Category: Articles

The Power of a Mystery

Read about the history of Italian Americans in Hamilton, Ohio, and how a surprising mystery uncovered the city’s rich past.

The Weight A Stamp Carries: History Signed, Sealed, & Delivered

Are you a stamp collector? If so, check out this article about Gerardo Perrotta, whose love of stamps led him to write his book, “Phila-Italy Americana: Italian Themes on United States Postage Stamps.”

“Two-Gun” Hart: An Italian American Cowboy

Read about Al Capone’s mysterious brother, Richard Hart, an Italian American cowboy and prohibition agent.

Another Mob Movie?

How many movies does it take to perpetuate the stereotype of Italian Americans as mobsters? Just one, but “The Wise Guys” will do it again.

The Capitoline Wolf Statue: Tying Ohio and Italy Together Since 1931

Read about the efforts the Order of the Sons and Daughters of Italy and the Cincinnati Parks Foundation are undertaking to restore Eden Park’s beloved Capitoline Wolf Statue.

America: Hidden Treasures

Read about a hidden treasure discovered in Oxford’s antique store that tied together Italy and America during a turbulent time.

“You’re Nobody ‘Till Somebody Sculpts You!” (from

We are very happy to welcome our new collaborator, Madeline Northup! Madeline wrote this interesting piece about Dean Martin published on the Italian American Podcast, episode 246. The link to the episode is at the bottom, and you can also subscribe to the podcast. Enjoy! Madeline Northup No Italian American household is complete without the…
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Cincinnati’s She-Wolf Stolen from Cincinnati’s Park

We are very sorry to hear that the statue of the She-Wolf, symbol of Rome, has been stolen from Eden Park in Cincinnati. This is a link to an article that reports the news.

“Glow On” by Sante Matteo

Dear all, we are very happy to share with you this beautiful poem written by our friend and collaborator Sante Matteo, “Glow On”. We hope you will enjoy it.

Link to Sante Matteo’s Commentary “Escape from Paradise”

You may remember Sante Matteo’s article “Escape from Paradise”, in which he imagines Beatrice (the woman loved by Dante) writing a letter to Laura ((loved by Petrarch). We want to share a link to another article that Matteo published on, in which he adds a commentary to the previous story. Enjoy, and thanks to…
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