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IAWA: Prose, Poetry, Politics and Unsung Heroes Featuring Gil Fagiani, Stephen Siciliano Saturday, May 9 at Cornelia St. Cafe

(16 04 2015) IAWA .

The Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) presents two activist authors who are also co-founders of the Vito Marcantonio Forum, Gil Fagiani and Stephen Siciliano on...

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.

Blessed Are the Nobodies

(04 01 2013) Darrell Fusaro

Tucked away in the basement of the downtown Cathedral in Los Angeles, CA, are the remains of a nobody.

Get the Best of Both Worlds: Rome & Los Angeles (or Here & Hereafter). All For Just $5,000US!

(28 06 2011) Darrell Fusaro

Last week I met my friend Mike Dugan in downtown Los Angeles to see his new place. It only cost him $5,000 and it is literally - to die for!

A Tourist Visits Italian in California

(16 11 2010) Joseph Sciorra

In recognition of co-blogger, Laura Ruberto, who intelligently expounds on West Coast iterations of Italian America, I offer my touristic encounter with things Italian in the...

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.

Los Angeles's Little Italy

(23 02 2010) Darrell Fusaro

Author Marianna Gatto likens tracing the history of Italians in Los Angeles to that of “chasing ghosts,” since much of the history hasn’t been preserved. This fact seems to...


(22 02 2009) Laura E. Ruberto

A little diddy about California’s role in the Italian American invention of an ice-resurfacing machine.

Holiday in Italy! (without Leaving the U.S.)

(19 05 2008) Laura E. Ruberto

The cult of Italy repackaged for US consumer culture.

Italian Americana, California Style

(10 04 2008) Laura E. Ruberto

Driving for hours takes us to three California Italian American vernacular sites -- from urban LA to rural NorCal with a stop along the freeway in the Central Valley.

L’Italo Americano’s 100 Years of Service

(06 03 2008) Dom Serafini

America's oldest Italian newspaper celebrates its first century

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