News Archives: Issue 4

Sept 2003

 

 'Tu vu' fare l'italiano, ma sci nnate 'n America, Argentina, Canada... by  Franco Ricci

Commentary

"Tu vu' fare l'italiano, ma sci nnate 'n America, Argentina, Canada..."

By Franco Ricci

 

The title of this article, besides recalling a popular Renato Carosone tune from the 1950s, implies, with the verb fare, an active making of or participation in the process of. Read More...

Lucia Frangione Takes Centre Stage  by  Anna Foschi Ciampolini

Backstage News

Lucia Frangione Takes Centre Stage

By Anna Foschi Ciampolini

 

"A single shot, Italian style, bitter and served straight up." The ad for Lucia Frangione's new play, Espresso, reflects the energy and passion pervading the latest work by this young and intense Read More...

Lucia Frangione Takes Centre Stage  by  Anna Foschi Ciampolini

A La Carte

Lucia Frangione Takes Centre Stage

By Anna Foschi Ciampolini

 

Ask anyone for his or her impression of homemade wines and the answer most often includes some polite body language followed by one or two descriptives such as "too strong" or Read More...

Secret Histories  by  Ken Scambray

Book review

Secret Histories

By Ken Scambray

 

Edited with an introduction by Lawrence DiStasi Una Storia Segreta: The Secret History of Italian American Evacuation and Internment During World War II (Heyday Books, 2001) is a collection of. Read More...

One All Souls' Day  by  Gilda Morina Syverson

Poem

One All Souls' Day

By Gilda Morina Syverson

 

On that November morning, she slipped into Read More...

Long Espresso  by  Gaetano Di Falco

Fiction

Long Espresso

By Gaetano Di Falco

 

It was a lovely day outside. The warm, gentle breeze caressed his unshaven face. Spring had sprung; hibernation was over. A lonely, chubby cloud floated in the sky Read More...

How an Emperor Helped Lorenzo Da Ponte* Get to America  by  Edward Fiorelli

Fiction

How an Emperor Helped Lorenzo Da Ponte* Get to America

By Edward Fiorelli

 

There was one foreigner come aboard. Navigating by starlight, you might say. Only a hard paper box cocked under one arm, the other hand clutching the damnedest cane I ever saw. Worth his passage by itself, Read More...

Presenza: An Italian Canadian Epoch  by  Raymond Culos

Cover Story

Presenza: An Italian Canadian Epoch

By Raymond Culos

 

Mauro Peressini is on the main floor of the Canadian Museum of Civilization personally conducting a tour of the new exhibit Presenza: A New Look at Italian Canadian Heritage as a Read More...

 Pondering the Style and Substance of Marisa Minicucci's Creations  by  Loretta Di Vita

Fashion

Pondering the Style and Substance of Marisa Minicucci's Creations

By Loretta Di Vita

 

This summer I visited Marisa Minicucci's M Siamo fashion showroom - M Galleria. I was accompanied by three of my gal pals: Sylvia the spa owner Read More...

An Interview with Antonio D'Alfonso  by  Domenic Cusmano

Interview

An Interview with Antonio D'Alfonso

By Domenic Cusmano

 

ACCENTI: Writing is your passion; publishing is your livelihood. In hindsight, do you wish you had focussed all your efforts on just one of Read More...

Cultural Activist: Guernica Editions Celebrates 25 Years  by  Pasquale Verdicchio

Feature

Cultural Activist: Guernica Editions Celebrates 25 Years

By Pasquale Verdicchio

 

It was 1980 and one of those beautiful sunny spring days in Vancouver, when the eyes finally begin to re-familiarize themselves with Read More...

The Valigia d'Oro Award: Recognizing Our Pioneers  by  Bruna Di Giuseppe Bertoni

Community

The Valigia d'Oro Award: Recognizing Our Pioneers

By Bruna Di Giuseppe Bertoni

 

The Valigia d'Oro Award was created with the purpose of recognizing the sacrifices and contributions made by Italians who immigrated to Canada. Every year since 1999, the year the Award was d'Oro Award was created with the Read More...

Madam Justice Roccamo  by  Maria Coletta McLean

Profile

Madam Justice Roccamo

By Maria Coletta McLean

 

How does the daughter of immigrant parents from Brancaleone, a fishing village in southern Calabria, become a Superior Court Judge in Canada? This is the first question I posed to Madam Justice Giovanna Roccamo. Read More...

 A Reunion of Memories  by  Raymond Culos

Neighbourhood Snapshot

A Reunion of Memories

By Raymond Culos

 

Although some remain as sentinels of the past, most moved away from the Strathcona area, Vancouver's original Little Italy district. Read More...

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From our Readers

 

I am very impressed by the high standards of the magazine. I don't read English publications much, preferring to dedicate my reading time to Italian language publications Read More...

 by  Licia Canton

From our Editor

By Licia Canton

 

As we settle into the fall season, many of us return to a more structured daily life style: students and teachers are returning to school, some of us may be preparing to join in traditional autumn activities Read More...

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