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June 18, 2008

Thinking about American Italian Identity - R. D. Lang and Gabriella Gribaudi’s Theory of “The Other”

Tom Verso
Annabella Sciorra - Actress

“What you write on paper is American. What’s in your veins is Italian.”

June 7, 2008

“Mount Allegro” revisited in terms of Gribaudi and Dickie’s historiography

Tom Verso

The first lesson that an historian must learn before 'putting pen to paper' is that “with pen and paper anyone can write anything.” A document cannot be thought of as a...

May 19, 2008

Southern Italy Patriarchal Family: The evidence and critique of Gabriella Gribaudi’s counter argument

Tom Verso

The historian does not have the luxury of law court judges who rule evidence admissible or inadmissible. In the historian’s court, all evidence is and must be admitted. ...

May 15, 2008

Sinatra – the dialogue with Joey Skee continues

Tom Verso

My knowledge is Socratic: I know my ignorance!

April 24, 2008

The Italian Election: American Voters and “The Southern Question”

Tom Verso

Comments posted by i-Italy bloggers Stanton Burnett and Marina Melchionda regarding the recent Italian elections place the outcome of that election solidly in the 150 year...

April 20, 2008

Italian American Culture: Illusion or Reality?

Tom Verso
Melting Pot

Anthony Tamburii: “We simply cannot continue to engage in a series of reminiscences that lead primarily to nostalgic recall.” --- But, in reality, is there anything more to...

April 13, 2008

Bob Giraldi’s movie “Dinner Rush”: The future (if any) of Italian American culture

Tom Verso

“Dinner Rush” brilliantly depicts the transition from the unequivocal Little Italy culture to the metamorphosing post-immigrant culture.

April 7, 2008

Don DeLillo ‘Comes Home’ “Game 6” and “Underworld”

Tom Verso
Don DeLillo in Bronx playground

You can take the boy away from Little Italy. But, you can never take Little Italy away from the boy! And, the boy…is always in the man.

April 2, 2008

Italian American Dual Citizenship and Voting Rights - "Forget about it"

Tom Verso
Letizia Battaglia
One person two lands (my title)

Visa vis Italian American culture, I think dual citizenship/voting is pernicious.

March 16, 2008

“Italian Signs, American Streets” as a study of I/A culture through literature (strengths and weaknesses)

Tom Verso
Italian Signs

As the empiricist said to the metaphysician: “Should I believe you or my lying eyes.”