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Winter 2013


Surviving the Digital Reality by Domenic Cusmano


Surviving the Digital Reality

By Domenic Cusmano

he last decade or so has witnessed the disappearance of many print publications. Many others have seen their paid subscriptions and circulation drop dramatically. This is the case for Accenti, having reduced our print run from a peak of 35,000 copies to 5000 in 2012. ...


Guido Cocomello: From Stand-up to Stage Acting by Anthony S. Calabrese


Guido Cocomello: From Stand-up to Stage Acting

By Anthony S. Calabrese

As a stand-up comic, Guido Cocomello has a reputation for being unpredictable and audacious. His uninhibited performances have garnered him many fans. However, the thirty-something Montreal native is also quickly making a name for himself as a compelling stage actor. ...


Laying Down Roots: The Italian Canadian Archive Project by Melanie Grondin


Laying Down Roots: The Italian Canadian Archive Project

By Melanie Grondin


Rocky Roads: Northern Italy's Jewish Heritage by Deborah Rubin Fields


Rocky Roads: Northern Italy's Jewish Heritage

By Deborah Rubin Fields

Mountain Jews in the Italian/Austrian Alps? The Tyrol region is not immediately associated with Jews or Jewish history. Yet surprisingly, the area encompassing the magnificent Dolomite Mountains has had a Jewish presence. In fact, no less breathtaking than the landscape of this UNESCO World Heritage property is the post-Emancipation history of the Jews who passed through this part of the world. ...


Italian Ruins: Resurrecting Poggioreale by Kenneth Scambray


Italian Ruins: Resurrecting Poggioreale

By Kenneth Scambray

In a June 2012 editorial in a local Piedmont newspaper on the earthquake in Emilia-Romagna, the editor was careful to express his sympathy for the loss of life and injuries. But he was otherwise on another mission: that earthquakes in Italy do more than just knock down old buildings and towers. ...


Italian Opera: la troppo ricchezza by Michael Hutcheon and Linda Bortolotti Hutcheon


Did the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs Discriminate Against Italian Players?

By Frank Giorno

For many hockey fans, the 1950s and 1960s were the golden age of NHL hockey. Before expansion, in the era of the "six original teams," the league was dominated by the likes of Gordie Howe, Maurice Richard, Bobby Hull, Stan Mikita, Jean Beliveau, and Bobby Orr. A good number of Italian names stood out as well: Phil Esposito, Alex Delvecchio, Lou Angotti, Eddie Giacomin. ...


Italian Teeth by Marco LoVerso


Italian Teeth

By Marco LoVerso


Parallel Lines by Ken Elkes


Parallel Lines

By Ken Elkes


Lighter than Love by Shereen Tadros


Lighter than Love

By Shereen Tadros


Black Friday Sales Event Master by Andrew Foster


Black Friday Sales Event Master

By Andrew Foster

I’m wearing knee pads under my sweat pants. I have a pair of plastic no-shatter glasses on, secured around my head with an elastic strap. Something in me likes how the strap digs into the skin behind my ears. The pain makes me feel…prepared.

Calcio di Strada by Federico Bonfanti


Calcio di Strada

By Federico Bonfanti


Lady Making Couscous by Antonino Lombardo


Lady Making Couscous

By Antonino Lombardo


Losing One's Daughter by Alice Filippazzo


Losing One's Daughter

By Alice Filippazzo





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