News Archives: Issue 5

Nov 2003

 

Your Business Manners Matter  by  Loretta Di Vita

Business

Your Business Manners Matter

By Loretta Di Vita

 

"Look out!" someone shrieked, as the icy, sherbet ball flew across the banquet room. In the midst of extolling the virtues of proper table manners to a... Read More...

 Nice Place to Visit, But...  by  Joseph Pivato

Commentary

Nice Place to Visit, But...

By Joseph Pivato

 

Like many Italians around the world I have a love-hate relationship with Italy. I was born in Italy and have always considered myself lucky to... Read More...

 Facing Gasparini's Demons  by  Marisa De Franceschi

Book Review

Facing Gasparini's Demons

By Marisa De Franceschi

 

I recently read Len Gasparini's short story collection, A Demon in My View (Guernica, 2003) and found myself absorbed by the writing. I have long been a fan of his... Read More...

 In the Piazza Called Plado-Mosca  by  Salvatore Amico M. Buttaci

Poem

In the Piazza Called Plado-Mosca

By Salvatore Amico M. Buttaci

 

In the piazza called Plado-Mosca Read More...

Between My Father and Me  by  Gilda Morina Syverson

Non fiction

Between My Father and Me

By Gilda Morina Syverson

 

This fall I've been waking around four each morning. A naturopath once told me that waking in the middle of the night between three and five... Read More...

 Dolly Lets Her Hair Down  by  Caren Durante

Fiction

Dolly Lets Her Hair Down

By Caren Durante

 

It's Saturday night and Mario's Dine and Dance is packed with Wops twirling spaghetti on their forks and women on the dance floor. It's 1956. People say Wop Read More...

Pour the Wine, Pass the Baccalà  by  Patrice D. Bucciarelli

Cover Story

Pour the Wine, Pass the Baccalà

By Patrice D. Bucciarelli

 

Italians pride themselves on their ability to turn even the most mundane occasions into holidays by virtue of their sumptuous cuisine and legendary hospitality Read More...

Coming to the Land of Plenty  by  Happie Testa

Feature

Coming to the Land of Plenty

By Happie Testa

 

"I miss the warmth ? not so much the weather, as the people," says Marco Luciani Castiglia, as he sips his espresso at a sidewalk caffé. It's a warm, bright September morning in Read More...

The Secret of Our Success  by  Ida Maria Pan

Community

The Secret of Our Success

By Ida Maria Pan

 

"How boring, how dull, how sad!" That's what I thought, twenty years ago, the first time I attended one of the many regional association events in my newly adopted Canadian city Read More...

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Neighbourhood Snapshot

Prime Minister Paul Martin

 

For some people, early September is tomato season - not just the time for harvesting a fruit once believed to be poisonous, but two weeks of the year when garage doors Read More...

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From the Publisher

 

I have read all the articles in the September/October issue of Accenti and particularly enjoyed those which tell of immigrants, recent or older, and how they have settled; and of their successes Read More...

  by  Domenic Cusmano

From our Readers

By Domenic Cusmano

 

Earlier this fall the Department of Canadian Heritage with Statistics Canada released the results of the Ethnic Diversity Survey, a pan-Canadian study which between April and August 2002 Read More...

The Sartorial Splendour of the Renaissance  by  Loretta Di Vita

Fashion

The Sartorial Splendour of the Renaissance

By Loretta Di Vita

 

Trailing a long, brocade train behind her, the golden-haired, corseted princess entered the room. She repeatedly teased a young, sword-bearing suitor by Read More...

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