From the earliest days our ancestors walked this earth they sought out activities during their leisure time to amuse themselves or else divert their attention from the rigors of life. These activities are today collectively called “entertainment”. Whether passive forms of entertainment, such as spectator sports or reading, or active forms, such as...

New Orleans actor and former Heisman Trophy nominee Ed Marinaro will be recognized as the National Honoree at the 31st Annual Louisiana American Italian Sports Hall of Fame Banquet Jan. 16 at the New Orleans Hilton Riverside Hotel in New Orleans.   Marinaro began his football career at Cornell University, where he was the first player in col...

WVIA Public Media is proud to present a special presentation by Mary Tedesco, a professional genealogist, author and co-host of PBS' hit show, "Genealogy Roadshow" on Sunday, Dec. 20, 2015 at 2 p.m. at the WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston, PA. Seating is limited. Two tickets for this special opportunity are available with a generous tax deduct...

by Jeannine Guilyard   When I first contacted screenwriter Francesca Serafini for an interview, I had no idea the incredible day I would have translating her words. Not only did I appreciate the information in her responses to my questions, but I also appreciated her poetic way of writing them.   She has her craft down to a science. I...

by Bruno Matarazzo Jr. Each Sunday a two-hour television program broadcasts Italian culture and footage shot locally and in Italy on Channel 5.   The Italian language program, Teledomenica, was started by Torrington resident Antonio Viscariello 30 years ago and he's showing no signs of stopping. Viscariello, 73, videotapes and edits the mo...

After a break, RAI has resumed the broadcasting of a show produced for and dedicated to the Italians abroad. RAI is an important resource for many Italian in the world to stay in touch with Italy, and having a tv show for them, in addition to the normal schedule of programs broadcasted in the world but made for Italians who live in Italy, is crucia...

By Khushbu Shah   Chef Mario Batali and restaurateur Joe Bastianich will open a new restaurant in New York City. According to Eater NY, the pair have inked a deal to "take over the entire food and beverage program" at the Maritime Hotel. They will replace the hotel's current restaurant, La Bottega, with a place that centers on the food of th...

Un mosaico di dodici storie vere cucite su una struttura che prova ad intrecciare la commedia all'italiana classica con il ritratto, la testimonianza, l'inchiesta. Si tratta di "Vacanze a Miami", il documentario di Rai 3 in onda questa sera, martedì 6 gennaio, alle 21.05. Quelle di Vacanze a Miami sono storie di italiani che hanno trovato l'Americ...

by Stephanie Saltzman   Giada De Laurentiis fills a lot of roles: TV personality, Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, mom, Italian accent coach, California girl next door, and shiny hair exemplar. In between all of that, she sat down with us to discuss her beauty routine (spoiler: it involves olive oil), style icons, and the hairstyle that now make...

di Liliana Rosano Ambasciatrice del Made in Italy negli Stati Uniti, Ornella Fado, calabrese, romana di formazione ma newyorchese d'adozione, ha contribuito a diffondere la cultura contemporanea italiana in America al punto che nel 2009, l'allora sindaco di New York, Michael Bloomberg, l'ha incoronata esperta della gastronomia italiana durante la...