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April 11, 2009

The Invisible Victims of the Abruzzo Earthquake

Laura E. Ruberto
Samuele Pellecchia/Prospekt, for The New York Times
L'Aquila, The Dome of Santa Maria del Suffragio, destroyed by the April 6 earthquake

An unknown number of documented and undocumented immigrants in Abruzzo have died or lost their homes because of the recent earthquake.

April 4, 2009

Italian American Romance in the Era Before Roe v. Wade

Laura E. Ruberto
"Love with the Proper Stranger" 1963

The 1963 film Love with the Proper Stranger dealt with the limited choices faced by an Italian American woman a decade before abortion was legalized in the U.S.