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by John A. Fratta Is it me or is there something wrong? For me it all began on Sept. 19, but I know it has been going on for many years. On Sept. 19 and 20, the New York Daily News ran an attack piece on the Feast of San Gennaro. The article made it look as if there was something going on with the feast's funds, but, of course, it was not true. &...

Study Next Summer in Italy, July 2015. Earn up to 6 transferable credits APPLICATION: Download it from http://AIAE.net DEADLINE: Continuously accepted up to Feb.14, 2015COSTS TO STUDENT: Round trip airline ticket to Rome. School Registration, in Euros, €300 (6 Credits). Pocket money.FREE: Two Course Tuition (6 Cr.); Room and Board. Metr...

by Dan Niemiec   Last month, we discussed on-line family trees, and some of the pros and cons. The major pro is that when you upload your tree, the on-line sites (familysearch and ancestry) check your tree for matches with other trees already in their web sites. Keep in mind a couple of things when working with these two web sites. Familyse...

The Center for Italian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania will celebrate the poetry of Guido Gozzano (1883-1916) with an international conference to be held in Philadelphia October 29-30, 2015. Is Gozzano the last poet of the Nineteenth Century or the fist one of the Twentieth Century? The conference deals with this ambivalence. Gozzano unb...

It is rather safe to say that up until now Europe has been solely enjoying the talents of the beautiful Italian Pop songstress Alessia d' Andrea in a very big way while the U.S. is just now getting introduced to the budding artist. However, on the other hand the secret is out now and American music lovers have already begun to enjoy and share the f...

Leggere l'autobiografia di Joseph Tusiani (In una casa un'altra casa trovo. Autobiografia di un poeta di due terre. Bompiani, 2016, pagg. 446), è stato come ripercorrere, in qualche misura, la stessa esperienza che il sottoscritto ha vissuto negli anni Settanta del secolo scorso, quale emigrante negli Stati Uniti. Tusiani lascia il paese natio, Sa...

by Nancy Caronia  In conjunction with the MLA theme: #States of Insecurity, this panel seeks contributions that complicate notions of assimilation and the assimilated Italian American. How has Italian American radicalization been minimized, erased, or marginalized in favor of the assimilation tale of struggle, hard work, and success? How have...

Every year, the most important Italian-American organization in the United States awards scholarships to outstanding students in the summer for use during the following academic year.   The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) has recently announced that Ariana Alva Ferrari of San Francisco, CA, has received the Maurizio A. Gianturco...

by Tom Walsh   Legendary motorbike designer Massimo Tamburini has died this weekend at the age of 70 after a lengthy battle with cancer.   The designer, who was responsible for some of the most iconic and recognisable models in the sports biking world, was known for working with the likes of Cagiva, Ducati, MV Agusta and Bimota, of wh...

What started as an Italian American woman spending Christmas gatherings learning about Italian history may just evolve into helping others learn about various cultures on television through puppets.   Madison resident Kate West, using a puppet called La Befana, hopes to share Italian culture and other traditions with wider audiences through...

by Michael Nozzolio   Today we not only celebrate the vast accomplishments of Christopher Columbus but we celebrate our Nation, our freedoms and all of those who have made the American dream possible. As Americans, we are fortunate to have many compelling historical figures to thank for their contributions to our nation. We have explore...

Most of us use Google search to look for our ancestors on a regular basis. After all, once we're done searching our favorite family history sites directly, Google is our best bet for locating new records online. But finding valuable data via Google search can be hard since there are so many sites, and so many pages of data.   After typi...