The eternal return of baseball season invites a special nostalgia for a time when the game's greats didn't seem like the hothouse athletes of today so much as a national register of regular guys. Tall, short, skinny, fat: Baseball legends came in every shape, like the rest of us, yet managed to awe us with their unlikely mastery of a sport that has...

We are excited to announce the publication of Volume 5, Number 1, of the Italian American Review!   This issue of the journal covers topics including the efforts of labor organizer Efrem Bartoletti in the Mesabi range and the role of ethnicity in adaptations of Marty. Reviews discuss recent work on the Sacco and Vanzetti trial, Italian expat...

by Ronan Breathnach   In an interview with Maria Nadotti in 1993 Don DeLillo said, "I'm a novelist, period. An American novelist". Over an impressive career he has written novels looking at everything from global terrorism and economics to maths, art, and language.   Given this wide range of subject matter covered in his books th...

by Molly Eichel   Singer and actor Frankie Avalon returned to his Italian Market roots last year to gather ingredients from the likes of Cannuli's Meats and Claudio's with his childhood pal Jerry Blavat for his first cookbook, Frankie Avalon's Italian Family Cookbook (St. Martin's Press, $24.99).   In the book, Avalon shares recipes f...

di Cinzia Fiori «Mi chiamo Bruno Dante e vi racconto come andarono veramente le cose». È l'incipit di Angeli a pezzi (edito da Marcos y Marcos nel 1999), il più bel romanzo di Dan Fante, quello che lo ha reso famoso.   Ossia una narrazione al galoppo, feroce, intensa, dolorosa anche quando è esilarante, dedicata alle sue disavventure e alla...

Lecture by Mario Fratti and Goffredo Palmerini You are cordially invited to attend a lecture by acclaimed playwright, Mario Fratti and award-winning journalist, Goffredo Palmerini at the Italian American Museum on Thursday, October 9. Mario Fratti and Goffredo Palmerini will discuss Palmerini's latest book titled, L'Italia Dei Sogni.   L'It...

by Tiziana Grassi   La Grande Emigrazione italiana tra Otto e Novecento ha trovato il suo giusto quadro in un prestigioso lavoro scientifico: il Dizionario Enciclopedico delle Migrazioni Italiane nel Mondo. L'ex presidente della Repubblica Giorgio Napolitano, nel suo saluto agli italiani nel mondo, lo ha definito "una vera e propria summa di...

Join Us For a Night of Poetry & Music at Casa Belvedere, Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at 7:00 PM. The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere - 79 Howard Avenue - Staten Island, NY 10301. T. 718-273-7660. E. info@casa-belvedere.org www.casa-belvedere.org   A New Life with Bianca. by Frank...

You are cordially invited to attend a book signing and live performance by award-winning Italian classical-crossover tenor, Michéal Castaldo at the Italian American Museum on Thursday, November 19th. Castaldo will present his first Christmas Music Folio, entitled Extravergine: A Mediterranean Christmas Folio, (in Italian, Natale nel Mediterraneo)....

The Italian American Writers Association presents its Second Saturday Literary Reading (www.iawa.net). For 23 years, IAWA has given voice to writers through its literary series. The readings are now held at two venues: Cornelia Street Café on odd months (Sept, Nov) and Sidewalk Café on even months (Aug, Oct, Dec.)   Our next reading will tak...