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Founders and Organizers, Daniela Agostini and Paola Maria Savoia. Photo courtesy of P.M. Savoia

Paola Maria Savoia, queen of Italians in L.A., and her Epicureology

Paola Maria Savoia, native of Genoa (capital of Liguria, northwestern region of Italy), directly descends from the illegitimate branch of the...
Editor Gabriella Cristiani. Photo Courtesy of G. Cristiani

Academy Award winning editor Gabriella Cristiani and her insatiable will to innovate

Editor Gabriella Cristiani (born in Foggia, city in Apulia, southern region of Italy), had the fortune to grow up in the film circles of Bologna (...
Documentary Filmmaker Brunella Filì. Photo Courtesy of B. Filì

Filmmaker Brunella Filì’s doc “passes through” the Emergency Exit to LA

According to the official statistics, offered by the Registry of Italians Resident Abroad (A.I.R.E.), over 27.000 Italians leave their home country...
Photographer Giulio Rimondi. Photo courtesy of: G. Rimondi

Giulio Rimondi, and his quest for the Mediterranean identity

Young Italian photographer, Giulio Rimondi, is the definition of globetrotter. However, even if you travel low-budget, you still need money,...
The Mediterranean diet has long been one of the healthiest diets known to man

Mediterranean Diet Roundtable: More Than Food, It’s a Way of Life

The Mediterranean Diet Roundtable (MDR) landed in Los Angeles, for its second edition (Beverly Hills Library, April 20-21). In 1975, the eminent...
Issnaf President, nephrologist, Vito Campese. Photo Courtesy of V. Campese

ISSNAF President, Vito Campese, makes a plea to Italian-Americans

“Italian-Americans across the United States, please help out!” This is the bare-bones message from Vito M. Campese, who ranks among the most...
Vincenzo Peruggia, the man who stole the Mona Lisa. Photo Courtesy of J. Medeiros

Joe and Justine Medeiros paint the full picture about the Mona Lisa’s theft

Joe Medeiros and his wife/producer, Justine Mestichelli, after a pernickety investigation, lasted about five years, were able to connect all the dots...
Prof. Massimo Ciavolella. Photo Courtesy of M. Ciavolella

UCLA’s Professor Ciavolella inspired one of The Name of the Rose’s characters

For whoever has chosen to settle in North America, to carry on his/her scientific research, or further his/her field of studies, there is an...
Bear Hunt (detail), A.D. 300-400, Baiae, Italy, stone. Courtesy: The J. Paul Getty Museum

A peek at the new Getty Villa’s exhibition, Roman Mosaics across the Empire

Although, to date, the time machine is unfortunately just a sci-fi device, everybody can travel back to the past era of Roman Empire, simply by...
Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) President, Lorenzo Soria at the 73rd annual Golden Globe Awards nominations

Lorenzo Soria brings his journalistic professionalism to the chair of the HFPA

Lorenzo Soria’s parents were Jews, urged - by the suffocating climate following the “Italian Racial Laws” - to embark on a diaspora to Argentina...

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