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The Case of the Missing Fasanella Painting

(02 03 2011) Laura E. Ruberto

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...

Radical Italian American Christmas Cards

(24 12 2009) Laura E. Ruberto

Thinking about next year’s holiday cards, I turn to the leftist artists, Tina Modotti and Pietro di Donato.

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

(19 05 2008) Laura E. Ruberto

The cult of Italy repackaged for US consumer culture.

Gepetto (sic), Fairyland, and Oakland’s Lost Italian Americans

(03 05 2008) Laura E. Ruberto

Geppetto's been building Pinocchio for over 40 years in Oakland's Fairyland.

A Californian Goes East

(28 04 2008) Laura E. Ruberto

A look at Oakland's Italian American neighborhood and what it might tell us about Nutley, New Jersey.

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