During the 1960s, movies from Italy, created by such visionary auteurs as Fellini, Pasolini and Antonioni, were staples of the art-house cinemas that popped up like cinecybin mushrooms in hip urban centers, university towns and even such minor metropolises as Memphis.  Grindhouses, drive-ins and mainstream commercial theaters also imported their sh...

Meatballs are part comfort food, part super food that go from everyday to gourmet with just a slight adjustment to ingredients. They're one of the hottest trends in restaurants, and in Chattanooga, diners are driving from all parts of town for meatballs at one of the North Shore's hottest new eateries, Red Sauce, says chef Adam Marro. Meatballs got...

Differences make the world go round. Living in Italy for a semester, Bethany Carideo learned that firsthand. "Some aspects made me appreciate home more, but some things I really appreciate about Italy, too," said Carideo, a McMinn County High School student who recently participated in a foreign exchange student program. "They have such a good aura...

L’Ambasciatore d’Italia negli Stati Uniti, Armando Varricchio, ha terminato con una visita allo stabilimento della Beretta inaugurato a Gallatin nel 2016, il suo viaggio in Tennessee. L’appuntamento con i vertici dell’azienda italiana corona una visita tesa a rimarcare i forti legami economici che uniscono l’Italia allo Stato del sud-est, ma anche,...

Tennessee and its people have left a mark in politics, in business and, especially, in the arts. While visiting Memphis and Nashville this week, I could not help but wonder what the music scene around the world would be like today had it not been for icons such as the Grand Ole Opry or Sun Studios. There's another way that Tennessee’s legacy has sp...

Judd Grisanti will open an East Memphis location of Ronnie Grisanti's Italian Restaurant within the next couple of months, taking over the spot at Regalia where Heritage Tavern and Kitchen closed Wednesday. "We're going to keep the one in Collierville too," Grisanti said. "I still have a lease there."  The spot at 6150 Poplar was for years Mikasa J...

All restaurants have a story, but the one behind Amerigo is better than average, not just the history of a place but a testament to a man, a vision, the vagaries of fate. Ben Brock was a kid when he went to work at Amerigo in Ridgeland, Mississippi. A college student who started as a dishwasher and worked his way up to wait tables and tend bar, he'...

Everyone’s had that crush: somebody laid-back, attractive and fun, but not necessarily your go-to guy for consistency. Sometimes he’s completely charming; other times he shows up late, wearing sweatpants and smelling like weed. When he’s good, he’s very good. When he’s bad, he’s a mess. And sometimes he makes you feel fat. That’s my relationship wi...

Frist Center for the Visual Arts - 919 Broadway, Nashville, TN. February 23–May 28, 2018. One of the most extraordinary geopolitical powers in history, the Roman Empire continues to capture the imaginations of people across the globe, nearly three thousand years after the city of Rome arose from a cluster of villages in central Italy. Rome: City an...

Tony Vitello grew up in a baseball family in the baseball-crazed city of St. Louis and spent a decade playing and coaching the sport at the University of Missouri. So it's only natural Vitello is using a concept he attributes to former St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa as he begins his first head coaching job at Tennessee. Vitello remembers...