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Come join the Italian community in the Bay for two special events this December. First, at 6:30PM on December 10th at the Italian Cultural Institute, join a conversation and tasting between food specialist Viola Buitoni and sommelier Elisabetta Fagioli for a sampling of specialities from the holiday tables of Italy and niche regional sparkling wine...

by Greg Cox   North Raleigh has been the beneficiary of the Barresi family's hospitality since a young Vincenzo Barresi opened Vincent's in 1990, giving it the same name as the restaurant his grandfather had opened in 1929 in New York's Little Italy. Barresi's father, familiarly called "Pop," has long been known for handing out cookies to ch...

by Marian White   If you haven't eaten at the North End restaurant Davide, you may have spotted it on Gordon Ramsey's Kitchen Nightmares back in 2011. But after 21 years, the Italian restaurant, located on Commercial Street, announced on Facebook that it will be closing its doors "in a few weeks."   Boston Restaurant Talk reports that...

Following an initial phase with the two corporate logos appearing side-by-side – symbolizing the desire to respect the history, culture and industrial roots of the two groups – both Fiat and Chrysler now require a new corporate identity representative of an organization that is much more than the sum of its two component parts, based on strong core...

By Maurita Cardone Occhiali da sole, modi rozzi e sopra le righe, una voce rauca, quasi fastidiosa. É così che si presenta al pubblico de La MaMa il nevrotico generale, interpretato da Alessandro Renda, protagonista dello spettacolo Noise in the Waters (Rumore di acque il titolo italiano).   Conta i morti e lo fa con fastidio, con quella in...

Si intitola Pietra Pesante, ed è il miglior giovane documentario italiano, a detta della New York Film Academy, dell'Istituto Italiano di Cultura e del Guggenheim Museum. Che hanno deciso di premiare il saggio di diploma di Davide Gambino, classe 1985 ed ex studente al Centro Sperimentale di Cinematografia di Sicilia.   Di che si parla? Dell...

by Mary E. O'Leary Longtime members of St. Michael's Church told zoning officials Tuesday that they don't want their century-plus church to face the same fate as Sacred Heart Church, which remains shuttered and unused in the Hill. St. Michael's, which is in the heart of Wooster Square, like many Catholic parishes, is facing hard times with a...

  WTI Magazine #23    2014 Mar, 28Author : Francesca Papasergi      Translation by:   Last week we started a short analysis about Italian leaders' communicative style. Today we will end our digression and go through the attitudes of Mario Monti, Beppe Grillo and Matteo Renzi.    

Bay Ridge has always had a small-town flavor — now it's getting a taste of the Village. Pasticceria Rocco — a 40-year institution in Manhattan's East Village famed for its cakes, cookies, and cannoli — is due to open a second location on Fourth Avenue between 94th and 95th streets next month.   The bakery's owners have run a kitchen for who...

THURSDAY, MAY 22 - 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.A significant Bay Area Italian American author, whose books include Una Storia Segreta: The Secret History of Italian American Evacution and Internment During WWII, The Big Book of Italian American Culture, Esty: A Novel/Memoir and Mal Occhio: The Underside of Vision.   DiStasi will be interviewed on t...

The Sons of Italy Foundation (SIF) will honor leaders in government, military justice and labor at its 26th NELA Gala in Washington, D.C., May 22. Actor Joe Mantegna will be the Master of Ceremonies. Tenor Sean Harris will perform.   HONOREES: Secretary Leon Panetta, statesman, lawyer, and professorSen. Christopher Dodd, president, the Moti...

A record number of entry visas to Italy were issued in 2013. The 2,125,490 visas issued, 13.5% more than in 2012, generated 104 million euros for the state coffers – an unprecedented result.   Italy takes second place in the Schengen area for the number of visas issued, behind France (2,471,220) and, for the first time, ahead of Germany (2,0...