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May 14, 2014

Michael and Vito

George De Stefano
New York Daily News
Michael Sam and Vito Cammisano

I had been following the Michael Sam story with some interest, but when I found out who his boyfriend is, it really grabbed my attention.

March 5, 2014

"If Only I Were That Warrior"

George De Stefano
From: If Only I Were That Warrior
Ethiopians demonstrated in Washington, DC against Italy's honoring the Italian general known as "The Butcher of Ethiopia."

A new documentary sheds light on a dark period in Italian history — Fascist war crimes in Africa

February 7, 2014

Noise in the Waters: the sounds of an ongoing tragedy

George De Stefano
Jonathan Slaff/LaMaMa
Alessandro Renda as the General in Teatro delle Albe's Rumore di Acque (Noise in the Waters)

Italy's Teatro delle Albe's dark and disturbing production about Mediterranean migration to Europe has its US premiere

November 5, 2013

Remembering “Marc”

George De Stefano
Vice President Henry Wallace, Vito Marcantonio and Paul Robeson, 1949

The Vito Marcantonio Forum champions the legacy of the radical politician from East Harlem

June 18, 2013

One More Time, with Rhythm

George De Stefano
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino at the 2012 globalFEST in New York

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino returns to North America for a summer tour

May 27, 2013

If it’s June, it must be Open Roads

George De Stefano
Toni Servillo (left) stars in "Dormant Beauty," Marco Bellocchio's controversial film about euthanasia.

Antonio Monda talks about this year’s festival of new Italian films

March 9, 2013

"Liberated to Tell the Truth"

George De Stefano

Brooklyn’s Sal Albanese returns to politics after 15 years – as a candidate for Mayor

January 23, 2013

Pizzica Indiavolata!

George De Stefano
Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino performing at GlobalFEST 2012

On the eve of Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino's American tour, Mauro Durante talks about the power of traditional music and the band's new album

January 5, 2013

Italian (Gay) Diaries

George De Stefano
Fiorenzo Niccoli, untitled image from the "Incontri" series, 2000-2010

Diaries, an exhibition of gay male-oriented Italian photography now on view at the Leslie Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art in Manhattan, presents the work of 11 artists who...

May 12, 2011

The “Intelligent Homosexual”’s Italianità

George De Stefano

Why do the critics ignore the ethnicity in Tony Kushner’s new play?

November 18, 2010

The Poetry of Politics

George De Stefano
Photos by Carmine Savarese

Puglia’s president and Italian leftist leader Nichi Vendola envisions “a better Italy”

March 11, 2010

The Massa Meltdown

George De Stefano
Ex-Congressman Eric Massa

Why a Congressman’s fall isn’t (just) a laughing matter

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