle has a simple, direct and strong mission. The name chosen for this organization says it all: "Il Punto!", Italian for "the Point", wan...

Three memorial and celebration events are planned next week for Paulina D. Megale Beard, whose family is sharing this remembrance: "Heaven just got a whole lot better. Paulina Domenica Megale Beard ("Nonni") 90, of Seattle, passed away June 22, 2016 at home, surrounded by family.   Paulina was born in Coos Bay, Oregon to Italian immigra...

Seattle's Italian-American community is running a full page ad in The Seattle Times Monday as part of its new effort to counter the city's newly created Indigenous People's Day. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray plans to sign the measure replacing Columbus Day with the new commemoration Monday.   Read more   Source: http://mynorthwest.com...

di Roberto Natalini   Gli autentici aromi e i sapori della più grande isola d'Italia si diffondono nella West Coast americana a partire da San Francisco. Tre giorni interamente dedicati alla scoperta di tre cantine, rappresentative di aree di produzione diverse, in tre città simbolo di altrettanti stati americani della costa ovest: San...