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May 11, 2009

What Makes a Citizen?

George De Stefano
African immigrants to Italy intercepted at sea

Italians are leaving Italy, poor immigrants are trying to get in, and descendants of Italian immigrants are applying for Italian citizenship.

April 29, 2009

Isn't It Authentic?

George De Stefano
The new Visa ad, starring the captain of "The US Pizza Team"

Advertising's ersatz images of cucina italiana

April 21, 2009

There He Goes Again

George De Stefano
You go, girl: satirist Sabina Guzzanti

The Pope, Condoms, and Necessary Satire

April 9, 2009

Breaking the Silence

George De Stefano
Think Italy's on the razor's edge? Then sign the petition

Libertà e Giustizia sounds the alarm for democracy

April 2, 2009

Due De Stefano

George De Stefano
Bruno De Stefano's latest expose of organized crime, "La Penisola dei Mafiosi"

But the one in Naples reports from the ground zero of organized crime

March 28, 2009

Regime and Resistance

George De Stefano
Paul Ginsborg

Historian and Public Intellectual Paul Ginsborg Analyzes Berlusconi and His Opposition at "Denuncia: Speaking Up in Modern Italy"

March 24, 2009

Another Sicily

George De Stefano
Anthony Fragola
The trailer for "Another Corleone: Another Sicily"

Filmmaker Anthony Fragola documents the island's anti-Mafia movement

March 10, 2009

Ride Him, Cowboy

George De Stefano
Mountain men Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Ennis del Mar (Heath Ledger)

“Brokeback Mountain” Returns to Italian TV, This Time Uncensored

March 5, 2009

Blessed Fascism

George De Stefano
Forza Nuova poster: anti-drug, anti-immigrant, but pro God, Fatherland and Family

Right-wing extremists Forza Nuova march, and a priest gives the benediction

March 2, 2009

Postmodern Mafiosi

George De Stefano

American mob movies and pulp fiction inspire Sicilian author Ottavio Cappellani