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Italian American identity

Part II -- The Unfortunate Pilgrim*: Or You Can’t Get There From Here

(09 08 2015) Jerry Krase

Finding her roots in the almost mythic hometown of my wife's father, Anthony Charles Nicoletti, wasn't as easy as we thought it was, but it was well worth the effort. To...

Part I -- The Unfortunate Pilgrim*: Or You Can’t Get There From Here

(17 07 2015) Jerry Krase

*With apologies to Mario Puzo this essay in three-parts will demonstrate why, as to reconnecting to or even finding my Sicilian/Italian ethnic roots, "you can't get there from...

Will Someone Tell Me Who I Am!

(05 04 2014) Donna Chirico

Social media is rife these days with people taking personality quizzes. Although as a whole the enterprise seems frivolous, the underlying tension is one of personal encounter. ...

Why The Stage Name, Tony Denison?

(06 06 2010) Darrell Fusaro

Tony Denison, born Anthony John Sarrero, speaks candidly about his Italian heritage, his mom's sage advice about the neighborhood gangsters and how he became, "Tony Denison."

Becoming Italian American: POWs and National Identity

(01 06 2008) Laura E. Ruberto

Two national holidays, la Festa della Repubblica and Memorial Day, bring up the question of what it means to belong.

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