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There seems to be a shared fascination with lighthouses the world over. These austere pillars of hope and guidance, most often planted on precarious ground, seem to speak to our need to be watched over, protected, guided through life’s storms. Or maybe it’s just that they’re simply beautiful in their varied shapes, forms, and layouts. Whatever the...

 The Italian Language Foundation (ILF) is pleased with LaGuardia High School's recent decision to continue offering AP Italian in 2020, following an initial decision to discontinue the course. The College Board's new Director of AP Italian Language & Culture, Dr. Stephen Johnson, praised the ILF's efforts, saying: "I would like to thank the Italian...

Looking to chow down on some Italian fare? A new spot has you covered. Located at 2134 S. Indiana Ave., the newcomer is called Il Culaccino. Il Culaccino specializes in classic Italian dishes, with menu items ranging from fried calamari to meatballs to house-made gnocchi. The fresh addition has gotten an enthusiastic response thus far, with a 4.5-s...

Knowing New York Fashion Week is all about the search for the latest and the greatest, 10 Corso Como founder Carla Sozzani decided to showcase the finery of five Italian designers Saturday night at its downtown store. With the support of Carlo Capasa, chairman of Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana, and Maurizio Forte of the Italian Trade Commissi...

Milano è la città italiana più visitata ed è l'unica nella Top20 mondiale; fra le prime 10 europee, oltre al capoluogo lombardo ci sono solo Roma e Venezia. I dati emergono dalla nuova edizione del Mastercard Global Destination Cities Index, che classifica 200 città in base all'analisi del volume dei visitatori e dei dati di spesa. Il Capoluogo lom...

It’s Wednesday morning. The year is 1950, the place is a three decker on 21 Mayberry Ave. in South Medford, the time is 4 a.m. On the first floor, Lucy DePasquale is making 24 cups of coffee in her two coffee pots on the stove. She pours them into an urn on the floor and starts on 24 more cups. Neither of her two little girls are awake yet. Neither...

Tradition, innovation, and passion – these are the qualities that define the Santa Margherita family. With a vast array of vineyards spanning Italy’s best winemaking regions from north to south, and guided by sustainable and eco-friendly farming practices, they have since grown into one of Italy’s leading vineyards, producing distinctive and enjoya...

L'Istituto Italiano di Cultura collaborerà ancora una volta con Expo Chicago, una delle principali fiere d'arte internazionali che si terrà dal 16 al 22 settembre a Chicago, nello Stato americano dell’Illinois Alla sua ottava edizione, l'Esposizione Internazionale di Arte Contemporanea e Moderna di Chicago ospita oltre 135 importanti espositori int...

It seems like 2019 is the year of Italian pizza transports. Earlier this year, L’Antica Pizzeria da Michele—the historic, iconic Naples pizzeria which also happened to make an appearance in Eat, Pray, Love—opened its doors in Hollywood, marking the brand’s first location in the U.S. In keeping with the Neopolitan tradition, the pizzeria only offers...

Arkansas-made wine, authentic Italian food and a look back in time at a cultural gem just west of Little Rock is how you can spend your Sunday at the grand opening of the Little Italy Arkansas Heritage Museum on September 15. The brought along the following historical items on Good Afternoon Arkansas: Immigration Inspection Card from Ellis Island (...

A play by iconic American playwright Arthur Miller is returning to Brooklyn. “A View from the Bridge,” a 1950s-era-set one-act play which revolves around an Italian-American family that lives near the bridge, premiered at New York’s Coronet Theatre (now the Eugene O’Neill Theatre) in Sept. 1955. Now it returns to Red Hook, the original setting of t...

On the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, Daniel Nigro was chief of operations for the New York Fire Department. By the end of the day, after 343 firefighters had died, including Peter J. Ganci Jr., the department chief, he was in charge. Mr. Nigro immediately became a public figure for collective grief. “We could see from the pictures that he was sad,” sa...