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June 24, 2008

Italian Trash and Stereotypes at Their Highest: A YouTube Phenomenon

Ottorino Cappelli
The Italian Spiderman trailer, from You Tube

An Italian/Australian (?) trash movie parody reaches 2.000.000 views on YouTube...

June 11, 2008

The Race Debate in America and Italy: Shall We Do the Right Thing?

Ottorino Cappelli
A famous scene from Spyke Lee's "Do the Right Thing" (1989)

While the first African-American clinches the nomination for president, some Italian-Americans join in the Lee-Eastwood feud over racial prejudices in America. At the same time, the race issue surfaces in Italian politics too. How can we contribute?

February 16, 2008

It Wasn’t Columbus’ Fault. Or Was It?

Ottorino Cappelli

Musings around a frivolous article about very serious things... and some suggestions for those who think that Christopher Columbus was just an "Italian" hero.