Devine Pastabilities, located at 3545 Midway Dr., Ste. E, in San Diego, Calif., becomes the next Food Network television celebrity with a show dedicated to its regional favorite, the Torpasta. Appearing on "Mystery Diners" at 9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, the restaurant has had to keep details of the episode under wraps. However owner Damien Devine, w...

A+E Networks has set up a Rome-based company to launch and operate branded channels and services in Italy: A+E Networks Italy.   A+E Networks will launch Crime & Investigation on Sky Italia on December 16. It is working with FOX International Channels to assume full ownership of HISTORY Italy in early 2014.   Read more   So...

Una vera e propria maratona dantesca - 7 ore di trasmissioni, 34 canti dell'Inferno, e migliaia di chilometri attraverso le bellezze paesaggistiche e architettoniche italiane.   Questo progetto offrirà a tutto il pubblico di RAI ITALIA una rilettura in chiave contemporanea dell'Inferno dantesco. Un programma non solo culturale, ma anche un v...

With its slow economy and aging population, Italy seeks strength from abroad from the nation's ambitious expatriates, successful descendants of long-ago immigrants, and fans of Italian art, food, technology and investments.   And calcio (soccer): Juventus, AC Milan, Roma, and other top clubs are the top draw among the three channels that Ita...

by Chiara Beghelli   Luisa Spagnoli, in the Parisian clinic where she died when she was only 57 (in 1935), could hardly have imagined that 81 years later her story would be narrated in a two-episodes TV series dedicated to her entrepreneurial experience first in the chocolate sector and then in fashion.   In 1907, she founded in Perug...

by Bruce Weber   The Army-Navy game of 1963 was an important one in that season's college football landscape. With a Heisman Trophy winner and future pro star at quarterback, Roger Staubach, Navy, the No. 2 team in the nation, won by 21-15 and went on to face top-ranked Texas in the Cotton Bowl. (Texas won.)   The Army game is better...

When you think about the models of young Italian Americans in the show business world, you sadly end up admitting that the most famous are the shameful boys and girls of Jersey Shore. Those girls, in particular, gave a very bad message and this happens even if you switch to Italian American adult women characters in a few stupid reality show. On t...

Ben di senso è privo, chi ti conosce, Italia, e non t'adora, scrisse Vincenzo Monti. Se è vero che l'arte degli italiani sta nella bellezza, l'America è in cerca di "prove", per raccontare oltreoceano le meraviglie del Bel Paese, scrigno di arte, cultura, storia, natura. Superando gli stereotipi e mettendo da parte i cliché che spesso ne imprigiona...

by David Wiegand   There is a kind of template for the immigrant experience, dating back to the 19th century: People come to the United States seeking better lives, often band together with their own kind for a while and eventually assimilate into the storied melting pot of American culture. Older generations are generally slower to adapt, o...

For our 100th interview (happy birthday to us!!) we talk about a documentary that will be aired in two parts: the first two hours on February 17th at 9 P.M.EST and the second two hours a week later on February 24th at 9 P.M. EST. The documentary is called "The Italian Americans" and, in our honest opinion, will be a milestone for the Italian Americ...