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January 3, 2014

Now the Cartoon Version of Italian American Identity

Donna Chirico
The promo picture for Fugget About It

As if one show promoting the typecasting of Italian American identity as dysfunctional mobsters and thugs was not enough.

January 3, 2014

Enjoy a 'Should Free' New Year!

Darrell Fusaro
While the crew at Unity Online Radio have been enjoying the holidays, Darrell and Ed have been suffering withdrawals so they broke into Middle School Studios.

Co-hosts of the Funniest Thing! with Darrell and Ed radio show encourage listeners with a tip on how to start the New Year 'should free.'

December 31, 2013

Happy New Year's Folklore

Darrell Fusaro

On New Year's Eve Italians eat lentils: a typical dish which brings you luck. According to tradition, the more lentis you eat more money you will make in the new year.

December 29, 2013

Why did the Italians Leave Little Italy? Part II Urban Renewal:Elite-WASP conspiracy against working-class Euro-ethnic Catholics

Tom Verso

Part I of this series, about the mid-twentieth century migration of southern-Italian Americans away from Little Italy “Urban Villages” to the suburbs (e.g. from Bronx to Long...

December 28, 2013

L'Almanacco del delitto

Traci Andrighetti

Selections from "Il Cerchio Verde:" Italian Detective Fiction from the Fascist Era

December 27, 2013

"The Johnny Meatballs Experience" Holiday Special

Johnny Meatballs DeCarlo

TEASER TRAILER #2

December 21, 2013

The Spectacle of the Nativity in Valenti Angelo’s Art

Laura E. Ruberto
Valenti Angelo
Valenti Angelo's The Bells of Bleecker Street, 1949

The children’s book author and illustrator Valenti Angelo highlights Italian American Christmas Celebrations in his works.

December 19, 2013

Things that make you go hmmm...

Anthony Julian Tamburri

Just when you think you're out, they pull you back in... and so I paraphrase the words of the fictional character Michael Corleone in "The Godfather III"

December 19, 2013

An Interview with Anna Mittone

Traci Andrighetti

Italy's Acclaimed TV Screenwriter Turned Author

December 17, 2013

So … What Happened to Little Italy? … Why did the Italians Leave? --- Part I: “The Urban Villagers”

Tom Verso

“I’d go back in a heart beat!” … So ended an interview with an upper-middle class southern-Italian American baby boomer. She was born and raised in one of Rochester, N.Y...

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