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  • Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn began Ivan’s bitterly cold and dark day as a forced laborer in a Gulag camp, mine began a bit more leisurely on a brilliantly warm and sunny Tuesday morning in Super-gentrified Park Slope, and there the similarity almost ends. Spending even a little time to help my fellow half-Italian Park Slope neighbor become at least the fourth Mayor with Brooklyn roots was well worth the effort. This is the third in what will be a continuing series of more and less critical observations of how promised progressive policies will or will not remake The Big Apple.
  • Anthony Tamburii: “We simply cannot continue to engage in a series of reminiscences that lead primarily to nostalgic recall.” --- But, in reality, is there anything more to Italian/American culture than nostalgic reminiscences? “Aye now, there’s the rub!”
  • Art & Culture
    Letizia Airos Soria(February 13, 2008)
    In “Nine Good Teeth” filmmaker Alex Halpern tells the life story of his one hundred year old Italian/American grandmother Mary Mirabito Livornese Cavalieri. It is a story that is accompanied by many voices, but it is Mary’s straightforward approach to life that makes one reflect on the everyday.
  • "Nine Good Teeth". Il regista Alex Halpern racconta sua nonna, la centenaria italo/americana Mary. Ne nasce una storia a più voci che smitizza utilizzando la realtà e che fa riflettere su alcuni luoghi comuni…
  • The John D. Calandra Italian American Institute welcomed the winner of this year’s Bordighera Poetry Prize, Tony Magistrale for “What She Says About Love”; the first runner-up, Gary Ciocco; and last year’s winner, Emily Ferrara
  • To understand the "Italian American state of mind" necessitates a major social scientific study. It is still an enigma - ironically to Italian Americans themselves
  • When the Risorgimento finally succeeded in joining the many parts of Italy into a single nation, Massimo D’Azeglio remarked, “We have made Italy, now we must make Italians.”

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