News Archives: Issue 19

Summer 2010

 

Coming Together Around the Idea of Italianess  by  Domenic Cusmano

From the Publisher

Coming Together Around the Idea of Italianess

By Domenic Cusmano

 

I was delighted and at first a little surprised when I received an invitation to speak at Villa Maria High School, an all-girls' school in Montreal – delighted because I always enjoy talking... Read More...

 

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Celebrating Creativity with Style  by  Licia Canton

Accenti Magazine Awards

Celebrating Creativity with Style

By Licia Canton

 

Since 2003 Accenti has been a vehicle for expressing creativity through words and images. With its annual writing and photo contests, Accenti celebrates the imagination of... Read More...

 

Little Italy, Montreal - Redefining the Old Neighbourhood  by  Domenic Cusmano

Feature

Little Italy, Montreal - Redefining the Old Neighbourhood

By Domenic Cusmano

 

Exactly when Montreal's Little Italy stopped being a working class neighbourhood and started becoming a trendy nightlife district is uncertain. The process happened gradually,... Read More...

 

Symbol of Resurgence: Montreal's Casa d'Italia  by  Pasquale L. Iacobacci

Feature

Symbol of Resurgence: Montreal's Casa d'Italia

By Pasquale L. Iacobacci

 

In the mid 1960s the Italian community almost lost the Casa d'Italia landmark. It took great efforts and much lobbying to prevent the Read More...

 

Just Visiting  by  Loretta Di Vita

Feature

Just Visiting

By Loretta Di Vita

 

Young, ambitious, and armed with a respectable résumé – notwithstanding the smug confidence that comes from all of the aforementioned Read More...

 

Vittorio Rossi  by  the River by Michael Mirolla

Interview

Vittorio Rossi

By the River by Michael Mirolla

 

Montreal playwright Vittorio Rossi, at present gearing up for a revival of Paradise by the River, on the internment of Italian-Canadians during the Second World War, has a message for... Read More...

 

The End of Italian Food, or a New Beginning  by  Giancarlo La Giorgia

Food

The End of Italian Food, or a New Beginning

By Giancarlo La Giorgia

 

Thin-crusted, chewy pizza is one of New York's signature foods, just as deep-dish pizzas define Chicago, and eclectic, gourmet pizza toppings are emblematic of Californian cuisine. In Buenos Aires,... Read More...

 

Where

Food

Where "Real" Italian Food Comes From

By Giancarlo La Giorgia

 

Pasta: Popular mythology has Marco Polo bringing back egg noodles from his trip to China and calling them macaroni. Actually, a fresh pasta dish called lagana, Read More...

 

Carmine Starnino, Keeping Out of the Weeds  by  Kasper Hartman

Profile

Carmine Starnino, Keeping Out of the Weeds

By Kasper Hartman

 

I met with Carmine Starnino at a bustling bistro in Little Italy. Our conversation about his various roles in the literary community - as poet, critic, essayist and editor - inevitably led to... Read More...

 

Jessica Scarlato, a New Opera Talent  by  Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni

Profile

Jessica Scarlato, a New Opera Talent

By Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni

 

Jessica Scarlato's rich, clear soprano voice receives enthusiastic applause whenever she performs. She was a fine arts mentor to other undergraduates while at York University... Read More...

 

 As I Watch My Father Fading  by  Marisa De Franceschi

Poem

As I Watch My Father Fading

By Marisa De Franceschi

 

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 Accenti Supporters Gather at Gala  by  Connie G. McParland

Community

Accenti Supporters Gather at Gala

By Connie G. McParland

 

Accenti Magazine and its newly-formed Foundation welcomed the vernal equinox with a dazzling dinner and dance gala. On the eve of the first day of spring, over 150 friends... Read More...

 

Guidare  by  Ami Occhipinti

Capturing an Italian Moment

Guidare

By Ami Occhipinti

 

Amongst the hurried traffic, the frenzied tourists and the intense heat of Rome in the summer, there is a consistent hum that weaves through it all and, strangely, provides a... Read More...

 

De Grassi, the Story Behind the Name  by  Frank Giorno

Heritage

De Grassi, the Story Behind the Name

By Frank Giorno

 

The Degrassi television series, which deals with real-life issues facing its young characters, has enthralled viewers in Canada and 100 other countries for thirty years Read More...

 

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