News Archives: Issue 20

Fall 2010

 

To Write or Not to Write  by  Licia Canton

From the Editor

To Write or Not to Write

By Licia Canton

 

Although Accenti Magazine was launched in the fall of 2002, the seed for this cultural magazine was planted more than 30 years ago – as founding publisher Domenic Cusmano likes to recall... Read More...

 

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Italian Canadian

Special Feature

Italian Canadian "Enemy Aliens" Coming to Term with Canada's Wartime Legacy

By Pasquale I. Iacobacci

 

This past April, the House of Commons passed Bill C-302, the “Italian-Canadian Recognition and Restitution Act,” a private member’s bill tabled by Saint-Leonard/Saint-Michel Member of Parliament Massimo Pacetti,... Read More...

 

Montreal's Casa d'Italia - Spiritual Home for Italians Abroad by

Special Feature

Montreal's Casa d'Italia - Spiritual Home for Italians Abroad

 

 

Montreal’s Casa d’Italia was the first major commission for 25 year-old architect Patsy (Pasquale) Colangelo, born in Brooklyn, New York, of Italian parents. It would also be his most controversial... Read More...

 

Forgotten Jews of Southern Italy  by  Giancarlo La Giorgia

Feature

Forgotten Jews of Southern Italy

By Giancarlo La Giorgia

 

Who am I and where do I come from? The simple response would be “a writer” (my profession) and “Montreal” (my place of birth and residence). Inquire a little deeper and... Read More...

 

La Traversata - Italian Immigrant Account of Ocean Crossings  by  Michele Campanini

Feature

La Traversata - Italian Immigrant Account of Ocean Crossings

By Michele Campanini

 

Much has been written on the topic of Italian emigration to America in the 19th and 20th centuries. But despite the vast amount of research on the topic, the ocean crossing itself,... Read More...

 

The Quadriga - War Booty in Venice's Piazza San Marco  by  Liana Bellon

Feature

The Quadriga - War Booty in Venice's Piazza San Marco

By Liana Bellon

 

Objects plundered by conquering armies go by many names: war trophies, spoils of war, war booty, and, in art historical discourse, spolia... Read More...

 

Confession  by  Sigal Samuel

Non Fiction

Confession

By Sigal Samuel

 

I walk quickly – as quickly as one can possibly walk while balancing a raspberry gelato, being jostled by tourists, and getting scorched by the hot Italian sun. A passerby knocks into me and I curse under my breath.. Read More...

 

Window Shopping  by  Robert Norton

Capturing an Italian Moment

Window Shopping

By Robert Norton

 

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