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Occhio contro occhio

January 26, 2013

I Cowboys Italiani

Joseph Sciorra

The butteri come to the U.S.A.

January 24, 2013

A Little Wager?

Joseph Sciorra
Zeljko Lucic as Rigoletto.

Wanna bet Philistine Italian-American “Leaders” become “Outraged,” Again?

December 11, 2012

A moribund italianità.

Joseph Sciorra
Joseph Sciorra
A zombie presepio.

Some thoughts on presepi, creativity, and death.

November 11, 2012

Peppe Voltarelli, an artist-in-residence in New York City.

Joseph Sciorra
John Napoli
Peppe Voltarelli at Barbès in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Exploring "The Voyage, the Forefathers, Belonging."

October 17, 2012

The Decorated Flowerpots of Brooklyn

Joseph Sciorra
Joseph Sciorra
Decorated planter, 1601 81st Street, Dyker Heights, Brooklyn, 2012.

Looking (again) at a little known Italian-American folk art.

August 23, 2012

The New Negative Image of Italian Americans

Joseph Sciorra
Titzu Nishi and the Public Art Fund
Titzu Nishi's drawing for the “Discovering Columbus” art installation.

The inane opinions of a few and the diminution of Italian America.

May 26, 2012

italianrap è morto! Viva Italian Rap!

Joseph Sciorra

After fourteen years, I’m shutting down my website italianrap.com.

October 19, 2011

A Ph.D. in Basket Weaving

Joseph Sciorra
Folklorist Joseph Sciorra, Ph.D. (University of Pennsylvania, 1996), holding Italian-American immigrant Vincenzo Ancona’s Sicilian-style basket made in Castellammare del Golfo (Trapani), Sicily in 1985.

Italian-American anti-intellectualism rears its ugly little head again.

September 21, 2011

Whose Day Is It Anyway?

Joseph Sciorra
Diane di Prima

Poet Diana di Prima offers alternative Italian-American heroes to Columbus.

July 6, 2011

The Death of Jimmy Roselli

Joseph Sciorra
Jimmy Roselli (1925-2011)

Family and fans say goodbye to a voice of a generation.

May 9, 2011

Benefit Concert for Calandra Institute, June 10th

Joseph Sciorra

John Giorno, Vic Ruggiero, Penny Arcade, and John La Barbera to perform in support of the Calandra Institute.

May 5, 2011

Talking Folklore

Joseph Sciorra

Over the next several months, I will be presenting the book Italian Folk in venues throughout the New York metropolitan area.

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