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The month of March has brought us Spring, and the 100th birthday of a legend, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, celebrated poet and San Francisco’s first Poet Laureate. He is also a painter, social activist, and the co-founder of City Lights Booksellers & …

The years between 1950 and 1960 were difficult for the great Hollywood film industry. A sentence of the Supreme Court of the United States decreed the end of the studios’ productive and distributive oligopoly and, at the same time, TV …

Luca is a tribute to Italy, its atmospheres and scents, in particular to those of the Italian Riviera where director Enrico Casarosa, 49, spent long summers during his childhood and adolescence. Pasta with pesto and sea breeze, the warm colors …

When most young boys are shooting hoops or playing catch with their fathers, Ray Boom Boom Mancini stepped into a boxing gym and promised his dad, “One day I’m going to be champion.” As a child, Ray routinely perused his …

The new film from director Laura Luchetti, Twin Flower (Fiore Gemello) explores unlikely friendships and the loss of innocence, set against the starkly beautiful landscape of Sardinia. The film had its American premiere in May during the Seattle International Film …

“My grandfather had a dream: becoming successful in America. I am part of that dream, and I am part of Giovinazzo, where my father, my grandfather and my grandmother were born.” These aren’t the words of any Italian-American, one that …

Life, we all know it, is truly unpredictable. There’s very little we can anticipate and we rarely think about how, at times, a cheerful, carefree moment with a loved one, a colleague, a family member or even a mere acquaintance, …

“I am grateful to have received this award, which I didn’t expect, and that, for this reason, is even more welcome and makes me all the happier. For sure, the Americans always loved me,” she says to news agency Adnkronos …

An American called Harry The Cipriani family has been serving drinks at Harry’s Bar on Venice’s iconic Grand Canal since 1931. Over the years it has attracted many society clientele. The Italian Ministry for Cultural Affairs even declared it a …

Everyone knows Italy’s national sport is soccer. After that come cycling, skiing and   Formula One, where the country always produced great champions. Our relationship with  basketball is definitely more nuanced, though: as kids, we play it during P.E;  as teens, …

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