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March 17, 2011

Leo Politi, Saint Joseph, and Las Golondrinas

Laura E. Ruberto
Leo Politi
cover of "Song of the Swallow," 1948

Children’s literature, the Watts Towers, and Italian-Californian celebrations of Saint Joseph’s Day.

March 2, 2011

The Case of the Missing Fasanella Painting

Laura E. Ruberto
Ralph Fasanella
"Welcome Home Boys" (1953)

How I uncovered that the City of Oakland, the Oakland Public Library, the Oakland Museum of California, and the Oakland International Airport have misplaced Ralph Fasanella’s...