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  • Michelle Alfano - The Unfinished Dollhouse Un momento with Michelle AlfanoMar. 15, 2017 | no comments

    Michelle Alfano is one of the most vibrant and honest voices in the Toronto literary community. He first novella, Made up of Arias, won the Bressani Award for Short Fiction and she was an amazing Associate Editor-in-Chief for the literary quarterly Descant. Alfano also writes
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  • Italo_20170223_Pietropaolo_3 Photographing An Annual RitualFeb. 23, 2017 | no comments

    This month, photographer Vincenzo Pietropaolo is set to publish a unique coffee table book titled, Ritual, that chronicles one of the largest processions in North America – the Good Friday Procession in Toronto’s Little Italy. Published by Black Dog Publishing, the book features over 150 photographs of
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  • Italo_20170125_DiBellaKickboxingSchool The Italian TornadoJan. 25, 2017 | no comments

    Italians are no strangers to combat sports, and perhaps no modern characters epitomize that image more than the fictional “Italian Stallion” Rocky Balboa or the true-life icon “Raging Bull” Jake LaMotta. At the other end of the spectrum, some might conjure up an image of
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  • Italo_20151228_LaBefana La BefanaDec. 30, 2016 | no comments

    Long before the American Santa Claus became the dominant force in the Italian Christmas tradition, Italian children did not anxiously await gifts on December 25. It was the morning of January 6, on the day of the Epiphany, when the goodies came. And it wasn’t Babbo
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  • In the Kitchen with Sandra In the Kitchen with Sandra: Pizza QuesadillasDec. 29, 2016 | no comments

    In the mood for pizza tonight? Why settle for plain old pepperoni and cheese when there are so many different toppings to choose from… How about an entirely different pizza dough? In this recipe, we experiment and trade in our very traditional pizza dough with
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  • Corrado Paina Un Momento with Corrado PainaDec. 6, 2016 | no comments

    Corrado Paina is a deeply insightful and powerful international poet and writer. He writes in both English and Italian. He has published five poetry collections in English and four in Italian, including a book of short fiction. Most recently, his Italian novel, tra Rothko e tre finestre, was just translated
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      The Italian Tornado

      Italians are no strangers to combat sports, and perhaps no modern characters epitomize that image more than the fictional “Italian Stallion” Rocky Balboa or the true-life icon “Raging Bull” Jake LaMotta. At the other end of the spectrum, some might conjure up an image of
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