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It’s been a busy spring for Michela Tartaglia, whose popular lunch-only eatery, Pasta Casalinga, celebrated its fifth anniversary in March. In a tiny nook with counter space, Tartaglia and her team serve up delicious pasta dishes every day based on what’s fresh …

Imagine: two weeks in the Arctic Circle, traveling with international artists of all disciplines, maybe a few architects and educators on board, as well. The destination: Svalbard, a Norwegian archipelago just 10 degrees of latitude below the North Pole. Although the …

Sister-city friendships come with economic, artistic and cross-cultural benefits, but even more than that, they offer meaningful personal relationships and ongoing friendships. The idea of creating global understanding person-to-person was a driving force behind President Dwight Eisenhower’s creation of the …

Go into any bookstore and you’ll likely see a well-stocked cookbook section. There are cookbooks by continent, country, and geographic region. Some are arranged by meal, by season, or by holiday. Others devote themselves to variations on a single dish …

Ralph Bufano’s decades of museum management expertise have had a major impact on art and aviation museums from Maryland to Missouri, New York to Wisconsin. On the West Coast, from 1991 to 2005, he was president and CEO of Seattle’s …

For more than two decades in the early 1900s, opera singer Luisa Tetrazzini charmed Pacific Northwest opera lovers. Known as the Florentine nightingale, she was so famous that a San Francisco chef named a pasta casserole – Chicken Tetrazzini – in her …

Dr. Susan Gaylard has been fascinated with clothes for years, but not in the way you might think. Gaylard, an associate professor of Italian studies at the University of Washington, researches Italian culture and clothing and how they have evolved throughout the centuries. …

Students enrolled in Gonzaga University’s kinesiology and sport management program will soon be able to apply for an internship unlike any other: A chance to team with Pistoia Basket 2000, a professional basketball club in Tuscany. The sport management professional …

Cinema Italian Style, which ran November 9-16 at the SIFF Uptown Theater in Seattle, presented 15 stellar films in celebration of the festival’s 15th season.   Fourteen of those films were new releases and one – Visconti’s Bellissima – was …

The Seattle neighborhood of South Park lies on the west bank of the Duwamish River. To get there, cross the 1st Avenue Bridge where a thick growth of warehouses, garages, and commercial businesses dominate the view. But hidden in the middle of …

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