Jennifer Spitalieri

Jennifer Spitalieri, contributing writer, Cleveland, Ohio

Skolstrejk för klimatet: Salva il pianeta

June 2019
On August 20, 2018, Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old Swedish student, skipped school and sat on the steps of the Swedish parliament holding a sign that said “Skolstrejk för klimatet” – “School Strike for the Climate.” To protest the lack of action on...


Meet the Author: William Giovinazzo of "Italianitá: The Essence of Being Italian and Italian-American"

April 2019
In “Italianitá,” William (Bill) Giovinazzo explores the culture and history of Italians and Italian Americans – from the time when the Greeks colonized Italy to the influx of Italian immigrants in the 19th and 20th centuries to John Travolta...


Anthony "Tony" DiMare

October 2018
On September 3, 2018, the Italian American community lost one of its proudest, kindest and most intellectual members, Anthony “Tony” DiMare. Tony is survived by the love of his life, Ruth Razem DiMare, his beloved son John, grandchildren Hannah,...


Pasta Grannies: Keeping Traditions Alive

July 2018
Cuisine is one of the most important differentials amongst Italian people. Specific dishes or styles of cooking become an identity to a town, a region and even a family. Italians take pride in passing along their nonna’s cooking skills from one...


Europe's Next Pivotal Election

February 2018
Lo scorso 28 dicembre il Presidente della Repubblica, Sergio Mattarella, dopo una consultazione con i Presidenti dei due rami del Parlamento, ai sensi dell’articolo 88 della Costituzione, ha firmato il decreto di scioglimento del Senato della...


The Sauce Man

November 2017
Some people remember their ancestors by sharing stories over family dinners or at gatherings. Others write books. Some focus on preserving their heritage by researching, collecting and piecing together their entire family tree. And some make sauce....


Cleveland: "The BBQ Capital of the Northcoast"

October 2017
Quando si pensa a Cleveland, non molti la associano immediatamente con l’arte del barbeque, ma Greg Rempe, conduttore del programma “The BBQ Central Show”, la pensa diversamente tanto da averla affettuosamente definita “la capitale del BBQ della...


Tony Marotta: Italian Music Guru

September 2017
It’s Saturday evening and you’re tuned in to WRUW, FM91.1. You’re listening to the smooth voice of Tony Marotta broadcasting his Radio Italia show, a program featuring an incredible variety of Italian music: from ageless Neapolitan classics to...


Tourism: Money-maker, City-breaker

September 2017
Historic cities across the globe, including Venice, Florence and Rome, are buckling under the increasing pressure of tourism. Most of these highly-visited global cities are currently holding forums to reactively and proactively handle tourism....


Italians Are Taking Unemployment Into Their Own Hands

June 2017
Se da un lato il tasso di disoccupazione in Italia - particolarmente tra i giovani - continua ad essere preoccupante e molti stanno quindi cercando opportunità di inserimento all’estero, alcuni sono riusciti a sfruttare l’immenso...


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