People

About the Author: Carlo Levi

January 2020 |
Where do you live? Some place rural where the air is clean and you know your neighbors? Maybe you are an urban dweller, attracted to the excitement and diversity of a big city. Now, imagine all of that taken away. Imagine someone from the...

“Le Avventure di Pinocchio: Storia di un Burattino” (The Adventures of Pinocchio: The Story of a Puppet)

January 2020 |
Folk and fairy tales filled with allegorical symbolism were originally shared amongst adults in the oral tradition until Charles Perrault scribed them around 300-years-ago and the Brothers Grimm around 100-years-ago. In 1959, Italo Calvino...

A Sicilian Hero

December 2019 |
Don Giuseppe Puglisi nasce in una borgata palermitana, figlio di un calzolaio e di una sarta. Il 15 settembre 1993, giorno del suo 56° compleanno, viene ucciso dalla mafia nelle vicinanze della propria abitazione. Sin dai primi anni della propria...

Italian Inspired Christmas Dinnerware with VIETRI!

December 2019 |
When Susan, Frances and their mother, Lee Gravely, took their first trip to Italy in 1983, they fell in love with the Italian culture. During their stay at the San Pietro Hotel in Positano, they went to lunch and found themselves captivated by the...

December Birthdays

December 2019 |
As the year draws to an end, some of our favorite Italian and Italian Americans celebrate their birthdays this month. Italian fashion designer Gianni Versace was born on Dec. 2. Founder of his own international fashion house and designer to stars...

November Birthdays

November 2019 |
November is all about giving thanks. We give special thanks to the contributions these Italians and Italian Americans made to our history and culture as we celebrate their birthdays this month. Retired bodybuilder, actor and fitness trainer Lou...

Author Marco Rizzo on Immigration, Graphic Comics and Much More

November 2019 |
Marco Rizzo is an award-winning Sicilian journalist, cartoonist and writer who has published essays and several graphic comics. He is considered by some the most prolific and acclaimed Italian comic book writer in the field of graphic journalism....

La Guardia at Ellis Island: The Door Held Open

November 2019 |
Affettuosamente soprannominato “The Little Flower”, sia per via della traduzione letterale del suo nome che per la sua bassa statura, Fiorello Enrico La Guardia è stato un gigante della politica statunitense. Figlio di un immigrato foggiano e di...
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