• What It Means To Be Italian-American

    It's important to recognize that being Italian American is a dynamic and evolving identity, shaped by both historical experiences and contemporary influences.
  • Beyond Pizza and Pasta: Exploring the Rich Literary Legacy of Italian-American Authors

    Italian-American authors have left an indelible mark on American literature, offering readers a rich tapestry of stories that reflect the complexities of the immigrant experience, cultural identity, and the human condition.
  • Do You Know Your Heritage?

     I was blessed to have parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents that were storytellers and lived with the day-to-day values and traditions they...
  • It Wasn't Always Easy Being Italian in America

    My family and most Italian immigrants persevered and made important contributions to American society. They built strong communities, started businesses, and contributed to the cultural, artistic, and culinary heritage of the United States.
  • Italian-American Guitarists

    Growing up in an Italian-American household music was always something that was celebrated. I can recall many times my Nonno, that’s Italian for gr...
  • Bella Figura and Brutta Figura: It's Why We Do What We Do

    The importance of appearance and a good impression – the bella figura –cannot be overstated in Italian culture. It is tied strongly to reputation and even honor,
  • The Oldest Ice Cream in the World?

    An insightful tradition that opens on the early form of ice cream and traces of which can be found in any population that has had access to snowy mountain areas. A sort of ice cream for the poor.
  • The Effect Of Italian Culture

    In America, being Italian-American is cool. In fact, being anything but “American” is interesting. The effect of Italian culture on all of America ...