Ethnic construction and sacred place, the replica of the Porziuncola Chapel in San Francisco’s Italian neighborhood.
A selection of Antonio Gramsci’s Christmas letters from prison.
Paul Newman’s turn as an Italian American boxer leaves me wondering where all those gum machines went.
Passing impressions from California, written at midnight on Election Night.
What happens when a Berkeley café lays claim to an Italian American free thinker?
My random encounter with a Hollywood Italian American labor activist.
Venetian Gondoliers sing their support for Barack Obama.
Reading Valenti Angelo’s “Golden Gate” to my five-year old son.
An Italian monk hears Metallica and turns the mystical and divine into heavy metal.
In honor of my two young children and World Breastfeeding Month, a few thoughts on the work of women’s breasts.