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by Kyle J. Norris Since The Press Hotel opened in May, the boutique spot has made a serious name for itself with the local crowd as well as visitors. That's due in part to the strength of its restaurant, Union, and its bar, The Inkwell, run by veteran Chris Gatchell.   Gatchell believes, "Bars should use quality spirits that can be augmente...

With the changing dynamics in the NBA, Denver Nuggets Small Forward Danilo Gallinari is prepared to be called upon to take on different roles on the court and play the power forward position, nba.com's Scott Howard-Cooper reported. Espn.go.com reveals the Nuggets forward to be at 6-foot-10 weighing 225 pounds. He was drafted in the first round, si...

Date: Wednesday, November 11, 2015 Hours: 6pm Venue: Italian Cultural Institute of New York Organized by: ICI, in collaboration with: Calandra Italian American Institute and New York University Reserve   A panel presentation of Ernest Ialongo's new book Filippo Tommaso Marinetti: The Artist and his Politics (Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickin...

Italy is made up of 20 regions with distinct characteristics; each region makes the same dish in vastly different ways and each one has its proudest specialty. These cooking traditions define people's identities just as much as their dialects and traditional costumes. Local cooking preferences and customs are shaped by geographic, historical and cl...

by Sam Hall Interesting fact –Lorenzo da Ponte , librettist for Don Giovanni, was the first professor of Italian literature at Columbia University in New York City; he was also the first ethnically Jewish member of the faculty, and the first to be a Catholic priest.   Before that, he worked at various points in his life as grocer, among oth...

By Ben Lambert   Joseph Petricone Sr. died Wednesday evening at the age of 71, leaving behind a legacy as a pillar of the Torrington community. He operated Petricone's Pharmacy, at 110 East Main St., following in the footsteps of his father, Fiore, who opened the location in 1930.   "He was a gentle giant - warm, caring," said Jo...

For those interested in learning about Italy's foreign relations in the past, a recent book Italy Invades written by Christopher Kelly and Stuart Laycock may be of interest. The book is a fast-paced and fun read, certainly not an academic history of gravitas, that illuminates little known engagements that the Italic people have had around the world...

Tuesday, January 12, 2016----6:15pm - Italian Cultural & Community Center, 1101 Milford"The picture is a mouth-watering display of talent, technique and patience. It seems astonishing that a young filmmaker knows exactly how photogenic the flamboyant shots of cooks making their skillets dance over flames bursting from the stoves are." (for comp...

A year has passed since Max Mara opened its store in the Miami Design District and presented its first Backyard Ball, the annual fund-raiser for the locally based National YoungArts Foundation. The brand felt such a profound connection that last week it signed on to sponsor three more galas and established theMax Mara Young Visionary Award.  ...

by Mark Harden The Denver Art Museum said Tuesday it will host an exhibition of Renaissance art masterpieces from Venice, Italy, opening in October. It's the latest in a string of blockbuster exhibitions for the museum, including its three-part show of impressionist works in 2013-14 and its recent displays of Cartier jewelry and the works of...

by Chiara Assi   Did you know that Italy counts a whooping 50 UNESCO World Heritage Sites? That makes it the country with the most sites on the World Heritage List. And while some are very well known around the globe – think glitzy Amalfi Coast, the stunning archeological area of Pompeii, and the historical centers of cities such as Florence...

March 2, 2016. Wednesday 9:00 AM - White House Historical Association - 748 Jackson Place NorthwestWashington, District of Columbia   Long before the emergence of the United States and Italy as nations, close connections between our two peoples influenced political philosophy, architecture, culture, and more. Over time, these...