News Archives: Issue 31

Fall 2014

 

Finding Friends on Facebook

FROM THE PUBLISHER

Finding Friends on Facebook

By Domenic Cusmano

 

"Friends are as friends do," as the old saying goes. We all need friends, most people would agree. Friends help define our identity and shape our personality. ...

 

DESPATCHES

Compiled by Giulia De Gasperi

 

...

 

Accenti Awards 2014 Winners Announced

ACCENTI AWARDS 2014

Winners Announced

 

The winners of the annual Accenti writing and photo contests were announced on May 5, 2014 at the Italian Cultural Institute in Montreal.

 

The Good Country Index: A New Way of Looking at the World

TREND

The Good Country Index: A New Way of Looking at the World

 

Every year studies rank countries according to quality of life, quality of health care, of education, gross domestic product, and so on...

 

The Other Italy

COVER STORY

The Other Italy

 

In Canada and the United States, Italians form an ethnic community whose values and traditions represent an alternative to the North American status quo. 

Light and Space in the Piazza

Light and Space in the Piazza

 

The women didn’t belong. I registered that the first time I saw them – standing in clusters, chatting, some smoking, their backs to the passers-by. 

 

Oregano & Origins: In the Shadow of the Italian Kitchen

SPECIAL FOOD SECTION

Oregano & Origins: In the Shadow of the Italian Kitchen

 

I learnt to cook so well in Sicily that I will cause the banqueters to bite the dishes and the plates for joy.”

 

The Culinary Word on the Street

The Culinary Word on the Street

By Tania Zampini

 

"Street Food" is a buzzword that has taken over North American urban settings in the past five years....

 

Pass the Jug

Pass the Jug

By Christopher Farley

 

"That'll be €1.50 a litre". We weren't talking about the latest hike in gas prices but the cost of the wine sold direct from the cantina. ...

 

Food tv fantasia

Food tv fantasia

By Poem by Joseph Farina

 

Each morning

espresso or cappuccino

at historic chic cafe’s...

 

The Grape Harvest

The Grape Harvest

A Poem by Peppino Ruggeri

 

Strolling on a lazy afternoon

I passed the local grape-crushing site

My senses felt the smell as an invite...

 

The Florentine Steak

The Florentine Steak

By Joseph Ranallo

 

Some time ago, my wife, daughter, and I spent two delightful weeks in Rome, the eternal city, where I learned a critical lesson on the importance of reading the fine print.

 

The Florentine Steak

It's Pomodoro Time!

By Luigi Palazzini

 

Every year for the past 32 years of marital bliss (I had to say that for the obvious reasons) on Labour Day weekend, my in-laws have made the succo di pomodoro. ...

 

TCBF – Treviso Comics Festival Takes Off

ART SCENE

TCBF – Treviso Comics Festival Takes Off

 

Treviso’s Comic Book Festival, or TCBF, now in its eleventh year, has established itself as one of the most important and popular comic book festivals in Italy ...

 

Queen of the Majorettes

WRITINGS

Queen of the Majorettes

 

 

...

 

Touching Calabria (A Short Story in Little Time)

Touching Calabria (A Short Story in Little Time)

By Darlene Madott

 

"I'm firing the architect," I said, "I wouldn't set foot in my Church."...

 

BOOKS ET AL

BOOKS ET AL

 


 

Parenting Challenges of the Digital Age

THE LAST WORD

Parenting Challenges of the Digital Age

By Sal Ritacca

 

The digital revolution, mostly driven by an addiction to convenience, speed, and instant gratification, is unfolding at a dramatic pace. ...

 

CARTOONS

 

Cover design: Corrado Cusmano; Photo: iStock

 

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