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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


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...

September 10, 2018

Fascism in America and Italy: Does History Repeat Itself?

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase
Walking through the Ballaro Market in Palermo.

Given the rise of intolerance at the highest levels of government in America and Italy, it makes sense to think about its illogical causes and potential effects.

August 13, 2018

Judging the Pizza and Prosecco Competition

Charles Scicolone
Charles Scicolonw
Procecco Week in NYC

Prosecco amd Pizza the perfect combination

April 2, 2018

Calabrian Easter Bread, Key Ingredients, and Sensorial Transnational Connections

Joan L Saverino
Joan Saverino
Muccellati made by author Easter 2018

Muccellatu, in regional language, is the word for the Easter bread made in San Giovanni in Fiore, Calabria, made distinct by, ananzu, wild anise seed. The author discusses the...

February 25, 2018

Berlin Film Festival 68: some consideration

Simone Spoladori
Copyright Berlinale 2018
Director Adina Pintillie withthe Golden Bear for "Touch Mee Not"

Sometimes it happens that the best films are not awarded at a festival. This year a more rare thing happened in Berlin: one of the worst films has been awarded.

January 29, 2018

Maestra Melina at 100: A Lace Maker in Calabria, Italy

Joan L Saverino
Photograph by author
Maestra Melina (right), her niece Maria Rosaria (center), and Sara (Maria Rosaria's mother)

This is the story of a Calabrian 100 year old lace maker of local renown, her social legacy as a teacher in a small village near Gioia Tauro, and her niece’s own lace making...

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