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September 11, 2008

An Offer We Can Refuse

Anthony Julian Tamburri
An ad by Del. Sal Iaqunito, meant to evoke the poster for The Godfather Part III, has upset the Italian/American community in Virginia Beach.

Virginia elected official Salvatore Iaquinto is very much off the mark with his original “Godfather” ad and his follow-up commentary. But sitting back and lamenting only is,...

August 29, 2008

Support the Italian Language Foundation!

Anthony Julian Tamburri

Dear readers of i-Italy: A crisis is brewing that threatens the future of Italian language studies in the United States. And unless we take a stand, the American educational...

July 2, 2008

A Few Random Thoughts after The Loss of Two Friends!

Anthony Julian Tamburri
Rocco Caporale, on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, the John D. Calandra Italian/American Institute

When our role models leave us, where do we go to look for others? This is, for sure, one of the questions that arises after the loss of both Rudi Vecoli and Rocco Caporale, two...

April 20, 2008

Italian Immersion only miles away! Scholarships are also available!

Anthony Julian Tamburri

I had a recent conversation with Professor Calabretta-Sajder, Dean of the New Jersey Lago del Bosco camp. I asked him to respond to a few questions of mine so that I could share...

April 11, 2008

A Wake Up Call, 2!

Anthony Julian Tamburri

Now that our eyes have been opened wide, what can we do?

April 7, 2008

A Wake-up Call!

Anthony Julian Tamburri

As many know by now, the future of the Advanced Placement Exam in Italian is on the chopping block after two and one-half years in existence. The language might seem a bit...

March 17, 2008

Cultural Philanthropy, A Private Affair

Anthony Julian Tamburri

Education is the only way we can change people’s minds. A concerted conversation (i.e., coming together) on cultural philanthropy among/by Italian Americans is, I would submit,...

February 9, 2008

Too Italian, or not Italian enough?

Anthony Julian Tamburri

This blog and the issues to which it pertains raise at least one thorny question, to say the least. In addition, it creates an uncomfortable situation, I would contend, for all...

January 25, 2008

Cultural philanthropy on the rise...

Anthony Julian Tamburri

Well, it seems that there is indeed more to Italian/American cultural philanthropy, and kudos to those who continue to give in substantial ways.