People

Enrico Caruso (1873-1921)

April 2017 |
Enrico Caruso è considerato il più grande tenore di tutti i tempi, sebbene  la sua carriera di cantante decollò solamente dopo i venti anni a causa sia delle modeste condizioni economiche della famiglia, ma anche di scarse...

The Little Flower of New York City - Fiorello LaGuardia

March 2017 |
Soprannominato “The Little Flower”, sia per via della traduzione letterale del suo nome che per la sua bassa statura, Fiorello LaGuardia è stato un gigante della politica statunitense. Figlio di un immigrato foggiano e di una...

Arturo Toscanini

March 2017 |
Arturo Toscanini was one of the great virtuoso conductors of the 19th and 20th centuries. Known for his photographic memory, perfectionism and intensity, he worked his orchestral detail at all of the leading opera and symphony houses worldwide,...

"Lettuce" Enjoy the Cardini Caesar Salad!

March 2017 |
Caesar (Cesare) Cardini and his brother and business partner, Alex (Alessandro), invented the Caesar’s Salad in 1924 at their hotel in Tijuana, Mexico. The combination of romaine lettuce dressed with olive oil, lemon juice, Worcestershire...

Petrosino, The Crime Buster

March 2017 |
Giuseppe Petrosino was a New York Mafia-busting policeman who was murdered March 12, 1909 in Sicily during what was supposed to be a top secret, undercover fact-finding mission. An informant asked for a meeting at the piazza in Palermo and, while...

Franca Sozzani: Brilliantly Disturbing

February 2017 |
Si è recentemente spenta a soli 66 anni Franca Sozzani, la “signora italiana della moda”. Il mondo delle passerelle piange la scomparsa della storica direttrice di Vogue Italia, deceduta  per una grave malattia contro cui ha...

A Lesson I Couldn't Refuse

February 2017 |
All I needed to know about life, I learned from “The Godfather.” At its heart, it’s a morality tale, asking the age-old question of how evil people become evil. Along the way, it preaches the importance of family (Puzo himself...

The Creator of the Big Mac: A Legend in His Own Right

January 2017 |
Si è spento all’età di 89 anni  Michael James “Jim” Delligatti, italo americano inventore del Big Mac, indubbiamente uno degli “ingredienti” più importanti per il successo di McDonald da...

Ciao, Matteo

January 2017 |
Matteo Renzi has resigned as Italian Prime Minister after being unreservedly defeated in a referendum to change the constitution. Renzi and his centre-left Democratic Party first introduced a bill in April, 2014 that would have achieved the most...
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