Entertainment

The Russo Brothers Italian American Film Forum Application Now Open!

February 2021 |
The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF), in conjunction with Directors Anthony and Joe Russo and the Italian Sons and Daughters of America (ISDA), is very pleased to announce that the applications are now open for The Russo Brothers Italian...

Death And Venice: A Cinematic Metaphor

February 2021 |
Portrayals of Venice in the history of painting and literature have evolved over centuries; moving from reality to myth to dream to metaphor. During that long history, images of Venice slowly transformed from those of a sun-drenched, enchanted...

Buffalo’s Sports Headliners and Insights

January 2021 |
“Buffalo’s Sports Headliners and Insights” by Al Bruno is a scholastic sports publication, an anthology, presenting 23 of his best sports stories and insights about Buffalo sports headliners. It is a refreshing look at notable Buffalo athletes...

The Dick Biondi Film

January 2021 |
Quest’articolo parla della vita di Richard Orlando Biondi, un italo-americano di New York,  più conosciuto come Dick Biondi. Lui ebbe una carriera molto famosa nella radio. Biondi fu un DJ della radio e fu il DJ numero uno per molti anni negli...

Vacation Under the Sicilian Sun

January 2021 |
"Vacation Under the Sicilian Sun" by Remo Faieta describes the adventure numerous travel groups had on their vacation to Sicily. With description of the Island's scenic landscapes, intriguing history, fascinating archaeological sites, majestic Mt....

Let's Eat Snails!

January 2021 |
“Let’s Eat Snails!” gleans from Barbara Barcellona Smith’s crazy Italian American childhood and takes all-aged readers on a culinary adventure. In addition to whetting children’s appetite for new and unfamiliar dishes, “Let’s Eat Snails!” offers a...

Bernardo Bertolucci’s "Il Conformista:" 50 Years Later

December 2020 |
The year 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of a landmark Italian film, Bernardo Bertolucci’s “Il Conformista” (The Conformist) (1970). It is appropriate in the light of recent political events in America to celebrate the importance of this film, its...

Meet the Author: Diana Giovinazzo

November 2020 |
“Destiny toys with us all, but Anita Garibaldi is a force to be reckoned with. Forced into marriage at a young age, Anita feels trapped in a union she does not want. But when she meets the leader of the Brazilian resistance, Giuseppe Garibaldi, in...

The Little Guy (or The Motor Scooter)

November 2020 |
A proud Italian American and Long Islander, Joseph Perry Grassi served as a logistical specialist in the U.S. Army, 25th Infantry Division, from 2002-2006. He is a recipient of the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Global War on...
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