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February 16, 2008

It Wasn’t Columbus’ Fault. Or Was It?

Ottorino Cappelli

Musings around a frivolous article about very serious things... and some suggestions for those who think that Christopher Columbus was just an "Italian" hero.

January 2, 2008

Siamo tutti Italiani? That would be depressing...

Ottorino Cappelli

Italians are not unique in their malaise, says Chicago blogger Robert P. Baird. At least American graduate students are equally depressed by a sense that one is stuck in an...

November 4, 2007

We Are All Romanians

Ottorino Cappelli
Gipsy Girl - by Amir Mukhtar (posted on

"We must prevent this terrible tiger, which is xenophobic rage, the racist beast, from getting out of control." (Giuliano Amato, Italy’s Interior Minister)

October 27, 2007

Pinocchio: Italian vs. American Approaches to a Complex Morality Tale

Ottorino Cappelli

Special effects whiz Carlo Rambaldi hopes to rival the Disney classic by following Roberto Benigni’s controversial approach, bringing out the darker aspects of Carlo Collodi's...

October 27, 2007

It Takes a Network

Ottorino Cappelli

The Italian/American presence on the Internet may seem, at first, desolante. Try and type “Italian American” (with or without the infamous hyphen) in your google search bar ....

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