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Love on the BMT, or One "L" of a Courtship

Charlie Carillo | Posted 04.01.2014 | New York
Charlie Carillo

Two thoughts strike her -- he's the handsomest straphanger she's ever seen, and she knows him from somewhere. But where?

Celebrate Your Italianita!

Michael Carosone | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Michael Carosone

As October comes to a close and the celebration of Italian-American heritage, culture, and history ends, I would like to make this poem my finale. I published it in 2008 in Avanti Popolo: Italian-American Writers Sail Beyond Columbus.

Movie Review: Don Jon

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.24.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Don Jon is a winner, a bold, provocative and funny tale of the ultimate self-obsession -- a man with an addiction to pornography who doesn't view himself as an addict.

Praise for Annie Rachele Lanzillotto's Writing

Michael Carosone | Posted 09.17.2013 | Gay Voices
Michael Carosone

I had the privilege of attending one of Annie Rachele Lanzillotto's events for her two new books: her memoir, L Is for Lion: An Italian Bronx Butch Fr...

The Last Supper (No, Not That One)

Al DeLuise | Posted 01.26.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I was an adopted loaf of white bread in a family of exquisite pastries.

Coffee Corretto

Rosie DeQuattro | Posted 02.22.2012 | Fifty
Rosie DeQuattro

A sense-memory of Christmas as a kid hit me full-on this morning. It's Christmas morning and I'm an 11-year old, hanging around the catastrophe of discarded Christmas paper in the living room and taking it all in.

WATCH: Fight On State Assembly Floor Over 'Sopranos'

Posted 08.16.2011 | Los Angeles

Life imitated art on the Assembly floor Wednesday when Assemblyman Don Wagner (R-Irvine) compared line items in the Democrats' budget plan to somethin...

"Baseball Is America" -- An Interview With Lawrence Baldassaro About Baseball and the Italian-American Experience

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Lia Petridis Maiello

With his latest book, Beyond DiMaggio, Lawrence Baldassaro offers a profound analysis on how baseball links to the Italian-American experience.