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      By Domenico Capilongo
      Mar. 15. 2017.

      Michelle Alfano - The Unfinished Dollhouse

      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

      By Agata De Santis
      Feb. 23. 2017.


      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

      By Adam Czartoryski
      Jan. 25. 2017.


      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

      By Agata De Santis
      Dec. 30. 2016.


      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

      By Sandra Tartamella
      Dec. 29. 2016.

      In the Kitchen with Sandra

      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

      By Domenico Capilongo
      Dec. 6. 2016.

      Corrado Paina

      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

      By Agata De Santis
      Dec. 4. 2016.


      On Thursday, Montreal’s Casa d’Italia opened its third annual Young Italian Canadian Artists Exhibition. Running until December 11, 2016, the small exhibit features a variety of exceptional original works by some of the up and coming artists of the Italian community of Montreal. Mimmo Scali’s