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(19 06 2014) Sara Gironi Carnevale

#whatdasud: da progetto di tesi a qualcosa di più. Un riscatto, un motivo d'orgoglio, uno sfogo per chi, nella Terra dei fuochi, parla senza essere ascoltato.

Silence Is Not the Answer

(22 12 2011) Fred Gardaphe

Saviano is right. Silence is not the answer; protesting dramatic portrayals of mafiosi is not the answer. Italian Americans have spent more time and money fighting fictional...

Sodom versus Gomorra

(21 12 2011) Jerry Krase

In the second of a series of commentaries by Italian-American intellectuals on Roberto Saviano's recent talk about Mafia at the New York University, Jerry Krase “agree(s)...

Heart warming vs heart breaking

(11 01 2011) Judith Harris

In Welcome to the South, Luca Miniero's remake of an acclaimed French comedy, a North Italian postal employee aspires to a transfer to Milan, but instead finds himself dispatched...

The Child Soldiers of Scampia

(29 06 2010) Judith Harris

Davide Cerullo comes from the gangland of Scampia, Naples. Once a drug hustler, he finally rebelled to the "easy life" the Camorra offered him: "Give people an opportunity, and...

Mafia, Kinds of Applause & Saviano's Quotes

(29 04 2010) Judith Harris

A confusion of applause: ovation at Perugia for Italy’s heroic Roberto Saviano and hurrahs at Reggio for arrested ’Ndrangheta boss Giovanni Tegano

"The Africans Will Probably Save Italy"

(14 05 2009) George De Stefano

Saviano hails the “forgotten courage” of immigrants

Addio, Mama Africa

(11 11 2008) George De Stefano

South African singer and anti-apartheid icon Miriam Makeba died shortly after her concert at Castel Volturno, near Naples. Her final performance was dedicated to the fight against...

Naples Walks Alone, on Burning and Bloodied Sidewalks

(06 06 2008) Judith Harris

"The territory is divided into fiefs; leadership is turned over to a capozona (local boss); membership is expanded through blood ties; and they show an extraordinary capacity to...

Garbage, Gypsies, Gamorra, Girls and Gays: Waiting for Mr. Berlusconi

(20 05 2008) Judith Harris

Not since the 1970’s and the Years of Lead has Italian society been confronted with such an onslaught of problems, all at the same time, and all on ghastly display here in...

What Do Pizza, Mario Merola, and the Camorra Have to Do with Ikea?

(14 03 2008) Laura E. Ruberto

A long-lost relative from Brooklyn finds his way to an Italian kids' movie.

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