Father-and-son authors John and Ben Resini wrote “Angelina” during the pandemic lockdown.
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, […]
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 […]
A towering achievement by Michelangelo: the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, the official residence of the pope, in Vatican City. By Robert Damien Santagata Works of fine art are, and […]
By Pete Kennedy Barbara Capozzi listens to audiobooks when she goes for walks in her South Philadelphia neighborhood. As the president of Packer Park Civic Association, she also takes notes […]
Nick DeBenedictis By Pete Kennedy When Three Mile Island had a partial meltdown in March of 1979, Nicholas DeBenedictis got a call from Pennsylvania Gov. Dick Thornburgh’s office. They needed […]
Amato Berardi, founder of insurance firm Berardi & Associates. By Pete KennedyDuring the five years that he served as a member of Italian Parliament, Amato Berardi had a 96 percent […]
Leigh Altadonna By Pete KennedyLeigh Altadonna has been fascinated by birds since he was a kid. “Think about how fantastic these small creatures are, traveling many thousands of miles each […]
By Charlie Sacchetti I’ll never forget what happened to me on my 50th birthday. I say this not because of a big surprise party or other event marking what many feel to […]
By Charlie Sacchetti I was watching TV, just a little while ago, when the commercial came on. It was a new one for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in […]
Arlene “Taffy” Rubin and her mother, Gladyce Rubin.
By Charlie Sacchetti On June 26, I celebrated my 73rd birthday. They seem to roll around a lot quicker after 40, but I guess there’s really not much you […]
Legends retell the encounter between beggar and Roman soldier By Jeanne Outlaw-Cannavo Each November, in many countries, Roman Catholics celebrate St. Martin’s Day. According to legend, St. Martin of Tours […]
Early proselytizing seen as attempt to wean Italians from Catholicism by Jeanne Outlaw-Cannavo Italy today is still considered a country in which the majority of its citizens are of the […]
Eleven people accused of killing the city’s police chief were murdered by a vigilante mob By Jeanne Outlaw-Cannavo Little has been mentioned in American history books about an event that […]