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The Italian-American Political & Moral Bocce Club of Paradise's Inaugural Annual Reception, Gala, and Dinner Dance

(01 10 2009) Joseph Sciorra

A blog post about a real event parodying very surreal events.

Serendipitous Encounters of an Italian-American Kind

(23 07 2009) Joseph Sciorra

The shared histories of Neapolitan singer Alfredo Bascetta and political activist/film worker Gino Bardi are revealed by a Brooklyn walkabout.

Explaining American Politics: Sonia, Jeff (and Silvio): Judicial Temperament (Temperamentos judiciales de Sonia, Jeff (y Silvio)

(16 07 2009) Jerry Krase

In America, millions are sitting around the television and watching the U.S. Senate confirmation hearings the way they watched the recent Major League Baseball All Star Game. It...

Turning Back the Tide: It's Already Too Late Silvio

(14 05 2009) Jerry Krase

The Italian Right's comically frantic attempts to turn back the clock to a time when non-Italians hadn't polluted (or blessed) Italy's shores is guaranteed to fail (as are...

John Marchi an Italian American Class Act

(27 04 2009) Jerry Krase

In my opinion, John Marchi was among the best and the brightest and he deserves a place alongside New York City's other unblemished political heroes such as Fiorello LaGuardia...

My Best Wishes to Mr. President Barack Hussein Obama

(21 01 2009) Jerry Krase

Now that Barack Hussein Obama has become the 44th President of the United States of America and, incidentally, the newest tenant at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, it seems that...

Explaining American Politics: What's Left of Media Bias

(09 09 2008) Jerry Krase

The American Right often complains of left-wing media bias, yet the big-time American media, Fox, NBC, CBS, Bloomberg, et al are hardly Marxist-Leninist Kommissars.

Sending a Telegram to the Pope

(20 08 2008) Joseph Sciorra

Power, Humor, and the Triumph of the Lower Bodily Stratum.

Una malia contro il malocchio dei prominenti.

(11 07 2008) Joseph Sciorra

Iettature, malie, & la lingua a strascinuni in the 21st century.

Watching “Serpico” with my Thirteen-Year-Old Son

(01 07 2008) Joseph Sciorra

Musings on heroes, role models, and the Italian-American imaginative.

The Race Debate in America and Italy: Shall We Do the Right Thing?

(11 06 2008) Ottorino Cappelli

While the first African-American clinches the nomination for president, some Italian-Americans join in the Lee-Eastwood feud over racial prejudices in America. At the same time,...

Folk Performances of the Italian-American Prominenti

(14 04 2008) Joseph Sciorra

Galas, banquet receptions, and award ceremonies are some of the most enduring Italian-American folk performances that reveal much about how group identity is created and...

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