LIFE & PEOPLE

Having grown up in an area in Italy bountiful in vineyards, Diego Meraviglia has made a successful career as a sommelier. After beginning as an aspired musician, his journey took a different route, influenced by his love for food and …

“Despite recurring proclamations, it is […] certain that philosophy, like art, is by no means “dead.” On the contrary, it is revived in every season because it corresponds to the needs of meaning that are constantly – and often unknowingly …

Inspiration happens in the unlikeliest of places. It had been twenty days since Mario Esposito, a serial inventor and Microsoft engineer at that time, was going to the same coffee shop to gather his thoughts and wait for the spark …

What does one talk about when speaking with a legend?  How often does one have the opportunity to speak with an icon of San Francisco’s North Beach and beyond? And, in Italian, which he likes to call “la bella lingua”. …

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In the nineties, I spent (to my parents’ dismay) more time at Italian discos than going to school. Unfortunate for my grades, but great for my soul. Whether I was at Forte Dei Marmi’s Capannina, Firenze’s Jackie O, or Rome’s …

Almost a year ago, Italian art historian and curator Davide Gasparotto was appointed Senior Curator of Paintings of the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Born in Bassano del Grappa, Veneto region in Northern Italy, Dr. Gasparotto is “A …

Dear Readers, June jottings with an Italian connection: Italy’s “Festa Della Repubblica” (Italian Republic Day) celebrates the date, June 2, 1946, when Italians went to the polls to express their preference between a Republic and a Monarchy form of government. …

What can make an Italian scientist happier than an award honoring the memory of Nobel Laureate Enrico Fermi, a pioneer in the field of nuclear and particle physics? Indeed, since for the first time President Eisenhower and the Atomic Energy …

Although Gregg Matteucci grew up in Fairview, a little town near the mouth of the Columbia River Gorge, many of his strongest memories are tied to a home in southeast Portland in historic Ladd’s Addition where his grandmother lived.  Sundays …