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July 29, 2008

Youth Masses, Black Skin, and Italian Beat Music

Laura E. Ruberto
I Barrittas singing "Gloria al Signore" (w/commentary)

A look at the Italian youth masses of the 1960s, beat music, and una ragazza from New Orleans.

July 21, 2008

Mujeres Migrantes Italianas

Laura E. Ruberto
Exhibit Poster, "Mirades de luz" (Argentina)

An exhibit in Argentina highlights the role Italian immigrant women in Buenos Aires played in the development of Argentina’s past and present.

July 7, 2008

Westward the Women

Laura E. Ruberto
Italian Film Poster for the U.S. film "Westward the Women" (1951)

What Frank Capra and an obscure William Wellman western might tell us about Italian American women.

July 3, 2008

Clemenza and Tessio are like Britain and France

Laura E. Ruberto
Al Pacino as Michael Corleone in Francis Ford Coppola's "The Godfather"

The Pax Corleone, or what happens when two political analysts offer a close reading of "The Godfather" in an effort to explain contemporary US politics.