The St. Louis Jewish Book Festival is alive and well despite the challenges of COVID-19. The 42nd annual event will be held virtually November 1–8 and is offering a lineup of 14 authors. Virtual passes can be purchased individually, or an all-access pass is available for $95. Sports will take the screen Wednesday, November 4, at 7 p.m., as Post-Dis...

Beginning next weekend, the Italian Film Festival USA - St. Louis will be back for a new online edition! From 23 OCTOBER until 21 NOVEMBER, the Italian Film Festival will offer a variety of recent feature films, documentaries, and short films. To view the titles they have selected, please see the website of the Film Festival: http://italianfilmfest...

October 12 2020 Roma, Italy / The United States

The granite pedestal where a statue of Christopher Columbus once stood in St. Louis’ Tower Grove Park has remained empty for nearly four months. A construction crew removed the bronze statue in June, at the behest of the park’s Board of Commissioners. Since then, community members have submitted ideas for future monuments honoring historically sign...

If there would ever be a Walk of Fame down the streets of The Hill, you can bet Marjorie Amighetti’s name would be on the short list. She’s mostly English and a little Scandinavian and Irish as well. The blood that runs through Mrs. Amighetti is absolutely 0% Italian. Still, after decades of giving The Hill her all, 92-year-old Mrs. Amighetti’s hea...

Italian restaurateur Mario Iaccarino is opening his first U.S. restaurant, Casa Don Alfonso, at the Ritz-Carlton St. Louis this fall. The Iaccarino family first opened Don Alfonso 1890 in southern Italy. Now, the restaurant has locations all over the world, including Toronto and Macao, China. At Casa Don Alfonso, Iaccarino is looking to welcome St....

Volpi Foods is working to reduce packaging waste in its retail products by switching to paper-based packaging. The new packaging uses 70% less plastic than standard deli packages, while maintaining its existing shelf life. The new Volpi Eco-Pack is rolling out at retail locations around the country now, as well as online and through the Volpi Foods...

Soccer, or calcio in Italian, is by far the most popular sport in Italy. The spirit of soccer remains strong and passionate and has contributed to the nation's collective memory and sense of identity. The Italian style of soccer is marked by its unique tactical and defensive approach. Up and down the peninsula, there are great teams with great fans...

Art—literary, visual, performative—has served throughout history to translate the suffering experienced by individuals and societies during a catastrophic pandemic, as well to conceive and, indeed, to spur renewal of the individual and of the social order. The Medieval author Giovanni Boccaccio sets his masterwork, the Decameron (1351), in the mids...

Another Salt Lake City restaurant is saying arrivederci. This time it is the iconic Cannella’s Restaurant and Lounge, which is closing after 42 years in business. “It had a really good run,” owner Joe Cannella said Tuesday, “but it’s become harder and harder to make it work.” Cannella said 2020 started off rocky for the Italian eatery, with the Jan...