INTERVIEWS  

At the end of World War II, Italy was a country in great difficulty. Relieved by leaving behind a terrible period, but with a difficult reconstruction in front of them, the Italians counted many situations of poverty and great discomfort. In this historical and cultural context, a forgotten page of Italian history reemerges, a page in which the Uni...

On November 11 every year the United States observe Veterans Day, an official United States public holiday, that honors military veterans, those who served in the United States Armed Forces. Several Italian Americans were part of the US Forces through the decades. In particular, after Pearl Harbor many Italian citizens living in the United States w...

The attacks against Christopher Columbus are almost every day in the local and national news. Cities that decide to celebrate Indigenous Day instead of Columbus Day, statues vandalized, articles describing Columbus as guilty of genocide, angry people everywhere. Angry are also the Italian Americans, or at least the majority of them. We the Italian...

There are many talented Italian Americans among the most important American writers of this century and of the last one. Helen Barolini, Gay Talese, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Don DeLillo, Mario Puzo, John Fante are just a few names of great Italian writers we admire and love. Today we are very happy and proud to welcome on We the Italians one of the m...

There are several books that tell in many ways one or more aspects of the Italian American community; and there are some that have been entrusted with the mission of telling it in its entirety. Some of these works are excellent, but in these days a book is coming out that promises to give a never seen before picture of the Italian American experien...

Imagine if the artistic heritage was a sports discipline, or if it was as measurable as the economic dynamics are. Italy would have a primacy that neither sport nor the economy have ever seen, something that justifies the definition of "cultural superpower". This overpower is also a huge responsibility. Those who take care of it professionally know...

The story of Sacco and Vanzetti is one of the most important and famous stories regarding the Italian American experience. Even in Italy, where unfortunately usually what happened to our fellow Italians who went to America seems not to bother much, these two Italians are well known, even if probably not many know exactly for what. On August 23, 192...

One of the issues that often arise in the Italian American community is whether there will ever be an Italian President. For this reason, but not just for this, it is of great interest that Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò has presented an exhibition titled "Thomas Jefferson - An Italian President" in New York last spring. Today we talk to the curator...

Anyone who knows the history of Italian emigration in America says that the percentage of Abruzzesi who emigrated to the United States is far greater than the size of its territory and the number of its actual inhabitants, if compared with the other Italian regions. However, Abruzzo is among the first Italian regions, both for quality and quantity,...

Not many Italians who live in Italy know or understand how important Bocce is for the Italian American community. If the breaking news for the Italian Americans is that here in Italy this sport is much less popular among us Italians who live in the boot, the breaking news for us is the extraordinary popularity of Bocce among the Italian Americans....

Carol Faenzi is a board member of the Italian Heritage Society of Indiana and also the author of "The Stonecutter's Aria", a book that tells stories about Italian emigration to the US. She's the perfect person, a kind and proud Italian American who lives in Indiana, to talk about Italy in the "Hoosier State". We thank her and welcome her on We the...

This June 7 we celebrate the 100 birthday of a true fantastic icon of the Italian music: Dean Martin. Born Dino Paul Crocetti in Steubenville, Ohio, Dean Martin was a wonderful artist who already is part of the history of the American show business. To celebrate him and his legacy, we are honored and happy to welcome on We the Italians his daugh...