News Archives: Issue 13

Spring 2008

 

Join Us at Blue Met  by  Licia Canton

From the Editor

Join Us at Blue Met

By Licia Canton

 

For the third year running, the Accenti Awards will take place during the Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival. Mark your calendars and join us on Friday evening Read More...

 

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In December, Montreal cheese magnate and Canada's fourteenth wealthiest man, Lino Saputo, was alleged by Italian authorities of being linked to a Mafia Read More...

 

The Aroma of Wine and the Vocabulary of the Nose  by  Antonio Mauriello

Art of Living

The Aroma of Wine and the Vocabulary of the Nose

By Antonio Mauriello

 

Sensitivity and power... two of the most beautiful qualities that each one of us should aim to have... to experience the perfect balance in life. And they are right within Read More...

 

The Garden of Monsters  by  Jesper Storgaard Jensen

Travel

The Garden of Monsters

By Jesper Storgaard Jensen

 

A fascinating woodland area near the central Italian town of Bomarzo, whose monstrous creatures have frightened the local inhabitants for hundreds of years, Read More...

 

Re-Imagining Sourthern Italy - Part II, Calabria  by  Ken Scambray

Feature

Re-Imagining Sourthern Italy - Part II, Calabria

By Ken Scambray

 

As we crossed the Strait of Messina, I suppose I had pretty much reconciled the discourse within me, confronted the duality of holding two Sicilies, and now two Calabrias Read More...

 

Looking for Angelina - The Story Behind the Movie  by  Alessandra Piccione

Feature

Looking for Angelina - The Story Behind the Movie

By Alessandra Piccione

 

Throughout 2003 and 2004 my mind was mostly occupied with thoughts of a relatively unknown woman who lived in a remote corner of the world almost a Read More...

 

Touch and go  by  Nico Bignami

Fiction

Touch and go

By Nico Bignami

 

Finalmente ce l'avevo fatta: stavo volando con prua 270, a trecento piedi dal suolo, sulla verticale della via Hepin Men. Non appena fui al traverso, sulla sinistra della nuova.. Read More...

 

Speaking Italian Like a Canadian  by  Helen McLean

Non Fiction

Speaking Italian Like a Canadian

By Helen McLean

 

We were half-way through our first visit to Italy when I said to my husband "I'm coming back to this country and between now and then I'm going to learn to speak the language." Read More...

 

The Last Frozen Dinner  by  Delia De Santis

Non Fiction

The Last Frozen Dinner

By Delia De Santis

 

Marco wakes up and sits on the edge of the bed, smiling. His expression is very much like that of a young man perched on a high wall, swinging his legs back and forth, knowing the Read More...

 

Writing from the Heart - The Poetry of Gianna Patriarca  by  Venera Fazio

Interview

Writing from the Heart - The Poetry of Gianna Patriarca

By Venera Fazio

 

"To write from my heart and not have anyone notice my tears," reads the inscription to My Etruscan Face, Gianna Patriarca's sixth book of poetry. It is a quotation from the novel Read More...

 

I Promessi Sposi  by  Ilona Martonfi

Poem

I Promessi Sposi

By Ilona Martonfi

 

I carry our unborn child Read More...

 

Re-Thinking Italy - The Italian Brain Drain  by  Joseph Pivato

The Last Word

Re-Thinking Italy - The Italian Brain Drain

By Joseph Pivato

 

Italians in the New Europe are being forced to rediscover who they are. Italy has a forgotten history of immigration. Between 1860 and 1970 about 26 million people left Italy. Though Read More...

 

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