LIFE & PEOPLE

A Boom Boom connection between father and son

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, “...
Scenic Anacapri streets at early sunset

A Day at the beach – Italian style

Temperatures are on the rise…and so is the urge to grab the flip-flops and head for the nearest beach. Summer practically insists we enjoy at least...

Great success for the 2019 Italian National Day

On June 3rd 2019 the Italian community of LA celebrated the historic day, back in 1946, when a pivotal referendum decided the fate of Italy about...

Leonardo’s Knots – art, mathematics or mystery?

I n honor of the 500th anniversary of Leonardo da Vinci ’s death (1452-1519), the San Francisco Bay Area will host numerous events, exhibits, and...

Italian Summer: swimwear for magical moments at the seaside

T aste of salt, taste of sea, That you have on your skin, You have on your lips, When you step off the water, you come and lay by me, by me With...

Games of Ancient Rome

I Play is the only way the highest intelligence of humankind can unfold.” - Joseph Chilton Pearce Humans have been playing games forever. Even...
Embrace the Italian in you: 5 things to do and feel more Italian than ever!

Embrace the Italian in you: 5 things to do and feel more Italian than ever!

T o be honest with you, I think Italians and Americans have plenty of things in common: big hearts and lovely smiles, to begin with, but also an...

Da Re: the inspiring, successful story of an Italian family of chefs in Los Angeles

The true American dream is made of a thousand stories about hard-working, committed, honest immigrants who came to the United States for different...
Italy’s Frecce Tricolori during a performance @ Aeronautica Militare

Frecce Tricolori: flying high Italy’s flag

F ive biplanes dive down into their targets. The head of the group noses up and makes a full loop, while the others fringe off while turning upside...

Matteo Troncone and the Neapolitan “art of living”

I t’s sunny in San Francisco on the Saturday afternoon before Memorial Day. Matteo comes to San Francisco from San Luis Obispo, before taking a...

Sergio Leone: 30 years without his genius

T he years between 1950 and 1960 were difficult for the great Hollywood film industry. A sentence of the Supreme Court of the United States decreed...

Lest We Forget: a homage to the memory of Holocaust by photographer Luigi Toscano

L EST WE FORGET, the message echoing around the San Francisco City Hall was clear: nobody should ever forget the Holocaust and the pain and suffer it...
The magic atmosphere of Sovana © Ermess | Dreamstime.com

When Tuscany was called Etruria: Sovana and the Vie Cave trails

T he Etruscans are one of the most fascinating pre-Roman civilizations but, puzzlingly, also one of those we know the least about: the real Etruscan...

Taking Seattle’s coffee culture to new heights

S eattle is said to have more coffee shops per capita than any other city in the country― at last count, 43 cafés every 100,000 residents. But even...

Italian science leads on: Ciriaco Goddi and the crew who photographed a black hole

I t is considered the photo of the century. He has not (yet) won the Pulitzer but has shown Einstein’s General Relativity. With two super-computers,...