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Joe DiMaggio: How the Son of an Italian Fisherman Became the Symbol of American Baseball

February 2020 |
Quella dell’italoamericano Joe DiMaggio potrebbe essere una comune storia di italiani di fine XIX secolo: figlio di pescatori originari dell’Isole delle Femmine in provincia di Palermo emigrati in America alla ricerca di migliore fortuna, cresce in...

Mauro Giuliani

February 2020 |
Chitarrista, violoncellista e compositore, Mauro Giuliani iniziò i propri studi da bambino a Barletta, dove in seguito partecipò a vari concerti e pubblicò alcune opere. Poiché in Italia la musica strumentale non era coltivata o apprezzata quanto...

Gold Rush: Dave Turin's Lost Mine

February 2020 |
The discovery of gold nuggets in the Sacramento Valley in 1848 created an event that significantly shaped American history. The California Gold Rush brought people from all over the country to the western U.S. in hopes of striking it rich. A total...

Award-Winning Actor Danny Aiello Passed Away

January 2020 |
Award-winning actor Danny Aiello passed away at the age of 86 on December 12, 2019. He was highly regarded in the Italian American Community and was a former NIAF Gala Honoree. “We are saddened to hear of the passing of Danny Aiello,” said NIAF...

Italian Great Rocky Marciano Lived the American Dream

January 2020 |
Some historians have called the 1950s the greatest period of peace and prosperity in America. The decade represented a golden era of achievement, undergirded by an affirming age of simplicity when homespun, working values and patriotism were at an...

Italian Women of STEM

January 2020 |
The acronym STEM was established by the National Science Foundation in 2001 – rearranged from SMET – to represent Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. A STEM education focuses on integrating these subjects into a wider curriculum to better...

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...
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