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September 16, 2015

Exploring The Kraken

George De Stefano

In a new mixed-media performance presented as part of musician Marco Cappelli's residency at the East Village venue The Stone, a strange doctor dissects a creature ... and a city

July 30, 2015

Meeting a Beat in Paris

George De Stefano

Fred Misurella recalls his 1976 interview with Gregory Corso, newly republished in "The Whole Shot"

July 1, 2015

Broken Windows, Broken Lives

George De Stefano
Photo by George de Stefano
"Policing in New York is not only blatantly discriminatory; it is counterproductive."

Law enforcement in New York, says advocate and organizer Robert Gangi, is "a form of institutional bullying."

June 17, 2015

Raising Poetry's Profile

George De Stefano
"People don't realize how much they rely on poetry."

Maria Lisella is the new – and the first Italian American – poet laureate of Queens

June 10, 2015

Tales of Two Cities

George De Stefano
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Luigi de Magistris and Gennaro Matino at the Calandra Institute

Naples' Mayor Luigi de Magistris talks about immigration and the ties between his city and New York

June 3, 2015

Acting Ethnic

George De Stefano
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""It can be a rude awakening to see how you are seen."

Anthony De Vito talks about being "off-white" and saying no to Mob roles

May 28, 2015

Making the City Home

George De Stefano
Joseph Sciorra at the Owl's Head in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

In "Built with Faith," Joseph Sciorra explains how Italian Americans have shaped New York's spiritual and cultural landscapes

May 20, 2015

Family Secrets

George De Stefano
Penny Arcade

Penny Arcade draws on her shocking Italian discoveries for a new show

May 12, 2015

Politics and Poetry

George De Stefano
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Gil Fagiani reads his East Harlem poems at the Cornelia Street Cafe

Two writers recall the East Harlem of yesteryear and its radical Italian American Congressman

April 30, 2015

Bambini, Ragazzi, Giovani

George De Stefano

The Calandra Institute's annual conference focuses on children and youth, in Italy and the Italian diaspora