News Archives: Issue 2

May 2003

 

 Gino Vannelli Strikes a New Chord with Canto  by  Domenic Cusmano

Backstage News

Gino Vannelli Strikes a New Chord with Canto

By Domenic Cusmano

 

After his last two CDs were commercial flops, Gino Vannelli decided it was time to throw in the towel. "Who needs the heartache," he says.... Read More...

What Italians Really Eat  by  Patrice D. Bucciarelli

A La Carte

What Italians Really Eat

By Patrice D. Bucciarelli

 

When Italians arrived on the shores of North America, they brought with them knowledge of a great many things. But despite their reputations as scholars and artisans, builders and craftsmen,.. Read More...

Italian Immigration and Its Continuing Influence on the Structure and Culture of North American Society  by  Ken Scambray

View from acrpss the 49th Parallel

Italian Immigration and Its Continuing Influence on the Structure and Culture of North American Society

By Ken Scambray

 

In the fall of 1999, I began offering a course in North American Italian literature. After years of reading about classes with titles such as Italian Canadian Literature or The Italian American Experience Read More...

Creating an Enduring Cultural Legacy  by  Pietro Gasparrini

Community

Creating an Enduring Cultural Legacy

By Pietro Gasparrini

 

The actual moment when the Italian immigration to Canada began is a hotly debated topic. Some consider the landing of Giovanni Caboto somewhere in modern-day Newfoundland and Nova Scotia... Read More...

Identity Through Art: Italian Canadian Artists Tell Their Tale in Images  by  Domenic Cusmano

Art

Identity Through Art: Italian Canadian Artists Tell Their Tale in Images

By Domenic Cusmano

 

How is identity defined? How do we know if we belong? What traits attach us to a particular group, ethnic or otherwise? Read More...

Magnificenza! Italian Renaissance Treasures in Detroit!  by  Marisa De Franceschi

Art

Magnificenza! Italian Renaissance Treasures in Detroit!

By Marisa De Franceschi

 

The Entertainment section of The Windsor Star announced the opening of Magnificenza! The Medici, Michelangelo, and the Art of Late Renaissance Florence with an enticing photo collage of the treasures ready for viewing at the... Read More...

The Neighbourhood is Changing  by  Gianna Patriarca

Poetry

The Neighbourhood is Changing

By Gianna Patriarca

 

the old men have nowhere to go Read More...

 Short Espresso  by  Gaetano di Falco

Fiction

Short Espresso

By Gaetano di Falco

 

It was a lovely winter day. A white blanket covered the streets and sidewalks. The snow, pure and immaculate, was vulnerable to our every step. As beautiful as winter may appear,. Read More...

The Colour of Mary's Love: A Sicilian Legend  by  Venera Fazio

Fiction

The Colour of Mary's Love: A Sicilian Legend

By Venera Fazio

 

Mary, the Mother of Jesus, is inconsolable after her son's death. She wants to be courageous, accept his death as he had, but she is unable to banish the painful memories. At night,. Read More...

 The Italian Canadian Experience on Display at the Canadian Museum of Civilization  by  Raymond Culos

Community

The Italian Canadian Experience on Display at the Canadian Museum of Civilization

By Raymond Culos

 

A moment of reflection on the experiences of post-war Italian immigrants to this country is brilliantly captured through a myriad of artifacts in a special exhibit at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Ottawa. The premiere viewing of th Read More...

Running for Mayor: John Nunziata Wants a 'Fair Deal' for Toronto  by  Sandra Danilovic

Cover Story

Running for Mayor: John Nunziata Wants a "Fair Deal" for Toronto

By Sandra Danilovic

 

John Nunziata's calling beckons him again, this time to serve as mayor of Canada's largest city - and fifth largest in North America - if elected on November 10, 2003. Nunziata, who is back fromů Read More...

Canadian Bobsledder Giulio Zardo Is the World's Fastest Brakeman  by  Julia D'Amedeo

Sports

Canadian Bobsledder Giulio Zardo Is the World's Fastest Brakeman

By Julia D'Amedeo

 

Hurdling down an icy mountainside in a metal contraption with almost no control might appear somewhat ludicrous, if not altogether foolhardy, to the uninitiated or the uninspired. But this is Canada,... Read More...

Sunday in Woodbridge  by  Darlene Madott

Neighbourhood Snapshot

Sunday in Woodbridge

By Darlene Madott

 

I have just returned from Woodbridge, where my mother and father live "behind the Wall." They were all dressed up and waiting when I arrived at about 3:30 in the afternoon, to take them out for dinner Read More...

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From our Readers

 

Congratulations on publishing a wonderful new magazine on the Italian Canadian experience. The look of the magazine is very professional. I believe it will be around for a very long time... Read More...

  by  Licia Canton

From our Editor

By Licia Canton

 

"Can you do it again?" That's the question many readers, observers and the media asked after the appearance of Accenti's inaugural issue...Two issues and counting! Read More...

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