December 31, 2012

Our Top Ten Posts of 2012

A look back at some of our favorite moments of 2012: (L-R) Feast of Santa Fortunata (Bensonhurst, Bklyn.), Feast of San Paolino and Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Williamsburg, Bklyn.), Feast of Saint Rocco (NYC), Feast of Sant'Antonio da Padova (NYC), and The Associazione Culturale Pugliese's Christmas Extravaganza (Bensonhurst, Bklyn.)
01 The Coming of the Cro-Magnon
02 The Unacknowledged Prejudice
03 La Mattanza and the Price of Progress
04 The Legacy of Pietro Montana
05 Parentalia—Honoring Our Ancestors and Family
06 Corrado Alvaro: An Introduction to His Life and Works
07 "The Orpheus of Apulia"—Guitar Virtuoso Mauro Giuliani
08 The Sicilian of the Sicilians
09 Shadows Across My Screen
10 Remembering Civitella del Tronto
(L-R, Top) Feast of the Madonna Addolorata (Carroll Gardens, Bklyn.), Feast of the Three Saints (Lawrence, Mass.), Feast of San Gennaro (NYC), and the Feast of Saint Rocco (Astoria, Queens). (L-R, Bottom) Feast of San Gerardo Maiella (Newark, NJ) and the Feast of Santa Rosalia (Bensonhurst, Bklyn.)
Close, but no cigar:

Plato's Stepson and An Interview With Author Anthony Di Renzo deserve honorable mentions. Perhaps if these pieces had as much "air-time" as some of the other posts they may have made our Top Ten list.

Still making the rounds:

01 Cesare Lombroso's Barbaric Legacy
02 A Measure of Posterity: Gunnery Sgt. "Manila John" Basilone Finally Gets His Due
03 Discovering The Riace Warriors

Click here to see last year's results

Photos by New York Scugnizzo