News Archives: Issue 1

March 2003

 

Census 2001  by  Domenic Cusmano

Cover Story

Census 2001

By Domenic Cusmano

 

Just How Many Canadians of Italian Origin Are There? ... And Where Do They Live? According to the census conducted in the summer of 2001, Canada's total population was estimated to be Read More...

Swearing on the Bible  by  Marisa De Franceschi

Books

Swearing on the Bible

By Marisa De Franceschi

 

It was the ending, the final pages of Nino Ricci's Testament (Doubleday, 2002; $25.00) that gripped me most, even though I knew the ending before cracking the book's spine. Read More...

After September 11, 2001  by  Elettra Bedon

Poem

After September 11, 2001

By Elettra Bedon

 

It's winter already Read More...

Call Display  by  Delia De Santis

Fiction

Call Display

By Delia De Santis

 

Giovanni meets his women in bars, late on weekend nights. He meets them the easy way; he goes over to them, or they come over to him. No sweat. Especially after he's had a few beers. Read More...

Politics and the Book Fair  by  Caterina Edwards

Commentary

Politics and the Book Fair

By Caterina Edwards

 

"The real risk for writers is to be relegated to the forgotten, censored. How can we deal with a government that reduces culture to profits and literature to bestsellers?" This question was posed Read More...

Want to Speak a Second Language Without an Accent? Learn It Before You Turn Seven  by  Julia D'Amedeo

Language

Want to Speak a Second Language Without an Accent? Learn It Before You Turn Seven

By Julia D'Amedeo

 

Early childhood is the best time to learn a second language, according to Dr. Laura Ann Petitto, a neuropsychologist and the director of the Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory for Language and Child Development at Read More...

 What We Suffer Most Is Memory Itself  by  Jim Zucchero

History

What We Suffer Most Is Memory Itself

By Jim Zucchero

 

Some months ago in Toronto, a group of legal scholars gathered to discuss the administration of security in a multicultural society (like Canada) in the aftermath of the horrific events of. Read More...

City of a Perilous Legacy  by  Venera Fazio

Chronicle

City of a Perilous Legacy

By Venera Fazio

 

On June 10, 1940, and in the months following, while Canada was at war against Italy, hundreds of Italian Canadian men across the country were arrested by virtue of the War Measures Act Read More...

An Interview with the Honourable Sheila Copps, Minister of Canadian Heritage  by  Domenic Cusmano

Interview

An Interview with the Honourable Sheila Copps, Minister of Canadian Heritage

By Domenic Cusmano

 

Thank you for agreeing to appear in the inaugural issue of Accenti Magazine Read More...

 Of Churches, Frescos and Historic Sites  by  Filippo Salvatore

Community

Of Churches, Frescos and Historic Sites

By Filippo Salvatore

 

Last November 30, Canadian Heritage Minister Sheila Copps, in a simple but meaningful ceremony, designated Madonna della Difesa Church, in the heart of Montreal's Little Italy, Read More...

Italian Americans and Italian American Cultural Power  by  Ken Scambray

View from across the 49th Parallel

Italian Americans and Italian American Cultural Power

By Ken Scambray

 

Shortly after winning the Nobel Prize for Literature, Toni Morrison said that the personal significance of the award was that as an African American it gave her power. What Morrison meant was that. Read More...

 Mainstream Media and The Godfather Legacy  by  Francesca L'Orfano

Cover Story

Mainstream Media and The Godfather Legacy

By Francesca L'Orfano

 

In 1972, Francis Ford Coppola's controversial screen adaptation of MarioPuzo's best-selling novel The Godfather opened in theatres across North America to overwhelming critical and popular acclaim Read More...

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From our Readers

 

I want to congratulate you on your initiative in bringing forth Accenti Magazine to address issues that are relevant to many Italo-Canadesi; issues that will hopefully allow us to Read More...

  by  Domenic Cusmano

From our Editor

By Domenic Cusmano

 

Why a Magazine About Italian Canadians? Why in English? Why Accenti? Many people have asked me these questions in one form or another in the months leading up to the launch of this Magazine. Read More...

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