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December 23, 2008


George De Stefano
He, and the other guy, are almost gone. Finalmente.

Little year-end messages from Zu’ Giorgio

December 6, 2008

Mangia La Musica II

George De Stefano
The rock band Afterhours. They're from Milano. And they're really good.

A Nontraditional Menu for a Buon Natale

November 23, 2008

It’s all "Too Much"

George De Stefano
Sam Pizzigati

Sam Pizzigati’s journal exposes America’s corporate mafia

November 15, 2008

Roy Paci's Sicilian Bestiary

George De Stefano
Paci and Aretuska

BESTiario Siciliano captures ten years of the genre-blending music of Paci and his band Aretuska

November 11, 2008

Addio, Mama Africa

George De Stefano
Miriam Makeba

South African singer and anti-apartheid icon Miriam Makeba died shortly after her concert at Castel Volturno, near Naples. Her final performance was dedicated to the fight against...

November 8, 2008

Obamamania: A Dissent

George De Stefano
Obama's pick of Clinton attack dog Rahm Emanuel as his chief of staff is not an encouraging sign

I voted for him and I'm glad he won. But let's not get carried away, OK?

November 7, 2008

"Siamo Tutti Abbronzati"

George De Stefano
Him, rocking that blackshirt

Italians are embarrassed and outraged by Berlusconi's Obama gaffe. But maybe a blackface protest isn't a great idea.

November 4, 2008

Sicily, Image and Reality

George De Stefano
Getty Images
Change agents: Sicily's Rita Borsellino meets Fabio Messina, a Palermo anti-Mafia merchant

The recent New York visit by the island’s labor minister prompts some not so sunny thoughts

October 26, 2008

A Rap for Saviano

George De Stefano

Neapolitan rapper Luca "Lucariello" Caiazzo and Roberto Saviano collaborated on "Cappotto di Legno," a rap that gets inside the head of a young camorrista

October 21, 2008

Nobel Winners Come Out for Saviano

George De Stefano
Roberto Saviano

The Italian government must protect the "Gomorra" author, said six Nobel Prize winners this week