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October 11, 2013

Stereotypes of Death

Donna Chirico

An extraordinary circumstance that reveals the myth making is death. It is the clashing cymbals of who we are in the eyes of the world. It is also a time when the cultural...

October 9, 2013

Johnny Meatballs Coming To Overpeck Park This Sunday Oct. 13

Johnny Meatballs DeCarlo

Breakfast & Lunch at the Horse Stables

October 4, 2013

Mafia Studies: Subjective “Representations” vs. Objective “Realities”

Tom Verso

When writing narratives, historians face an inherent inner-conflict between ‘Objective Descriptions’ and ‘Subjective Value Judgments’. For example, Palermo car-bomb...

October 3, 2013

Johnny Meatballs Coming To Allendale This Saturday Oct. 5!

Johnny Meatballs DeCarlo

Street Fair & Car Show

September 28, 2013

Born This Way

Darrell Fusaro

Based on the popular blog, the book "Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay" is a collection of adorable childhood photographs accompanied by sweet, funny, and at times...

September 27, 2013

The Barilla Controversy: Family, Pasta, and 'Politics'

Bianca Sorminis
Buitoni challenges Barilla on Facebook: "In the Buitoni home there is room for everybody."

Apparently homophobic remarks of Guido Barilla, the chairman of the famous Italian pasta company, spurred a controversy that is cultural and political as well as commercial.

September 27, 2013

Confidenze tra amiche

Traci Andrighetti
Featuring Italian author Annalucia Lomunno

One of Italy's oldest magazines, Confidenze tra amiche has everything today's Italian woman could want. It's also the perfect text for those interested in the languages and...

September 26, 2013

Huge Rutherford Festival This Saturday, Come MEAT Me!

Johnny Meatballs DeCarlo

Food, games, souvenirs and more!

September 24, 2013

Elected Officials and The College Professor: Perspectives on Questions of Human Values

Anthony Julian Tamburri
Wikipedia
"Christie at a town hall in March 2011"

Much has been said about K-12 teachers and college professors that, if one were from Mars, one would think that these teachers and professors either sat on their tushes and did...

September 23, 2013

Bill de Blasio: A Progressive Mayor for All New Yorkers Part II

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase
"Dizzy's A Finer Diner" in Bill De Blasio Country (Park Slope, Brooklyn) where I conducted my thoroughly unreliable voter survey that showed that few patrons can remember the last five Democratic mayoral candidates.

While I, and other self-confessed “Progressives” celebrate the victory of Bill De Blasio in the recent New York City Democratic Mayoral Primary, there is need to pause and...

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