News Archives: Issue 29

Spring 2013

 

Ten Years by Domenic Cusmano

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Ten Years

By Domenic Cusmano

 

A little over ten years ago, we had this crazy idea to launch a magazine for and about Italians in Canada – a magazine, we hoped, that would distinguish...

 

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Rome, Eataly Fresh Pasta and Concupiscent Curds by Ken Scambray

FOOD

Rome, Eataly Fresh Pasta and Concupiscent Curds

By Ken Scambray

 

In his recent effort to return to power, former Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi said that there is no recession in Italy because all the restaurants are...

 

Chewing Over Eataly by Elizabeth Cinello

FOOD

Chewing Over Eataly

By Elizabeth Cinello

 

Last June at the opening of Eataly's newest store, Eataly Rome, CEO and owner Oscar Farinetti proclaimed, "Welcome to the biggest place in the world...

 

The Diversity of Italian Music by Joseph Pivato

SPECIAL SECTION: ITALIAN MUSIC

The Diversity of Italian Music

By Joseph Pivato

 

For many people, Italian culture is synonymous with music. Most agree that the Italian language is very melodious, with...

 

Italian Opera: la troppo ricchezza by Michael Hutcheon and Linda Bortolotti Hutcheon

SPECIAL SECTION: ITALIAN MUSIC

Italian Opera: la troppo ricchezza

By Michael Hutcheon and Linda Bortolotti Hutcheon

 

Everyone loves Italian opera. French composer Georges Bizet is said to have admitted that he loved "Italian music as one loves a courtesan." Six of the...

 

Lucca: City of Music, City of Puccini by Louise Pivato Banducci

SPECIAL SECTION: ITALIAN MUSIC

Lucca: City of Music, City of Puccini

By Louise Pivato Banducci

 

The Tuscan city of Lucca boasts a long musical tradition. Almost everywhere you turn, there is a piazza dedicated to a famous musician or a...

 

Beatrice Chancy in Bellagio: A Memoir by George Elliott Clarke

SPECIAL SECTION: ITALIAN MUSIC

Beatrice Chancy in Bellagio: A Memoir

By George Elliott Clarke

 

At Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, as I set to studying for my comprehensive examination in English literature in the spring of 1992, I did enjoy imbibing...

 

Alexis in Bollywood by Manu Singla

SPECIAL SECTION: ITALIAN MUSIC

Alexis in Bollywood

By Manu Singla

 

Italy has the music of opera and the many singers this music has produced. My country, India, has the music of Bollywood films which is starting to gain...

 

The Music of Immigration by Joseph Pivato

SPECIAL SECTION: ITALIAN MUSIC

The Music of Immigration

By Joseph Pivato

 

Italian popular music of the 1950s was dominated by the themes of departure, separation, nostalgia, longing and return. When Italian immigrants got off ships in North or...

 

Crossing Cultures by Susan Safford

WRITINGS

Crossing Cultures

By Susan Safford

 

We're waiting to catch a train to Venice, four of us: my husband and I, our son and daughter-in-law. We are excited to be headed to this most romantic of Italian cities and eagerly anticipating...

 

A Guerino Capobianco (1925-2007) by George Elliott Clarke

POEM

A Guerino Capobianco (1925-2007)

By George Elliott Clarke

 

Self-exile of Sicily- Cement craftsman, concrete friend- Your sweat blueprinted this city:...

 

Vespa by Mariano De Carolis

CAPTURING AN ITALIAN MOMENT

Vespa

By Mariano De Carolis

 

"Walking through the narrow streets of Rome's old neighbourhood of Campo de' Fiori on a sunny Sunday afternoon, I saw a pot of yellow flowers sitting on a white chair. As I approached, ......

 

Cover design: Corrado Cusmano

Cover concept: Decio Cusmano

 

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