INTERVIEWS  

Puglia – or Apulia, as is called in the United States – was home of millions of Italian emigrants, especially after 1900.   A marvelous region, full of art, culture and traditions, fantastic food and wine and beautiful people, now Puglia has an official representant in the United States: John Mustaro. We the Italians has met him in New York.

If you think that the story of the Italian explorers and the territory now called "United States of America" stops at Cristoforo Colombo and Amerigo Vespucci, you probably never heard about Giovanni Caboto (the fact that English is the language spoken in the US can be directly attributed to England's claims in North America, based on his voyages),...

At We the Italians, we've always been thankful to the American police. And through the years, several Italian Americans have traditionally been employed in protecting and serve, all over the US, particularly on the East Coast.   This is why we are proud and glad to be able to interview Inspector Joseph Gallucci, a decorated member of the NYPD Col...

Soccer is growing in the US, where generally sport has a critical role in the education of the young Americans.   As we think that this is one of the things Italy should import from the US, we're happy to talk to Stefano Radio, CEO and Co-founder of College Life Italia: a wonderful project made by Italians who now live in the US, that brings Ital...

We know that Italians have a big heart. In the Italian American community there's plenty of examples, and today we are very happy and proud to meet one of them, who has been doing for 10 years something extraordinary.   His name is Bruno Serato, and every day he feeds pasta for free to almost 1,800 kids. Every single day, with Caterina's Club. So...

There are very few people in the US and in Italy that have dedicated their life to study the Italian American community as much as Anthony Tamburri. We the Italians has been willing to interview him for a long time: and so, we're very happy to be able to offer all our readers, both in the US and in Italy, this Christmas gift. And we're grateful to...

What comes to mind when you hear the words "New Mexico?" Perhaps it's Mexican food, or chili ristras, or Southwest adobe style – in short, something to do with Hispanic heritage. But not for Rosalba Maniaci who, since 2009, has served as Corrispondente Consolare for the Italian Consulate of Los Angeles. Instead when Rosalba thinks "New Mexico," she...

It is not easy to say something new about a singer everybody called "The Voice": probably the most important and compete artist of the American XX century. Still, as this man was an Italian American, and on December 12 he would have turned 100, we feel important to dedicate one of our interviews to the legend of the great Frank Sinatra. To do that...

One of the most important and powerful fields of the American society, what we can generally call "the judiciary system", has seen and sees a very large number of successful Italian Americans. This is very important, because it means that not only they were able to reach economic success and make money, as we've already seen; but that they also gai...

The 70's have been an important decade among the Italian Americans: a renewed sense of pride for their heritage grew through the community, and important organization were founded. One of these is NOIAW, the National Organization of Italian American Women. Aileen Riotto Sirey, Ph.D., is one of the founders and Chair Emerita of this beloved institu...

"Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" This is the most famous part of "The New Colossus", the poem engraved on a plaque on the inner wall of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty....

There are many ways to analyze the contribution of the Italian Americans to the society, the economy, the culture, the greatness of the United States. One of these ways is celebrating those who have given their talent and their hard work to build monuments known and loved by every American, and not only by the Americans. There's an Italian who con...