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February 11, 2008

Luciano Chessa’s Musical Inventions

Laura E. Ruberto
Luciano Chessa
From Part Two of "Variazioni su un oggetto di scena" for piano and stuffed animals

Sardinia, San Francisco, the traditional, the avant-garde: everything finds a home in Luciano Chessa's music.

February 1, 2008

Blogofascism and the Cybermob

Laura E. Ruberto
Grand Lake Theater, Oakland, California

Meta-bloggando on the (virtual) use of fascism.

January 22, 2008

On the Anniversary of Gramsci’s Birth, a Few Words about Writing Letters

Laura E. Ruberto
Antonio Gramsci

In re-reading Antonio Gramsci's letters from prison in memory of his birthday, one can't help but wonder about the current state of cyberwriting.

January 19, 2008

On Bathing Nuns and Hegel

Laura E. Ruberto
Dirt (Piero Heliczer, 1965)

Piero Heliczer's underground films, transnational migration, and the role of the self in the creation of art.

January 12, 2008

Emile de Antonio's documentaries and radical art

Laura E. Ruberto
Underground, documentary by Emile de Antonio, Mary Lampson, and Haskell Wexler

The documentary films of Emile de Antonio, another chapter in Italian American radicalism.

January 8, 2008

Joseph Cornell's Italian Job

Laura E. Ruberto
Collection Richard L. Feigen, New York
"Paolo e Francesca" (Joseph Cornell, 1943)

Italian icons subtlely make their way into Joseph Cornell's 20th century curios.

December 31, 2007

Peppino Marotto, Poet, Activist, Gramscian

Laura E. Ruberto
Song about Gramsci by Peppino Marotto

Revolutionary poet and activist shot and killed at 82 years.

December 31, 2007


Laura E. Ruberto
Laura E. Ruberto
On the road to Calitri (AV)

From Southern Italy to Southern California, rural Italy's turn as the Golden State.

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