News Archives: Issue 15

 

 

Doing More with Less  by  Licia Canton

From the Editor

Doing More with Less

By Licia Canton

 

To do more with less. That is the challenge today. These are dire times for the arts and culture scene, and especially for books and magazines. Still, as this issue of Accenti attests, Read More...

 

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Italian Films at TIFF: The Feisty Spirit is Back  by  Michael Mirolla

Feature

Italian Films at TIFF: The Feisty Spirit is Back

By Michael Mirolla

 

While the FilmItalia contingent at the 33rd edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF 08) consisted of only seven films out of a total of 312, the movies - to use an old boxing expression Read More...

 

 Giovanni da Verrazzano: Explorer of Canada  by  Venera Fazio

Heritage

Giovanni da Verrazzano: Explorer of Canada

By Venera Fazio

 

Giovanni da Verrazzano's name belongs on the same marquee as the great navigators Cristoforo Colombo, Giovanni Caboto and Amerigo Vespucci. Da Verrazzano - explorer, navigator,.. Read More...

 

 The Folklore of Making Tomato Sauce  by  Michael Mirolla

Heritage

The Folklore of Making Tomato Sauce

By Michael Mirolla

 

Newfoundland's Memorial University is famous for its Folklore department and may boast the only such program in Canada - at least in the English language. (The Université Laval in Quebec has Read More...

 

 John Florio: The Anglified Italian Who Invented William Shakespeare  by  Lamberto Tassinari

Cover Story

John Florio: The Anglified Italian Who Invented William Shakespeare

By Lamberto Tassinari

 

The day that Charles Dickens so feared has arrived, and Shakespeare is about to assume his true identity - the identity of a foreigner! A most unusual foreigner, though. While John Florio was Read More...

 

Interview with Lamberto Tassinari  by  Michael Mirolla

Cover Story

Interview with Lamberto Tassinari

By Michael Mirolla

 

Accenti: Can you tell us a little bit about your background and what in that background qualifies you to write about Shakespeare? Read More...

 

Fifteen Reasons Why Florio is Shakespeare  by  Lamberto Tassinari

Cover Story

Fifteen Reasons Why Florio is Shakespeare

By Lamberto Tassinari

 

1. John Florio added more than one thousand new words to the English language, the same contribution attributed to William Shakespeare. Furthermore, Florio compiled the first Italian/English dictionary. Read More...

 

Only a Heartbeat Away  by  Sylvia Fiorita Smith

Non Fiction

Only a Heartbeat Away

By Sylvia Fiorita Smith

 

My mother encouraged me to write to my cousin Lucia, who was only a year older than me, and so, we exchanged letters and photos since we were very young. My mother wrote often to her family, Read More...

 

Cinzia  by  Delia De Santis

Fiction

Cinzia

By Delia De Santis

 

I wondered what my mother would think of Cinzia... and what Cinzia would think of my mother. I could tell as soon as she arrived that things wouldn't be smooth. There would be trouble. Read More...

 

A Theory of Everything  by  Marisa De Franceschi

Books

A Theory of Everything

By Marisa De Franceschi

 

If someone were to ask me what Nino Ricci's Governor General award-winning The Origin of Species (Doubleday Canada, 2008, 496 pages) is about, I would have to reply that it is about Read More...

 

Vespa Cena  by  Virginia Ritacca

Capturing an Italian Moment

Vespa Cena

By Virginia Ritacca

 

"Vespa Cena was taken in 2007 on a very hot evening in August in Porto Recanati, Italy. The kitchen had gotten unbearably hot from cooking, and the table was too heavy... Read More...

 

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