I was combing through my television channels the other day when I landed upon the familiar confines of the Corleone clan. Of course I had to stop and watch; it was an offer I couldn’t refuse. The first time I remember watching The Godfather, I was five years old. As many times as I’ve seen this landmark film, I still marvel at it’s all around great...

Dear Mr. Lynch, I am writing to express my extreme displeasure with your unnecessary – and wildly offensive – August 14th cover story headline and illustration. I am a native New Yorker, a longtime reader of the Post, and a proud Italian American. While I am no stranger to the Post’s attention grabbing headlines and graphics, I urge you to seriousl...

ATTENTION FELLOW ITALIAN AMERICANS!  This week marks the first emergency broadcast for the Italian American Podcast.  Although the team was planning to take a week of rest and relaxation to celebrate the ultimate Italian vacation of Ferragosto, the wider world just wouldn’t let us rest because during the week leading up to the holiday the Italian A...

Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday in a radio interview addressed at length the heated exchange his brother Chris had with a man who called him “Fredo” — a reference to the film "The Godfather" he said was demeaning to people with Italian heritage. In the video, the CNN anchor says the label is an “aspersion” to Italians, a reference to a character fr...

CNN anchor Chris Cuomo's profane confrontation with a conservative agitator who compared him to a character from "The Godfather" was the latest chapter in the Cuomo family's decades-long, public battle against Italian slurs and stereotypes. Cuomo, the CNN anchor, was captured in a video posted Monday showing him angrily threatening a provocateur wh...

Italian American New Yorkers weighed in Tuesday on Chris Cuomo’s claim that “Fredo” is an ethnic slur — and while they said it’s insulting, the agreement was that anyone who likens it to the N-word is stunad. “If anything, when we call somebody ‘Fredo’ it’s like [to say they’re] stupid,” said a worker at Bensonhurst bakery Villabate Alba, who gave...

Leave the gun, take a ride to the Patchogue Theatre. "The Godfather" is screening at the Patchogue Theatre on May 15 at 7 p.m. as part of the theatre's Classic Film Series. Tickets are on sale from $12 to $15 and can be purchased here.  The theatre's Classic Films Series is underway and includes other favorites like "Close Encounters of the Third K...

The Godfather, before it was an Academy-Award winning film, was a book. The crime novel, written by Mario Puzo, was released on March 10, 1969. The fictional account of Vito Corleone’s life is chronicled during a 10-year span starting in 1945. The book’s 50th anniversary has been a great opportunity for newspapers, magazines and websites — especial...

"Ritengo che gli italiani siano brave persone" ha affermato il regista Francis Ford Coppola in un'intervista rilasciata a Biagio Maimone per il quotidiano America Oggi, riferendosi alla problematica dell'immigrazione, dicendosi convinto che "prevarrà la benevolenza e la gentilezza degli italiani" nell'affrontarla. “L’America ha goduto di molti bene...

DAVID BIANCULLI, HOST: This is FRESH AIR. I'm David Bianculli, editor of the website TV Worth Watching, sitting in for Terry Gross. This week marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of Mario Puzo's "The Godfather." A new edition has just been released with an introduction by Francis Ford Coppola. Coppola and Puzo co-wrote the screenplays for...