History & culture

A Second Language is a Gift Worth Sharing

March 2024 |
“Piovono Polpette”, the Italian dub of “It’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs” is playing in the living room. It’s an exclusive viewing party for an audience of one – my seven-year-old son. He’s sprawled out across our chenille indigo sofa in...

A Book Review: “Christ Stopped at Eboli”

March 2024 |
When I was a boy, movies and television shows depicted Italy as a lush land with happy, though somewhat simple, peasants. Their homes were quaint, kitchens festooned with braids of garlic and  herbs. There was always plenty of bread,...

Trailblazer Hon. Donna Congeni Fitzsimmons Retires

March 2024 |
Trailblazing Judge Donna Congeni Fitzsimmons has retired from over 40 years of a professional life dedicated to fighting crime and improving her community through judicial service and civic involvement. As judge of the Rocky River, Ohio Municipal...

On the Cover: Mount Etna

February 2024 |
Nell'articolo si parla dell'Etna, il vulcano più attivo di tutta Europa. Le eruzioni dell'Etna furono documentate in epoca greca e con gli antichi romani. Anche se gli abitanti corrono il rischio di vivere vicino al vulcano, il terreno intorno...

“The Divine Comedy”: The Inferno

February 2024 |
Hell. A place without hope. A place of justice. A place of weeping and gnashing of teeth. It is this place, this place of utter despair, through which Dante voluntarily travels to be reunited with the great love of his life, Beatrice. Dante...

NIAF and Iconic Producer De Laurentiis Launch Film Prizes for Aspiring Filmmakers

February 2024 |
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) has partnered with legendary Italian producer Aurelio De Laurentiis to establish an exciting new grant program for emerging filmmakers. Officially titled the NIAF/De Laurentiis Film Prizes, this...

In Bertinoro, La Festa dell’Ospitalita Captivates All

February 2024 |
L'articolo descrive il Festival dell'Ospitalità che si celebra ogni anno a Bertinoro, in Emilia Romagna. La festa ebbe inizio nel XIII secolo. Ogni anno si svolgono eventi in Piazza della Libertà, tra Palazzo Ordelaffi e la Colonna delle Anelle. La...

A Love Letter to the Neighborhood

January 2024 |
La scrittrice racconta le ragioni per cui ha un grande amore per la Piccola Italia di Cleveland. Si ricorda di quando era più giovane e andava nei diversi posti, che ancora esistono, e le giornate trascorse con sua madre prima che morisse, ne...

Cults, Catacombs and Crypts

January 2024 |
L'articolo tratta di catacombe, tombe, delle cripte e del culto delle reliquie presenti ovunque in Italia. Descrive alcune catacombe e cripte esistenti fin dal Medioevo. Tombe e reliquie si trovano anche in Vaticano. Questi luoghi e ossari vari...
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