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  • Zesty Kraft (Los Angeles)
    Facts & Stories
    Giulia Iani(June 06, 2017)
    Buying an Italian product has come to symbolize immersing oneself in the Italian way of life. An analysis of the industry’s overseas advertising lingo can help us understand how foreign consumers perceive the country itself.
  • Francis Ford Coppola on the set of The-Godfather Part-III (1991)
    If you know the lm well, you will appreciate the ideas surrounding the decisions the director made before and during the production. All in all, the value here is the unique access the Notebook gives us to the way Coppola worked, and this is the beauty of the book
  • The Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) presents Ken DiMaggio, a poet, short-story writer and scholar and Paul LaRosa, an Emmy-Award winning CBS News producer who will read from his recently published memoir on Saturday, May 12, 2012.
  • Op-Eds
    Robert Viscusi(January 20, 2010)
    'Guido' is a phenomenon that demands attention. If Italian American social advance were as real, as secure, and as substantial as many Italian Americans believe it to be (I am among these believers), then it would seem not only not harmful, but indeed positively beneficial and necessary, to examine, to discuss, and to reflect upon the power of such a new word. As to the youths of Jersey Shore, they are playing grotesques, like all minstrel-show caricatures. They are amusing—indeed, more so than most clowns with sad eyes. They have clearly found their moment and clearly touched a nerve. To the term Italian American, which has carried so many strings of dollar bills and ropes of sausage, they have added a new chain of fetishes – a tanning bed, a tube of gel, an old summer thong bearing the legend “I Love the Situation.”
  • Art & Culture
    Judith Harris(December 13, 2009)
    Predictably, rhetoric marked the twentieth anniversary of the death of Leonardo Sciascia on November 20. But rhetoric was the opposite of Sciascia. If anything, the Sicilian author was about silences: pregnant silences, dangerous silences, silences that communicate entire worlds with the least nod of a head, or at most with one of the tiny handwritten notes in code, pizzini, used by Bernardo Provenzano.
  • Virginia elected official Salvatore Iaquinto is very much off the mark with his original “Godfather” ad and his follow-up commentary. But sitting back and lamenting only is, to be sure, worse than the objectionable actions we abhor.