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Start-ups Incubator Clhub's leadership team - Riccardo Sanna, Giovanni Sanna and Andrew Apodaca. Photo Courtesy of Chiara Porru

Sardinia Goes Global – Innovative Start-ups unveiled in L.A.

W e often hear about the constant efforts by Italy’s regulatory bodies to safeguard our authentic “Made in Italy” merchandise mark. A lot of times,...

Dante Ferretti: Greatest Film Directors’ Right-Hand

D ante Ferretti - three-time Academy-awarded and seven times nominated for Art Direction (including a nomination for Costume Design) - is no doubt...
Today, more and more people living in the northern town or just stopping by Asti’s Palazzo Mazzetti, are discovering An Italian Pencil in Hollywood. Giacomo Ghiazza Storyboard Artist (how the exhibition’s title tellingly recites)

Giacomo Ghiazza: a sparkling storyboard artist from Asti to Hollywood

S toryboard artist, Giacomo Ghiazza, was born in Asti (Piedmont, Italy). Until now, the “comune” has been widely known for its sweet sparkling white...

Bill Cellini Jr: It’s Time to Discover your Italian Roots!

Bill Cellini Jr. is a true blue expert in Italian ancestry. For about thirty years, he has been holding seminars and workshops across the United...
Film producer Barbara De Fina

Spotlight on Film Producer Barbara De Fina: Reconnecting to Her Italian Heritage

Notoriously, Martin Scorsese grew up between the 40s and 50s in New York City’s “Little Italy,” where the only two options for a boy were to enter a...

Innovativo Creativo Italiano: a photo shoot capturing Italians’ creative souls

Judy Starkman, who worked as a London-based feature documentary filmmaker for networks, such as ABC , CBS , CNN , and SKY-TV , alongside several...
Norton Simon Museum's Chief Curator - Carol Togneri. Photo courtesy of C. Togneri

Carol Togneri: exposing new “gems” from the Norton Simon Museum’s vault

C arol Togneri’s pivotal moment of discovery occurred in Alhambra, CA, when she was a child and her Tuscan grandma showed her the reproductions of...

Scientific Truths: A Conversation with USC Professor Gale Sinatra

As we look at the history of humanity, we often focus on the individuals who made fundamental discoveries and enabled us to advance our knowledge, by...
(L-R) Makeup artists Christopher Allen Nelson, Giorgio Gregorini and Alessandro Bertolazzi, winners of the award for Makeup and Hairstyling for 'Suicide Squad'. Photo by PopularImages

The Italian Oscar-winner makeup and hairstyling team behind Suicide Squad

If I had to extrapolate a “common denominator” from the Italian artistic team that won this year’s Academy Award for Best Achievement in Makeup and...
Original Dixieland Jazz Band. 1918 promotional postcard showing (from left), drummer Tony Sbarbaro (aka Tony Spargo), trombonist Edwin "Daddy" Edwards, cornetist Dominick James "Nick" LaRocca, clarinetist Larry Shields, and pianist Henry Ragas

First Recording in Jazz History has strong Sicilian roots

On February 26th 1917, clarinetist and bandleader Nick LaRocca (born in New Orleans, Louisiana, from Sicilian parents) passed into the annals of jazz...