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At the top of their game

By On October 1, 2021

In the golden age of baseball, Italian Americans led the way By Frank CipparoneGrowing up in postwar America, October delivered three certainties – homework, Halloween candy, the Yankees in the World Series.… Read More

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Iconic Piazza del Popolo welcomes all to the Eternal City

By On October 1, 2021

By Ben Resini The weight of a professional camera can grow heavy over time. It’s a slippery slope between the benefits of a “dream” profession to eventual burnout and creative standstill. I… Read More

Achievers

Lodge president to make up for lost time in 2022

By On October 1, 2021

By Pete Kennedy Bernadette Barbone Wesler grew up in an Italian family and is a lodge president with the Sons and Daughters of Italy – but she has never traveled to Italy.… Read More

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Venice: Where the sun set on the Italian Renaissance

By On October 1, 2021

By Robert Damien Santagata The most serene city of Venice – La Serenissima, as she was long called – rises from the water like a miraculous, dreamy mirage – colorful, frail, improbable… Read More

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On the trail of Amerigo Vespucci, noted world traveler

By On October 1, 2021

By Jeanne Outlaw-CannavoMany of us know that our country was named after Amerigo Vespucci even though he did not set foot on what was once referred to as the “New World” until… Read More

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The linguistic enigma of Switzerland

By On September 1, 2021

Italian language and culture flourish in cantons of Ticino and Grissons By Jeanne Outlaw-CannavoSwitzerland, where four linguistic regions and multiple cultures flourish, is a unique melting pot. The country is small, about… Read More

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Ludus Magnus: The Great Gladiatorial Training School

By On September 1, 2021

By Robert Damien Santagata I decide to embark on a subterranean tour of Rome – something that I have wanted to do for quite some time – but will first pay a… Read More

Book Review

Father and son co-author a beguiling immigrant saga

By On August 29, 2021

Father-and-son authors John and Ben Resini wrote “Angelina” during the pandemic lockdown.… Read More

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Come wander the island of Corsica with me, following the fabled footsteps of Napoleon

By On August 1, 2021

A statue of Napoleon Bonaparte on the island of Corsica in the city of Ajaccio, France. By Robert Damien Santagata I had always wanted to visit the island of Corsica, not only… Read More

Achievers

A chemist and entrepreneur who turns potential into action

By On August 1, 2021

By Pete Kennedy Andrew Cottone nearly failed high school chemistry. “Go do something else,” his teacher said. “You’re not cut out for chemistry.” He didn’t listen. Instead, he got a Ph.D. in… Read More