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Juliet Grames and Helene Stapinsky in Conversation about The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna
Helene Stapinsky and Juliet Grames
Last night, November 6, 2019, authors Juliet Grames and Helene Stapinsky joined us at the Institute and in front of a sizable crowd to discuss Grames's acclaimed novel. Stapinsky, author of the popular historical memoir-cum-murder mystery Murder in Matera, was present in the capacity of interlocutor. The two writers fielded a number of excellent questions from the audience. Buy The Seven or Eight Deaths of Stella Fortuna here. Buy Murder in Matera here.
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New Episode of Italics: Who Are the “Real” Italians?
Our latest episode of Italics is up now. Click here to watch. In the studio with us this month are Dr. Stefano Albertini, clinical professor of Italian in New York University’s Department of Italian and director of its Casa Italiana, and Rossella Rago, host of the popular web TV series "Cooking with Nonna." We will discuss today the notion of what constitutes "Real" and Non-"Real" Italians, a discussion that is long overdue, some might say. Italics is hosted by Anthony Julian Tamburri, Dean of the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute of Queens College/CUNY and Distinguished Professor of European Languages and Literatures. Italics is now in its third decade serving the Italian-American community and those interested in Italian-American history and culture. Italics is co-produced in collaboration with the John D. Calandra Italian American Institute. Watch more at http://tv.cuny.edu/show/italics Subscribe to the Series Playlist: https://bit.ly/2VfN4uF Subscribe to the CUNY TV channel: https://bit.ly/2GmGb13 Follow CUNY TV: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CUNYTV Twitter: https://twitter.com/cunytv Instagram:https://www.instagram.com/cuny_tv/ YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/user/cunytv75 LinkedIn:https://www.linkedin.com/company/cunytv/ Find more from CUNY TV at https://tv.cuny.edu
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Calandra’s Dr. Joseph Sciorra on NPR Addressing Columbus Day
Click here to listen to NPR's Scott Simon talking about the legacy and future of Columbus Day with Calandra's Joseph Sciorra.
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Frank Serpico Screening in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
On Wednesday night, September 18, 2019, Dr. Joseph Sciorra joined filmmaker Antonino D'Ambrosio to screen D'Ambrosio's 2017 documentary film Frank Serpico at the Swinging Sixties Senior Center in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.                        
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