"We all come from somewhere," said Robert Foster, executive director of the Hoboken Historical Museum, speaking of the current exhibition on immigration. "Everybody loves the topic, because there's a common denominator."   What may be surprising, and what "Hoboken, Ellis Island and the Immigrant Experience, 1892-1924," which opened in August...

Everyone knows in New Haven, you come to Wooster Street to find everything Italian. But where did those Italians come from? Author Anthony Riccio knows. He literally wrote the book about Italian Americans in New Haven.   "You had people from Piedmonte, which was the northern part," Riccio said. "You had people from Lombardy, you had people f...

di Emanuele Pettener   Sono un Italoamericano. Anche se appartengo a quella generazione, sbarcata in America all'alba del 2000, che non lo ammetterà mai. Siamo emigranti (siamo venuti a studiare e lavorare negli Stati Uniti perché in Italia non c'erano possibilità, non c'era lavoro) abbiamo un senso della patria molto flebile (suvvia, non si...

By Dominic Candeloro   There was never just ONE Little Italy in Chicago. If all Italian immigrants to Chicago had settled in the same neighborhood, the concentration of their political, economic, and cultural power would have produced a much different history. Because they came to Chicago to work, they lived near their places of employment....

di Giulio D'Antona   Gli italoamericani parlano una lingua inesistente. Un miscuglio di dialetti antichi e italianizzazioni di termini inglesi, francesi e yiddish che probabilmente nemmeno tra loro capiscono o sanno spiegare fino in fondo. Dopotutto, la loro lingua è l'inglese, la loro casa è New York, Miami, il New Jersey.   Mangiano...

by Cookie Curci   In recent years family structure has changed. For example, the all important nightly dinner table, which was ritual to my generation, has begun to fade from the family scene. Fewer and fewer family members continue to uphold the nightly dinner table gatherings. They say the two best things you can give your child are r...

At the turn of the century, SW Portland had an Italian business district, culture and neighborhood. The district remained intact until 1961, when it was abolished due an urban renewal. The city lost not just a thriving business district but a vibrant community as well. There is a movement within the community to restore "Little Italy". The dream is...

by Judith Messina   First came the immigrants who gave Little Italy its name. Then came the wave of Chinese immigrants who began raising families, opening shops, restaurants and even small factories in the neighborhood in the 1980s. More recently, soaring property prices have ushered in the era of affluent urbanites and hipsters. Today, even...

The Atlanta Film Festival will host the world premiere of Montedoro, Italian director Antonello Faretta's first feature film competing in the Narrative Features section at the 39th edition of the prestigious American festival. After a long period of preparation and field work - almost seven years of writing, filming and post-product...

By Cookie Curci   My grandmother would often say of her people: "we were like the letters of the alphabet, alone we had little meaning, but together we were part of a great meaning." My grandfather was never a man of many words, but when he spoke we listened.   Though his words were few they were filled with wisdom. He would of...