LIFE & PEOPLE

Gabriele Tinti is an Italian poet and writer, whose poetry has been extensively inspired by the ancient-art form of boxing.  He is moved by solitude and tragedy, which inspires him to write rhymes that have been presented at the Queens …

Even if the ancient fishing culture of the Venetian lagoon, like most of Italy’s maritime regions, has been forced to give way to importing some of its supply from elsewhere, Venice and seafood are inseparable. How could it be otherwise …

A degree in petroleum engineering is not the usual training ground for a museum administrator. But then, Stefano Catalani, director of art, craft and design at Bellevue Arts Museum, located outside Seattle, Wash., is not your usual arts administrator.   …

With her pink short hair, bright smile, and magnetic attitude, Italian chef Barbara Pollastrini is capable of delighting both the palate and the eye by preparing the tastiest recipes of the traditional Italian cuisine. She lives in Hollywood, in a …

Part I of my Conversations with Lawrence Ferlinghetti appeared in the last, June 25th, 2015, issue of L’Italo Americano.  Below we continue with the man and his lasting legacy.     Mr. Ferlinghetti was born in Yonkers, N.Y. in 1919, …

“I would like a bus similar to my house, but in motion… I want to live inside, not just to travel”. A quote from a random conversation with an American tourist has become the main source of inspiration for Tommaso …

A bridge between the past and the present, keeping the history and looking at innovation: this is the path some Sicilian farmers are following in the area known as “Nebrodi”, a park established in 1993 that includes the most important …

Valentina Castellani Quinn is not only a well-rounded artist, with a strong background in painting and fashion design, but also an intuitive and forward-thinking entrepreneur. This last quality she discovered accidentally, after the tragic and sudden death of her beloved …

The French Revolution began as an uprising of the people against the tyranny of the ancien regime, but by 1798 Napoleon had risen to power and was on a campaign of conquest throughout Europe.  While some hailed the arrival of …

Walking into Gelson’s Market, on Laurel Canyon Blvd., the first thing that greets the eye is the ‘Coffee & Pastries’ sign.   The man behind these pastries is Trieste-born, Ugo Mamolo, who owns Viktor Benês Bakery. His creations are some of …