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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,...

May 15, 2008

Mob Violence Against Gypsies in Naples

Ottorino Cappelli
Photographer Maurizio Cimino was born in Washington nd works as a research assistant at the University of Naples Audio Visual Research Center (Faculty of Sociology). ROM's identity is one of his main research subjects. (

Many Italians are making immigrants subject to the same nativistic prejudices, racism, and hate crimes that have harassed their grandparents and great grandparents in foreign...

May 14, 2008

Le molotov contro i Rom a Napoli

Ottorino Cappelli

Spengono il fuoco? Lo riaccenderemo ... altrimenti tornano

April 11, 2008

The Italian/American Tiger Wood

Ottorino Cappelli

Have heard latest IA expressing his thoughts on race in the 08 elections?

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.

January 2, 2008

Siamo tutti Italiani? That would be depressing...

Ottorino Cappelli

Italians are not unique in their malaise, says Chicago blogger Robert P. Baird. At least American graduate students are equally depressed by a sense that one is stuck in an...