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August 23, 2012

The New Negative Image of Italian Americans

Joseph Sciorra
Titzu Nishi and the Public Art Fund
Titzu Nishi's drawing for the “Discovering Columbus” art installation.

The inane opinions of a few and the diminution of Italian America.

April 12, 2010

The Italian-American Political & Moral Bocce Club of Paradise’s Inaugural Annual May Day Dinner Dance, Gala, and Reception

Joseph Sciorra

Another blog post about a very real event parodying ongoing surreal phenomena.

July 1, 2008

Watching “Serpico” with my Thirteen-Year-Old Son

Joseph Sciorra

Musings on heroes, role models, and the Italian-American imaginative.

February 10, 2008

Decidedly Not Italian Enough

Joseph Sciorra
Rudolph "Rudy" Giuliani

Some thoughts on why I chose to remain silent and why I now think it's worth a blog post, thanks to Anthony Tamburri.

January 21, 2008

Remembering James Groppi

Joseph Sciorra
Wisconsin Historical Society
Father James Groppi and civil rights leaders during NAACP march, Milwaukee, 1968.

Activist James Groppi (1930-1985) marched with Martin Luther King, Jr. and others in the struggle for freedom.

May 14, 2008

Sinatra, a Morality Tale.

Joseph Sciorra
Harry Benson
Frank Sinatra at Truman Capote's "Black and White Ball," New York City, 1966

Musings on Italian-American masculinity, power, and bullying on the tenth anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s death.

July 15, 2008

Chi è Pete Panto?

Joseph Sciorra
Pete Panto (1911-1939)

An Italian-American worker who fought the mob that you never heard of.