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March 20, 2020

A Cuomo Change of Mind

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase
It's not easy to draw him with a nonforgivingly cheap ballpoint pen, as he has an enormous number of creases in his face that only his mother Matilda could love.

Over the past three or so years of "45" chaos, I've come to radically rethink who belongs in my pantheon of Italian American leaders. In contrast to "45" and the President's...

July 12, 2019

Remembering Lee Iacocca

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase

In the 1960s and 70s, youngish half-Italian-American-activist-scholars, like myself, were often confronted with well-deserved negative stereotypes derived from the actions of real..

June 1, 2019

Presidential Non-Endorsement: Bill, "You coulda been a great mayor"

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase
Blurry Bill at Primary Victory Party 2013

A more and less tongue in cheek evaluation of Bill DeBlasio's Presidential delusion from one of his (at one time) strongest supporters.

April 17, 2019

Kublai Khan’s Revenge: The Silk Road is a Two-way Street

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase
Chinese-Italian Meat Market on Via Paolo Sarpi, in Milan's Italian fashion Chinatown

In 1295 Marco Polo returned home to Venice from Kublai Khan’s Court near Beijing, China. Seven centuries later, China’s current Khan -- Xi Jinping -- is returning the favor...

January 19, 2019

Pizza Popolare $5 at Keste

Charles Scicolone
Charles Scicolome

Same Price as in Naples

January 15, 2019

The Sound of Italian American Protest

Joseph Sciorra
Boston Public Library
(detail) Sacco & Vanzetti demonstration in Boston, March 1, 1925

Consider nominating a 1927 immigrant recording protesting on behalf of Sacco and Vanzetti to the National Recording Registry.

January 3, 2019

Hello Grappa

Charles Scicolone
Charles Scicolone

Grappa: the Uniquely Italian Spirit

November 15, 2018

MeThree

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase
Womens March New York City, January 20, 2018

On November 6th, the Democratic Party enjoyed its highest margin of victory ever among female voters in a midterm election. The result, as of November 13, the Democrats had a net...

November 8, 2018

Theater Review: Sacco and Vanzetti “A Long Shadow” by August Nigro

Jerry Krase
Italian American Theater of Chicago
Playbill "A Long Shadow" by August Nigro directed by Nancy Greco.

This review is not about the disputed facts or “alternative” facts about the case that tainted the reputation of the American “justice” system in the 1920s and beyond....

September 21, 2018

“Cynthia Nixon vs Andrew Cuomo: Sex or No Sex in the City”

Jerry Krase

The tallies are in for the Democratic Party primary race for New York State Governor, and unfortunately for most of us self-identified libidinous “Progressives” the answer is...

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