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Italian Americans

The Rise of Italo-Trumpism

Jerry Krase

Why are so many Americans of Italian descent leaning rightward toward the candidacy of Donald J. Trump for the most powerful position in the world --- the Presidency of the United...

Honoring the 2016 Noiaw Three Wise Women

The Greater New York Region of the National Organization of Italian American Women (NOIAW) will honor three of New York’s outstanding Italian American women at its annual...

Italian Americans and the Future of Columbus Day

Ottorino Cappelli

The Chair of the Italian American Leadership Council sums up the debate about the future of Columbus Day and explains in detail his position on the issue. Our interviewee John F....

Italian Heritage and Cultural Committee: A Message from the President/Chairperson

Joseph Sciame

Welcome to the 39th annual celebration of Italian Heritage and Culture Month.This year the Board of Directors of the Italian Heritage and Culture Committee, New York, Inc. has...

L'Amore Corto, a Short About Time, Living Abroad and Expectations

Natasha Lardera

Just presented at the Italian Contemporary Film Festival in Toronto, right after a successful screening at the Short Film Corner in Cannes, L'Amore Corto, a short film by...

MY MENTORS /2. Lucio Noto - Lessons in Leadership

Lucia Pasqualini

When I first met Lucio A. Noto I did not know who he was, and I could not imagine how much this person would influence my life.

Making the City Home

George De Stefano

In "Built with Faith," Joseph Sciorra explains how Italian Americans have shaped New York's spiritual and cultural landscapes

Italian Signs in American Sports

Fred Gardaphe

Through participation and excellence in American sports, Italian immigrants maintained ethnic identity and enabled it to change as they moved from Italians to Americans. In the...

Italian Jazz: The Primacy of the Voice

Enzo Capua

Apparently the first form of verbal communication between human beings closely approximated what we might define as a “song,” i.e., the verbal utterance of sounds bound...

iawa-West presents Amy Barone and Al Taconelli on Saturday, March 14 2015 at Cornelia St. Cafe


The Italian American Writers Association (iawa) presents Philadelphia-bred authors Amy Barone and poet and artist, Al Taconelli on Saturday, March 14 at Cornelia St. Café, 29...

The Tales of Italian “Hardships and Triumphs While Battling Stereotypes and Myths"

Natasha Lardera

The Italian Americans is a four-hour PBS series which is scheduled to premiere nationally at 9 p.m. on Feb. 17 and 24. Narrated by Stanley Tucci, the celebrated actor of Calabrian...

Falling in Love with NYC’s Italian American Culture

Francine Segan

Pulitzer Prize- and Oscar-winning John Patrick Shanley is best known for his riveting Broadway play Doubt, which he has since rewritten as a screen-play and a movie, as well as...

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