Being an Italian American is never boring. Family ties, old traditions adapting to the present life, strong characters, a lot of passion. Mike Fiorito explores them constantly, and put into words as this is his job. The multicolored Italian American universe is the constant protagonist of Mike’s short stories and novels: the always problematic relationship between a father and a son, the typical Italian women’s strenght, the culinary tradition that conveys a whole family history.
Even in his latest work, “Falling from Trees”, a collection of science fiction short stories, Mike unveils his Italian roots, reviving the Italo Calvino’s tales tradition.
“One of the memories I hold dearest it’s me sitting on the lap of my Grandpa, while we are watching the Italian football matches on TV . If he were still here, I hope he said I’m doing the right thing”. Matt Rizzetta is much more than a football fan: he is among the stakeholders of S.S. Città di Campobasso and Ascoli Calcio 1989 F.C., adding his huge passion for soccer to his deep love for his Italian heritage.
New York City being struck by Corona virus, Governor Andrew Cuomo asked for help, and he was heard. While doctors, nurses and care providers were quickly running out protections to be safe at work, an Italian American guy in love with fashion made his move. Christian Siriano, a young stylist of the NYC scene, answered the call: “If Governor Cuomo says we need masks, my team will help make some. I have a full sewing team still on staff working from home that can help”, he tweeted.
He’s probably one of the most popular persons of this new decade. Doctor Anthony Fauci is not only at the head of the US task force set up to fight COVID-19, he’s one of the top – if not the top – immunologist in the world. So, maybe it’s time to discover a bit more about him.
“Discovering my roots has been essential to understand who I am”. John Turturro was born on Febraury 28th 1957 but this is not the news here. John, son to a man from Puglia and a woman from Sicily, has always been so keen on his Italian heritage that he has let it influence not only his lifestyle but also his work.
Sometimes Hollywood stars shine for real in the sky. Téa Leoni is one of them: a Belgian researcher working at La Silla Observatory Centre in Chile named an asteroid after her.
An authentic Brooklynite, Marisa Tomei started loving acting at a very early age, following her theatre-addicted parents back and forth the Broadway shows. In 1984, at 20, she debuted in “The Flamingo Kid”, a movie in which she had just one line.