by Genni Gunn


Panic never leaves her. It only recedes for intervals, like the tide in ​Bahía de Navidad. For days, the ocean can lap in benign ripples on the sand, then suddenly rise in swirling breakers that smash to shore, shaking the hotel in its foundation. Monica lies in the penthouse bedroom facing the ocean, trying to make herself get up. It’s a vacation, the waves a sea of mirrors reflecting the sun. More...





http://www.accenti.ca/online-features/art-scene/interview-with-francois-morelli-by-giuseppe-di-leoMichaela Di Cesare on Her New Play, Successions

by Liana Cusmano


Your new play Successions comes on the heels of your hit comedies 8 Ways My Mother Was Conceived, and In Search of Mrs Pirandello. It is the story of two second-generation Italian-Canadian brothers: one, an uptight, upwardly mobile lawyer running for office; the other, an easy-going fellow who would rather party than work. After the sudden death of their parents, the brothers must decide what to do with the rundown family home... More...




http://www.accenti.ca/online-features/art-scene/interview-with-francois-morelli-by-giuseppe-di-leoItalian San Francisco

by Jacqueline Swartz


It is impossible to think of San Francisco without its Italian heritage. There are the notables: A.P. Giannini, who founded the Bank of America; filmmaker and vintner, Francis Ford Coppola; baseball's Joe DiMaggio, once married Marilyn Monroe; and Joseph Alioto, San Francisco's legendary mayor. The Italian Heritage Parade, dating back to 1868, is San Francisco's oldest civic event, and the oldest Italian-American parade in the United States. More...





Mexico Through the Lens of Vincenzo Pietropaolo

by Alejandro Monsiváis


One of the various virtues of Vincenzo is that, when he’s taking pictures abroad, he does not have the “foreign view” – that arrogant attitude to treat other cultures as picturesque and exotic, like the furtive anthropologist photographing the “Noble Savage.” He establishes a relationship of trust with his subjects, and asks them before taking a picture. More...







GingerbreadThe Invisible Italian-American Prize Fighters

by Rolando Vitale


To the untrained eye, it seemed that prior to the 1920s there were few noteworthy American boxers of Italian origin – and a limited presence in the decades that followed. But behind many Irish boxing names, there frequently stood an olive-skinned, dark-haired fighter with a hidden identity. More than one thousand Italian professional boxers went by Irish pseudonyms. More...












Gingerbread: A Sicilian-Canadian Tradition

by Francesca M. LoDico


I made one gingerbread house in 2011 with my three nieces who were pre-schoolers; by 2016 I was making three houses with a squadron of 5-to-12 year-old relatives. I’m single with no kids of my own. And I live in the city whereas most of my family is suburban. More...



Loss of Teenage Dreams 

by Delia De Santis


I don’t know if he has recognized me. Frank Spadari. He’s even more handsome now with the grey at his temples. Many years have gone by and my heart still overturns at seeing him.  More



The Darkness You Hold

by Linda Morra

Imagine this: you are twenty-four years old and you long to take the world in your fingers. It’s yours for the taking. You know it’s yours, as you lie wide-awake in bed to watch the dawn spread like wonder across the sky. More...






Feature Image

“Swordfish” by Francesco Licandro (San Pietro Clarenza, Italy) – Grand prize winner of the 2015 Accenti Photo Competition.



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