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A Wise Guy in Paradise

(26 02 2012) Donna Chirico

Netflix launches "Lilyhammer," a series made for Norwegian television. In it you'll find almost every known stereotype of Italian/American culture that you can imagine.

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...

An American with an Italian name; hindrance or advantage?

(06 03 2010) Darrell Fusaro

Most Italian-Italians, the ones from Italy, that is, always seem to be curious as to how we Italian-Americans are perceived by others in America. With all the news they’ve...

The Situation

(20 01 2010) Robert Viscusi

'Guido' is a phenomenon that demands attention. If Italian American social advance were as real, as secure, and as substantial as many Italian Americans believe it to be (I am...

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...

Guys Named Rocco

(22 06 2008) Stephanie Longo

Why do we accept the unacceptable?

That's Amore!—Sort of.

(17 06 2008) Marisa Iallonardo

An Italian tries to conquer American reality TV with charm, passion and oh yes, a kiddie pool full of spaghetti and meatballs.

Authentic Little Italy: Che Cos’e?

(03 01 2008) Jerry Krase

Is there an “authentic” Little Italy, and if there is, what does it look like? To the first part of the question, I say "No." The second part is more complex, as Italian...

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