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At the age of 40, when Mother Cabrini crossed the ocean for the first time to begin her work in America, she was penniless, alone, and couldn’t speak English. Without doubting herself, she pioneered the building of schools, hospitals, clinics, and orphanages. She was not satisfied with simply establishing the facilities, so she dedicated her life t...

It’s Part 3 of our four-part series examining the results of our ITALIAN IDENTITY 2020 SURVEY, our exploration into the hearts and minds of Italian Americans in the 21st Century. With results drawn from more than 1,600 respondents from around the USA, this episode takes us into the souls of Italian America, to understand what respondents felt were...

Kazabo Publishing has published Bruno Morchio’s best-selling book, The German Client (originally Rossoamaro) in English. The German Client was something of a sensation in Italy where it spent several weeks on the Corriere della Sera’s best-seller list and won the Azzercagabugli prize for Best Mystery Novel. In a hospital corridor, private investiga...

Chicago radio legends Larry Lujack and Dick Biondi have been named charter inductees in the Hall of Fame of the new Illinois Rock & Roll Museum on Route 66 under construction in Joliet. Lujack, who died in 2013, was elected by museum members in the DJ category. Biondi was named recipient of the Founder’s Lifetime Achievement Award and also will be...

The Association of Italian American Educators, together with The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute is planning to publish a book on the growth and impact of Italian-American educators on the American education system. We are seeking Italian-American educators of all academic disciplines (Arts to Sciences) who have taught and administered...

The Cannara Italian Sister City Exchange Project is hosting a benefit dinner Feb. 29 at Amavi Cellars, 3796 Peppers Bridge Road. Cugini Italian Import and Deli will serve up the family-style Italian dinner at 6 p.m. Seats at the dinner are $125. Each ticket sold will help build upon the legacy of local Italian heritage and provide young people the...

Rome archaeologists have discovered a hypogeum or underground temple and tomb believed to be devoted to the cult of Romulus, the city's legendary founder. The discovery, described as "extraordinary" by the Colosseum Archaeological Park director Alfonsina Russo, was made next to the Curia-Comitium complex in the Roman Forum. The tomb, which contains...

Un incontro; una lettura; una chiacchierata; delle risate; delle importanti riflessioni. Questo è stato della serata alla Casa Italiana Zerilli – Marimò della New York University di Martedì sera, la prima delle tre serate, chiamate “Women in Comedy Theatre”, dedicate alla figura della donna nel panorama della commedia non solo teatrale. Ci si è add...

Perhaps you’ve tried Fernet-Branca, the super-bitter, pine-y, kinda medicinal Italian digestive that is a staple bottle for bartenders the world over. But Fernet-Branca’s younger sibling, Brancamenta, is much easier to take. Also made in Milan, the Menta is based on the same recipe of more than 27 herbs and botanicals, but tastes sweeter, and is wa...

If you like authentic Italian cuisine (and who doesn't), then you should keep your eyes peeled the next time you're at your local grocery store for Angelos Old World Italian Sausage. The Argento family recipe goes back to the old country with Angelo Argento Sr., and has been made fresh in West Virginia since 1933. Argento opened a small grocery sto...

The phrase “Made in Italy” conjures up images of sexy cars and impossibly sleek chairs and lamps—a sophisticated industrial aesthetic that began to be forged in the 1950s. But in the late 1960s and 1970s things got weird: A sofa that looks like oversized fake grass, a chair that looks like a cartoonish toppled column, a lamp with an umbrella for a...

Portovenere, Cinque Terre, and the Islands of Palmaria, Tino and Tinetto on the Ligurian coast were inscribed into the list of Unesco’s World Heritage sites in 1997. According to Unesco, this area, comprised between Levanto and La Spezia, is a cultural and scenic landscape of great value which exemplifies a balanced interaction between humans and n...