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June 26, 2011

An Italian-American Governor signs same-sex marriage into law. The split among Italian-American Senators crucial to the passage.

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Pop star Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta a.k.a. Lady Gaga, celebrating the passage of the bill with her friends. The picture was posted on Lady Gaga’s Twitter account via...

January 7, 2011

“DireNapoli.” The visit of Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe to New York to tell the world about his city’s pains and hopes.

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Don Gennaro Matino

This January the Cardinal of Naples Crescenzio Sepe will be in New York, where he will meet the Italian and Italian-American community, personalities of the cultural and artistic...

December 10, 2010

“Telling Naples to the World”. Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe on His Imminent Visit to New York

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The Cardinal of Naples will be in New York this coming January, where he will meet the Italian community, personalities of the cutural and artistic world, academics, scholars, men...

December 8, 2010

“Dire Napoli al mondo”. Il Cardinale Crescenzio Sepe parla del suo imminente viaggio a New York

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Il Cardinale di Napoli Crescenzio Sepe sarà a New York il prossimo gennaio, dove incontrerà la comunità italiana, personalità del mondo della cultura, dell’arte, studiosi,...

August 28, 2010

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

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

October 5, 2009

Between Black and White. The First Columbus Day of the Obama Era.

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Musings on the symbolic coincidence of the first "Italian month" under an African American president—and what we could make of it.

July 5, 2009

“Cucina Italica”? An Exercise in Post-Colonial, Mutual Understanding

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A fragment of "Big Night" (1996). Directed by Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci

Can you “cook good and eat well” even if you are not trying to imitate some dinner from some far-off restaurant in Italy? Musings around an interesting article, the politics...

June 24, 2008

Italian Trash and Stereotypes at Their Highest: A YouTube Phenomenon

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The Italian Spiderman trailer, from You Tube

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

June 11, 2008

The Race Debate in America and Italy: Shall We Do the Right Thing?

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A famous scene from Spyke Lee's "Do the Right Thing" (1989)

While the first African-American clinches the nomination for president, some Italian-Americans join in the Lee-Eastwood feud over racial prejudices in America. At the same time,...

May 15, 2008

Mob Violence Against Gypsies in Naples

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Photographer Maurizio Cimino was born in Washington nd works as a research assistant at the University of Naples Audio Visual Research Center (Faculty of Sociology). ROM's identity is one of his main research subjects. (

Many Italians are making immigrants subject to the same nativistic prejudices, racism, and hate crimes that have harassed their grandparents and great grandparents in foreign...

May 14, 2008

Le molotov contro i Rom a Napoli

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Spengono il fuoco? Lo riaccenderemo ... altrimenti tornano

April 11, 2008

The Italian/American Tiger Wood

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Have heard latest IA expressing his thoughts on race in the 08 elections?

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