News Archives: Issue 28

Winter 2012

 

The Art of Love by Brendan Cavanaugh

ABOUT THE COVER

The Art of Love

By Brendan Cavanaugh

 

Winter is a quiet time - a time to cozy up to a fire with a hot drink and watch the snow fall. Winter is also a time for love, for giving, for thinking of others...

 

Bressani Literary Prizes 2012 by Anna Foschi

COMMUNITY

Bressani Literary Prizes 2012

By Anna Foschi

 

Winter is a quiet time - a time to cozy up to a fire with a hot drink and watch the snow fall. Winter is also a time for love, for giving, for thinking of others...

 

Italians' Gift for Organizing by Domenic Cusmano

FROM THE PUBLISHER

Italians' Gift for Organizing

By Domenic Cusmano

 

Italians, it seems, have a special talent for evolving simple concepts into complex and efficient creations. Throughout the centuries, in countless fields of endeavour, Italians have taken raw...

 

Red, White and Green Spaces: National Parks in Italy and Canada by Dino Gavinelli

HERITAGE

Red, White and Green Spaces: National Parks in Italy and Canada

By Dino Gavinelli

 

Canada and Italy possess striking landscapes, each unique in its own right, and no less picturesque one from the other. These spaces, often designated as national parks, are as valuable to a sense of national identity and pride as are music, art, and history. Federal...

 

What's in an Italian Name? History, Heritage and Humour - Sometimes!  by Terri Favro

HERITAGE

What's in an Italian Name? History, Heritage and Humour - Sometimes!

By Terri Favro

 

My mother never forgave her first Canadian schoolteacher for changing her name. She was five at the time; the memory still rankles at ninety. As one of only a few kids in her neighbourhood to finish high school, she's proud of the framed diploma on her wall. But recently,...

 

Pino by Anthony Cristiano

POEM

Pino

By Anthony Cristiano

 

Pino, a brother's name and evergreen coniferous deeds we measure and preen; one longevus tale of life's unpitted soul...

 

Filo: An Olde-Tyme Christmas Story by Giulia De Gasperi

WRITINGS

Filò: An Olde-Tyme Christmas Story

By Giulia De Gasperi

 

Winter began with a fury. The ground was covered in snow and on this night a fierce wind was blowing. Tonight they might be the only ones there. They had had an early dinner, ...

 

Tradition by Dorothea Helms

WRITINGS

Tradition

By Dorothea Helms

 

Josephine pats her hand against her blouse, just below her collarbone, and feels for the circle of hope camouflaged by the lacy bodice fabric. She allows a small grin to widen when her ...

 

The Silence by Delia De Santis

WRITINGS

The Silence

By Delia De Santis

 

The sound of sirens is coming closer and closer when I rush into Mr.Vanu's office. I don't know what I am saying. I just know I am speaking, babbling. Mr. Vanu ...

 

Gift by Florence Iff

CAPTURING AN ITALIAN MOMENT

Gift

By Florence Iff

 

"We had a five-hour wait for the train in Genova on our way back home from Sardegna. I remembered Genova from my childhood as a very mysterious city. Roaming through ...

 

George Elliott Clarke in italiano by Joseph Pivato

BOOK REVIEW

George Elliott Clarke in italiano

By Joseph Pivato

 

Canadian poet, playwright and critic George Elliott Clarke has been to Italy many times, particularly at the invitation of the University of Venice, Ca' Foscari. Now Giulio Marra, a professor at Ca' Foscari ...

 

My Christmas Wish? Gas at Three Bucks a Litre by Alberto Mario DeLogu

THE LAST WORD

My Christmas Wish? Gas at Three Bucks a Litre

By Alberto Mario DeLogu

 

It's obvious: in these modern times there is no other way to influence people's behaviour when it comes to using their car than to hit them where it really hurts: their ...

 

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Cover design: Corrado Cusmano

 

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