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The One Thing Americans Can All Agree On

(26 12 2016) Darrell Fusaro

The one thing Americans can all agree on is that the pursuit of happiness includes a trip to Italy.

American Christmas Classic 'It's a Wonderful Life' is Based on an Italian-American

(20 12 2016) Darrell Fusaro

Frank Capra was so impressed with Amadeo Giannini's humility and generosity that he based the main character "George Bailey" in his 1946 film "It’s a Wonderful Life" on him.

What It Means To Be Italian American

(30 08 2016) Darrell Fusaro

The one word that best describes Italian Americans' significant contribution to our nation.

Book Signing, Ridiculously Inspiring Stories, Cartoons, and Espresso!

(26 06 2014) Darrell Fusaro

The evening began by highlighting the positive side effects of being Italian-American and rapidly expanded into much more.

The Positive Side Effects of Being Italian-American

(14 06 2014) Darrell Fusaro

A fun evening with artist and author Darrell Fusaro at the Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles, CA.

Games, Media, and Politics. Does "Mafia II" Defame Italian Americans? Interview with Andre' DiMino

(28 08 2010) Ottorino Cappelli

Several Italian-American organizations are staging an anti-defamation campaign against the videogame "Mafia II" on the ground that it offends, discriminates, and stereotypes...

Italian-American Nicknames Are No Joke

(15 04 2010) Darrell Fusaro

Everyone’s familiar with nicknames. Mikey, Snookie, Noodles, The Situation. We’ve heard them all. But the ones given to you by your Italian-American friends? They always...

So, you're Italian-American? Prove it.

(14 03 2010) Darrell Fusaro

On February 1, 2001, I had to prove that I was Italian-American. I brought this upon myself a month earlier when I made the mistake of boasting to an acquaintance.

From Roseto to the “Big Time”: An Interview with Adriana Trigiani

(17 08 2008) Stephanie Longo

Trigiani is best known as the author of the "Big Stone Gap" trilogy, "Lucia, Lucia", and "The Queen of the Big Time".

Organized Crime: Source Of Italy's Economic Strength

(17 08 2008) Dom Serafini

The publisher of an English-language Italian-American publication, for which I write a regular column, rejected the following article because it "doesn't promote a positive image...

Italian Trash and Stereotypes at Their Highest: A YouTube Phenomenon

(24 06 2008) Ottorino Cappelli

An Italian/Australian (?) trash movie parody reaches 2.000.000 views on YouTube...

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

(18 06 2008) Tom Verso

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

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